J Sheekey - The Restaurant

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£41 and over
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Seafood

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced

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vipTheAllens
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTessa
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous as always.

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londoneater01
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful seafood great service and well executed drinks!
thank you all for the warm welcome.
See you soon

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
28 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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Topaz
London
7 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great lunch on the terrace, fabulous service and food.

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Dominus
London
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Traditional, discreet service. Good wine list. Would return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Berkshire
32 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service. Were very conscientious regarding Covid-19 measures. Large outdoor space for dining.

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MissWong
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great meal in great restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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

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vipBarryboy
London
39 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

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Markq3
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous place to eat and drink......great atmosphere very much of the moment.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing

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paulr
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice restaurant oysters a d prawns great haddock in batter was over cooked so fish was mushy. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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harveyvoices
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mums 70th birthday, best spot in London for a special fish supper.

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SteveRaz
London
10 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic and I would highly recommend. The service was impressive and the food amazing.

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mikedl
London
19 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before going to the theatre the service was friendly,prompt and professional and the food was amazing.

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vipElizabeth
Sacramento
83 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slips soles were stunning x

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday , food always fantastic !

LM
LaurenceM
Essex
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal at J Sheekey. Great service. Friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Delicious and unpretentious.

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KatieT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a fantastic lunch with my friends to celebrate our 50th birthdays.
The fish was cooked to perfection with particular highlights being the razor clams, skate wing and cod. The service was attentive and our table was in a lovely corner location.
On a previous visit, I had enjoyed the turbot for two which was superb and one of the best fish dishes I have eaten.

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ClaireW
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now and although can be quite expensive, the food, the service and the atmosphere are exceptional..love this place...

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vipUbercrow
London
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as usual

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vipdoccmr
London
57 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was really disappointed in the experience here - despite calling me to ascertain that there we were planning to go to the theatre and that there were vegetarians in the group, we were not offered the vegetarian menu and the main course came about 15 mins before we had to leave. Given how expensive it is, this was unacceptable and really ruined the experience. The food was ok, well cooked fish but very plain and vegetables overcooked. I wouldn’t be able to recommend this restaurant and think it may be resting on its famous laurels, which is a shame.

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vipwanderluster
London
53 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We booked for a very late sitting, and were treated brilliantly by the staff: the waiting staff is outstanding. The set menu is very good value, and our food was excellent. The wine mark-up is enormous - a nice domaine Beaujolais for £42 is really over the top -, but that is understandable given their position and the size of the operation. It is the perfect restaurant for after-show dinner and thoroughly to be recommended.

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TopCat
London
15 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional and the service not too fussy

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JNB34
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have been coming here over a very long period of time, albeit infrequently. The food is always well presented and tasty but is a little on the expensive side.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in town. Fabulous wine list. Excellent food. Expensive but worth every penny.

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MauriceC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As an intermittent diner at J Sheekey - maybe once a year - I always enjoy coming back as the quality is so utterly reliable. On this occasion I was not only pleased to see they accepted a 10:30 pm booking for a post-theatre celebration but also delighted to find that nothing was lost in the atmosphere and service for coming so late. We lapped up the superb comfort food - fish pie and shrimp and soft shell crab burger - after delicious starters of char grilled octopus and salmon and avocado ceviche. Many reasons remain on the wonderful menu to return well within a 12 month period.

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vipFoodie27
London
82 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food as usual.
Going to the theatre after. Good service
Good selection on menu.
Nice ambience

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OpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good as usual. Service a bit on the slow side but still very good. A bit of a scrum at the door when trying to exit due to the large pre theatre crowd.

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vipOnehundredandeighty
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

A bit tired and not of the standard you’d expect at the price point. If you want seafood in London go to Scott’s.

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