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Joe Allen: Joe Allen
Very discreet at street level and consequently most tourists walk right by (I think this is a deliberate ploy). Not sure how to describe the food - maybe 'progressive Californian' - always an interesting menu. Draws the thespian crowd. Apparently a lot of the wait staff consist of acting wannabees and you get the odd celebrity. I like the food and atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Everything. Although not shown on the menu I am informed that really good burgers are available if requested.
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Joe Allen: DISGRACEFULLY OVERPRICED
This place is a complete rip-off. The menu is pretentious and vastly overpriced. Can anyone really justify 5.50 GBP for a small slice of plain cheesecake, (8.00 GBP with fudge sauce)????
The mains looked interesting, but tasted dull and underseasoned. Ambience was pretty much average for an American-style diner. Wait staff were very friendly and attentive. But at these prices I was expecting so much better. I mean, 50 GBP for two mains (one was a BURGER for heaven's sake!), two desserts, a beer and a coke - it's damned impudence! I might pay that at Maxim's in Paris, but this is just a basement diner, and an ordinary one at that!
Don't waste your money - it's really nothing special.
Favorite Dish: I wish I'd ordered Chili con Carne - it was only 8.50 GBP.
Joe Allen: Another Hidden Bistro
I would probably wouldn't even notice this nice place, you actually dont really see it from the street as when you enter the place you have to go down the stairs and then you get into a nice dining room...
The credit to that place is to Phil (Phil.Uk.net), Me and Phil made a mini VT meet and after we didnt find the restaurant i wanted (okay i forgot the name of the street and we wasn't sure where it was) we walked till we arrive to this retaurant which is one of Phil's favorites.
They have a nice small menu, nice atmosphere and avarage prices.
Noon - 01:00am
Sunday: Till Midnight
Joe Allen: Real American food for Luvvies
A discreet, though not so little, cellar restaurant that caters to the theatrical crowd - from behind the curtain rather than the audience. The place suggests to me a 1920s speakeasy.
You can get hamburgers and connoisseurs of these things rate them highly, but what I really enjoy is the real American food, which comes in real American portions.
OK, it's part of a chain, a sister restaurant of the original in New York, but what a chain. Why couldn't we have more of this instead of McD*n*lds?
Favorite Dish: Black bean soup and a rack of ribs, with pecan pie to follow.
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