Joe Allen

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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


Average main course £16.00 (USD 22.39) per diner
Average food spend £25.00 (USD 34.98) per diner

Venue Details & Map

Joe Allen

2 Burleigh Street
+44 (0)20 7836 0651

Yelp Reviews

7.00 out of 5
based on 52 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
07 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

5.0 out of 5
10 April 2017
by Steve L.

One of my favourite hangouts in the centre of London. Down a little side street and some stairs, it is a converted cellar. Great atmosphere, NO TV screens, really good cocktails, both old and new and some of the best steaks you'll find. Even though it's always busy, the service is excellent and they've updated their old policy of cash only to now take cards!!!

I should book for a Fri/Sunday... more

4.0 out of 5
17 January 2017
by Brittnie K.

I came to Joe Allen for the first time with a large group of family after my College Graduation, and was extremely pleased with their food. I recently went back to visit London and came to Joe Allen with a group of 4 girls, all young (in our 20's). I ordered the bar steak, along with 2 of the others, one ordered the ribs and the last girl ordered the chicken wigs as a meal. We also got 3... 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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