Jo Allens is an American Brasserie in the heart of theatre land in the West End of London. It is an exact copy of the same restaurant in New York. When Jo Allen’s opened in London in 1977 the intention was to make it a hang out for everybody in the peforming arts industry, even the waiters to be jobbing actors and this intention is still true today. It is a brilliant option for dining anytime especially at the weekend as they have fantastic American style brunches. If you are heading to the theatre Jo Allens is a great choice for pre or post show dining and is open until midnight. If you just fancy a drink you can prop yourself up at the long bar and watch the barman shake you a fantastic cocktail. As you walk down the stairs into the restaurant you’ll notice the show poster decor and the pianist is softly playing. The restaurant is fantastically ambient and the service brilliant. It feels decadent and slick but never pretentious. The menu is all about American classics, seafood and steak. There are no burgers on the menu, but there are secret burgers, they always have burgers the waiter told us with a smile. The mains come in around £14 each, are generous and tasty.
The services is excellent and they coped with our large group well, the tables are circular and Jo Allen’s makes a very pleasant and social setting for special occasions
There is a set menu which is excellent value all day Sunday-Tuesday 12pm=12am and Wednesday-Saturday 12-7pm. 2 courses are £14.75 and 3 courses £17.50, add a glass of wine for £3.
At the weekends you can eat brunch whilst a lovely live pianist entertains you.
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13 Exeter Street, WC2E