Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3606 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
A la carte menu

Top offer

Star Deal - 3 courses & a cocktail £27.50 per person

Available lunch & dinner Mon-Sun until 28 February 2020, subject to availability. Dishes from a set menu & subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £16
Food spend: £25

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 11:30 - 23:00
Friday: 11:30 - 23:30
Saturday: 10:30 - 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 3606 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (92)
  • al fresco (48)
  • breakfast (251)
  • business (611)
  • child friendly (404)
  • dinner (2766)
  • entertainment (755)
  • large parties (733)
  • lunch (1824)
  • luxury (158)
  • private dining (375)
  • romantic (806)
  • trendy (752)
  • value (1049)
  • views (41)
  • By Cynthia M from Manchester
    16 August 2019

    Brlliant as always. Love yhe ambiance, the service and the food. Meet up with family and friends here whenever we are in London

  • By Keith Bedell-Pearce B from London
    15 August 2019

    I have been going to Joe Allen for more than 30 years but this was the first time at the new location and I was a bit concerned the ambience of Exeter St would be lost. The reality is that the new location is a major upgrade, complete with a not too obtrusive stride pianist.No more juke box playing but it is there as a silent relic of the old place. Food really good and a reasonably priced wine list .Service was excellent and they still do off-menu burgers.

  • By Colin M from Broxbourne
    14 August 2019

    Very busy but good service . A bit pricey for what it is.Ribs OK but not up to US standards. Fish cake good more fish than filler. First class mojitos made correctly .

  • By Jorge A from New York
    14 August 2019

    Good quality, staff, and ambiance. And a whiff of NYC.

  • By Susan M from Fareham
    13 August 2019

    This is my first visit to Joe Allen since it moved and I love it as much as the previous location. The atmosphere is buzzy, the staff very welcoming and helpful and the food delicious

  • By Pat B from London
    12 August 2019

    Food good

  • By Kelly C from Surrey
    12 August 2019

    Baby rack of ribs is delicious and the wine choices are great! Service prompt, friendly and efficient. Ambience very good and great decor. Would dine here again with pleasure.

  • By VT T from London
    10 August 2019

    Go for the pre show 2 courses meal if you are OK with chicken or any fish meals. They taste good and value for money. I had steak fitted, a bit disappointed with the quality of meat . Drives were crispy and fresh. Services were very good.

  • By Cilla W from Liss
    10 August 2019

    Lovely atmosphere, food was delicious.

  • By Terry F from Victoria
    9 August 2019

    Good meal and service and close to the Lyceum where we saw The Lion King. Kids also eat well.

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

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