J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

4.6
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661 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood

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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a hidden jewel, nestling between the bright lights of Leicester Square and the chic Covent Garden, on the doorstep of jostling Chinatown and action-fuelled Soho. Open daily from midday until late, food is seasonal, delicious and affordable. Appealing to seafood enthusiasts, but neglecting no-one, the menu offers small sharing plates of fish, shellfish, salads and game, not to mention with the very theatrical Plateau de Fruits de Mer. The team is passionate and knowledgeable, serving from an open kitchen as and when the dishes are cooked. Please note that seats are subject to a time restriction. Seats that are booked from 5.15pm to 5.45pm are available through to 7.15pm.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

A bit overhyped to be honest. Service nothing special, ambiance non existent, food was passible but again nothing special.

BF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service, looking forward to going back.

RH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food. The Sri Lankan curry was delicious (could have done with a bit more kick). All in all very tasty. Will definitely go back.

w
London
85 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Pleasant if tight surrounds. Good service but variable food. Main observation was that plates and mains were lukewarm as was the coffee which begs the question if it was rushed or had sat on the counter a little too long. Friend said unlikely to return but I may check out the seafood in the summer. Overall, a little poorer than expected for a first visit.

L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Service was slow and spotty. Food- good!

AL
Inverness
3 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing seafood and service!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my partner’s birthday. The food was excellent and we had excellent service from Katalin who was friendly, funny, helpful and attentive.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing, this wasn’t my first visit and it will definitely not be my last. Can’t wait to come back

GK
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, good service, but noise was excessive. We had to repeat everything twice so that we could have a conversation.

l
London
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to beat in London for a glamorous evening with great food. All dishes delicious especially the John Dory. Service very attentive and friendly.
A favourite place. Not cheap but worth it.

DW
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a midweek lunch, the restaurant ambiance was very pleasing and the service by all members of the staff was first class.
The menu choice was excellent and we weren’t disappointed by both the quality/taste and presentation.
Will certainly revisit and recommend to family & friends.

LR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everthing was delicious and nicely presented. Service was attentive. Would recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, Mac and cheese was great as well as all of the fresh prawns

G
London
24 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food is delicious .
BUT, I asked for a quiet table but the one in the bar was very noisy . I asked for the volume of the “musak” to be turned down as we could not hear ourselves speak .
The tables in the restaurant are better but with opentable you don’t know what you will get

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was amazing service was poor

YF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing welcome and amazing food! There is a reason why this is a classic. Really enjoyable evening. Highly recommended. The quality of the fish was great.

H
Warwickshire
12 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really good meal. The seafood platters are top class- the finest seafood. We followed this up with the fish stew. Again, really good. Service was friendly, professional and attentive. I highly recommend.

L
London
9 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely new found. Make sure to check which part of the restaurant you booked but we did love sitting at the bar. Very lively and food was great. Good cocktails.

F
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at J Sheekey Atlantic Bar and it didn’t disappoint! Excellent seafood, all freshly prepared. We had the Sri-Lankan fish curry - superb and an excellent glass of Sancerre. Service was very attentive. Restaurant is also very well located for theatre land. Will definitely return.

K
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine pre- and post-theatre. Instead of theatre too! Left my credit cards and phone on the bar by mistake and retrieved them later from staff who had tucked them safely away. I defy anybody not to make J Sheekey a firm favourite.

OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit chaotic in that there were 4 people service me during the night. All were very good but I wasn’t sure who to expect. I’d prefer one person who is consistently attentive to my needs. Other than that, the food and drink and overall experience was very good.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly fresh seafood with quality service. Have been several times before and never fails to disappoint. Will be back again.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing as always. Fantastic cheese soufflé and Tenpure Oysters 😍

OT
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't speak highly enough of the restaurant. I booked J Sheekey for my wife's 35th birthday. Every bit of the experience made it the best birthday dinner I've organised for my wife. From the initial phone call after making my booking and checking about the notes I added when booking on Opentable I got the sense that the service was very high quality. When we arrived, the maitre d' was incredibly helpful and accomodating. The decor had an amazing decadent but relaxed charm. And the food for superb. Delicious tapas style dishes which we couldn't get enough of. Some amazing non alcoholic cocktails. And although we were full to the brim, they suggested a secret off menu dessert of ice berries with white chocolate which was the perfect light dessert to round off an incredible meal

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Authentic and traditional plac, good service and good food

PH
London
35 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glorious as ever

GO
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable meal pre theatre, ate at the bar, good service, nice vibe, great food

M
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent location. Friendly and professional staff. Fantastic food at reasonable price. Recommended!

OT
London
97 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. Delicious and great value.

s
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here. Great food and service

OT
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to celebrate the New Years with my wife and had a great time. The food was very good, some of the best french fries I’ve had, and their classic seafood platter was excellent.

M
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Normally love this place so was confident NYE would be a success. Unfortunately waiter didn't listen so nothing arrived as planned. The flagship seafood platter came without Langoustine and minced tuna/salmon in place of sashimi .. not sure anything replaced missing langoustine ... certainly not the price! Rather a disappointing meal ...

RS
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, people and atmosphere. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and i would also be visiting again very soon.

G
London
10 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always 6star at the Atlantic Bar

KP
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very good position for After Show Meal and access to other attractions. Lovely decor and atmosphere. Food very tasty but small portions and therefore very overpriced. Drinks also expensive. Service good and staff very friendly.

VD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

As the first of our party of 3 to arrive I as given excellent service, lead to table and offered a drink however when my guests arrived they were directed to a different table which I couldn’t see and were told that was the table I chose when booking (right by the door and no I didn’t specify), after a while this was rectified when the Maitre d saw I was still alone. Food and service was excellent and staff very friendly. Would return and recommend.

DB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere great food (The classic seafood platter hits all the right spots especially the razor clams) the shrimp burger is scrumptious along with good tasting wine.

s
London
14 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very good lobster with glass wine after theatre. Busy, bustling, and fun. Service was friendly but inefficient.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had always shunned the bar in favour of, occasionally, the restaurant which is so expensive but so good and really quite sheek. But bar was excellent. Brilliant food, fast service, good looking people, it fizzled.

B
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Just really rubbish.