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J Sheekey - The Restaurant, London, ENG

J Sheekey - The Restaurant

4.6
4.6
1410 Reviews
£41 and over
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

21:30


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Cocktail Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 12:00–23:15 Sun 12:00–22:15

  • 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

    £29.50 per person

    3 Aug - 31 Aug 2022
    Lunch Set Menu available Monday - Sunday 12 till 4 pm. Two courses - £29.50 Three courses - £34.50 including VAT, a discretionary service charge added.

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What 1,410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • London

    Seafood

  • West End London

    Seafood

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  1. MA

    MAmeenR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time I am in London it’s a must for me to have my usual Oyster platter and grilled dover sole with the amazing béarnaise sauce at J Sheekey. My favourite and best sea food restaurant by far
  2. s

    staticb

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    i thought it was going to be a toursit trap as it has expanded in recnt years; was pleasantly surprised
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and lovely atmosphere
  4. W

    Weegee

    London

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient staf, great seafood and nice wine list.
  5. m

    meridienmo

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Really enjoyed the food but the restaurant was packed and noisy on a Saturday night. Service was great too so will definitely go again but on a quieter evening.
  6. E

    Eileen

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Fish was good but tables too close together and service was not very good for price of restaurant. It was quite warm as well.
  7. JC

    JCLondon

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    If you’re looking for classical glamour with excellent ambience and great seafood, this London icon is the place for food. Unobtrusive calm service and very high quality ingredients combine at J Sheekey. Superb.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant. Old fashioned and comforting. Food is always amazing. Gran Negroni was excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    very nice meal for anniversary,friendly services
  10. NH

    NickH

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Had a table by the window right next to the bar. was a bit hectic and cramped but fun and enjoyable all the same
  11. d

    dpnc

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner at J Sheekey. We had a variety of offerings from the Rib Eye to sea trout (which was absolutely fantastic). If you are going to a show after dinner (we weren’t, but they asked) I believe they try to get you in and out in time for the show. Staff was courteous and attentive and responded to our requests quickly.
  12. JW

    JenniferW

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible place! Made to feel very special by amazing staff, service and food! Thank you for the birthday truffles, they were sublime !
  13. J

    Juwill

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    JSheekey never disappoints! Special ambience, delicious food, great service. Can’t fault it and a great place for a special occasion. Thank you
  14. MO

    MichaelO

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Super food is a smart classic setting within easy reach of all the theatres.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service. Delicious food and wine
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    5 out of 5 stars in every way!
  17. d

    dinewell

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great pre theatre venue. Food is excellent and well presented and they realize you are off to a show.
  18. MC

    MinC

    London

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We ordered risotto and seafood platter which were sufficient for two people. Seafood was fresh and the interior was beautiful
  19. CL

    ChrisL

    Yorkshire

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5
    Warm welcome once seated the wine service was slow 30 minutes until the wine arrived The manager who took our food order was very pleasant and knowledgeable The risotto and fresh oysters were exceptional but overall the food was just ok The service was slow and two waiters appeared to lack any training The atmosphere was buzzing and having been many times this visit was disappointing
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Toda una experiencia! Deliciosa la comida! Muy formal el lugar, para una noche especial después del teatro! Llegamos a las 11 pm y nos atendieron de muy buena gana!
  21. KP

    KPHDines

    London

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    A favourite of ours. Food was great as always. Service is always a little slow - which normally is fine. Tonight it was a bit haphazard - luckily they recognised this and made amends.
  22. a

    a2zrealtor

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The seafood was outstanding. Must try the dover sole.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Great food and ambience. Service on this occasion was poor. Will wait a while before returning again. Shame
  24. TG

    TheGastronaut

    London

    114 reviews

    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fantastic restaurant serving a wonderful array of dishes ranging from classic seafood courses to sumptuous roasts in a relaxed dining atmosphere... Along with the attentive and friendly staff. Highly recommend!
  25. LF

    LouisF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were supberb and helped make a memorable evening. The food was excellent i will be going back
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Horribly overrated! 3 star food and atmosphere at 5 star prices. It’s been 10 yrs since our previous visit to J Sheeky. Unfortunately the quality has deteriorated … it was loud, with staff dropping and breaking dishes… the tables were so close we bumped elbows with our neighbouring tables more than once. Most staff were sullen. Not great overall. If going, I would stick to oysters at the bar and bypass the restaurant.
  27. SL

    SirLunchalot

    London

    160 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    160 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    A disappointing dinner at J Sheekey. We were served by two waiting staff - one, a young lady, was very pleasant and helpful; the other, an older man, we felt downright rude. The latter seated us, but didn't offer us the specials (although we subsequently heard them offered to other tables) and when I asked for the wine list, I was told "it's in front of you" - in truth, it was, identical to and concealed behind the cocktail menu. So my bad, but there are ways of saying so ! It was a hot day, and so we wanted a lot of water. The young lady brought a container of ice and a jug of tap water; her colleague took the jug away as 'it has to serve everyone' and he will keep an eye on us .. which he didn't. The food was very good. I enjoyed the scallops and fried haddock, and my wife thought the salmon tartare and sea bass both excellent. Unfortunately, the wine list was expensive even by London standards - very little under £40, even the house wines. So, overall, good food but the experience left us both with a bit of a sour taste.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Met a friend for lunch on a Saturday. We shared the seafood platter which was amazing which included lobster and crab . The waiters were very attentive and pleasant and we had a very enjoyable afternoon. Can’t wait to go back!
  29. AS

    AndrewS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. It has been a number of years since I last dined at J Sheekey for a business dinner. Brought the family to London this past week for holiday and booked a reservation for dinner. Had some interesting dishes: Shrimp & soft shell crab burger, monkfish & tiger prawn tikka masala and the miso glazed sea trout. All of the entrees were so good!
  30. d

    diningclub

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Very good food but patchy service .
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good to return after lockdown and pleases that quality of food and service was as we remembered. We will return
  32. BK

    BillyK

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The scallops were over cooked The fried zucchini shouldn’t be on the menu Everything else was nice
  33. AS

    AngelaS

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous seafood - great atmosphere - very friendly and attentive staff- quite expensive but you are paying for quality
  34. D

    Dramaqueen

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Felt table was selected by the booking method. Food and service very good
  35. m

    mark

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    Food was as always very good but we had the misfortune of sitting next to two people who were hammered. Their topic of conversation was not suitable for that environment and to be honest it completely ruined our evening. I appreciate that certain people can be difficult but this couple had been there for over 4 hours , drinking cognac as if there was a world shortage so my recommendation to the restaurant is that in these situations they need to use this table is booked routine to remove them. They were vile and we left early because of their appalling behaviour which was not acceptable ! .. title or no title !
  36. GR

    GR69

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service, delicious food and great atmosphere
  37. SL

    SteveL

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is probably my most favorite restaurants during my one week visit to London. Absolutely perfect in every aspect!
  38. JF

    JulieF

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Overall the service here was outstanding - I marked it down just because we sat for a while before anyone came to check in with us.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Poor service with a small crowd.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Good food slow service. Late for show because of service

FAQs

J Sheekey - The Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 1410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

21:30


Booked 107 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 12:00–23:15 Sun 12:00–22:15

  • 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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