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|Address:||13 Exeter Street, London WC2E 7DT|
|Tel:||020 3544 6061|
|Price: £45.00||Wine: £20.00||Champagne: £49.50|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Thurs 12N-12M (Fri -12.45am) Sat 10am-12.45am Sun 10am-11.30pm|
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Although it has been tucked away on Exeter Street more years than I care to remember it is not often that Joe Allen fails to hit the spot. They were probably one of earlier pioneers of ‘table turning’ but they usually do it with such finesse that one doesn't feel annoyed. They also go to great lengths on making the booking to be sure you understand how long you have the table for.
Sunday bruch/lunch is always fun and extremely good value. The regular changes to the menu avoid becoming over familiar with it as there is always something new to discover. The old faithfuls like the Caesar Salad, Eggs Benedict and the, never advertised, burgers are extremely good. the french fries are wonderful and one should enjoy them with the homemade tomato relish.
The pre and post theatre menu works really well if yuo are on a budget. For people who like to watch other people there is usually someone in there who you might recognise.
In a city like London a restaurant cannot survive in the way Joe Allen does, without having that certain something. Most times it is a very good meal, well served and accompanied by an interesting wine list.