J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

4.6
557 reviews
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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a hidden jewel, nestling between the bright lights of Leicester Square and the chic Covent Garden, on the doorstep of jostling Chinatown and action-fuelled Soho. Open daily from midday until late, food is seasonal, delicious and affordable. Appealing to seafood enthusiasts, but neglecting no-one, the menu offers small sharing plates of fish, shellfish, salads and game, not to mention with the very theatrical Plateau de Fruits de Mer. The team is passionate and knowledgeable, serving from an open kitchen as and when the dishes are cooked. Please note that seats are subject to a time restriction. Seats that are booked from 5.15pm to 5.45pm are available through to 7.15pm.
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London
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to grab a bite and drink pre-theatre

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LS
Washington DC
131 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood. Attentive staff. Both hake and the lobster salad were well prepared.oyster presentation nicely done. You can understand why it is so busy

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OT
London
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

A very ordinary night at J Sheekey Atlantic Bar, despite my early pre planning for theatre, service was horribly slow, our orders were not delivered to the kitchen in the order they were made, with me ultimately ending up having to drink my espresso as I rushed to the door to make it to the performance (theatre was 3 min away).

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a seafood platter and really enjoyed the variety and quality of seafood. The service was generally good but they did let my wine glass go empty a couple of times. It was very quiet on the Sunday night we went.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great selection of seafood and attentive staff, the restaurant was very busy when we visited. The table wasn't properly cleaned when we were seated

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

👍👏👏👏👏 excellent

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V
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic afternoon with squeaky fresh Dublin Bay Prawns, Sancerre and excellent service. What's not to love?

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D
London
48 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lobster soufflé and excellent Sauvignon blanc. Perfect lunch after visit to gallery.

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Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service.Amazing seafood. Worth the visit.

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KA
London
77 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a joy. Never disappoints. Great food, delightful friendly service and fabulous location. A real favourite of ours and we’ll definitely be back. Thank you!

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B
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, ambiance. Did I mention the food? Wow

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Atlantic Bar was superb. Great service and ambiance. Had Oysters, Salmon and Salad, all wonderful. Non alcoholic cocktails also lovely. Couldn’t fault really.

I would match the soundtrack to the ambiance - easy listening Jazz or down-beat rather than bop bop!

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

HAd better experiences there in the past
Staff is nice , some lacking a bit of class for such a place
coffee waited for 20 minutes

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome but the service even better! We had a great time and enjoyed every moment of the dinner thanks to a very professional chef and very prompt waiting staff. 10/10
Come again for sure.

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RR
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Certainly the best and freshest seafood in London

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L
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Perfect spot for pre theatre light supper n drinks. On this occasion we were sat near the open kitchen although they were not full. It was a bit distracted and not as nice as sitting in the booths or at the bar and we were more tucked away so service was not as attentive.

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Been twice recently, limited menu but everything presented with care and delicious. Service exceelent.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great discovery, service was top notch, the atmosphere was both lively and intimate and the wines were delicious (please add some merlot). I would be more than happy to come back

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JG
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Amazing tastes, sauces and fresh seafood.. Very attentive staff without being overly attentive. Great lunch

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DM
Jersey
7 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place of quality and service in Central London Covent Garden/ Theatrelznd where so often your custom is taken for granted...this was SO SO different...staffcatvall levelbwere teriffic, attentive and professional..Food was divine...what more can you ask for ...we will be back

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JB
London
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Amazing seafood dishes and a great setting at the bar - as always

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MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s slways a treat coming here and makes a fantastic pre theatre stop

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JD
London
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal sitting at the Atlantic Bar

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very prompt efficient service. Delicious food. Has Seedlip which for us non drinkers was excellent. Defo would go bank, was pre theatre and great for that purpose.

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L
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We decided to try the Atlantic Bar with the fixed menu in mind - however we were told on arrival that as of the previous day they had done away with the fixed menu. It all seemed rather dubious and a means perhaps of trying to get us to spend more. Rather amateurish service and not the friendliest. I wouldn't go again - certainly not good value for money.

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P
London
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The Atlantic Bar is a step down from the remarkable J Sheekey main restaurant but the food is worth a visit. We were seated at a wooden table with no table cloth and the restaurant was unfortunately very noisy when we visited. Service was efficient and the food was excellent and original.

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OT
London
77 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great interior and service with delicious food. Will for sure come back.

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Z
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service very good. We love going here. It is the best seafood restaurant in London.

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MC
Western NC
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and ambiance. Food was delicious!

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g
London
140 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great pit stop although I find the menu pricey for what you get.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch service. Unobtrusive and just very, very good. Prices are a little on the high side for the portion size, but it’s central London, it’s Sheekey so we let it slide because the food is excellent.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent pre theatre venue for nice fresh seafood and pleasant ambience

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Atlantic Bar is such a special place. Wonderful food of course but also excellent service from lovely staff. Highly recommended and one of my favourite places to eat.

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G
London
117 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J Sheekey is one of London’s absolute restaurant gems. I treated my aunt to lunch after a visit to the National Portrait Gallery and we thoroughly enjoyed a fabulous meal at the Atlantic Bar. The new lunch menu delivered tremendous value at £30 a head for 4 small sharing plates and a glass of wine. The tuna tostadas and twice baked soufflés were particular highlights. We were very well looked after by the delightful Joyce. I don’t think fish lovers can do better in central London.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the food!!! Fantastic service and nice ambience

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good

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JD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

fabulous seafood, fish and cocktails - the tuna tacos are amazing

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SW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our first tripe to Sheekey's. The Taps style of eating, having a drink and a good chat was ideal. Service was very attentive, without being intrusive.

Only dish we did not like much was the shrimp burger - very underwhelming and soggy.

The rest was fantastic - oysters so fresh and flavoursome......octopus, tender and tasty.....tempura, on point....and cheese soufle.....well, so nice we had to have another! Deserts - the Fish Bowl deserves a special mention. We shall be back!

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G
London
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal sat outside in the sun. Service was fantastic and food was brilliant. Would come back every week no probs.

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W
London
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favourites. Great food, great value and the staff are fantastic.

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