J Sheekey - The Restaurant
I'd been waiting to come here for years but never got round to it until last week. What a mistake! My partner and I loved the atmosphere, the service, the food. I haven't stopped recommending it to friends since our meal. I will definitely return to sample different dishes.
It was a disappointment. It was not the intimate descreet ambience that we had loved on our previous visit. Our waitress was rude and surly and not the usual Sheekey type of staff. We were sat adjacent to the servery despite booking well in advance which ruined the atmosphere as it felt manic. Food was AMAZING as always and we were completely unbothered by the delays in courses as we were not in a rush as it was a special occasion.
An amazing meal in a delightful setting with great service. J.Sheekey strikes the perfect balance of laid back refinement in a very traditional restaurant setting with thoughtful tweaks for social distancing.
The Parmesan truffle soufflé was genuinely one of the most delicious starters I’ve had in some time and the seafood is some of the best in London.
The prices are expensive but you are paying for the amazing quality of food and great experience.
I wish they would bring back the amazing chocolate sphere dessert that they used to do, but the creme brûlée almost makes up for that departing the menu.
Amazing food amazing service would recommend to everyone
I can't fault it. The food was delicious and the service was great! Can't wait to go back again.
The food was good. With that lead, let me say it did not live up to the reputation or the price. We have had better fish several times in the last month around England at half or a third the price and without the pretension. I grant the London price premium in my calculation. We expected something memorable, and there was not a dish we will think about next year or next week. Maybe I set the bar too high. At any rate, the oysters were fresh and the fish was well-cooked. The ceviche was a letdown - it needed acid and seasoning. The service was a highlight. The ambiance was strange. The place was nearly empty, yet they sat us at what seemed to be the worst table available. Outside on a very windy day, right next to the servers' station. I cannot say I would go back.
First time out to dinner since lockdown: a lovely evening! We felt pampered and safe!
Where to start. May as well have been at five guys or Mac Donald’s. I booked this to celebrate our engagement and it had come highly recommended by a friend. As someone who frequents many of Richard Carings establishments I thought it would be amazing. SO DISAPPOINTING, our starters arrived before the drinks we ordered and within 3 minutes of ordering (very odd). They then brought us the bread which was supposed to come before the starters. Within 5 minutes of clearing the starters, the main courses arrived before they’d even had a chance to open the bottle of wine we had ordered. Safe to say we sent it back and said there’s no point now. The whole thing seemed like they were trying to get us in and out as fast as possible. Not the sort of experience one would expect from an establishment such as J Sheeky. I’ve genuinely waited longer for my food in five guys. We mentioned to the server that it seemed like they wanted us gone and the whole thing was ridiculously quick, he didn’t seem to care whatsoever. We were in and out in 45 minutes. So disappointing as the food is delicious but the experience does not match the food and the prices. Would not go back. If you want a nice dinner with great seafood where they actually care about your experience rather go to Scott’s - same company - totally different experience.
It was delicious food! Very good quality!!
Delicious food, perfect service, will definitely be back!
Wonderful evening- fantastic food and service!
Best seafood in London
Disappointing service, really mucked up our food order, brought our mains before we’d finished our starters, didn’t know the menu, rushed overall. Shame, because the food was good but it left a bitter taste in the mouth.
One of our favourite restaurants. We used to come several times a year, usually taking a stool at the bar. Covid has changed all that. I think prices have gone up to help with their recovery. Nevertheless, it was really nice to be back. It was pretty busy, too, but everyone was well spaced out.
We always come to J Sheekeys for pre theatre dinners but I thought I’d try a trip into London after 6 months (!!) since lockdown and chose J Sheekey’s to meet my son for lunch. It was his first time and he loved it, especially the oysters. We will be making it a regular event now.
Thank you to the staff for making it such an enjoyable experience in the present circumstances, nothing was too much trouble, and the food was outstanding as always!
Sheekey's is in a league of its own, alway has has been and I'm sure always will be.
The team has done a brilliant job of adapting to the current situation and made the experience as seamless as ever.
We love Sheekys, but the staff were 'warming' up. We had to ask for quite a lot; salt, pepper, butter, mayo, wine was slow, toast came after the the dressed crab was finished. All forgivable because lovely to be back!
Fabulous as always.
beautiful seafood great service and well executed drinks!
thank you all for the warm welcome.
See you soon
Great food and service, the shrimp and crab burger was very tasty, the lobster salad was fresh and full of flavour. Excellent oysters too so will definitely be back for those.
Really great lunch on the terrace, fabulous service and food.
Excellent food. Traditional, discreet service. Good wine list. Would return.
Lovely food and great service. Were very conscientious regarding Covid-19 measures. Large outdoor space for dining.
What a lovely restaurant!
We had a great time with amazing service and incredible food.
Despite everything going on (covid-19) the restaurant still held its delicate charm and made us feel 'normal' for the few hours we were there.
I'd highly recommend this place for either a casual date night or special occasion.
Looking forward to our return.
Great meal in great restaurant!
Long wait for the table and the food.
Most of the plates in the menù were not available.
Significant discount on the bill in exchange
Given the reduction in the number of diners service appeared all over the place. Staff forgot our wine, found it very difficult to catch anyone’s attention. Took ages to get the bill. It wasn’t a bad experience but for a restaurant that normally delivers such a high level of service it was unexpectedly chaotic.
Tremendous place to eat and drink......great atmosphere very much of the moment.
Nice restaurant oysters a d prawns great haddock in batter was over cooked so fish was mushy. Great service.
I tried some dishes that I have not had before. A cheese soufflé and the fish stew. Both were amazing. Best cheese soufflé ever. And for desert I had the pear tart tartan which was amazing too.
Mums 70th birthday, best spot in London for a special fish supper.
Fantastic and I would highly recommend. The service was impressive and the food amazing.
We ate here before going to the theatre the service was friendly,prompt and professional and the food was amazing.
A great late-night, post-theater option - lots of people there after the play, so not empty or too quiet. We enjoyed the fish - Dover sole and mixed grill - also a very nice bottle of Chablis. The arugula and Parmesan salad was good, also the pear tarte tatin for dessert. We'll be back!
There was a problem in the kitchen which led to a very long wait and they didn’t offer any discount or complimentary drink etc. It was my 40th birthday.
Slips soles were stunning x
Birthday , food always fantastic !
Our table, in this oak panelled restaurant was enough for two; room for wines and dishes. Service was impeccable. Food was all fish for us, the skate wing generous - halibut not so, but beautifully cooked. English wine was refined too. No rush for coffee, even though we were told that there was a time limit. Thoroughly traditional and so enjoyable.
J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 805 OpenTable diners.
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