J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.6
1072 reviews
£41 and over
Seafood
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.
What 1072 People Are Saying
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foodielara
London
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Beautiful sea food at a price.

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Somme
London
50 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An excellent evening at the bar. Attentive staff, great atmosphere superb food as always.

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JohnP
Kent
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, we both had skate wings. We always enjoy the ambiance at J Sheekey’s, which is usually buzzing.

Recommended if you are a seafood lover.

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VictoriaM
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre- theatre catch up with a friend. The fish pie was the best I’ve had in the UK. Service was a little harried but as with most restaurants I suspect they are short staffed at the moment, and they were still very cheerful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as usual, thank you x

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Gioc
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a favourite, buzzy, fun and great service.
The place has had a bit of a makeover, too.
Only fly in the ointment was the lobster Thermidor: a bit small & basic for £52. The rest of the food was great.

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LaurenW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at J Sheeky, what a fabulous experience will definitely be returning . Monk fish tikka was insane .

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williamg
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chilly November evening and the outdoor seating was well protected snd comfortable. Wonderful food as always.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience1

There was no ambience and the waiters didn’t know what was going on most of the time. Repeatedly had to ask for water/butter etc then two would turn up. No side plates for the bread. Poor show considering the prices. We have eaten at far better places for less.

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AndreaL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fourth visit and it just gets better each time. The Tuna ceviche was sublime and the teriyaki salmon was a perfect main course. However, it’s the service that really makes this restaurant so special. I can’t wait to return!

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vipPH3009
London
39 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super service and delicious food pre-theatre, as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely incredible, from appetizers to desert (and the drinks!). Service was top notch, and atmosphere was perfect for a date night.

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DavidW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Atmospheric and classy in. Great location. Some eye watering prices unless you look carefully!

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vipDavidH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience - food was amazing, particularly the starters! We could have eaten the scallops all day!

Excellent for a pre-theatre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, the service even better, would definitely go again and will recommend to family and friends

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MARKS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want fish cooked at its best giving a flavoursome dish then this is place.

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Angus
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good evening. Had to wait quite a while by reception desk for our table. Staff excellent.

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VeronicaR
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Grandaughter and I had a lovely time ….thank you

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very late arriving but it was no trouble for the team to accommodate. They really know how to treat you well. Thank you for making our wedding anniversary so lovely. Top marks, never fail to impress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest quality fish in central London accompanied by professional service and a buzzing vibrant atmosphere.

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vipcjbsf
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Thoroughly disappointing experience.

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IanN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre theatre dining

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Jules
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

So disappointed as we used to love this restaurant. It is so noisy and service is hectic and haphasard and now full of pre theatre diners.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Unfortunately we were not sat in the seafood bar as I intended when booking only realising afterwards that there were 2 bars at the end of the evening. Open Table didn’t make that obvious and no choice was offered by front of house when being walked to the non-seafood bar which was arrived at first. Actually thought there had been a refit until going to the ladies in the seafood bar which had in years gone by always been where bar sittings for seafood took place and I remember having impeccable service. There was music and it was also half empty. What a shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service friendly every need taken care of

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duchess
London
29 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Great food. Attentive service. One of my favourites !

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JanaS
London
27 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our John Dory and a Dover sole were cooked to perfection. As always. Overall we keep returning every year because of the food quality and friendly service.

NH
NiallH
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was grey but service lacked happiness or excitement

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SarahM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

At one point the maitre d’i got our drinks- he clearly wasn’t listening and they weren’t quite what we asked for and we had to chase for them. Got the impression he felt getting us drinks was a little beneath him. Apart from that the service and food were excellent .

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vipLittleMissParticular
London
20 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We sat outside which was fine, but the local pubs etc were quite noisy. We were warm and comfortable however.
Service was a little slow, there was one lady in particular looking after us who was very knowledgeable about the restaurant and was excellent.
The food was delicious. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented. Very tasty.

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vipJamwoodywood
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Evening for my Wife’s Birthday

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vipUbercrow
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as allways

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful delicious food lovely ambience and excellent service thank you definitely one of our favourite places

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Robascot
London
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On time , great service and excellent food that impressed my clients

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Pre-theatre
Very nice staff. Good was unimpressive and it is ridiculously expensive. £160 for 2 course, 2 people. Won’t be going back.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipRockridge
London
10 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sadly J Sheekey has gone downhill. We have had many lovely evenings there over the years but not since 2019. Tonight we were excited to return but every aspect disappointed. Not a fine dining experience in any respect. They are resting on past laurels and not trying very hard. With so many wonderful choices in London, we won’t be back.

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bdph2
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

impeccable from start to finish. Easily the best seafood in London

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fastpetra
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely give 5 stars, but this place deserves it. It’s a real treat. Great food and such a warm welcome from the staff who clearly enjoy working there. Had been many years ago and can’t believe I’ve left such a gap. Fabulous for people watching too!

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HarryA
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful place to eat. Excellent food and service with such a fantastic atmosphere.

FAQs

J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1072 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.