Joe's Southern Table & Bar

4.2
5691 reviews
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£25 and under
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Southern
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  • Fun
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual

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Joe's Southern Table and Bar serves authentic Deep South dining in the heart of Covent Garden. This fun and vibrant venue is set across three levels of dining space including trendy basement bar, Cocktail Baby, and welcomes small groups and larger parties celebrating a special occasion.

Brimming with warm Southern hospitality and a menu that’s sure to make your mouth water, Joe’s is the perfect destination to enjoy a meal with family and friends or relax after a long day at work. The animated yet intimate bar area serves a selection of creative cocktails where diners can benefit from a range of fantastic Happy Hour deals, party packages and a bar food menu that’s ideal to match.

Offering tempting deals throughout the week such as our Blue Plate Special, Happy Hour from Sunday through to Friday, a scrumptious dedicated menu for kids and ‘Feed Me Menu’ for groups of 10 or more, Joe’s is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy a slice of warm Southern hospitality.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Soul food, Southern
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Hours of Operation
Lunch:

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

Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:45pm
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Phone number
020 7240 4008
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Trevor Tobin
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Public Transit
Covent Garden Tube

Charing Cross Overground
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wine
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1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service, made it extra special for an 18th birthday with balloons and dessert on the house. Amazing cocktails, Very good portion sizes, Typical prices for a London restaurant. Wonderful afternoon/evening!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Deep Fried Chicken ever! Go for the Honey and Tabasco. Won't be disappointed. Its sweet, acidic and spicy.

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JC
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was really friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were great as always.

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f
London
13 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, service and lively atmosphere. A good choice for Friday night dinner and drinks in a casual environment.

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R
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was very greasy, never had a steak in chicken batter before and not something i'd try again.

Not very good quality considering that it's on more of the higher priced end.

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LT
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked this for our wedding anniversary as we were up in London for the night.
Food was amazing!

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ST
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Went on a Saturday night the service was good but the food was dry
I went for the short rib and the meat was super dry had to be smothered in extra sauce to be eaten
The Wings weren’t hot in temperatures when then quickly arrived at the table over all I was Underwhelmed I won’t be going back to joes it’s a shame as I have been there before a few years ago and they did an excellent beer can chicken that sadly isn’t available on the menu anymore

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BR
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Wasn’t particularly happy with the services as it was very slow and the waiters / waitresses didn’t really seem to understand what I wanted and ended up having to pay more than what I wanted too due to poor lack of communication

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c
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious chicken, great atmosphere and and outstanding customer service. Highly recommended and can't wait to return.

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a
London
35 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great location right bang in Covent Garden. Mediocre food but good service - they corrected the wrong order , no charge and the right order came in reasonable time without fuss. Sadly the food was below average and my much anticipated Freak Shake was not special at all but was fine.

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TK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, fantastic food and an overall lovely experience - the staff are brilliant and join in the fun making it even more special - 10/10

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NT
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was nice and good value for money but very dark inside. We were seated straight away but it took them over 15 minutes to come and take any orders. Our waitress was really moody and just looked like she did not want to be there. The bartender also took a long time to bring our drink over so we had to wait around.

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MK
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place, nice food, nothing special but would recommend.

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K
London
19 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice hot food. Attentive staff. Good lively atmosphere. ......

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EM
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and friendly staff which makes this venue a ‘must return to’ one!

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HD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a lovely casual dinning venue for an early dinner. Food was excellent, good value in a central location

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had the Mac and Cheese, buffalo wings, chicken sandwich and a smoked sausage. The food was good but service was non existent and lacking. Long waits for drinks, starters and mains. The waiter was nice but frazzled and we sighted him on the rarest of occasions.

What we will certainly return for is dessert. Had the chocolate chip cookie with ice cream and chocolate sauce. It was delicious and very well done.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food at Joe's is great. I was slightly disappointed by service and found this to be unusual. Overall, worth visiting before they close their doors.

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Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food from a US Southerner!

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a
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow. After ordering it took about 20 minutes for the drinks to arrive and the food took longer even longer. Even when prompted staff were slow to provide a bill.

Poor customer service and unfriendly staff.

One positive is the manager apologised when a complaint was made when we were leaving.

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KW
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service but it was over hot, could have done with some air con

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I used to like Navajjo Joe's but found this disappointing with a poor menu choice.

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SC
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend was visiting from overseas and having eaten here before, recommended the 3 of us go. Seated on time and the food was brought out quickly.
Everyone left saying how great everything tasted as well so overall an excellent dinner choice.
Thanks!

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MD
London
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Convenient location, fab food, tasty cocktails & great atmosphere. Always our go-to place when in London.

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S
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really good food and a lovely time! The wings are super tasty and is just the right amount when shared. Loads of options too! Will definitely go again. Only problem was when my boyfriend went to the toilet I thought he had fallen down the loo but it turns out he was waiting ages to go. For such a large place just need more working cubicles :)

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LM
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. Drinks perfect. I have never had a bad experience and recommend this place all the time. I am from America and understand Southern food. This is a pretty good rendition of Southern cuisine. Corn bread is a bit unusual but very tasty. Love the chicken with hot sauce and honey. Make sure you are very hungry when you go because you will be fed well. Yum.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food, nice atmosphere.

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RS
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Choose this restaurant from many.It was nothing special.I wouldn’t go back(not because it’s a bad restaurant)but only because there are so many other places I want to try.Cocktails are good.Food is average.

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KR
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Sorry but boneless chicken was over cooked and dry! Waitress was unfriendly and abrupt - not a good experience.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and cocktails

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JR
London
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience, lovely food, staff and atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was good. Sunday cocktails offer was great!! I liked all the sides etc better than my honey glazed fried chicken. Loved the fried pickle, jalapeño poppers, sweet potato fries and mac and cheese! Lychee cocktail was to die for!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

We were 10 mins late due to tube line closure. Our table was given away even though I had emailed the restaurant to request a nice table as it was a Birthday celebration. The table we ended up on was right by the bar area, the food was mediocre and the service charge should be discretionary not mandatory. Would not bother again. One course and a couple of drinks £111.00!

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CK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Joe's used to be one my favourite places in Covent Garden for good southern style food. It's gone downhill. This marks the second consecutive time that that the service/food was poor. Of note, the manager on duty took our order. Shortly after the server brought our food, I realised my order was incorrect. I don't like throwing out food so I didn't send it back, but I did tell our server the order was wrong.

His response: "Wow, you're right. That's not what you ordered. I'm sorry."

When the bill arrived: "Again, I'm really sorry about your food."

No offer for a drink or dessert. No offer to take the incorrect meal off the bill. No gesture on the restaurant's part to acknowledge their mistake. I could have sent the food back and had them make me the right meal. Customers shouldn't have to pitch a fit for a restaurant to show they value their business.

I considered removing the tip from the bill, but our server did not take our order. It was the manager. He didn't make the mistake.

But we will not eat at Joe's again.

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I
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and fun atmosphere. Flagging down a waiter to get service was a pain though. I highly recommend the place and coming from the US, it was nice to get a taste of the food from home.

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FJ
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, definitely will be coming again!

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B
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Valentines meal: food was great and service was good too.

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PD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

As an American living in London I long for decent American food. I thought I may have found somewhere for a fix with Joe's, sadly not.
Starters
Shrimp with black bean stew was VERY Good
Beet Salad also VERY Good
Brisket chilli BLAND
Mains
Short rib- Covered in too much sauce- OK
Meatloaf- AWFUL, it was some kind of pulled beef wrapped in a thick coating and deep fried. Mash was OK, honey glazed carrots were as sweet as a dessert, gravy also OK
Burger- good, fries were extremely salty

We didn't have dessert.

I thought overall, poor quality and expensive. Interior nice, fun and staff very nice. I won't go back though sadly.

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L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun restaurant with tasty food and great staff

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food - solid American fare, fresh and well-cooked. Extensive menu but probably best if you like chicken. Bar service was patchy (only one barman serving on a Friday evening...) and the downstairs cocktail bar was a mistake (not possible to order (classics) off menu and my margarita came pre-mixed!) but otherwise the restaurant is a good choice for a reasonably priced meal in Covent Garden with a decent atmosphere. Service reasonable.

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