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J Sheekey - The Restaurant, London, ENG

J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1551 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 137 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–11:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:15 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

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What 1,551 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

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  • London

    Seafood

  • West End London

    Most Booked

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  1. MT

    MicheTempest

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met a friend for Christmas lunch. The venue had beautiful classic Christmas decorations. I was greeted by the wonderful Maitre D Cedric..what a fabulous charmer! Had a couple of delicious Nutcracker Champagne cocktails with creme de cassis and a white chocolate coated glass rim. The food was fabulous. Seafood Bisque followed by perfect Halibut with chilled Riesling. Then a cheese board with port. The service exemplary and the atmosphere superb. Would dash back. Thanks to all the team who made the visit so special.
  2. G

    Greg

    London

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    J Sheekey's has an excellent food and wine list, the twice baked souffle was delicious, as was the lobster thermidor and the fish pie, all washed down with a perfectly chilled Whispering Angel and served by attentive staff, despite the fact that it was 22.15 when they would have been coming to the end of a long shift.
  3. t

    tracys

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience2
    Never get the drinks right and don’t apologise
  4. EN

    EleniN

    Oxford

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family London weekend
  5. M

    Marietta

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was truly excellent. A definite must.
  6. SA

    StellaA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not a huge seafood 🦞 fan but this restaurant won me over. The food was fresh, well presented and the ambience was the icing on the cake. Had a truly civilised evening. We shall return without hesitation.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    J Sheekey is always great!
  8. GO

    GeoO

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    They were unable to seat us until 25 minutes after our reservation, which when you've alerted them to a curtain time is stress-producing. The food was delicious, but the main course arrived very late. They offered us a few desserts on the house, but those never arrived before we had to race out the door to catch our show. I have enjoyed this restaurant for years, but I'd rather not risk a repeat of last evening.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service with staff who are clearly happy to be working with each other. A great place for fish lovers although the wine prices are slightly too high. That said, the gruner vetliner we had was delicious
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service - especially Sarita - was excellent! The food was outstanding. The atmosphere was really nice as well. Everything you could ask for and more!
  11. m

    mcuk

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great to be back - J Sheekey is a wonderful institution and the seafood is as spot on as I remembered. Terrific service from a long crew learning the art of hospitality, which is also great to see.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bavaria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and delicious food!
  13. KT

    KaraT

    Oxford

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch at this fab restaurant. The seafood bisque is outstanding and, top tip, very filling…we couldn’t finish our main courses - a stunning monkfish and prawn tikka masala and the fish pie…
  14. r

    rixreview

    Washington DC

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A favorite 'before theatre' restaurant and within e.z. walking distance to many of them, J Sheekey's is a true London gem. There is a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere and the service is very good. The raw oyster selection on this most recent visit was particularly outstanding! We'll be back!
  15. JR

    JayR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife has been before though I'd wanted to eat at Sheekey's for years and yesterday I finally made it. A great restaurant, super service, great ambiance and wow terrific food at a pretty decent price too. I/we love this place and will definitely be back.
  16. TM

    TracyM

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic restaurant and delicious food as always
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing service
  18. FP

    FoodiePP

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had an enjoyable early dinner at Sheekey's after a very long time. We were not disappointed with the food - oysters, prawns, lobster, sashimi, artichoke soup, risotto all well prepared. Really pleased to see a comprehensive vegetarian/vegan menu too. And the wine choices are decent across the range. On the downside, the table was rather small, and the restaurant felt too "cozy". And while the service overall was good it was not great at times with water and wine being splashed into our glasses without much care. Still, this is a good choice for seafood lovers in the heart of London and we I am sure we will be back.
  19. TS

    TS007

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely setting and great location. Noisy but only because they were so busy. Would definitely go back.
  20. p

    penelope

    London

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the food is excellent here, although expensive for what it is and the wine list is very hefty on pricing
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    I had a wonderful evening here. Great food. Lovely staff. Love the atmosphere. Only pity was we had to wait to be seated about 45 mins. And could only order drinks there. And then were moved so place else 20 mins later before we could get to look at food options.
  22. ER

    EnricoR

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and service. Table uncomfortable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Hadn’t but there for a long time and have very fond memories. Overall it was ok, the food was good and the staff looking after our table were great. When we arrived though it felt chaotic with a long queue and a rather harassed team welcoming you and seating you which didn’t set a great tone to the evening. Things did pick up.
  24. J

    Jeff

    London

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been sometime since I last visited J SHEEKY but they are on top of their game. I am better than any critic as I pay for my own food and they are excellent.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The presentation of food is pleasing, yet the food itself is bland. The only thing flavorful is the prawn cake and the mayo is never near Korean. The cocktail looks good and is okay. I love the decoration and the ambience, perfect for a date night or anniversary.
  26. RB

    RossB

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Impeccable service as always. Sat in the outdoor area which is actually enclosed and perfectly fine if a little down on the usual restaurant ambiance. Food was tasty and a super wine recommendation.
  27. N

    Niki

    Edinburgh

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and staff The food was on another level. Highly recommend if your a fish lover.
  28. PD

    PatrickD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Cozy environment, classic seafood dishes, very good food. Some minor shortcomings on service but nothing critical. Good attitude to fix.
  29. c

    catpbagpuss

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    love this place, amazing service, food was great, cocktails even better! We love it here and return all the time thanks
  30. o

    omniorg

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening, but some of the service was a little chaotic
  31. AP

    AlanP

    London

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If fish is your thing then J Sheekey is a must. Located in a quiet alley in the centre of the theatre district it has been an enduring fixture for many years. I have had the turbot (for two) and the halibut and both were outstanding. The wine choice is very good and not ridiculous in price and the staff are very friendly and efficient. It's an all day bustling busy place and the level of noise can vary depending on which room the table is in and where you are so if you would like somewhere quiet ask. Not cheap - but worth it. Enjoy.
  32. P

    Pluto

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Wonderful as always. Such a good place to come, pre-theatre /ballet/opera. It makes for a pleasant evening. I like sitting at the large bar. The plateau of fruits de mer was excellent. Staff impeccable, as always. And all was perfectly timed: I was through just before 7pm, which was exactly what I wanted. Thanks again, Sheekey’s team.👏
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been regulars at this restaurant for many years and it never fails to impress. Whether it is one of the seafood towers at the bar or a three course table service meal we never have any complaints.
  34. BV

    BeeVee

    London

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly on point service - we had a toddler with us and the staff were both accommodating and considerate
  35. L

    Lhindr

    London

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Great food. I booked the bar which I have sat at before and enjoyed for cosy catch up.
  36. E

    Ermintrude

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Excellently cooked food, high quality ingredients prepared with care and slick unobtrusive friendly and efficient service. A pleasure to eat there.
  37. c

    champagne

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Having dined in Sheekeys since the 1950's with my Grandmother, her favourite restaurant when she was in England, she always had lobster mayonnaise. It is still one of the best fish restaurants in London, an energetic vibe , good service and delicious food.
  38. A

    Andy

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A well established and regarded restaurant. The fish was as anticipated and rightly the star, delicious and filling.
  39. JC

    JohnC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    A great venue with great service . Food a little variable but overall with a visit
  40. SJ

    SJP3003

    Washington DC

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood…our first experience a few years ago pre-show was excellent so we were looking to come back and everything met our expectations: the food, service and emblematic ambiance.

FAQs

J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1551 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 137 times today
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–11:15 pm Sun 12:00 pm–10:15 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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