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About Joe Allen

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.

2 Burleigh Street
London, WC2E 7PX
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 - 23:30
Friday: 8:00 - 0:30
Saturday: 9:00 - 0:30
Sunday: 9:00 - 22:30

Cross Street:
Strand

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7836 0651

Website:
http://www.joeallen.co.uk/

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

Public Transport:
Covent Garden Tube, Charing Cross Tube

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

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.

Joe Allen Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (86)
Fun (58)
Good for Birthdays (55)
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Special Occasions (53)
Lunch (51)
Casual (51)
Cosy (41)
Good for a Date (41)
Late-night Find (40)
People Watching (37)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Group Bookings (30)
Comfort Food (30)
Authentic (29)
Romance (25)
Brunch (23)
Live Music (23)
Business Meals (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Neighbourhood Gem (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Seasonal (12)
Child Friendly (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Outstanding Value (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Healthy (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Spicy (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 June 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on 24 June 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 19 June 2017

Great cocktails perfect for pre theatre reasonable prices good atmosphere a gem

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (London)·Dined on 18 June 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

a tradition and discrete venue on the London scene. the history and background to the place is evident. the overall atmosphere is just lovely; discrete, calm and fun with lovley service, a varied and easy menu and perfect staff.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Good for Groups, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 June 2017

Love this place been going for years... Sorry it's moving though

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 May 2017

Excellent as always! Amazing food, fantastic service and great ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on 27 May 2017

Just found this restaurant and been there twice in a couple of weeks , just love it the piano going the food is good and not double dear , closing soon but moving just round the corner hope it stays the same and will be back 👍🏼

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Worcestershire)·Dined on 25 May 2017

This restaurant never disappoints , great location providing excellent food at a reasonable price.

Thoroughly recommended.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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food5
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 15 May 2017

We had a great time - relaxed atmosphere - I particularly enjoyed the company of the dachshund at the next table - and fab food and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy
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food4
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value4

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 (London)·Dined on 13 May 2017

Updated menu was a welcome change but eth food never disappoints

Tags: Late-night Find, Live Music, Good for a Date, Casual
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 May 2017

With friendly, helpful and efficient service, this is a lovely place to meet up with friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 12 May 2017

Love this place.
Fabulous pianist, delicious food & good service.
What's not to like?
Definitely recommend.

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 May 2017

One of the few places where a steak is always cooked exactly as requested. Excellent food in a perfect environment for stage and film lovers.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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food4
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 6 May 2017

Very good service and delicious food at an affordable price.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 3 May 2017

The food has improved over the last few years and is excellent value for money!
The staff are friendly and efficient, while the ambience remains unchanged...thankfully!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 28 April 2017

Excellent location for all occasions. Good atmosphere. Service excellent

Tags: Authentic, Romantic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Faboulous find, great welcome, excelent service without the hard sell and constant interrupions. Small but hard to fault menu, very good drinks list. Lovely atmosphere, layout felt uncramped and very comfortable. A hit!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
1 person found this review helpful.
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food3
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 April 2017

Love everything about Joe Allen but this time I felt that the Liver wasn't up to its usual standard

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 21 April 2017

Absolutely brilliant - so sad to hear about forced move. Joe Allen's Exeter Street is an institution.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Been visiting JA since 1970 s. Still my favourite. Maybe my age but dimming lights, made seeing my food a little difficult.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food4
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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 April 2017

Love this place, great atmosphere, great food and service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Cozy, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 13 April 2017

Great restaurant. I have been three times in the last couple of months when I have travelled from Bristol to London for meetings or joining friends. As I love New York , Joe's takes me back there! Hope to see you again soon. 🍾

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Business Meals
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food4
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 12 April 2017

Great atmosphere - good food. We have dined twice here and there is a friendly relaxed feel to the restaurant. Both times have been quite full so it's a popular place - make sure you book.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 11 April 2017

Been to this restaurant several times over the years and it never fails to impress. Best out of the chain ( Miami and NYC). Had a friendly waiter.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, People Watching
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 7 April 2017

As always Joe Allen is a brilliant experience as it has been for the 45 years I have been a customer!

Tags: Live Music, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 4 April 2017

It's a special place that is just full of character and ambiance. When the pianist is there it is so nice to listen to all the old movie tunes
Food is always excellent great portions and value for money
I've recommended this restaurant to so many people and they too have done the same.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Yorkshire)·Dined on 2 April 2017

Lovely friendly restaurant. Great for family or friends groups. Good food and service and very welcoming and accommodating staff. Ideal pre-theatre venue

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 24 March 2017

A most enjoyable evening! The service was impeccable and the food was delicious. We did not feel rushed at all. Highly recommended!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 18 March 2017

Went for lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday. The service was excellent and the food gorgeous.
I cannot express what a gem this place is.
The Maitre De, Maxine made us feel very welcome and the waiters brought my friend a bowl of ice cream with a lit candle!
All in all a very memorable Saturday lunch!

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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 (London)·Dined on 17 March 2017

Good food in a great theatrical atmosphere with attentive service.

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 14 March 2017

Perfect evening with great food and service. Haven't been for ages and sorry to have left it so long.

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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 6 March 2017

Joe Allen is a classic. Great atmos, great cocktails, a piano, and great food. You cannot go wrong.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 3 March 2017

Joe Allen's remains a hidden gem, close to the Strand and Covent Garden, exuding the vibe of an American city eaterie. Good burgers, pasta and steaks, and a lovely atmosphere with on the ball staff. We sat next to the piano which was great - lovely music but not interfereing with our own dialogue. I believe the lease is shortly to expire and JA will haveto leave its long inhabitted premises - a great shame as the decor is perfect for the type of restaurant, good cocktails too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Perfect pre/post theatre venue - very buzzy and busy. Love the theatre themed decor. Staff were very helpful and child friendly. Would recommend

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great NY-style food with great buzz.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 February 2017

I used to go to this restaurant 25 years ago when I worked in the area. Since rediscovering it last year, I now go often - with friends and my partner. The staff are much more friendly than in the past. It's a firm favourite and never fails to please.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Tampa)·Dined on 15 February 2017

A wonderful evening to celebrate my soulmate's 60th Birthday.
We ordered dessert and they popped a Birthday candle on the cake and sang Happy Birthday.
Lovely staff & Service

Thank you xxx

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2017

I always have a great laugh going to Joe Allen. I guess you might like to call it my old haunt. The ambience and atmosphere is awesome and the staff are welcoming as well as their menu. I love it there and will return without hesitation. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Quick Bite, Organic
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 4 February 2017

This is my second visit to Jo Allen's with 2 granddaughters. I had a wonderful experience on both occasions.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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