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Like The Mousetrap, Joe Allen is a nostalgic slice of Theatreland that has pulled in appreciative audiences for years. This buzzy basement first opened in the late 1970s and ever since has been serving decent renditions of Stateside favourites to a mixed crowd of thespian regulars and out-of-towners. Showbiz permeates the place: posters of West End shows decorate the brick walls, and a pianist plays by the curtained entrance. The please-all menu includes the likes of cajun-spiced shrimp with guacamole and tortilla chips, mac & cheese, and baby back ribs – best smothered in Joe’s steak sauce – with grilled corn, slaw and piping-hot, perfectly crunchy fries. Steaks, grills and salads also feature, alongside a house special of ‘eggs Joe Allen’ sitting on a spicy potato croquette. Puds such as Knickerbocker brownie put in a star turn, with well-priced wines and cocktails completing the ensemble. Smiling staff keep the show running smoothly.
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    Her Favourite Food :: Her Favourite Food: Joe Allen, Covent Garden

    You have probably walked past Joe Allen a dozen times if you are regular visitor to Covent Garden. Entirely inconspicuous, you would have no clue what sort of restaurant lies behind the front door.

    As I entered and descended the stairs to the basement, fearing a dingy set up lacking atmosphere, I was delighted to see the opposite. A long vintage looking bar stretching the length of the room, crisp white tablecloths adorning each table and a pianist lit only by candlelight made me feel like I had stepped back in time and I loved it.


    Joe Allen opened in 1977 as a replica of its New York counterpart...
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Essential Details for Joe Allen

  • Cuisine: North American
  • Area: Covent Garden
  • Price: £45.00
  • Wine: £20.00
  • Champagne: £49.50
  • Lunch: £16/18 (2/3 courses)
  • Dinner: £18/20 (2/3 courses)
  • Private Dining: 45

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Private room for 24 to 50 seated guests or 70 standing situated just off the main dining area. (Please note, all guests, both seated and standing, must order food and beverages due to licensing.)

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