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Joe Allen

2 Burleigh Street, London WC2E 7DT, England
+44 20 7836 0651
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (173 reviews)
“pecan pie” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (86 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 00:00 Hours
American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Burleigh Street, London WC2E 7DT, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Arranged to have lunch here with my daughter. Booking and confirmation all very efficient. They only give you a two hour slot, fair enough for lunch but for an indulgent dinner a bit mean, though not sure if they actually enforce it. Service was brisk...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chevalian
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had the Xmas menu tonight, the food was really bad, and the house wine rubbish. Staff and service are amazing, I can only imagine the good reviews of the food are given by people who do not cook or are used to bad food. I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Louisa R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

No complaints. No high praise either. Contrary to what another reviewer said, service was not slow - indeed it was almost indecently fast. Our food order arrived at the same time as our drinks, approximately 3 minutes after we’d ordered it! I had ribs which...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Frostycat
Reviewed 3 days ago

Food still the same good old British favourites that are nicely presented and very tasty indeed. We had the infamous American burger and as always very tender and nicely crisped/caramelised on the outside. Lovely salad and crispy French fries. This new venue is just a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Helen A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had pre theatre dinner last night to celebrate my dad’s 82nd birthday. From the moment we walked in the door the staff were simply wonderful. Our allocated table was perfect for our group. The ambiance, service and food were superb. I had mentioned in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went back to this restaurant after we had a so so meal and bad service on a invite from the management. This visit was all we expected the restaurant to be we were greeted by a very friendly hostess shown to are table the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ianhall754
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to Joe Allen for over 30 years and I have always enjoyed the food and service. This was my second time at the new location. The service wasn’t the best to be honest on Saturday, we were shown to our table...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank A4056KWmarkd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Joe Allen with friends on Saturday lunch time before going the theatre. We didn't have a booking but were seated quickly. It was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up and the atmosphere was really good. I chosen the steak & eggs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wizard57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meal was beautifully cooked, tasted fab, service was great and so were staff . Really enjoyed ourselves, will be going back

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Truthful_mummy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a friend of mine for our regular Sunday lunch. We chose a place by chance as their set menu looked interesting and the location was suitable. The place does not look like much from the outside but then we got pleasantly surprised inside....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kasik2
Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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20 May 2018|
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Response from jks24 | Reviewed this property |
Call restaurant and ask.
31 January 2018|
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Response from MAry B | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't say I had no need for the facilities. Sorry
11 May 2017|
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Response from AllenS1526 | Property representative |
Hello Mkc - we don't have a happy hour. We do have plans for one possibly after the theatre though - sign up to our mailing list on the website for more details.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Burleigh Street, London WC2E 7DT, England
    (Wellington Street)
  • Public Transportation: Covent Garden Tube, Charing Cross Tube
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7836 0651
  • E-mail
Legendary for a good reason, a discreet entrance in Covent Garden with a simple plaque on the walls invites you to enter the legendary Joe Allen Restaurant. The best kept secret of the London crowd: its laid back charms and wholesome food have kept the capital's diners returning for more. The restaurant buzzes with a warm, friendly atmosphere. The service is friendly and informal and the wine list is extensive. Whether you're looking for the best brunch in London, a quick pre-theatre meal, for an atmospheric lunch, dinner, or a late supper after the theatre, Joe Allen offers it all. It is the perfect destination for someone searching for great food, whether in casual dress or something more glamourous.
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