Joe Allen  

 
 
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2 Burleigh Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7PX
 
 
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Mon-Thurs 12pm-11.45pm, Fri 12pm-12.45pm, Sun 10am-11.45pm
 
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Joe AllenLike The Ivy, Joe Allen is a restaurant that defies criticism. It has been a theatreland favourite since the times when dishes like Chilli Con Carne, Vegetable Lasagne and Chopped Chicken Liver were fashionable. The cosy, buzzy atmosphere attracts West End stars on an almost daily basis, air-kissing across the room at old friends, flirting with the staff - mostly 'resting' actors - and getting charmingly sloshed as only the finest luvvies can. Stick to the simpler items on the menu, and you can eat very well. Aim for the more elaborate offerings and you may feel like you have been mugged. But you haven't really come here for the food. The main thing is to choose a seat where you can watch the comings and goings without having to crane your neck too far.
NOTE: Joe Allen moved to its new home on Burleigh Street in August 2017, making way for The Wellington Hotel.

 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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City Thameslink Station
 
14 minutes walk
 
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Strand Palace Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  22% off
372 Strand, WC2R | 1 minute from Joe Allen
This West End Art Deco hotel right on the Strand and next to Covent Garden is in a fantastic location for accessing central London and theatreland. ... More
 
 
 
The Waldorf Hilton Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £157  21% off
Aldwych, WC2B | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
Positioned between the City's Square Mile and the thriving West End, this grand, Edwardian Hilton hotel welcomes guests with a patisserie and champagne bar in the ... More
 
 
 
ME London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel
336-337 The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
A luxurious 5-star hotel situated right in the heart of the city, ME London offers guests a lavish accommodation experience. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide the impeccable guestrooms ... More
 
 
 
 
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Christopher's
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
The best of the Americas over two floors of this grade II listed building in the heart of Covent Garden and overlooking Waterloo Bridge. Lobsters (flown ... More
 
 
 
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PJ's Bar and Grill
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
30 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
American Cuisine. Booking advised. Occasional live entertainment. ... More
 
 
 
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Byron
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
33-35 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Of all the many burger chains in London, Byron is the least gimmicky and could well be the best. Byron claims to source its beef from ... More
 
 
 
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Orso Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
27 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
A former orchid warehouse in Covent Garden offering authentic Italian food since 1985. ... More
 
 
 
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Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
London > Restaurants >
29-31 Wellington Street, Covent Garden , Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Described as a true steakhouse by the Observer's food critic Jay Rayner, flagship restaurant Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar in Covent Garden offers the best of American ... More
 
 
 
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PipsDish
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
15 Exeter Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
What began as a pop-up, open for eighteen months at a Citroen Garage in Islington, now becomes a permanent restaurant as PipsDish opens in Covent Garden. ... More
 
 
 
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The Play That Goes Wrong
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th September 2014 to 3rd May 2020
Joe Allen, Catherine Street, WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society ...More
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February to 19th October 2019
Joe Allen, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical to have an all-female creative team, ...More
 
 
 
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School of Rock
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th October 2016 to 5th January 2020
Joe Allen, Drury Lane, WC2B | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
Students at a prestigious prep school "stick it to the man" with encouragement from their substitute teacher - wannabe rock star Dewey Finn - in the ...More
 
 
 
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Novello Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Built in 1905 to form a pair with the near-identical Aldwych Theatre, the Novello Theatre (formerly known as the Strand Theatre) is one of London's more ... More
 
 
 
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Theatre Royal Drury Lane
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
London's oldest theatre is also its most spectacular, with a palatial auditorium that is among the most impressive in the world. The first theatre on this ... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable profits ... More
 
 
 
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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Joe Allen
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London Transport Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
 
 
 
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London Film Museum Covent Garden
London > Attractions > Museums
45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
 
 
 
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Covent Garden East Piazza
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
A visit to Covent Garden is a must, whether you intend to shop, sightsee or soak in the carnival atmosphere. The focal ... More
 
 
 
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The Albion Emporium
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
38 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
As British as a bacon buttie, buying your groceries at The Albion Emporium is like getting first dibs on Mrs Beeton's pantry. A bastion of Britishness, ... More
 
 
 
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Primrose Bakery
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
If cupcakes are you cup of tea then head to the Covent Garden outlet of Primrose Bakery, a family owned enterprise which makes the most scrumptious ... More
 
 
 
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Penhaligon's
London > Shopping > Perfume and Cosmetics
41 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
For a sweet-smelling, sensory overload, Penhaligon's has to be the place to go. From the original Hammam Bouquet to the Winston Churchill's favourite - the Blenheim ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
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The Marquess of Anglesey
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Lamb & Flag
London > Nightlife > Pubs
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
One of the oldest pubs in London, the Lamb & Flag was once known as the Bucket of Blood, thanks to the bare-knuckle fights held here. ... More
 
 
 
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Philomena's Irish Bar
London > Nightlife > Pubs
40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 5 minutes from Joe Allen
Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
 
 
 
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Grays & Feather
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
26 Wellington Street, WC2E | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Specialising in sparkling wines Grays & Feather offers an exploration, education and, most importantly, enjoyment - without breaking the bank - of fizz. From the rolling ... More
 
 
 
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The Lobby Bar at One Aldwych
London > Nightlife > Bars
1 Aldwych, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Joe Allen
Named one of the top five hotel bars in the world by the Sunday Telegraph, the Lobby Bar at the chic One Aldwych hotel is renowned ... More
 
 
 
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The Parrot
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Waldorf Hilton, WC2B | 2 minutes from Joe Allen
Actor, DJ and producer Idris Elba is set to ruffle feathers with The Parrot, an intimate cocktail bar within the Waldorf Hilton. It's all very A-list ... More
 
 
 
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Silver Fleet - Woods River Cruises
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House South Wing Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
Enjoy a luxury cruise on the Silver Fleet. Departing from the Savoy Pier and cruising along the Thames. A classy way to see the Thames.... More
 
 
 
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Somerset House
London > Business > Venue Hire
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 3 minutes from Joe Allen
Somerset House, once the site of a spectacular Tudor palace, now includes a magnificent 18th century art gallery housing celebrated collections belonging to the Courtauld Institute Gallery, ... More
 
 
 
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Royal Society Of Arts
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 John Adam Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Joe Allen
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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 29th September 2019 

The Lyceum Theatre 1 minute walk from Joe Allen

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019: London Stories
Exhibitions | Until 14th July 2019 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Joe Allen

The Poster Prize for Illustration 2019 displays 100 shortlisted competition entries as chosen by an independent panel of judges. Taking ...More

 
Future Engineers
Future Engineers
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2020 

London Transport Museum 1 minute walk from Joe Allen

Explore the world of transport engineering in the Future Engineers gallery, a permanent display at the London Transport Museum since ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 3rd May 2020 

Duchess Theatre 1 minute walk from Joe Allen

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!
Theatre | Until 7th March 2020 

Novello Theatre 1 minute walk from Joe Allen

Through the story-telling magic of the songs of ABBA, we meet Donna, a feisty forty-something single mum, who recalls the ...More

 
9 To 5 The Musical
Theatre | Until 4th April 2020 

Savoy Theatre 2 minutes walk from Joe Allen

Jeff Calhoun directs Amber Davies, Natalie McQueen, Bonnie Langford and Brian Conley in the empowering musical based on the 1980 ...More

Emilia
Emilia
Theatre | Until 15th June 2019 

Vaudeville Theatre 2 minutes walk from Joe Allen

Hailed as "an act of revolution" (The Times) and "a landmark moment in the history of Shakespeare's Globe" (The Independent), ...More

 
Waitress
Waitress
Theatre | Until 19th October 2019 

Adelphi Theatre 2 minutes walk from Joe Allen

Transferring from Broadway, the Waitress musical comes to the Adelphi Theatre for its UK premiere in February. The first musical ...More

 
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical
Theatre | Until 21st December 2019 

Aldwych Theatre 3 minutes walk from Joe Allen

Phyllida Lloyd, director of Mamma Mia!, helms a life-affirming musical based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, written ...More

 
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
Dance | Until 11th June 2019 

Royal Opera House 3 minutes walk from Joe Allen

Kenneth MacMillan's ballet version of Romeo and Juliet, adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy, set to Prokofiev's music has become one ...More

 

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Created in celebration of the fashion house's founder, Thomas Burberry, the Burberry Classic Afternoon Tea serves a traditional menu within Thomas's Café....More

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