J Sheekey - The Restaurant

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777 reviews
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Markq3
Orlando
10 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
12 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
18 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 !

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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
1 review
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
11 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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WeLikeGoodFood
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect place to pop in before our show. We sat at the bar and were in good hands with the bartender, who recommended perfectly. Can’t wait for the next show and the next meal at J Sheekey.

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cmoo
Cornwall
37 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cosy, up-market fish restaurant. Perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lovely surroundings and meal before the theatre.

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GilesF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. A really great pre-theatre meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in London

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MikeD
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food from beginning to end served by a friendly and professional team.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner before theatre. We are from New York and I researched heavily a nice restaurant that would work pre theatre. This place did not disappoint. I will go again when I return to London. Fresh. Delicious food and amazing staff all around.

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psper
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live in the U.S. and come to England ever 2 or 3 years. We always make a point of dining at J Sheekey before theater. We always order Dover Sole and it is always excellent

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vipPublandlord46
London
12 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I like Sheekeys very much and I like the fish pie both my friend and I had it unfortunately mine was 98 % white fish where as my friends was 98 % salmon an equal measure for each would have been good , I had smoked eel starter and thought the portion was a bit mean considering the cost and the broccoli al dente I'd say very much under cooked , I did mention it to the waitress and fear that's where it stopped as for the rum baba a sponge with fruit nothing like ones I've had else where and certainly lacked on the rum . The service was good and good atmosphere but do feel they need to up things a bit , this was not my first visit but I'll certainly think very carefully about returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary After theatre meal excellent service with outstanding food and stafy

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KEVINM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This my second visit to J Sheekey and was just as good as the first. Excellent food and service. Looking forward to my next visit.

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vipbourkel
London
37 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect dinner. A generous portion of fresh crab followed by beautifuĺly prepared and served skate wing - all fresh and full of flavour. Service a d ambiance cannot be faulted and the restaurant has a glamourous buzz.

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Mikkel
London
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The quality of the food is always excellent here and the atmosphere is welcoming and efficient without being formal. Pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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