Joe Allen - Covent Garden

(3795 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 - 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 3795 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Value
  • Location

Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (94)
  • al fresco (49)
  • breakfast (266)
  • business (639)
  • child friendly (426)
  • dinner (2927)
  • entertainment (797)
  • large parties (768)
  • lunch (1926)
  • luxury (165)
  • private dining (391)
  • romantic (838)
  • trendy (794)
  • value (1110)
  • views (42)
  • By Jack T from Taunton
    16 November 2019

    Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Pity we do not visit London often

  • By Elaine B from Amersham
    16 November 2019

    Lovely meal . Staff very friendly and attentive. 3 courses set menu.

  • By Andy N from Crowborough
    16 November 2019

    Restaurant was recommended to us and didn't disappoint. Clearly targets the Theatre going crowd but the food was beautifully cooked and very tasty. Lovely to have a live pianist playing whilst you eat as well. I will definitely be going back. Thank you.

  • By Kathy K from Kirchheim
    15 November 2019

    Everything was just perfect. Super nice staff, excellent food (I never had a better Cesar Salad in my life before) super awesome atmosphere. All in all if I am back to London I make sure to pay another visit.

  • By Linda M from Berkhamsted
    15 November 2019

    `lovely atmosphere, food and staff

  • By Stuart C from London
    15 November 2019

    The mushroom starter is genius -

  • By David W from Brighton
    14 November 2019

    All terrific - staff, food, decor, the lot!

  • By Victoria O from London
    13 November 2019

    Had dinner with a group of friends, mid week so it was fairly quiet and we could stay as long as we liked. It has great character, great food and excellent, friendly service. Only criticism is that the food wasn't very hot when it arrived and the air conditioning made the room a bit on the cold side. Liked the pianist playing music, it wasn't too loud. Pretty excellent.

  • By Ann K from Romford
    13 November 2019

    I took my sister for a birthday meal which was enjoyed by both of us. Service was efficient and the food lovely. Will be back.

  • By Joseph T from Belfast
    13 November 2019

    Full of fun, food very good, nice offer of wines, yes very enjoyable

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

Available offers

  • Daily Set menu - 2 courses for £16.50 per person
  • Daily Set menu - 3 courses for £21 per person
  • Brunch Menu
  • Christmas Menu 3 Courses £37.50
  • Thanksgiving 2019 3 courses plus truffles and coffee for £45 per person

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