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About J Sheekey - The Restaurant

Josef Sheekey was a seafood stall holder who first opened an oyster bar on St Martin’s Court in 1896. The restaurant was restored to its former glory in 1998, its four inter-connecting rooms hung with original pictures of actors from throughout the 20th century that reflect its central position in the theatre world. Both casts and audiences flock here for immaculately sourced and perfectly prepared seafood.

28-32 St Martin's Court
London, WC2N 4AL
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Friday: 12 noon-3pm, 5pm-12 midnight
Saturday: 12 noon-3pm, 5.15pm-12 midnight
Sunday: 12 noon-3.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7240 2565

Website:
http://www.j-sheekey.co.uk/

Public Transport:
Leicester Square station

Executive Chef:
Andrew McClay

Additional:
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine

J Sheekey - The Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (77)
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Cosy (27)
Notable Wine List (22)
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 (London)·Dined on 30 December 2017

Our first time here and everything about it was top notch. We were in the main restaurant which has an intimate feel about it with lots of nooks and crannies. We had oysters and half a lobster followed by mixed grilled fish (five of them !) to share. All cooked simply but to perfection. They have an excellent wine list (with waiters who really know their stuff) and we had attentive service throughout. It is a high end restaurant price wise, but as in life you generally get what you pay for !. We would definitely recommend to others, and we will certainly be going back when we're in the West End.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 30 December 2017

Fantastic food, with a lot of choice on the menu. Great service. Great treat!

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 (Kent)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Excellent seafood, along with the service and ambiance make J Sheekey a force to be reckoned with. They have a wide selection for the discerning palette expertly cooked and presented. Thanks to all the staff for making this a memorable stay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

Great fish, excellent venue for pre theatre dinner

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 23 December 2017

Food and service was perfect

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 December 2017

Food was excellent - creative and delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

There's nowhere quite like Sheekey's. You are greeted like an old friend and cared for by the serving staff as though you eat there all the time! They understand perfectly if you have a date at the theatre afterwards - you will never miss a curtain up.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Pre-Theatre lunch; set menu was excellent value.

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 (London)·Dined on 15 December 2017

Amazing food, great service, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 28 November 2017

As always the J Sheekey experience, does not disappoint. Attentive service and wonderful food. I highly recommend the Grilled Shellfish, simply delicious. It’s expensive, but it was a lovely birthday treat.

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 (London)·Dined on 27 November 2017

Dined on 27th November for my fathers Birthday, what a wonderful experience that will stay with him, and us forever.

From the the friendly, hospitable and very charming doorman to the welcoming reception team and knowledgable waiting staff. Thank you for making my fathers Birthday special. I can’t wait until another Birthday comes up so we can celebrate at yours all over again!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on 27 November 2017

A delicious meal from start to finish. I had the mushroom or Soto and the meet Zoe Seabass. Both were outstanding. My wife had the crab bisque and the Dover sole. They were also outstanding. Wonderful ambience with several smaller rooms nicely decorated.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Been here quite a few times and the food is always excellent. Very nice seafood restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service4
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 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Fabulous food. Exquisite wine. Good service - would be improved by less obruptness.

Overall. Excellent

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on 24 November 2017

Great food service and ambience, fish superb

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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Always great

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 November 2017

Incredible food. Genuinely first rate in every way. Quite expensive ($300 for dinner for two without wine) so bring a sense of humor along with your Platinum Card.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

Service impeccable. Beautiful wine. Lovely atmosphere. I was a bit disappointed with my main course (John Dory - tiny portion and greasy deep fried anchovies on the side). That said, I would definitely recommend and I would visit again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants in London. Everything is perfect apart from one thing - my wife tells me there is nowhere to put her handbag in the ladies toilet.!

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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Fantastic food and glad I finally got to this place. Staff are friendly and great spot for a date. Still thinking about food 3 days later...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Dorset)·Dined on 3 November 2017

One of the best restaurants for fish I have been to. I really lovely evening.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

Buzzing and vibrant atmosphere with consistently excellent seafood and a wonderful wine selection

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 30 October 2017

Excellent - one can totally rely on Sheekeys - they never fail!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on 28 October 2017

We received the highest service that was discrete and unintrusive. The food was understated and delicious. We enjoyed our lunch very much and will return.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Fantastic evening at J Sheekey enjoying delicious seafood. The staff made our anniversary extra special. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Went to J Sheekey before catching a show. Phenomenal food! Highly recommend the ceviche and Dover sole. Service was outstanding. Overall, best service and meal I’ve had in London.

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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Excellent as always. If not the best, one of the best fish restaurants in London. Fast service and quality food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Faultless - perfectly organised visir within our timetable

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 12 October 2017

A wonderful experience. Beautiful food.

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vip
 (Kent)·Dined on 9 October 2017

Outstanding food and service-when I pointed out an error in the bill,there was an immdediate correction and apology-I know that should always happen but doesn't even in top restaurants.Very nice wine although prices are a bit toppy.That said-best fish in London

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 (London)·Dined on 8 October 2017

Our first time at J Sheekey - its was great. Our American friends loved it.

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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Excellent food and good service. Managed to get us in and out in time to go to the Noel Coward theatre which is convenient for this restaurant. Very busy but staff very attentive and a nice buzzy atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

We had a pre-theatre meal at J Sheekey. The food was fantastic, the service was good and our food arrived without delay. The best seafood in London.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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service3
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 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

Maitre De could not find our reservation at first which was slightly embarrassing. After that all went well.

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 (London)·Dined on 4 October 2017

I always visit J Sheekey when I visit London. I wish they have special deals for visitors who visit them regularly from overseas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Every time we eat here it's consistently good. We have to travel to the restaurant and we were meeting some friends from overseas and we knew they would enjoy everything about the restaurant and food. They loved it.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

What is there to say? Definitive fish restaurant with self confidence of being the best of the best.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Attentive service, good ambience, wide selection of food. Our choices were excellent. Especially good for fish lovers.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 25 September 2017

We have been coming to J Sheekey for years and it never disappoints! Love the frozen berry dessert! You have to try it!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 18 September 2017

Excellent food, service and wine as always

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