J Sheekey - The Restaurant
Pleasurable experience, attentive staff, and fabulous food
Was taking a friend to the Royal Opera for the first time today and decided to take him to experience the excellence of J Sheekey at lunchtime. With a great choice for the set menu and great lunch was had.
The best service and food in London in my opinion and be using this fabulous restaurant for ten years now. Not as often as I’d like to , but whenever I’m in London I’ll always eat there if I can
Great dinner at Sheekeys. The squid was mouth watering as was the cod
Great seafood which is good value for money with an extensive wine list
Love it here. Never fails to disappoint.
As usual, the quality of the food and its preparation were outstanding, I think everyone was pleased with their selections. Typically the service is excellent at Sheekey, but tonight was a definite off night:- waiter never returned to take a pre-dinner cocktail order we had requested in the bar area; at the table, the cocktails took a long time to order; one person had wine, but was only given a tasting quantity; most dishes were served to the wrong guests and had to be switched; refreshing wine glasses required a specific request; and then as we were finishing dessert we were asked if we wanted another bottle of wine (definitely would have been better to have been asked earlier). It just seemed the waiters etc were very inexperienced - we all have to learn, but some oversight or supervision would help.
Everything’s great — except I didn’t realize that tasty tomato soup is served cold when I was ordering.
A very special meal for a very special anniversary- the whole experience was exceptional from the charming maitre d to the food to the service to the surprise truffles. Thank you to the whole J Sheekey team.
We had an excellent meal at J Sheekey. All the dishes each of us chose were amazing and very tasty and cooked to perfection. Can’t wait to be back to try the other dishes on the menu. The staff were very friendly and attentive but not overbearing.
What a lovely lunch. Food very good. Staff warm and attentive. Birthday chocolates at the end of the meal was a lovely gesture. Thank you.
What can I say?! Eating seafood until knockdown. Outstanding experience as always. Thank you
Lovely pre theatre meal. We had to ask for the set lunch menu as it wasn’t offered in the end we opted for a la carte. Food was really good but slightly pricey
Really enjoyed my lunch at Sheekeys. I thought the solettes with shrimps and capers were outstanding, and enjoyed the Herbert Hall sparkling wine. Unfortunately, my choice of rose was not available.
The only down side was that they did not bring the set lunch menu as a matter of course: a bit naughty, I thought.
Food was very tasty.
Service was satisfactory.
It is in Convent Gardens which is a lovely section of town.
Unfortunately we were overcharged for our martinis, which were very small, probably 2 ounces only, and not even served in a proper martini glass. Additionally there was an 8 dollar service charge for, get this, our tablecloth and bread basket. We’ve never heard of such a thing! Also my husband ordered the grilled fish combo and it was served to him with the bone still in one of the fishes. The waiter did not tell him to watch out for bones. And he served the grilled fish to him with a spoon. How do you eat grilled fish with a spoon? These are little things, I know and easily corrected but for the price of the food, everything should have been excellent. Don’t waste your time here.
Lovely food and great service.
A late supper after seeing Tina Turner the musical. J Sheekey did not disappoint - it is a relaxed music free adult place to enjoy a late night meal. Our mains of Sole and Monkfish and Prawn curry were both very good. Service was fine if lacking a little in warmth though I guess it was late. My only (perennial) gripe is the wine mark up which is 3x 3.5x and the list climbs very quickly. For fish this is one of the best places in London and the dining room is lovely. Being a West End stalwart it is not cheap and our supper of 2 courses + shared pudding with one bottle of Chinon came to £198 for 2. Yes! It is very good though and for us a special treat.
Took my brother here for his belated birthday. We looked at other seafood restaurants but always end up going back to JS for the seafood platter. I had the warm seafood platter though l think it could do with just a few more pieces of shellfish. They did a special dessert for my brother. I ordered a dessert called Fish Bowl which looked amazing. A jelly shaped fish, very creative and of course was delicious. Service was impeccable as usual.
Had a wonderful fish dinner prior to seeing a West End show nearby. Gracious staff. Excellent food. Will definitely return.
Lovely food and venue and amazing service and attention to detail
There is a reason this restaurant has been around forever. It's excellent. The food is always excellent. The service is attentive but not too in your face. The layout of the restaurant means it doesn't fell big and allows for a level of intimacy. It's not cheap but offers excellent value for a special night out.
Average but reliable
Wonderful seafood, delivered by polite and helpful staff.
Birthday celebration, which was booked last minute due to plan changes. The food was lovely but it was the staff who made the evening.
The staff were efficient but not very friendly or warm
The food at J Sheekey is always very enjoyable and the service very attentive.
We hadn’t been here for years but standards haven’t slipped. Excellent meal and great service.
The Dover sole which is supposed to awesome was only mediocre. The environment was fun- great location
J Sheekey’s never fails to impress. From the moment you enter, you know that your every need will be catered for.
I have been eating here for several years, the friend I visit most with always spots a well known actress or politician.
The food is the yummiest, feel good food. I had the seam bream which was perfectly cooked and seasoned and my dining partner had the sea trout. He had never eaten trout before and was slightly reluctant to go along with the waiter’s suggestion to have it slightly pink. I encouraged him to take a risk as that’s how I like it and he loved it. We had the Parmesan courgettes and summer vegetables, the latter were really outstanding.
For desert I hade the chocolate mouse which was slightly different to the norm and delicious. My friend had the black cherry dessert which was a fun take with a deconstruction. I wished I had gone for that after seeing and tasting it.
I’ll be returning again and if you love fish this is definitely not to be missed.
Wonderful food and service and a great location close to west end theatres.
Faultless, everything was perfect.
We had the seafood platter for two, and it was fantastic.
Excellent service, very attentive, ambience was spot on, would highly recommend.
You get what you pay for.
An all time favorite which just keeps delivering, lovely wine list great food and service
Average food average service in crowded place. Vine selection is good. Will never come next.
We went here after the theatre and it was fabulous. If you love fish you do not want to miss this place. Their mains and their specials were both delicious. I would definitely recommend the sole - superb. The wine list is interesting but not too extensive with some gems to be found. The place just feels like a throwback to older times - we sat at a table not at the bar and you just felt like you were taking a step back in time. The place is classy and intimate.
Ambience in the restaurant behind the reception desk was not great. Our waiter was attentive and pleasant but value for money was poor. We are at Le Caprice at lunch time and the food was much better and a similar price. The restaurant looks dated, as was the menu. It was just OK. We will not return, there are simply too many other amazing seafood restaurants in London. It clearly just trades on its history and this is simply not good enough any more. The amazing reviews must be from tourists who are wowed by its legacy or who have never experienced Michelin starred food.
We had an excellent meal, great service too from a large efficient team - well done. Sometimes famous places don't live to the hype - this did.
Post theatre dinner. Food was delicious as always and fish was super fresh. Service was a bit patchy but the place was super busy so that’s probably why. It’s usually pretty good.
We were treated with care and wonderful service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere quietly and unostentatiously elegant. I would absolutely recommend it. (We went on a friend’s recommendation.)
Service only matched by dining on the Queen Mary 2. Food extraordinary.