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J Sheekey - The Restaurant, London, ENG

J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2097 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
J Sheekey is an iconic London restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden and the West End, serving the best seafood, fish, shellfish and oysters with al fresco dining on the terrace. The restaurant is close to the vibrant quarters of Soho, Leicester Square and The National Gallery.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 120 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Phone number
    020 7240 2565
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andrew McClay
  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Leicester Square station Exit No 1 then either left hand turn by the Wyndhams theatre.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch Set Menu

    £33.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us and discover J.Sheekey’s delightful new set menu available Sunday to Friday from 12pm – 4.45pm. Enjoy two courses for £33 or three courses for £39 with new seasonal dishes like Wild Mushroom Soup, Fritto Misto, Plaice Kiev, or for those with a sweet tooth, opt for Honeycomb Ice Cream or a warming Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding to finish.
  • Off Peak Friday Lunch Set Menu

    £33.00 per person

    Mar 15 - May 31, 2024
    To celebrate TfL’s ‘off-peak Fridays’ campaign, we’ll be welcoming you to enjoy and discover J.Sheekey’s delightful new set menu available every to Friday from 12pm - 4.45pm from Friday 15th March until the end of May. Enjoy two courses for £33 or three courses for £39 with new seasonal dishes like Wild Mushroom Soup, Fritto Misto, Plaice Kiev, or for those with a sweet tooth, opt for Honeycomb Ice Cream or a warming Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding to finish.
  • À La Carte & £50 Bottle of Henriot Champagne

    May 6 - May 10, 2024
    From Monday 6th - Friday 10th May, celebrate spring with a bottle of Henriot Brut Champagne for £50 a bottle (usually £92 on our extensive wine list). The discount will be automatically taken off the listed menu price. Terms: Available for lunch and dinner during opening hours for A la carte dining only between Monday 6th May - Friday 10th May Pre-bookings only, not available on walk-ins. Not available on existing bookings - special experience must be booked. Not available in conjunction with any other offer or discount.

What 2,097 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Seafood

  • West End London

    Seafood

2,097 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent as usual. Very good choice of food. Thank you to Luisa and Marik for taking such good care of us.

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  2. BuffyA

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The salad, apps and main course were very good. Dessert was just ok. Service started out great and then half way through the meal it became nonexistent. We weren’t asked if we would like another drink, no water refill, etc. I made a reservation well in advance and we were sat at a tiny table by the raw bar. I should have asked to be moved. Overall a disappointing experience.

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  3. MichaelF

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant but overpriced for the quality of food . Wine very over priced.

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  4. veej

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and ambience, with fantastic food.

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  5. AlexTwoSpoons

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good at Sheekey's, the best prawn tempura, half lobster mayonnaise is a treat, and they treat me as if I am special - which I am occasionally

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  6. SlvrFx

    London

    101 reviews

    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic restaurant in the heart of the west end, fantastic food, wonderful staff and great atmosphere.

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  7. MayW

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely staff. Great food. Space is a bit tight. Cocktails was made very well and very reasonably priced too.

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  8. KateB

    Orlando

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    our food was wonderful! Fish n Chips husband really enjoyed but the standouts were the Endive salad, the Cheese soufflé is an ABSOLUTE must and my Halibut delicious. highly recommend!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great fish, try the fish pie! Plus good service in central location. Our kids loved the new kids menu and the shrimp burger!

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  10. KateM

    Brighton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immaculate and personable service. Food was divine and high quality. A marvellous fine dining experience. We look forward to returning.

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  11. AliG

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I was there with my wife for pre-theatre dinner. We’ve ordered some oysters which came with all sorts of condiments. I’ve realized that small spoon for sauce was missing, I’ve called our waitress and asked from her. She was a little bit angry and get the spoon and smashed to the ice on the oyster service plate, saying that “that’s your spoon” and run away. I called her again and said that what kind of service is this? She apologized continuously but it was happened once and our night was started with this kind of attitude. Very poorly handled situation.

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  12. djohns

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, great experience. If we are here again we will definitely come.

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  13. NYCFoodie

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    I would like to say it was exceptional-but the service was lacking. We didn’t get everything we ordered, our server never checked on us. No apologies for the missing items (yet they were on our bill and needed to be removed). Too bad - our food was amazing.

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  14. Limey

    Oxford

    114 reviews

    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The place for seafood in the West End. Comfortable, clubby dining area with very attentive and swift service. Food was to a high standard, extensive wine list.

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  15. chris

    New York City

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Hadn’t been for a long time food service was excellent

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  16. JackieP

    Hampshire

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a lovely restaurant for a special meal. The service is first class and the food is beautifully presented and delicious.

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  17. RussM

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great option for pre-theater dinner. Recommend sitting in bar area

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  18. JohnS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good service and atmosphere. The set menu was good value

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I appreciate that there is a big shortage of staff in restaurants - but having someone try to clear the table when people are still eating is a definite NO-NO - and then for the same person to use the term 'and what about you' when asking if the patron would like a glass of wine - it is just not a good customer experience or manners - however the food and ambience are definitely as good as ever - there just needs to be some training of some members of the staff.

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  20. LindaK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to this restaurant about five times now. Great food attentive staff .lovely atmosphere. Great restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Peeblesshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely late lunch outside very helpful staff and maxing food

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  22. Maria

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and service as always. Try the monkfish starter

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great institution 🙏 Great food before the Lion King

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  24. MMcM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch, a beautifully cooked monkfish curry and pan fried sea bass were the stand outs for our table. Service was swift, helpful and friendly. We will be back!

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  25. Daveandlynnn

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always. This restaurant never disappoints

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and wine as always, service was a little more lax than prior visits but still a great spot for a special dinner.

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  27. LondonDiner

    London

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    J Sheekey never disappoints. Excellent food, service, ambiance. A classic.

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  28. Clarky66

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great as ever, disappointing being told that they don’t accept open table vouchers the day before , despite booking several weeks ago with that request

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  29. GeraldineC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic vibe, great service and the food was on point. Amazing place to eat

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  30. StellaT

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch and lovely staff thank you ! We we will definitely be back for more
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  31. Gigi

    London

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Throughly enjoyed our lunch with you , from my cheese soufflé to the baked cod ,,we didn’t want to leave .
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  32. SarahL

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely sole and green salad - delicious coffee! Enjoyed lunch at the bar.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  33. Seaweed

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Crab wasn't fresh, mixed roast shellfish was half under cooked half over cooked? Half pint prawns were nice

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been to J Sheekey many times and it never disappoints. The food is fresh and impeccably prepared with innovative recipes without being experimental. The service, ambience, location amd everything else is excellent! A must visit
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  35. GSC2

    New York City

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    High quality food with great ambience in the restaurant. Service is professional and attentive. High prices but worth the premium for the quality.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 27, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a Delicious menu and good service, would recommend at any time of day for every occasion.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is brilliant I love the overall vibe food was good but not amazing

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  38. AntJR

    Tampa

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’d give it 6 stars overall if I could. A truly wonderful evening in a ‘proper’ restaurant. The food was fantastic and we were looked after by the most charming staff. All in all it was a great night and I’ll definitely be back
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 18, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  39. JayV

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lot's of character, central location, cozy and buzzing atmosphere and delicious food. Service could have been a bit more attentive, but that's it.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    This was our second visit and having enjoyed our first experience here, this trip was chaotic. We were seated near the waiter collection point and there was constant noise as plates and trays were dropped. The fish was great, although my friend did not enjoy the steak, but the whole experience was far from relaxing this time round. Our waitress was extremely friendly and helpful however those bringing the dishes had no idea who was having what. Not what one expects in such a pricey place. Not sure if we shall return any time soon.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on March 16, 2024
    Hi, Thank you for your feedback. If you have not already contacted us directly, we would love to discuss this further. Give us a call on 02074209860 at your earliest convenience and we will be happy to assist. Kindest Regards, J. Sheekey

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FAQs

J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2097 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 120 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for J Sheekey - The Restaurant

28-32 St Martin's Ct, London, ENG WC2N 4AL

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–10:45 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:45 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Leicester Square station Exit No 1 then either left hand turn by the Wyndhams theatre.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andrew McClay
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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