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J Sheekey

#168 of 17,060 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Covent Garden
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28-35 St. Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
+44 20 7240 2565
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Baltimore, Maryland
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133 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had been told that J Sheekey was "the place" for seafood in London, especially pre-theater, and we were not disappointed in any way. We began with champagne and caviar (they have excellent choices and sizes...we chose to "split" a 50 gm portion of Oesetra and were rewarded with a wonderful offering! My wife dined on the best Dover sole... More 

Thank Michael S
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have lived within a 2 minute walk of Sheekeys for over 25 years and had a disasterous meal all those years ago. Thought we might go back a few weeks ago; big mistake! The service was very sketchy, our booking for a terrace table was no where to be found and the food very mediocre and very expensive. Such... More 

Thank scribbler37
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Respite from a hot day under the shaded terrace. Calm efficient service and no drama even though we hadn't booked. Good range of seafood. Octopus with borlotti beans was simple but delicious. A good choice of wines to compliment, by the bottle or glass. Excellent value for such well prepared and served food. I heartily recommend it.

Thank S F
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sheekey’s has a chameleon-like quality that can change with one’s mood – it can be lively, exciting and buzzing or tranquil, romantic and very relaxing. It’s never dull or disappointing. It’s a great fish restaurant, one of London’s best. The food is delicious – well-prepared, well-cooked and beautifully presented. It can be interesting and unusual too. The service simply is…it’s... More 

Thank Graham S
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly recommended seafood restaurant and Oyster Bar in the heart of Soho. We were pleasantly surprised. Fresh ingredients and good service. Will return

Thank Bee T
San Diego
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

J Sheekey typically gets top reviews and deserves the rating because the food ingredients are of high quality,well prepared, and the service runs like a well oiled machine. Fish is the main focus and the Dover sole is a prime attraction and while it's quite expensive, it's worth it for Americans like us that don't get real Dover sole where... More 

Thank BarryBSanDiego
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked J. Sheekey restaurant just off St. Martins Lane for post Coliseum Ballet performance, for dinner. Arrived prior to actual restaurant opening at 5.30 pm and offered drinks on the Terrace (tables on street) till opening but declined and instead took a table in the Atlantic Bar and decided to eat here instead of the restaurant as companion was famished,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came tback to this restaurant to celebrate our 15 wedding anniversary. On arrival our table was not ready, but this was not a problem and we just hung out at the bar for a fw minutes (although that area was very busy and it was a squeeze to get in). We were then seated at our table and I was... More 

Thank august01
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been a few months since my last trip to London [Feb] and of course I always eat here. Since my last visit I refrained from having the fish pie and selected the prawn and scallop burger and I am so glad I did, it was delicious. As usual I had the razor clams to start as I can never... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have eaten here a few times over the past couple of years and it is consistently very good. We ordered razor clams with chorizo & broad beans. Delish combination perfectly executed. Great presentation in razor shells. We both ordered the John Dory special with creamed corn and crab tortellini as a main course. Wow! Amazing flavour combination between the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$39 - $65
Seafood, British, Soups, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 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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Staying in Covent Garden

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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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