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the classic

theatreland American brasserie

When in doubt, eat at Joe Allen, you will fit in here forever,
they take care of you, it’s divine.
Joanna Lumley

Diners Choice Award 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence





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the place

to hang out

Joe Allen in Covent Garden was first opened in 1977, a sister restaurant to the original New York site, named after its owner and creator. Located just a stone's throw from London’s best theatres, our American all-day menus, from breakfast, brunch through to post-show dining, offer something for any time of day.

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Joe's piano brunch

Saturday & Sunday

12noon to 4pm

Take your pick from our brunch classics listening to musical theatre and jazz standards

The grilled swordfish served in a lemony, oily, capery slick of loveliness with a carby hit of smashed potatoes has ended up on my 2017 Best Dishes Ever list. This was simply a lovely dinner in a venue that celebrates the pleasures of good company and a convivial vibe…De Niro’s development could have broken this restaurant. Joe Allen said, let’s go on with the show.

Grace Dent, Go London, December 2017

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