Joe Allen


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


Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD32.73) per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

Joe Allen

13 Exeter Street

Yelp Reviews

3.5 out of 5 based on 49 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Joe Allen

3.0 out of 5 10 October 2016
by Alex S.

Good, not great? Fine, not amaaaaahzing?

Totally a-ok, nothing disastrous, but definitely nothing stand-out either.

Although it's not technically a basement, this location of Joe Allen sure feels like's intentionally dark and, even showing up for brunch on a Sunday, means that I lose track of time easily. Which maybe is appropriate...the whole place feels kind of in a time warp:...more

4.0 out of 5 8 September 2016
by Livi S.

I love this place! It is the atmosphere what really makes this place standout.. A lowlit bar with a piano and a great cocktail menu, you really will have a good night if you visit! I ordered a limoncello and prosecco cocktail which was refreshing and the perfect Summer drink!

I really do highly recommend this place, the only thing I would say is it is mainly a restaurant, so you can only...more

2.0 out of 5 16 April 2016
by Jing Shyang Y.

Our party were attempting to try Big Easy in Covent Garden, but balked at the 40 minute wait for dinner. As a result we found this place close by.

First impressions were not very good. We were seated at a single round table right in the entrance, meaning people kept whizzing by our table bumping into our chairs and generally it was just traffic jam central. This place tries to pack way too...more

4.0 out of 5 7 April 2016
by Jordan E.

I would go back. There's no point describing. The place. Lots of reviews do that already so check one of them out.

I came here in a rather big group. (14 out us) the staff were really accommodating and super nice. All the food came at the same time. And the drinks and we weren't disturbed or interrupted too much.

Joe Allen's really nice and atmospheric. The lady on the piano plays without...more

4.0 out of 5 29 January 2016
by Deric C.

Located at the popular tourist place at Covent Garden. I always like to visit here with friends. The restaurant is actually at the basement with good atmosphere and good ambience. During evening time, a pianist will doing a live performance while you are dining. I love the foods with reasonable prices and good portion. it always maintain the good foods quality whenever I is...more

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