- 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.
All lovely as usual
16 February 2019
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.
Joe Allen - Covent Garden
2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX
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Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden
(**** 15 February 2019 by Karen from London
Restaurant cold and food was awful. Salad was old and main dish was cold. Coffee had been spilled in saucer and was like a latte not the cappuccino I had ordered,
((*** 15 February 2019 by Lorraine from London
I have loved Joe Allen's in the past and it has always been my go-to for a pre-theatre meal. However, my last visit was really disappointing. The starter of ham hock was really watery and with a very small piece of toast. The salmon I had for my main was overcooked and my sister-in-law asked if it was a starter as it was so small. Her chicken was very dry. We were also very rushed through the meal and a good 20 minutes before our 2 hour slot was up we were being told the time we had left until they needed our table.
I was planning to come back again with my Mum in a few weeks time, but as a treat I will be looking for an alternative. I hope this review helps to bring it back it to the excellent standard it once was.
((((( 15 February 2019 by Simon from ISLE OF WIGHT
((((( 15 February 2019 by James from Maldon
Great restaurant and service
(((** 14 February 2019 by Sally from london
Average. Both ordered ribs and the sauce tasted processed not fresh. Service was very good just let down by the food.
((((* 14 February 2019 by Selina from Lingfield
Nice ambiance and good food
((((* 14 February 2019 by Martin from London
Good atmosphere, decent if unspectacular food. Lobster dish a little disappointing, but rack of ribs and steaks better.
((((( 12 February 2019 by Jackie from BIRMINGHAM
We loved the restaurant, the ambiance, the staff and the food was excellent.
((((* 12 February 2019 by Jonathan from Beckenham
Lovely restaurant, quite attentive staff and a great steak ( from the set menu), the starter and dessert were not at the same standard as the steak but were pleasant enough. Slightly condescending waitress and one of our party had some onion flung at him (accidentally) whilst the waiter cleared our plates. A more honest apology would have been appreciated.
((((( 12 February 2019 by Trevor from Canvey
Had really nice meal there, good service, no issues at all.
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