map placeholder

Joe Allen - Covent Garden

2 Burleigh St, London, WC2E 7PX

(((() North American
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
  • Joe Allen - Covent Garden - London
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

Karen 16 February 2019
from Maidenhead

View all 3307 reviews

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

Contact +44 2078360651

Make a booking

See all restaurants in London

See all restaurants in Covent Garden

Customer reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden

4.4 (((() (based on 3307 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
  • Food (((()
  • Value ((((*
  • Ambience (((()
  • Location (((()
  • Service (((()
  • Drinks (((()

Recommended for

  • dinner (2521)
  • lunch (1676)
  • value (947)
  • romantic (757)
  • entertainment (693)
  • large parties (691)
  • trendy (683)
  • business (570)
  • child friendly (376)
  • private dining (349)
  • breakfast (229)
  • luxury (147)
  • afternoon tea (85)
  • al fresco (40)
  • views (38)
  • ((((( 8 February 2019 by Derek from Bournemouth

    All as expected from J/A always excellent. preferred old venue for atmosphere

  • (((** 8 February 2019 by Nigel from London

    Good food but getting a waiter to order a first drink or bottle of wine etc. was an issue. Looked like there were enough servers but perhaps not enough for busy pre-theatre slot (also the bus boy / waiter distinction didn't help). Multi-task everyone who comes to the table.

  • ((((( 8 February 2019 by Tracey from London

    Had a great evening. Loved the atmosphere and piano playing. Felt like a speakeasy! Really good service and food. I had the sea bass which was very tasty but maybe could have had a bit more fish. Also would have liked orange gin. They had lots of gins but none flavoured. Would definitely go back.

  • (((** 7 February 2019 by Marie-lou from London

    It was nice to go as we used to come regularly. I did not know you had moved. The set menu is good value but wasn’t blown away with the beetroot salad flavours. It was quite bland. The pork terine was apparently good. I had salmon as main course. That was lovely but very small.
    Ambiance good
    Service fine.
    Perfect for pre dinner meal when not a lot of time.
    Not sure if I would go back and if we did might not bother with menu but try the rest. Think it’s become too much of a business with trying to have the turn around but obviously pre theatre setup is a different approach as people get in and out.
    Your chap at the door was super friendly. Staff too. The lady who took the meal down looked stressed but was actually also very nice.
    The pianist reminds me of the olden days although curious if he’s the same hi
    I would recommend restaurant for quick meal but not to expect anything fancy.

  • ((((* 7 February 2019 by Adam from Solihull

    Good ambiance and prompt service. Were accomodated earlier than booked.

    No warning about the 12.5% service charge or charge for still water when asked if we required water at table.

    Food was excellent though.

  • ((((( 7 February 2019 by Dr from London

    excellent food, excellent service, excellent ambience

  • ((((* 7 February 2019 by Neil from Lightwater

    Nice cosy restaurant with a pianist which was a lovely touch. Good, reasonably priced simple food. Excellent post dinner cocktails.

  • ((((* 7 February 2019 by Nicki from Eastbourne

    Brilliant brunch here. Delicious food and good service. Highly recommended

  • ((((* 31 January 2019 by Monica from Weybridge

    All good

  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Lee from London

    Great evening all round.

Nearly done! Please enter your details

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Your Contact Details

  • Name:
  • Email:
  • Phone:
* required
Please enter your first name
Please enter your last name
Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid phone number

Please email me the latest promotions and deals from

By completing this booking, you are accepting Bookatable’s Privacy Policy and Terms associated with it.


Booking confirmed

An email confirmation has been sent to

  • Guests:
  • Date:
  • Time:
  • Menu:
Change Booking reference:

Restaurant details

Book this restaurant again Close and return to restaurant


There was an error completing your booking.
This table is no longer available or cannot be booked at this time. Please search for a new table.

Nearby restaurants

Book this restaurant