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J Sheekey

28-35 St. Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
+44 20 7240 2565
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish pie” (237 reviews)
“oysters” (391 reviews)
“dover sole” (161 reviews)
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Seafood, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
28-35 St. Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband treated me to dinner here for my birthday. We had been told that the 8pm table needed to be vacated by 10, which is always slightly irritating, but the breakneck speed with which the food arrived meant that we would have been out...More

Thank roy43
Reviewed 6 days ago

Actually the best and lightest fish and chips I’ve ever had. I sat at the counter and service was attentive and professional.

Thank busyflying
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Every time we are never disappointed. My favourite restaurant and just love the oysters and Dover sole. Service is always so polished. Everyone should try Sheekeys at least once. I bet you will want to return for more. Lovely fish curry too. Beautifully presented.

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 6 days ago

We read several reviews for seafood restaurants in the Covent Garden area. This one did not disappoint. Many guests were heading out for the theatre but we wanted a more leisurely dinner. We enjoyed Blackened Miso Mackerel and Soused Herring for starters. They were both...More

Thank Rehsom
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent!!! Try the fish and chips. Everything is fantastic, and I highly recommend this cosy restaurant

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my partner here for a special meal. The cooking was ok but to our minds far from exceptional. Wine was pricey and service over formal e.g. wine never left on table but taken away after each poring by server. I think there are better...More

Thank vikki88196
Reviewed 1 week ago

Besides its standing as a dependable fish restaurant, J. Sheekey is a bona fide theatrical institution in London's West End having a status similar to Sardi's on Broadway. Within just steps of Wyndham's, the Garrick, the Noel Coward, the Duke of York's and other famous...More

Thank BBonnet
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting this restaurant for many years and have always had a satisfactory experience. This time however, the wine list has been changed and the prices are enormous. As they no longer have sommelier, it is easy to spend much too much.

Thank Pam A
Reviewed 1 week ago

If fish is your thing, J. Sheekey was opened for you. It is one of London’s premier seafood restaurants. Not a fancy décor, but some of the best seafood I’ve ever had. My partner and I love Dover Sole and this was some of the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I hadn't been here for some years, but decided to give it a try recently. The menu was more or less as I remembered it, so my selection was easy. The food was well cooked and very nicely presented. The service was impeccable. All in...More

Thank Big_OLondon
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
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October 3, 2017|
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Response from lynn s | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as far as I can remember both establishments merge into one inside, each with their own rooms , plus a sit-up bar. I have eaten in both sections more than once, and have always been wowed by the food ,wine and service... More
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Peter D | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is. The J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is next door to the J Sheekey restaurant, and is more informal.
July 17, 2017|
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Response from SOHOTRAVELLER1 | Reviewed this property |
There is a £2 cover charge if you eat in the main dining room but not in the seafood bar or o the lovely terrace.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$39 - $66
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
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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