- 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
((((( 12 February 2019 by James from Chelmsford
My first visit so cannot comment on a favourite dish, I will however be back any time I am in London so will try to work through most of the menu.
My wife and I both enjoyed the food the service and the ambience our visit rounded off a good day starting with a little sight seeing followed by the theatre and rounding off with a visit to joe Allen it does not get any better than that.
James & June
((((( 12 February 2019 by David from London
Excellent. Great atmosphere. Superb food and terrific service. Also great value.
((((* 11 February 2019 by Rhys from St Albans
I have visited Joe Allen's a few times and find it a convenient and hassle-free place to eat with a nice ambience. Quality of food is good and service is friendly and attentive
((((( 10 February 2019 by Loretta from London
Joe Allen's never disappoint! Great cocktails, we loved 'Bottom of the Barrel!! Food was amazing as usual.
((((( 10 February 2019 by Nick from Horsham
Great place for food and atmosphere
((((( 10 February 2019 by claire from LETCHWORTH GARDEN CITY
Has great buzz to the restaurant ..friends we invited loved it
((((( 10 February 2019 by Una from London
Wonderful food in a fantastic setting - would highly recommend.
((((( 10 February 2019 by Linda from High wycombe
Very enjoyable meal. It was a birthday treat for my mother and we had a pre theatre dinner.
(((** 8 February 2019 by Patrick from Taunton
Had a pretty good lunch and have been to Joe Allens before.
What did disappoint us on this occasion was the rushed service - aperitifs came and olives and bread then came in good time. Almost immediately the wine was bought to us and we asked for the bottles to be left while we enjoyed the start of the evening. Our main course came possibly 5 minutes later. I know we only had 2.5 hours for the table, but this was ridiculous. Maybe because we all had the set price stakes, they were all ready and waiting in the kitchen. We were not even at a pre-theatre time which may have explained quick service at another time.
We were there to relax and enjoy a lunch - not to get railroaded out. This may have been a one off issue, but it did leave a sad note on what we were hoping to be a good lunch at a place we have previously enjoyed.
((((( 8 February 2019 by Jana from London
I'm so glad the restaurant re-opened. It has the same feel as the original. The staff were great and the food was good too. We went there pre-theatre and they understand how to make your experience enjoyable and get you on time to your show. The calamari starter and garlic bread were tasty and the rack of ribs was also great. We will definitely be back.
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