Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3461 Reviews)
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
North American, European
A la carte menu

Top offer

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 - 23:30
Saturday: 09:00 - 23:45
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30.

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 3461 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (89)
  • al fresco (45)
  • breakfast (240)
  • business (587)
  • child friendly (387)
  • dinner (2657)
  • entertainment (724)
  • large parties (714)
  • lunch (1764)
  • luxury (157)
  • private dining (366)
  • romantic (782)
  • trendy (722)
  • value (1004)
  • views (39)
  • By Trevor B from Tonbridge
    15 May 2019

    Fast efficient service. Disappointed with Tempura starter as it was not tempura batter and was heavy and stodgy. Octopus starter chewy with poor batter, rillettes of duck v.cold straight from the fridge. 3 main courses of liver very good as were ribs. Creamed spinach odd tasting as something had been added with strong aniseed flavour. Chairs very hard and uncomfortable

  • By theresa coates C from london
    15 May 2019

    Delighted, as always. I am a regular. Everything on the menu is excellent, burgers, steaks and hot dog are favourites of mine.

  • By Elizabeth B from Macclesfield
    14 May 2019

    Everything was very good. Been before so knew it would be good. The piano player also obliged and played music for me.

  • By Graham S from Basildon
    14 May 2019

    Would prefer a few more menu choices

  • By John K from Cranbrook
    14 May 2019

    Excellent service and food as always

  • By Richard M from London
    14 May 2019

    Excellent in every way.

  • By Peter C from Herefordshire
    13 May 2019

    Excellent as always

  • By Kate S from London
    13 May 2019

    Always lovely but when in a party of 5 the little round tables are a bit of a squash would be my only criticism... Service and food great.

  • By Janice C from London
    12 May 2019

    We were very well looked after, our food was lovely and there is a wide choice. There is a pianist playing and this was thoroughly enjoyable.

  • By Stuart B from Glasgow
    11 May 2019

    Our experience at Joe Allan's was absolutely fantastic. It was my wife's 30th and they brought some nice sparkling wine to the table on the house. For a starter I had the steak tartare and my wife had the vegetable tempura. Both were absolutely delicious, couldn't fault them. The steak tartare had just the right balance of cornichons, capers and tabasco....but my only complaint no egg yolk on the top! The tempura was lovely, crisp and light and very tasty starter. The mains were just as good, I had the confit of duck leg with braised red cabbage and dauphinoise potatoes, my wife had a steak with pepper sauce and dauphinoise potatoes. Both mains were delicious, the duck just melted in your mouth and the cabbage was a nice sweet and sour partner for the gameiness of the bird. My wife's steak was nicely charred and cooked to a perfect pink! We had no deserts as we were running a wee bit late for the show, but I did fancy quite a few of them. We're hoping to be back in London in October with the children this time and would definately take them to Joe's.

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

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