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J Sheekey - The Restaurant, London, ENG

J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.7
4.7
2038 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood
J Sheekey is an iconic London restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden and the West End, serving the best seafood, fish, shellfish and oysters with al fresco dining on the terrace. The restaurant is close to the vibrant quarters of Soho, Leicester Square and The National Gallery.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 136 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:45 Sun 12:00–21:45
  • Phone number
    020 7240 2565
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew McClay
  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square station Exit No 1 then either left hand turn by the Wyndhams theatre.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Lunch Set Menu

    £33.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us and discover J.Sheekey’s delightful new set menu available Sunday to Friday from 12pm – 4.45pm. Enjoy two courses for £33 or three courses for £39 with new seasonal dishes like Wild Mushroom Soup, Fritto Misto, Plaice Kiev, or for those with a sweet tooth, opt for Honeycomb Ice Cream or a warming Sticky Toffee Sponge Pudding to finish.
    Lunch Set Menu photo

What 2,038 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Seafood

  • West End London

    Seafood

2,038 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fish restaurant in London, bar none! And the perfect pre-theatre dining experience! Stellar service and chic rooms too.

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  2. AudreyT

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely weeknight meal with friends. Great service, fresh seafood expertly prepared.

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  3. SarahA

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food and ambience as always. So consistent, never disappoints.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening, at a really nice venue with great food.

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  5. JodyA

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My all time favourite restaurant. It’s been a while but still lovely on all levels. Never had a bad meal here.

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  6. MichaelB

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience at this restaurant - we really enjoyed it

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Love Sheekeys..been coming for years. Like most good restos it has it’s highs & not quite so high highs. It’s such a difficult time for all restaurants & so it’s a different experience from the great days of dining in London..yet it still retains much of the lovely same combined with innovation and the new. Unfortunate to be two of us, after theatre, in a smallish section with a largish, jolly party but..still had a lovely time with delish food. Thanks Sheekeys ❤️

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  8. Somme

    London

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A superb restaurant. Excellent food, fantastic service as always
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  9. JayneBc

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever a super experience. Lovely to See Cedric after a long gap
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food. Great set menu - loved the sea bream. Lots of choice for vegetarian and the twice baked cheese soufflé is delicious.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. So

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful oysters for a light supper.. great place
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  12. Doug

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my favorite restaurants in London. The service is impeccable and the location is great for the theatre if you are catching a show. A reservation is a must as it gets quite busy. The Dover sole is a signature dish and is enormous.

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  13. Suki

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience from beginning to end! Definitely a lunch to remember. We made a spontaneous booking and it was such a fabulous meal. We started with a glass of champagne in the bar, which was delicious. Our table in the restaurant was perfect with a view of all the other diners - what a beautifully intimate space. We started with Irish oysters - these were some of the best oysters we've ever had - such a delicate refined taste. We then had the set lunch for main and dessert. My sea bream was exceptionally tasty, the creamed spinach and fries both excellent. My husband's smoked haddock was also very good. The wine (Provence rosé and Chablis) were also both perfect. Last but not least the service was exactly what you want - attentive but not intrusive, polite, friendly and warm. We've been meaning to visit J Sheekey for so long and wish we'd done it sooner as we will definitely be back. Thank you so much!
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 7 days ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  14. FilippoP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in London Food is wow original Service also really good You can not missing this restaurant ❤️
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  15. NickH

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have gone regularly over the last 30 years- it always was good. But the staff don’t talk to the kitchen, the kitchen ignores the staff and we the. Customers suffer: this time they didn’t really seem to care - a shame
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded 1 day ago
    Hi, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your recent experience. We are troubled to hear of the poor standards and difficulties you had when you last dined with us. I can assure you that the feedback you gave is being used constructively to develop the team here as we take such matters very seriously. If you would like to discuss your experience with us, please contact us directly on: 02074209860. Kind Regards, J. Sheekey

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  16. BernieV

    Surrey

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Here for a pre Valentines treat - was very impressed
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 17 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  17. Mecca

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food we had here in London!! Fresh seafood, staff exceptional. Chefs 💋
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  18. StephH

    London

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant - good ambience, great food. Would definitely recommend.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best meal out for ages would recommend Staff lovely Food really good Selection good Gluten free bread
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  20. HugoC

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good experience. Wine choice is very good and the food is amazing. I went on my own and had a lovely time at the bar, enjoying food drinks and my book.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  21. blef

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    consistently excellent food, always our favourite place for pre or post theatre.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  22. Britkay

    London

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best ceviche in town and always a fun atmosphere
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  23. Chillyy

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Tasty seafood. Cozy outdoor dining area. Just a bit expensive.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless! Just wonderful from the moment you arrive and the food was unbelievable. Haven’t been for a while and had forgotten quite how good it is.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  25. shelley

    London

    130 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    130 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with charming staff. My panfried fish was a bit too buttery for my taste but that's just me. The honeycomb ice cream was amazing.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  26. Sherbie

    Hertfordshire

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all round - ambience, food, wine … 10/10!
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  27. TexanInLondon

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food are always amazing at J Sheekey.
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 13 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  28. MrsPiggy

    London

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It was supposed to be Jazz Sunday but we were seated in the area without any live music.

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  29. KatyB

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never had a bad evening always the food is delicious, the atmosphere really upbeat and happy, the best of all the team . What great service . Love love going

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  30. Meatlover

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely spot, great ambiance / service and the food was delicious

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  31. JayneBc

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As ever. Delightful. Joel & team work hard to make each visit memorable. I even managed a short notice booking !

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When your entire party say it is probably without doubt the best meal they have had in London in decades (and two are ex-Chefs) then you know the food is excellent..! The restaurant has a charm and ambience that is timeless, the service is attentive without being intrusive, and the quality of the food is excellent. Seafood and fish needs to be done with care, and the simplicity of a dish such as slip sole with brown butter and capers means there is nowhere to “hide” any faults and the chef didn’t need to - it was perfection. Without doubt, we will all be back !

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  33. AndyJ

    East Sussex

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with superb food. Highly recommended.

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  34. GarethR

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful venue (an old favourite) and a nice graduation celebration. Lovely food and outstanding service, thank you “Nicki.” Highly recommended if you’ve never been.

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  35. SAT1111

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best fish pie in the world!!
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  36. DavidN

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been to J Sheekey many times and always had a pleasant experience. On Saturday I took my partner for her birthday dinner and whilst the food was excellent, our server was so off hand and verging on being rude that it rather ruined our evening. Wine was over priced with a £10 bottle of Picpoul costing £50
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us about your recent experience. We are troubled to hear of the poor standards and difficulties you had when you last dined with us. I can assure you that the feedback you gave is being used constructively to develop the team here as we take such matters very seriously. If you would like to discuss your experience with us, please contact us directly on: 02074209860. Kind Regards, J. Sheekey

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is good. The dishes are tasty and delicious but I would say portions are small!
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and good. Old school London glamour at its best

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  39. AnnM

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They left phone message asking me to ring and confirm booking ..a bore - snd upon ringing after having told them we were going to theatre they then ‘reminded ‘ me that I could only have the table til x?well past theatre start time ) Upon arrival they asked which theatre snd again they ‘reminded ‘ me of table limit - bad start … Menu seemed hugely expensive (forgot no pre theatre menu at weekends) but we navigated it successfully and the waiter charming ,courteous and sensible / food excellent - but more staff than customers and officious start and being hurried out (they cleared our table while we were in the loo ) detracted somewhat - a pity
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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  40. DeirdreM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful seafood and lovely venue.Excellent service. Highly recommended
    J Sheekey - The RestaurantResponded on 1 February 2024
    Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are delighted to be able to share this with our team, who will be pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you at J. Sheekey soon. Kind regards, J. Sheekey

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J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 2038 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 136 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for J Sheekey - The Restaurant

28-32 St Martin's Ct, London, ENG WC2N 4AL

Additional information

  • Area
    Covent Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 12:00–22:45 Sun 12:00–21:45
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Leicester Square station Exit No 1 then either left hand turn by the Wyndhams theatre.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Andrew McClay
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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