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J Sheekey - The Restaurant, London, ENG

J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1622 Reviews
£25 and under
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

7:00 PM


Booked 158 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

    £31.50 per person

    Jan 9 - Apr 30, 2023
    Lunch Set Menu available Sunday-Friday 12 till 4 pm. Two courses - £31.50 Three courses - £35.50 including VAT, a discretionary service charge added.

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What 1,622 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • London

    Seafood

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  1. D

    Diner25

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. It was an anniversary meal and well worth it!
  2. b

    bigboy

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Meal was fabulous and service excellent
  3. C

    Chillipots

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous seafood and fish. Not the cheapest but definitely exudes quality and freshness and the wait staff are impeccable.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely time. Great food, great service. This is a Rolls Royce version of a restaurant. Expensive but perfectly tuned.
  5. LK

    LisaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous ambience and exceptional staff and attention to detail.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Essex

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Meal ok service very poor we were forgotten
  7. S

    Suzywong

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a meal here on a cold Sunday winters evening and the ambience and coziness was just lovely . The food for 3 of the 4 of us dining was lovely however the guest who had ordered the fish stew said it was very disappointing especially for a specialist fish restaurant , not much flavour to the stock and the dish . This is a shame especially as dishes here and all the accoutrements are quite pricey for example the fish soup is £30 with no accompaniments.
  8. n

    nevradley

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar and had a great time. The food was superb. We started with sea bream ceviche and dressed crab, both of which were delicious, and then moved on to grilled lobster and slip soles. The soles were perfectly cooked and the taste and texture of the fish was outstanding. The lobster was one of the best lobsters that we have had in a very long time, juicy, sweet and succulent. The quality of the ingredients really shines through at J Sheekey, and although it certainly wasn't a cheap meal, it was worth every penny and we will certainly be back when we have saved up enough for another visit!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. Made to feel extremely welcome, delicious food and wonderful service..
  10. j

    jijim

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and also service , my all time favourite restaurant.
  11. r

    reviewer

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wine. And they take account of your theatre visit timing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Post theatre. Service was poor and food frankly so so. This place used to be a great classic cheque and elegant. What sadeneas
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been a while since I’ve had the pleasure of eating at j sheekey. Tonight made me question why I’ve left it so long. Delicious food as always and impeccable service. Thank you
  14. E

    Erik

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the lunch prix fixe between Harry Potter performances. Food was wonderful, ambience beautiful, and service great.
  15. MS

    MarshallS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went with my 7 yo daughter for lunch before the theatre. They were really kid friendly, attentive to her (and her stuffed animal) offering kids friendly meals and making her feel comfortable.
  16. ML

    MarkL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was very good, if not outstanding. Service was a bit harried. A pleasant evening, overall.
  17. HH

    HayleyH

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all the staff are charming and efficient, love it there
  18. TW

    TaraW50

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pretheatre lunch
  19. TC

    TC121

    London

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    J Sheekey is a great fish restaurant in Covent Garden London. I was there with my girlfriend and we had a lovely dinner. The menu, cocktail and wine lists are great. We had an amazing time and will be looking forward to our next visit to the restaurant in the near future. Thank you!
  20. GR

    GregR

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food service and value.
  21. p

    penelope

    London

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service from the waitress looking after us was fantastic. There was a bit of confusion from other staff which she was very apologetic about. Set menu is great value and the food was good. The bill ticks up quickly with expensive side dishes and a perky wine list. Overall a good lunch
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food and service is very good, nothing to complain about.
  23. UT

    UllaT

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We got a carafe of 360ml white wine and the last bit was poured into the glasses on the neighbouring table. The layout of the bar made access past our table very awkward.
  24. A

    Atilla

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very friendly staff. Good selection of food….nothing fancy. Everything came out of the kitchen in a timely fashion and prepared properly. Probably not ‘fine dining’ but a very good choice for a good meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, in a lovely setting with good service . The pan fired slip soles were superb.
  26. PG

    PhilG

    Nottingham

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my birthday celebration meal so to make sure we had time to enjoy it we booked 3 hours before our nearby west end show started and were the first evening diners at the restaurant. We twice asked the server to slow things down but the courses were rushed to us and we were out in the street in next to no time. I also think we were given a more limited menu than usual. I was obviously disappointed… but only because my expectations were high having had lunch at Sheekeys many many times in the past.
  27. s

    southhillsider

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Comfortable relaxed atmosphere . Great food and service . Look forward to going back soon .
  28. i

    imc74

    London

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Pre Theatre dinner. Servi
  29. FL

    FromLondon

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and pleasant service
  30. AF

    AngelaF

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The level of service and quality of food was not what we are used from J Sheekey having been customers for 15 years.
  31. JG

    JenniferG

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lives up to expectation. High end price wise but excellent I every way. Look forward to our next visit.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The salmon was fantastic. The sprouts were a little bland. Overall great experience!
  33. TK

    TuomoK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as always, always a pleasure. Recommended if you enjoy good quality seafood.
  34. ME

    MicheleE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious and amazing service!
  35. JC

    JamesC

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Could hear everyone around a table of ten and yet it was not quiet - which is great. Service was very attentive and the food excellent.
  36. H

    Harri

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb. We popped in out of the blue after remembering how good the last meal I had here was, and we were not disappointed. The oysters, seabass ceviche and sticky prawns were superb. We then moved on to the grilled Lobster, and WOW. My partner and think it's the best we've had in a restaurant. Slightly smaller than we first expected but ended up being perfect. The staff are superb. Faultless.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Special birthday meal, food was exceptional, great ambience, busy which led to forgetting a wine order but they apologised & put it on the house before we’d even said anything
  38. CS

    ConnorS

    Spain

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Overpriced for the offering, had better lobster at cheaper establishments & the service was really poor which was strange as the restaurant was quiet (NYD) having told the waitress we would like to remove part of the service charge not a word was said, they just walked off with the bill In hand, surely you would ask for feedback as to why we wanted to remove part of this? Nonetheless, great to try but won’t be visiting again
  39. p

    paulyb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fabulous and this visit did NOT disappoint, despite the demands of it being New Year's Eve. Simply glorious.
  40. s

    scottz

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food and service were both terrific. However, after ordering a nice bottle of wine and three courses, we were told that we had 15 minutes left at our table if we wanted dessert and coffee. Or we could move to another table elsewhere (our two top would help them form a table for six) We chose to stay at our table, we ordered a dessert, but the floor manager who asked us to move decided we needed something different (which he comped). Overall really great, but even our waiter was not happy with how the evening ended.

FAQs

J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1622 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 158 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

  • 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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