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Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar

Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.joessouthernkitchen.co.uk
  • Phone: 0207 240 4008
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:45pm


    Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, American, Soul food
  • Executive Chef: Mark Jeevaratnam
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Covent Garden Tube

    Charing Cross Overground
  • Parking: No
A word from Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar
Bringing you the best in new wave of Deep South cooking. Expect pressure-fried chicken, soft shell crab, as well as mac ‘n’ cheese, devilled ham and cornbread worthy of your Louisiana Mama. Haven’t got one? No fear. With treats such as our signature ‘Beer Can’ Chicken, a tasty roast served on a meat trolley and carved before your eyes, Joe’s is the only Mama you need. Plus, with Marco Piroli heading our cocktail and spirits-focused list, we welcome you to give our Redneck Popper or Mary & the Soldier a try. So, you’ve heard all about it - for great American cuisine, beyond the burger, head down to Joe’s Southern Kitchen & Bar, your all-American home from home.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went last Saturday and we had a very nice experience. The Beef Rib was just amazing - the meat was tender and we almost did not need knife. The Mac n cheese is a must try as there is spinach inside. For finish we had Oreo's ice cake which was just a great touch to finish this big meal. The ambience also was great and fit our group."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "Great, lively place. Great starters, leave you feeling too full for the mains!"
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "At this restaurant we found just what we were looking for- hot, sizzling and crunch tender friend chicken. The sides were great too - especially the chips. Good portions. Great value considering the location and venue itself. Added to my list of favourite restaurants!"
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "I went to joe's with a friend for dinner. Food was really tasty and service was good - not in your face. Ambience was really relaxed, good drinks menu and interesting decor. Would recommend for relaxed date or dinner with friends. Good value with the taste card (241 on food)."
    dined on 26/08/2014
  • "I was looking forward to lunch here on a Saturday afternoon. The staff are pleasant and welcoming, the atmosphere is relaxed. The cocktails were good, lots of choice. I was expecting amazing fried chicken, unfortunately it was just ok and the food could've been hotter. One dish was sent back and returned, but no real improvement. I would still go back for a cocktail and maybe bar snacks."
    dined on 23/08/2014
  • "Given it was a busy Friday night, but when spending £80-£100 for two people I do expect more, as soon as we sat down and given munue's we were asked what we wanted to drink (which is fine) but if we were also ready to order food, the starter of slow roasted beef chili flowerpot had two or three small tiny pieces of beef in it, the rest was liquid, then for main I had steak from the specials board which was nice but the mushroom sauce tasted burned and was black, the 'skinny fries' although a good concept were like crisps so difficult to eat with an knife and fork. Used to go here a lot when it was Navajo Joe's and it was great, unfortunately its no longer in the same league and was disappointing."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "Very friendly place, I feel totally comfortable eating solo here. The food is always good, most times outstandings and the staff look after you really well. No glares if you just want tap water! Solo dining, team lunches- brilliant. The evening shift can be loud, yes, but not horribly so. But who wants to talk when you could be eating luscious fried chicken or Long Horn ribeye?! From a decent Caesar salad, to beans, to pulled pork, ribeyes, beef short ribs and the Coq of the Day, they win. Would definitely recommend, my team all want to go back again. And again. And AGAIN."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "I used to love this place when it was Navajo Joe's, the interior layout is the same. We were originally placed on a table right by the door, which we didn't want and had to make a bit of a fuss to be placed on the mezzanine even thought the restaurant was half empty when we went in. The food is good value, they were helpful accommodating gluten free. The jalapeño poppers are spicy!!!! drinks were good, the bacon in the burger was all fat, and the mac and cheese was too watery, but over all good. I would recommend and return. The bill was cheaper than I expected it to be, which is always a nice surprise."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "If you don't want Southern USA food then don't bother - cos that's what they specialise in here! The food was very good, the portions generous but not over-whelming, the service was suitable (this isn't a silver service restaurant, so I prefer my service with personality and a bit sparky - and the girls were reactive and friendly)."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "We booked a table at Joe's for my son's 18th. I had indicated that it was his 18th in an email to the restaurant however on arrival we were put on a table under a mezzanine floor in a corner which was very dark. The service although we do not like to be rushed was very slow. The drinks including cocktails were fine and the starters were also tasty, however, the main course was very disappointing. We had burgers that did not look too appetising and also we had the Joes Fried Chicken. This was the most disappointing as this consisted of two chicken drumsticks and a wing.i did complain and got a full refund but this was supposed to be an 18 th and this left us feeling a bit flat after having such a great day in London."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "Had an excellent meal at joes, food was awesome and service good. Can't wait to go back agin :)"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "The restaurant was unbearably noisy people were shouting to be heard above the music, there were no soft furnishings so everything clattered adding to the noise. Tables were close to each other so that made things worse. It was a narrow menu, food was dry and worst still the service was so slow I couldn't wait to get out of the asylum. Sorry to write such a poor review,"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "We love this place.... Great bar, great cocktails, fabulous food and friendly, competent staff. A great place for a catch up with friends!"
    dined on 30/07/2014
  • "Located close to Covent Garden tube with modern interior styling. We each chose different meals, mine was from the daily specials board chicken in a bun - delicious we all enjoyed our meals. Couldn't resist desert brownie and ice-cream never tasted better nutty with rich chocolate flavour. The cocktails were on happy hour £4 and again we can had to have two delicious!! Dine here and you will be back"
    dined on 28/07/2014
  • "Nice room, great bar, godd buzz. Food was very good and service was quick, attentive and friendly. It's off Covent Garden, so it's not going to be cheap. It was a Saturday lunch, so not overly busy, but I imagine it is jumping at night. Good, fun diner."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "Went out with a friend for a good catch up - and chose Joe's as we didn't want a chain restaurant having made the effort to travel up to London! Our server was extremely welcoming and directed us right to our table - it was right by a window - but very close to another table. This was probably the only downside to the meal - we were just a little too close. We both ordered the "blue plate special" and for £10 we got two pieces of southern fried chicken, a large portion of chips and their bbq beans AND A DRINK AS WELL - we chose the lemonade (delicious) as we weren't drinking but could have had lager or wine. The food was really delicious - will definitely go back again - the bar was incredibly cool as well!"
    dined on 21/07/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the vibe of Southern Joe's Kitchen. Great soul music and really friendly team members. I enjoyed the food but if I was being picky, the Chicken was a little dry."
    dined on 20/07/2014
  • "Went to Joe's to meet some friends. Arrived early to meet at the bar. The bar staff and service was very attentive and friendly whilst we waited for our table. Service was also good at the table however the food was very average. Three of our group had the popcorn shrimp which arrived barely warm and with a rubber consistency. All three of us sent it back. For the main three people had chicken and one of us the burger. Again the fries were not particularly hot and the chicken received mixed reviews with no-one having great things to say about the salad that accompanied it. Drop into Joe's if you want to grab a drink but I think there are better places to go for food and none of our group will be heading back for dinner"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We had lunch at Joe's for lunch before Matilda and it started the day off well, the staff were lovely, food was great and they made a fuss of our daughter we a special brownie pudding"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "We went looking for a bit of an American experience, and the fried chicken with hot sauce didn't disappoint. The slow service did, however. The food was generally good and value high, since, let's face it, you can only charge so much for chicken, even excellent chicken in large quantities. The space is fun and the atmosphere very "Park Avenue South". But that's where the "South" ended as far as we could tell: the corn, the collard greens, the cornbread muffins just didn't reflect what we expected. And, again, the service was far from American: wine came 3/4ths of the way through the food, sauce was hard to come by, pre-dinner drinks were ordered with dinner, since the server was not to be found. Neat concept though."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "We had southern fried chicken and the nashville chicken special and was amazing! When the dishes first came out it didn't look like much but once you got into it you realised looks were deceiving! It beatcus both so we got it to go and had it the next morning. Our server was lovely too, and service was quick."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Had the southern fried chicken, the portions are massive! I recommend the mac and cheese and fried sweet potatoes."
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Great food, good prices and cheap cocktails. We enjoyed our trip and no one left hungry. I would go again definitely"
    dined on 11/07/2014
  • "Quite a funky restaurant and a very nice place to be. Service was good and the staff were friendly. Great cocktails, especially as it was happy hour! The food came out really quickly which suggests it is not cooked to order which is a bit of a negative point for me. My fried chicken came with creamed potatoes which is a slightly odd combo but tasty all the same."
    dined on 07/07/2014
  • "Been before twice at less busier times and the students difference in service was night and day.a friend s main took ages to come and we had almost finished by the time it arrived, a simple request for a smaller spoon to eat dessert took 2 requests and 2 people who looked shocked by such a request, I don't like eating dessert with a shovel sized spoon, by the time it arrived the ice cream had half melted and the hot chocolate sauce was cold. Still the food was very nice over all"
    dined on 05/07/2014
  • "Been to Joe's several times and the food is delicious. It is noisy but the music and atmosphere is good and the place is always busy. Te fried chicken and beef rib are to die for. Great cocktails and friendly service though can be a little slow at times. Recommended!"
    dined on 03/07/2014
  • "Went with my wife and son for a bite on a Saturday evening. We arrived a little early for our booking, so were asked to sit at the bar for a little while, which was fine. Our drinks had just arrived when our able was ready, so this worked out well. Our waitress, sorry I forget her name, but she was from north Wales, was really good, explained dishes well and a good way about her. Food came promptly, decent break between starter and main, food was good apart from the fried potato side. Would recommend to friends, and would go again."
    dined on 28/06/2014
  • "A firm favourite of ours and always such goid value. First time we have gone eith a veggie and she loved it too!"
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "The restaurant had a great atmosphere, our waiter was excellent, but the service charge is annoying, it suggests to me, that you cannot trust your customers to tip for great service. The food was good, but value for money, not in my opinion."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Rather pricey for the value and quality they provide. The recipes don't cover all the ingredients, which make a huge difference for me. For example, the artichoke and spinach dip I ordered was heavily based on cheese, which wasn't listed. I wanted a artichoke and spinach dip, not a heavy, creamy, cheese soup, in which you can hardly find artichokes. Also, everything is deep fried. Overall taste is OK, but not the best either."
    dined on 24/06/2014
  • "Very good authentic Southern food, portions are very big especially the prison plate! highly recommendable"
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "The food was great but what memes us go back to JOes is the brilliant service - from the doorman to the waitress, they all genuinely appear to want to give you a really enjoyable experience."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We went here on a Friday after work as part of our informal supper club. From start to finish our experience was great. The good was top quality and no one had any complaints. The southern fried chicken was probably some of the best I have ever had. Everyone left the restaurant with full stomachs aching for a sleep. There was only a couple of mix ups. One side came up incorrectly and there was a bit of miscommunication between the bar and the waiting staff which meant a little wait for a round of drinks but overall we could not complain. Staff was friendly and sorted out both the mis ups with with speed and apologies. If you are thinking about it just do it. Couldn't recommend highly enough."
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "Great restaurant with fantastic food and excellent staff. Cocktails were amazing, and the staff did an excellent job at keeping us supplied with food. Easily the best chicken I have eaten in a long while, and the gravy is superb. The food did not disappoint."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Good food, especially the Oreo dessert."
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Good food, good cocktails, and great central location without being a tourist trap. Starter of jalepeno poppers was really small though-only 3 tiny jalepenos!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "Very good food with great service, good location and happy hour was cheap!"
    dined on 14/06/2014
  • "An awesome meal set in a fantastic area. My favourite restaurant in the uk"
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "The quality of the food is amazing. Both starters and mains were as a treat to the tongue. Service is also outstanding. Can be pricey but I suppose it is Central London!"
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "Met a friend here for lunch as they had the 50% off two courses offer on and I spied a softshell crab option on the menu (I love softshell crab!). The restaurant didn't disappoint! The crab was delicious, nicely seasoned and perfectly cooked. The coleslaw was good, too, not too 'goopy' like some UK restaurants serve it. Nice staff who weren't too interfering but just the right level of attentive. I would definitely recommend this place for a casual lunch or meal. "
    dined on 06/06/2014