Cuisine & Style:
North American - Traditional Restaurant
Average main course:
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Thurs: 12:00 - 24:00
Fri: 12:00 - 01:00
Sat: 11:30 - 01:00
Sun: 11:30 - 23:45
More about Joe Allen - Covent Garden
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, Joe Allen is quietly tucked away on Exeter Street just a five-minute walk away from Covent Garden underground station. 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 breakfast, 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 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.
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Customer Reviews for Joe Allen - Covent Garden
85% of diners at this restaurant would recommend it to another person.
Minimal food portions in set menu not good if you are hungry!
(3) by Linda from Southwold
24 May 2013
(4) by Madeleine from London
23 May 2013
Joe Allen's has been consistently excellent for nearly 30 years, never had a bad meal, never had bad service and it's always the 1st place I choose to go in London when eating out or entertaining clients
(5) by Craig from Peterborough
13 May 2013
Service and atmosphere great, pre-theatre meal good value but presentation of main course poor, it looked like it had just been thrown on the plate with a token leaf.
(4) by Dave from Enter a location
29 April 2013
Excellent service with very good food - although we had booked the deal it was no problem to the restaurant that we all then decided to go a la carte. Friendly bar staff and as the first arrival I was not made to feel uncomfortable whilst waiting for my friends. Waiting staff were efficient and we were not rushed at all - having not met up for a while there was a lot of chat on our table but the staff did not harry us at all.
(4) by Wendy from London, United Kingdom
27 April 2013
I think my star rating says it all! I booked J A's based on happy memories of 20 years ago, I was not disappointed! The service was even slicker, the food just " my cup of tea" ( I am a fussy eater & don't eat red meat & heavily-spiced food) & the whole experience superb. The lovely Paul only added to it. Great!
(5) by Pat from Colchester, United Kingdom
27 April 2013
(4) by Yann from London, United Kingdom
21 April 2013
Food was not as good as it could be for the price, as a whole over charged for food that you could get for much cheaper
(2) by Stefano from London, United Kingdom
19 April 2013
Having often visited the area to attend functions at Covent Garden,we have struggled to find somewhere appropriate to eat .. but not now! We were recommended to try Joe Allens and it fulfilled all our expectations., We enjoyed the ambience, the food was good and the service and efficient. We will certainly visit again.
(5) by Christopher from Coventry
18 April 2013
Joe Allen's always has a good pre-theatre menu which is good value for money. I like the idea that you can order wine by the glass, carafe or bottle.
(5) by dew from London
9 April 2013