J Sheekey - The Restaurant
Saturday: 12 noon-3pm, 5.15pm-12 midnight
Sunday: 12 noon-3.30pm, 5.30pm-10.30pm
I took my partener to sheekys for lunch on her birthday.The food and service was second to none. Great value for money.We will be going back.
I am a fan of Sheekey's, but this was an off-night. A pre-theatre booking was noted on arrival (once the reception staff deigned to notice us), but it didn't prevent a last-minute rush to settle up and leave an hour and a half later. Service ok but unengaged. Gravadlax starter was good; crab bisque tasted over-diluted and was tepid. A shared fish platter saw salmon and tuna well-cooked, but bream and sea bass overdone. No desserts, and mint tea/coffee to finish, two glasses of house champagne at the outset and a bottle of New Zealand chardonnay (not cool enough) produced a bill of £230. The eyes watered a little, not least when noting that a restaurant of this distinction and ambition has the audacity to levy a cover charge of £2 a head. Teacher's note: could do considerably better - and has done in the past. PerM
Food and service amazing! It was my husband's 70th and we were treated like royalty! A discreet birthday plate made it extra spy. Thank you Sheekeys for another wonderful dining experience.
A great dining experience. Superior food with an extensive wine list--something for everyone. Impeccable service, very attentive but never over bearing. On my return to London we shall make a point of visiting again.
Loved the dinner. Perfect for after theatre dinner.
Beautiful fish, perfectly cooked.
The food is sublime - every dining experience at J Sheekey is such a gastro pleasure.
I so wish some diners could muster the manners to turn off / silence their mobiles and either leave the dining room or moderate their volume during calls
That said - the restaurant is all about the food drink and service and they excel
We have been going to J Sheekey for nearly 40 years and I proposed to my wife here 36 years ago this month.
It's now bigger than it was with the addition of the (excellent) Atlantic Bar. The layout is different in parts as a consequence. It is also now owned by Richard Caring as part of his larger restaurant group.
However, the lovely thing is that the ambience is still wonderful and service superb and it retains its quiet glamour and air of effortless luxury. The food still follows the original style and typical range with a few welcome updates. Fish is always well-cooked and fresh and shellfish (particularly oysters and razor clams) superb. Their Fish Pie remains a reliable standard, ditto potted shrimps which are nicely spicy. Welsh rarebit as a savoury to finish is still one of my favourites - beautifully old-fashioned and spicy.
A good wine list too and you don't have to spend a fortune (but you can if you like!). Their Picpoul de Pinet is a good choice with most white fish and shellfish
We come here for the same reason that we go back time and again to the Colombe d'Or in St Paul de Vence: it's not achingly hip or perfect modern cooking but it is good, reliable, luxurious with great service and is simply itself - a constant and comforting rock in a world of change.
Our Italian (and there have always been a lot of excellent Italian waiters) waiter was superb and at the age of only 36 - born in the year I proposed which amused him (!) - he had skills and customer service that most restaurants would kill for.
You will also see the occasional celeb which is nice: we have seen loads over the years (Jonathan Miller, Piers Brosnan, Helen Shapiro amongst many others. Katherine Ryan who is appearing in Glitter Room at the nearby Garrick has been recently and so will many other performers at local theatres like the Wyndham (opposite). It's fun and glamorous.
We will of course keep coming just as long as it remains J Sheekey....
I have been going to Sheekeys for over thirty years and it never fails to satisfy...wonderful service and atmosphere...good food and great location..an institution...
Lovely food and atmosphere. The staff were attentive but not overbearing. Thoroughly recommend.
Excellent seafood,service was spot on,loved it.
Ambience, great professional and very friendly service, top quality food. We spent six days in London, and we had a pleasure dining at Sheekey for three nights
Very good start to finish
Cosy restaurant with a fantastic traditional British atmosphere. Excellent fish and seafood. Perfect location for a Friday night dinner.
This restaurant is an ideal location in the London Theater district. When booking they inquire which theater and make sure you are there on time. Great seafood, done to perfection. If not going to theater, it is great for a leisurely dinner. Staff are attentive and are checking each table without interrupting. Always enjoy the experience.
Excellent as always. Good food, good, efficient service.
Fabulous venue, full of character in the heart of London. Nice welcome and good table. Service was a little haphazard and chaotic- perhaps folks taking their eye off the ball. I wouldn’t normally expect to have to ask for top-ups of fizzy water!
The food was lovely and we had a great pretheatre supper.
Fabulous touch was to ask us which show we were seeing so they could tell us how long it would take to reach the theatre after supper. As it happens we were going to the nearest theatre 1 minute walk away!
Hit and miss..tasty starter of mackerel but it wasn't really hot just lukewarm...main course of sole...very tasty veg with it just ok...starter of squid very good..main course of mixed roasted shellfish very good...all wine very expensive.... seated next to the waiters service area...possibly in the worst area ....overall perhaps paying for location of restaurant. Pretty good not excellent
Really delicious meal in lovely surroundings with excellent service. Also gave us lovely chocolates as it was our 39th wedding anniversary which was a lovely touch. Highly recommend this restaurant. The fish pie was the best I have ever tasted!
We had a pre-theatre dinner and, when confirming the reservation, we were asked which theatre. They immediately told us the start time of the show and what time we would need to leave.
On the day the service was incredible and we had a very enjoyable meal. Great seafood and wine excellent. Only minor negative - no chocs or petit four with coffee.
We have already rebooked for our next theatre trip.
Fantastic seafood thanks
Also made the effort for my wife who onlt eats a vegan diet.
Great place for any occasion. Thank you to everybody for making my evening special.
Great restaurant with a fantastic menu! Loved everything that was served to us. On top of helping us understand some of the items on the menu that we normally don't eat, he even helped with recommendations that were less about a special and more about giving us something that we would enjoy! Helped make our anniversary even more special.
Great experience but not happy about coverage charge to sit in the restaurant when the food is quite pricey, but the food is lovely and staff are lovely
Always good here. I first came in 1969!when the Dover Sole was 15 shillings ( 75 pence ) !!!
Lovely lunch at Sheekey’s. It was not too busy. Good service and the fish was fantastic
Went on friend's recommendation. Excellent in every way. Went back the following night!
Exceptional food, will be going again! Great service and atmosphere.. loved it
Lovely lunch at Sheekeys. Good food and wine
Good food, bad service.
We had a reservation for four persons at 9:00 PM, we got 15 minutes early, after 30 minutes waiting we got the table. It was a table for two where they put four places. It was very uncomfortable. Adit too all, there was a very noisy table, which was besides our table. We could not had a conversation. It was very uncomfortable. About the food, the only plate that was real good was the Dover sole (extremely expensive though). The other plates were average or poor.
J. Sheekey continues to be a very assured haven for good dining in the theatre district. The pace of service is well-judged, the food well-cooked and reliable without too many irritating frills and furbelows. The wine list is polished and well-matched. Prices, however, need to be watched. PerM
Post theatre meal - appreciate the traditional style of the restaurant but felt it just a little dated/cramped for the wow factor to accompany the great food
Had a great time at J Sheekey. Lovely buzz ambiance with great choice of wines and seafood.
We had Smoked Haddock soufflé and the Seared Tiger Prawns for starters which were both delicious.
For main we had the Chargrilled Mixed Fish for 2. Really good value for money as it's enough to 3 people. Unfortunately because the main was so big we couldn't find room for dessert which was a real shame. It was my Birthday so they sent us some lovely chocolate truffles. Nice touch.
We just found the service rushed. The waiters kept pouring and spilling wine.
Will definitely be back and would recommend to anyone.
Messed up our order - I had a starter and a main whereas my friend had a starter only. They brought her main within approx 5 mins of bringing me my starter (while I was still eating my starter) and told me my main was ready! Our champagne took an age to arrive. And the waitress seemed to have little understanding of the menu, the history of the restaurant or service. At one point she even forgot we had our ordered bottle of Evian lying on our table and put tap water into our water glasses!
We had an amazing time, from the moment we walked in, till we left 3hrs later. Thank you for great service with a smile and superb tasting food.
If you like fish- a great place. A favourite of mine which never disappoints. Great service with fantastic food.
Always delicious food and attentive service at this lovely restaurant. Highly recommend
Our first visit to J Sheeky did not disappoint. Great food, attentive service and for a pre-theatre meal very conveniently located.
ITs not my first review of J Sheekey. I find myself having dinner here quite a bit. The food and service is always excellent and they remember you when you go back. Nothing bad to say about this restaurant except that sometimes it is fully booked and I can't get a reservation!
Had a lovely dinner at J Sheekey - the service was impeccable. The food was lovely. Will come again.