You need to book. Very busy restaurant indeed. We booked a table for six and were given an 'allowance' of 2.5 hours. This is fairly generous, and in fact no-one chased us out and we stayed longer.
3 x types of oysters including West Mersea (North Essex) which were expensive, small and tasted wonderful. Dressed crab was also very good indeed. It doesn't come in a shell, but in a crab-shaped outline on your plate. Frito Misto starter also very good (lightly battered and fried seafood bits and pieces) and Sheekey's did a fish sharing plate for three of us which was delicious.
I decided to try the smoked herring roe on toast for a savoury in place of cheese or pudding. Very buttery and rich, but excellent if you still have room!
We tried a variety of white wines including the Bellbird SB (NZ), the Gavi de Gavi, the Albariño Leira Reyero and the Languedoc Viognier (more or less as an aperitif). All very good, but the Bellbird SB and the Albariño were outstanding.
There are a small number of meat choices available, but Sheekey's is all about fish, and justly famous for it too.
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