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Joe Allen, London,

Joe Allen

4.0
4
3165 Reviews
£26 to £40
American
The combination of a great location, informal environment and quality food made Joe Allen an instant hit with the theatre community as well as theatre goers.

It's the perfect location for someone searching for great food whether in casual dress or glamorous depending on individual choice.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7836 0651
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Room allows you to enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the restaurant in the same space that has seen theatrical royalty party the night away. Dine under posters of New York Broadway productions and enjoy your event whilst your every need is attended to by our experienced team.
  • Private party contact
    Stewart Moss: 020 3700 1677
  • Neighborhood
    Aldwych
  • Cross street
    Strand
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Covent Garden Tube, Charing Cross Tube
  • Entertainment
    Pianist plays background music, mainly theatre tunes from 7:00PM to 11:00PM Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday 8:00PM till midnight.Sunday Brunch: noon till 4PM
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 3,165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 2.8Value

NoiseModerate

3,165 Reviews
  1. WREV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere for after theater dinner and food was pretty good. Service went downhill after we were served dinner - our waitress was busy chatting with coworkers and just disappeared for about twenty minutes.

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  2. sarahC

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joe Allen is totally unique. It has a wonderful ambience with a lovely showbiz feeling. You always get a warm welcome. The food is varied and delicious and you never feel rushed. I have been going to Joe Allen for 40 years. I am sorry to see it moving it's location but I am sure it will be as brilliant as ever in its new home.

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  3. Shirley

    London

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Slightly disappointed with the menu and just hope they capture the ambience in the new premises

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  4. Cherry

    London

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I dined here with my partner. We wanted to visit here before it closes and moves on 23rd July. This restaurant has been here for years and is our goto restaurant when staying nearby. The atmosphere was buzzy as usual and there was a resident pianist playing in the bar area. We were seated quickly without fuss, we might of had a drink at the bar first however there was a very large table occupying that area and we decided to go straight to our table. The menu is varied and offer a taste and budget for everyone. There is the regular a la carte, a table´d´hote menu, pre and post theatre menu and a green menu for us vegetarians. I opted for a smoked cheese burrata on roasted aubergine which is a really nice starter and would be better if the cheese was more smoky as the smokiness was barely there. Being a non meat eater I chose the vegetarian chilli which more than satisfied me, it was thick & chunky and the flavour was spot on. This was served with corn chips. My partner was also satisfied with his choices. The waitress was very patient with me in helping to find the right red wine for my taste and offered four tastes before I found the right one. We love this place it is comfortable, has a warm & friendly atmosphere and is not pretentious for these reasons I would have no hesitation in recommending this venue. As previously mentioned this establishment moves on 23rd July albeit only a two minute walk around the corner. I cant wait to visit the new restaurant and hope it continues with the same dedication of service to its customers.

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  5. RogerW

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A birthday celebration meal Pre theatre trip. Enjoyed by all, a good value meal with great staff.

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  6. GaryL

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love, love, love this place! Can't wait to see what the new location brings, but we'll still be loyal - just love Joe Allen's!

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  7. VincentD

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for early dinner on Saturday 24June. Initially just really poor; began with warm white wine, then main courses arrived before the starters. A polite complaint led to a real improvement and a proper gesture to put things right from the manager. But seeing how busy she was I suspect this inconsistency happens frequently. A great shame as I love the place.

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  8. FredericK

    London

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Joe Allan's has been around a long time and the standards have never varied. It's great for post theatre dining which is why I've always come here and will continue to do so even when it moves to its new location in a few weeks time.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails perfect for pre theatre reasonable prices good atmosphere a gem

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely family meal here on Sunday for Father's Day with our young adults and teenage kids. The ambience and food was perfect for this occasion. Joe Allen's is a favourite of ours and we're looking forward to their relocating very soon.

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Google Map for Joe Allen

2 Burleigh Street, London, WC2E 7PX

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Strand
  • Neighborhood
    Aldwych
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Covent Garden Tube, Charing Cross Tube
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Pianist plays background music, mainly theatre tunes from 7:00PM to 11:00PM Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday 8:00PM till midnight.Sunday Brunch: noon till 4PM
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    020 7836 0651
  • Private party facilities
    Our Private Dining Room allows you to enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the restaurant in the same space that has seen theatrical royalty party the night away. Dine under posters of New York Broadway productions and enjoy your event whilst your every need is attended to by our experienced team.
  • Private party contact
    Stewart Moss: 020 3700 1677
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