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J Sheekey

#238 of 17,570 Restaurants in London
#255 of 18,494 Places to Eat in London
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Covent Garden
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28-35 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
+44 20 7240 2565
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Reservations
Description: In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey is a fish and seafood restaurant...
In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey is a fish and seafood restaurant offering the finest fish, oysters, shellfish and other fruits de mer. Discreetly tucked away on St Martin's Court between Charing Cross Road and St Martin's Lane, J Sheekey is a stone's throw from many of the West End's theatres, the cinemas of Leicester Square and vibrant quarters of Covent Garden and Soho. The Royal Opera House and Coliseum, Palace Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Wyndham's, Duke of York and Noel Coward Theatres are close by, making the restaurant perfect for pre and post theatre dining. All fish is responsibly caught from sustainable sources.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great seafood & service

We ate here on a Saturday evening to celebrate my partner's birthday (she won't let me mention how old!). Although they had reserved us a table we decided to sit at the counter so we could watch the food being prepared. We ordered crab bisque and oysters to start followed by flatiron steak and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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Highworth, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We ate here on a Saturday evening to celebrate my partner's birthday (she won't let me mention how old!). Although they had reserved us a table we decided to sit at the counter so we could watch the food being prepared. We ordered crab bisque and oysters to start followed by flatiron steak and lobster and lobster salad, washed down... More 

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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Must be the best restaurant in London. The staff go out of their way to make you welcome and the food is fantastic.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Firstly you are made to feel very welcome. The service is truly exceptional, friendly and not at all obsequious.It is not a stuffy restaurant, many of our fellow male diners wore neither a jacket nor a tie and certainly did not look out of place.One notices small details for example gazpachio was served in ice cold plates. We did not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I am a regular at Sheekeys. I would be more regular a diner there if I did not live 200 miles away. Top notch seafood. I tend to go for an assiette de fruits de mer. A delightful hour of ploughing through a great variety whelks, clams, prawns, etc. Difficult to fault anything. So I won't.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went with a friend and had an early dinner in the oyster bar. The service was exceptional and the food delicious. Not cheap but worth every penny

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Being invited out for an impromptu meal at Sheekey's was an offer I couldn't refuse, particularly on a Friday evening. I've dined several times at Sheekey's and it always feels very special. We arrived early but our table was ready and although we had an early sitting, there were plenty of other pre-theatre diners. I love that there are changing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Sat at the bar with my wife & throughly enjoyed the experience. Annetta helped us choose the champagne with good advice & lovely manner. Had the hot smoked salmon for starter & shrimp/scallop burger for main course..delicious. shared the chocolate pudding soufflé with mint ice cream for dessert which was simply outstanding. One minor gripe was the side order of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Dinner with a business colleague and food was very good. Excellent gazpacho and prawn followed with a seafood curry, all washed down with an excellent sauvignon blanc. Both food and wine menus are extensive and will suit all tastes. Decor is pleasant and comfortable. My only negative was that we seemed to be getting rushed. We were asked to order... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to the J. Sheekey Oyster Bar to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. My wife did the research and made the booking; her skill and judgement in these matters is impeccable and helps to explain why we are still together after 41 years! Our tapas-style meal began with 6 Dunvargan oysters and continued with tempura squid,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Certain restaurants have that special magic that combines excellent food, perfect preparation, smart service, and an elan that cannot be manufactured but comes with time. This restaurant is popular with actors of a certain stature, usually a Sir or a Dame, but part of the experience is that you do not disturb them. Instead, let them give off their special... More 

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Additional Information about J Sheekey

Address: 28-35 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2565
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:30 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 47 - 78
Cuisine: Seafood

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28-35 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7240 2565

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 47 - 78
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey is a fish and seafood restaurant offering the finest fish, oysters, shellfish and other fruits de mer. Discreetly tucked away on St Martin's Court between Charing Cross Road and St Martin's Lane, J Sheekey is a stone's throw from many of the West End's theatres, the cinemas of Leicester Square and vibrant quarters of Covent Garden and Soho. The Royal Opera House and Coliseum, Palace Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Wyndham's, Duke of York and Noel Coward Theatres are close by, making the restaurant perfect for pre and post theatre dining. All fish is responsibly caught from sustainable sources.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:30 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

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Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or simply to be among the multitude of people who pass through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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