J Sheekey - The Restaurant

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699 reviews
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£41 and over
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Seafood

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Pre/post Theatre
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.

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2 Courses £25, 3 Courses £30

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Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 3 December 2019

Ends: 30 January 2020

Availability: Sun 21:30-22:30
Mon-Thu 22:00-23:45

What 699 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, service impeccable

OT
London
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great celebratory dinner

SM
London
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A traditional English restaurant, specialising in fish. Excellent service. From the doorman who greats you to the young waitress who served us everything was faultless. And the meal was excellent as well.

GC
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is excellent, food is sublime, staff are knowledgable and very hospitable. We had an excellent table and everything was perfect.
I cannot say enough about the food, we went back next day and had lunch!

PM
London
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food excellent

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously good oysters, clams and octopus... absolutely mouth watering. Marco, who served us, had impeccable manners, was professional in all aspects. We knew we were in a high quality restaurant. ABSOLUTELY we will return.

SR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible dinner sittings and tremendous food! Would recommend to anybody!

RC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Dover sole was disappointing

CL
Yorkshire
18 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Warm welcome and great service from start to finish

F
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dover sole was absolutely delicious! We enjoyed some caviar and the crab meat cocktail, and both were very good. Service was very attentive.

JS
London
21 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. The food is always great and the service friendly no matter how busy they are. We will definitely be back.

NB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amazing food. Served quick, perfect if you have theatre reservations

OT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The restaurant was very busy and our meals took a long time to arrive, as did the wine. The noise levels were very high with a couple of very loud tables nearby which spoiled the experience somewhat. Overall though, my husband enjoyed his birthday meal. The professionalism and courtesy of the staff could not be faulted.

SM
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

J Sheekey is one of my favourite restaurants. Lovely birthday meal. Delicious fish/seafood and great service - always.

MD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and food at one of the oldest (and best) seafood restaurants in London. We went for a birthday dinner and were given a fantastic table. The food, as always, was on top form. Great wine and drinks. We were allowed to stay late. Overall just a fab experience!

KP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely birthday dinner, the food and service were lovely as always and we had a great evening.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been using this restaurant for many year. We always leave wanting to go back. We try a lot of restaurants but we haven’t found another Sheekey’s

l
Kent
175 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sheekey's maintains a very good level, both with the food and with the service. the portions are a good size, but it is not a cheap restaurant. the wine list is good but again not cheap. you go there knowing this, or you dont go!!! love it, and would love to go more, but at over £120 per head with only two bottles of wine and a glass of champagne each, there is a pain threshold!!!!

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with great service. Although it’s quite pricey. We been there twice and the fish pie still amaze us. Yum yum!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, very nice wine - will definitely be coming back

NV
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Costly, otherwise excellent! Good Value. Enjoyed our visit. When booking on line it was not clear at the time that there was a choice between the Restaurant and the 'Main ' Restaurant. But we still enjoyed it. NV

PD
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best meal we had in London!
We even grabbed lunch the next day at Atlantic seafood bar as well. Food was perfect. Menu options diverse. Service was second to none, and we loved the energetic vibe.
Marrick was a fabulous server, and we so enjoyed visiting with him.

PF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional octopus, impeccable ambiance

A
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A variety of very fresh seafood perfectly prepared.

MH
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

simply the best fish restaurant in London. cant fault it. you won't be disappointed.

J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful venue. Lovely bustling traditional setting. Fabulous fish. Great event

DJ
London
25 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A busy restaurant well-situated for the Theatre and West End
A little pricey but good for a treat

e
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have been here a few times now at the bar side and the restaurant, pre-show.
The service is impeccable, efficient and delivered with charm. It was a nice touch to be thanked for coming again when leaving.
We shared a whole turbot, my favourite fish. This was perfectly cooked.
We really should be more adventurous but when you find a restaurant that delivers what we want this remains our first choice when in theatreland.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A birthday lunch for my wife. Staff were friendly and very professional, food was beautiful and service great. On a wet and cold day it was a very special meal.

f
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we have eaten here we are impressed by the service, food, ambiance and, for a crowded restaurant, the lack of defining noise. There us a buzz as a result of the usually full house but it’s never too noisy for a pleasant chat. This is our default London restaurant.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was incredible from start to finish. Loved the sea bream and all the sides. The Oysters were out of this world. Really enjoyed the whole experience. The Apple
Crumble Dessert was superb. Will definitely come
Again and highly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedding anniversary

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great experience...staff were friendly and really nice...atmosphere was good seemed very busy but all staff kept an eye out on who they were servicing...Food was also really good. The fish was cooked to perfection and the squid was to die for as well as the Monkfish and prawn curry.

EL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish restaurant in town, superbly cooked food fantastic service great surroundings come the revolution everyone will have to eat there

K
London
18 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been there for few times. Good foods and service. I like the most is the whole crab

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our 17th wedding birthday. The settings and ambiance was great and the food was fantastic. There was items on the menu that was ideal for me as I follow ketogenic diet . The service was excellent and found the staff very helpful with wine choices.
Overall a fantastic night and I would recommend this place to my friends and family.

OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brilliant birthday meal for Tom and Evan

JF
London
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasurable experience, attentive staff, and fabulous food

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MF
London
154 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner at Sheekeys. The squid was mouth watering as was the cod