Joe Allen

13 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London

Upmarket and very good, Amercian burger joint and grill

Address:13 Exeter Street
Covent Garden
Map:Map & nearby
Region:Covent Garden
Nearest Station:Covent Garden
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Opening Hours:
Mon to Thurs: noon - 11:45pm
Friday: noon - 12:45am
Saturday: 10am - 12:45am
Sunday: 10am - 11:45am
Facilities & Info:
  • Party bookings accepted
  • Booking advisable
  • Children welcome
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Live music
Joe Allen, exterior picture

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About: Named after himself it is the mirror image of his Joe Allen New York site, a subterranean restaurant, with crisp white table cloths, long aproned waiters and a long eat over bar complete with speed rail.

When Joe’s opened it was not only in theatre land, it was also all about a dining experience filled with theatre, where the waiters were wannabe actors, producers and directors and the cast and crew of the West End’s best theatrical productions would use it as their own canteen. Joe Allen rapidly became the place to hang-out, packed with every film, television, fashion, rock and stage celebrity.

Nothing has changed, the brick work walls are adorned with posters of classic musical and stage productions, famous American stars and the odd sporting icon (a nod to Joe Allen’s love of sport).

The food is always American. Steaks, grills and salads, appetisers and market fish. Ice cream, jellies and brownies.

The service is as always relaxed and informal complementing the all American beer menu and outstanding world wine list.

Open 7 days come and enjoy the ultimate American dining experience for brunch, lunch, dinner and of course before and after a show.

Our newly refurbished and flexible Private Room for between 24 and 50 guests with tailored menus for receptions, buffets and canapé parties. The perfect menu for group bookings.

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Luca Settimo
Member since: Nov 2004
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I had dined at Joe Allen on 17.11.04 with a small group of friends to celebrate a Birthday. To cut to the chase we found the service unfriendly and pressured and the food average for the price. And to top it all I was over charged by £80 and I am still having a task trying to get my money refunded. When it comes to eating out I have frequented all that Covent Garden has to offer I will not be going back.

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