J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

4.4
410 reviews
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£25 and under
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Seafood
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
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 tables are subject to a time restriction. Tables that are booked from 5.15pm to 5.45pm are available through to 7.15pm.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 12 noon-12 midnight
Sunday: 12 noon-10.30pm
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Phone number
020 7240 2565
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Leicester Square station
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 410 People Are Saying
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RD
London
22 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Thoroughly excellent meal, looking forward to next visit.

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s
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful spot for late post- theatre meal. Sat at the bar and had a great selection of seafood and drinks . Service excellent

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H
London
398 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I popped in for a pre-theatre dinner and opted for the salmon sashimi with delicious dressing, followed by the soft shell crab & shrimp burger... which is a surprising mixture of textures but works well. Staff were very friendly and it was a lovely meal.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal my only complaint would be that it was a bit too fast on the service! Would have been better to have had more of a wait for the food to arrive. Brilliant for pre- theatre I suspect!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. Lots of waiters little knowledge about the food. Not very attentive to coming to serve, I always had my arm up to attract their attention. They asked me many times about my allergies and then they gave me something with the ingredient I could not eat. Portions are ridiculously small. They were not flexible on my dietary requirements. Which were quite simple i.e. not oil not butter.

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SV
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for my birthday meal as a surprise. It didn’t disappoint, food was amazing and service was great. Will definitely be returning. The surprise ‘happy birthday’ decorated plate and I complimentary truffles were beautiful, thank you!

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really great evening celebrating a birthday with family. The staff were exceptionally personable and it was a super fun occasion

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NJ
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very relaxed and cosy experience after the theatre.

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r
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had pre theatre meal for 2. Food was excellent and good portion sizes. We had fish cakes, crab burger, hake and chocolate fondant. A good choice of wines by the glass. Service on drinks a little slow and for price would expect complimentary bread but these are minor points.

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SP
London
22 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good service and good wholesome food as ever. Has never been great value, but that is to be expected.

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a
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service and attentive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time oyster eaters. Very nice indeed. Staff extremely helpful

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B
London
37 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place central to theatre land therefore we went for a post theatre meal 11 pm.
Excellent seafood stew and Fish pie and at an average price of £14.00 pp excellent value as well.
This was our first visit to this restaurant but will definitely go again for a late night meal.

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D
London
32 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was an “ok” experience so as compared to the good comments I have heard from my friends before I went there, I came out of the restaurant feeling slightly disappointed.

Food and wine were great!

I did leave a message telling the restaurant that it was my friends birthday and we wanted a nice corner. Have to say... it was not quite the table I hoped for, I struggled to find out how was my table “nicer” than other tables... and Don’t get my wrong, everything was fine. Service was quite slow, I had difficulties getting our waiter’s attention. It was a Monday evening, I am too convinced it is considered as a “busy” evening.

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MC
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food as usual. Had a view of the kitchen, which changed the ambience. But will always go back.

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f
London
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We took a friend visiting us from the US.

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D
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was exceptional - would hugely recommend to anyone. Thanks for a great night

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JB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable after the theatre - food was very good and staff were attentive and restaurant has a good feel to it.

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A very good seafood meal with a friendly and energetic environment. Flavours were good and presentation was attractive, though one would have enjoyed slightly more generous servings.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The seafood platter wasn’t what i was used to. The shrimp werent cleaned . Seemed overloaded without checking the quality of each piece .

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F
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Seafood was great! The crab as well as the shrimp were very fresh and delicious. Friendly, attentive staff, good menu. Would definitely go back!

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MH
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A class act, although a disagreement between two chefs (in the Atlantic Bar) got a bit loud and made us slightly uncomfortable. One of them had told the other to rescue a dish that was in danger of being overcooked, and the one that had bee told off had a fit of temper. Not good, as we have no desire to witness a scrap. Fight, by all means, but do it after service.

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GG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was great, really tasty smoked haddock croquettes. Fish pie was divine, very comforting, really tasty. Fish stew was really nice too.
Staff very attentive, pleasant. Great place.

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c
London
101 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One cannot fault the food or service-excellent in every way and the menu is good value.
Only grumble would be that the wine list is expensive.

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L
London
28 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent pre-theatre meal - fish so good we had a 3rd course instead of pudding!

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JA
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

a shadow of what it once was. Limited choice of fish!

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C
London
55 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, wines and service. Fish dishes cannot be faulted. Outside passagearea is grim and should be cleaned up. Inside is a haven of calm.

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DF
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a pre-theatre dinnner. Good menu with wide seafood choice and service was attentive and efficient. Wine list a bit expensive - starting at around £40 plus-otherwise very enjoyable.

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ML
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was very nice but very overpriced for what was provided

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PR
Hertfordshire
12 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food and ambience, as always very good. The Fish Pie never disappoints but it took 25 mins to bring ice cream and chocolate sauce which then had to be eaten in a rush as we were going to the theatre. No time for coffee and had to pay the bill whilst eating. Very surprising for a restaurant in the middle of the theatre district which even goes so far as to check which show one is going to see when booking/confirming a table.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The menu is very short (but the ingredients are first class), the prices can be surprising (scallops are a good example), but the service makes up for it all, quick and friendly.

A positive experience, we'll be back.

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DC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal, as always! Guy was a wonderful host and got us to our favorite booth. The oysters and fish pie are not to be missed.

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MP
London
8 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great customer service! We had to bring a 6 week old baby to a Friday dinner and everyone at the restaurant was such a delight and looked after so well. So thank you.
Food is yummy! Will visit very soon again.

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MM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit, we loved it here. Great atmosphere, very attentive staff, food excellent.

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MK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great for seafood portions on the small side very attentive service

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B
London
41 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The place to go for oysters, the perfect pre-theatre aperitif. I'm a regular.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service prompt and friendly. Great tasty food. Always same high quality.

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JP
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a Pre-Theatre lunch and really enjoyed it - Expensive but good food and service

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SP
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, amazing seafood, little pricey but definitely go back when save some penny’s :)

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l
London
24 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant in a very convenient location. Food is very nice.

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