Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3956 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
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Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person

This offer is available from May 10, 2016 until May 1, 2026, subject to availability as displayed in the booking interface. Not available in conjunction with other offers. Offer excludes service.


Main course: £16
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 11:30 - 00:00
Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 21:00.

Restaurant description

A hidden gem surrounded by the shops and theatres of Covent Garden, Joe Allen is a highly regarded restaurant serving a selection of American and European specialities.

Ideally located for a pre-theatre meal or for dinner after the show, nearby theatres include The Lyceum, Novello Theatre and Duchess Theatre, as well as the Fortune Theatre and Theatre Royal. Joe Allen is also a great destination for a special brunch, lunch or dinner when shopping or staying in one of the hotels around Covent Garden and on the Strand.

Opened in 1977 as a stylish London dining venue for theatre-goers, artists, journalists and performers alike, Joe Allen has a relaxed, casual feel throughout. Today the healthy cuisine and friendly atmosphere attract an eclectic clientele of the West End's young and trendy crowd, romantic couples and families.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden
(based on 3956 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (95)
  • al fresco (49)
  • breakfast (275)
  • business (660)
  • child friendly (437)
  • dinner (3049)
  • entertainment (821)
  • large parties (789)
  • lunch (2006)
  • luxury (173)
  • private dining (403)
  • romantic (865)
  • trendy (823)
  • value (1151)
  • views (42)
  • By Anthony John B from Woking
    20 February 2020

    Excellent as usual.

  • By Gwen P from Reading
    20 February 2020

    Everything about the experience was lovely. They had also taken note of a couple of requests I had made and seated us at a perfect table. There is a lovely atmosphere in the restaurant and it was a great place to visit for a pre theatre meal.

  • By Wendy R from Guildford
    20 February 2020

    I visited Joe Allen for the 1st time since the 1980's. Ambiance was great food delicious, especially the liver and tempura veg and the cheese croquettes.. Staff were polite, friendly and helpful. We had a lovely relaxed lunch.

  • By Anthony T from London
    19 February 2020

    WE both thoroughly enjoyed the fish cakes. Service was spot on.

  • By Susan H from London
    19 February 2020

    Good atmosphere and quick,effiecient service for pre-theatre supper. Very pleasant meal, good value.

  • By Kerry B from London
    19 February 2020

    Ideally placed for Theatre land. Lovely warm welcoming restaurant on an especially cold day in London.

  • By David B from Dorset
    17 February 2020

    Great atmosphere, excellent service, good food (the ribs were delicious). Met our son from work at 6pm - 3 courses and coffee in good time to make The Duke of York theatre by 7.20. Never felt rushed nor doubted that the restaurant would make us late as they cater for the pre theatre dining everyday. There was no compromise on quality, so I would recommend Joe Allens.

  • By Jonathon W from Plymouth
    16 February 2020

    Lovely restaurant, relaxed with speakeasy style decor, food and service was great as well

  • By Lisa T from London
    16 February 2020


  • By Mark S from Hastings
    15 February 2020

    Booked a table prior to theatre booking. Disappointed that the menu on their website was completely different from the one in use. Would have had three courses, had only two. Very good value and good service, but we both had fish and it was as dry as a kangaroo's jockstrap.

Restaurant Location Map
Joe Allen - Covent Garden
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX

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