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28-32 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England (Covent Garden)
020 7240 2565
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Ranked #257 of 18,163 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood:
Covent Garden
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Originally a small oyster bar, J Sheekey preserves an unstuffy and intimate air which has made it a West End favourite for over 100 years. Cosy up in a dark corner in one of this fish restaurant's wood-panelled interconnecting rooms and try not to gawp at the high-profile clientele. The seafood is fresh and delivered with flair, and there's an imaginative vegetarian menu, plus a few meat dishes for non-fish lovers. An unrivalled destination for London theatre-goers. J Sheekey's illustrious 100-year heritage is enhanced by the Oyster Bar just next door, an informal extension of this great London institution. Set around a horseshoe-shaped central dining bar, its wood-panelled walls are lined with photographs of 21st-century theatrical luminaries from John Hurt to Orlando Bloom. The finest seafood includes fresh oysters from West Mersea Island, Cornwall, Northern Ireland and south-west France, along with Shetland mussels and Dublin Bay prawns or caviar and crab. These are enjoyed with an excellent list of Champagnes and sparkling wines by a theatrical and foodie clientele. All fish is responsibly caught from sustainable sources.
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Spring, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We made a reservation for 5:45pm since we had play tickets. We ordered food at 6. My husband and daughter both ordered the grilled mixed shellfish but they only had one left at 6pm. Terrible restaurant management. That dish was very good. The stone bass was a small piece of bland fish with 4 tortellini and a few small pieces... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Lovely 3 course set lunch menu. Amazing value for this part of London. Exceptional service. Great atmosphere. Very good wine. Would absolutely recommend for a weekend lunch.

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Southend-on-Sea, England
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86 reviews 86 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Sheekeys many times over the years and we have always found both the food and service to be excellent and this visit was no exception When we asked to move to a different table because we were originally by the door there were no funny looks or sideways glances - we were moved straight away without... More 

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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I would certainly recommend this restaurant. From the moment we walked through the door the service was impeccable and the food was superb.

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Datchet, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My colleague and I were lunch guests of a potential client. Menu choice was excellent, as was the wine list. Service was flawless, and the food (in my case, Dover Sole meuniere, followed by a wonderful rhubarb crumble which brought back (good) memories of school days!) superb. Top marks... Only the noise from a raucous group of diners on the... More 

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london england
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30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had a family celebration in the restaurant and it was superb. The service was impeccable and the food was excellent. We had a wonderful evening.

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London, United Kingdom
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234 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place has a fantastic reputation, those who go will always recommend it and you can see why. Fantastic service, delicious food and a brilliant atmosphere. You will not be disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Dinner with my seafood-loving wife. Food excellent, staff super-helpful, great location for theatre land and prices OK (not cheap but not crazy either).

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Oxshott, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

They are just brilliant. Speed of service, efficient but not rushed, is of the highest order. Can not fault the food in any way. All 3 diners felt this was second to none as a location to eat before seeing a great Shakespeare in love!

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Sheekey was given a new lease of life some years ago when it was acquired by the owner of The Ivy. You have a choice here between the Restaurant and the Oyster Bar. Unsurprisingly, the Restaurant offers the more extensive choice of dishes whilst the Oyster Bar menu contains a smaller selection of not simply oysters but also a good... More 

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Additional Information about J Sheekey

Address: 28-32 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
Phone Number: 020 7240 2565
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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