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“What a great night!”
Review of J Sheekey

J Sheekey
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Ranked #240 of 22,808 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $39 - $65
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
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.
Penrith, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What a great night!”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

Our hotel managed to get us quite a late booking at this restaurant that we have wanted to try for a long time, but they apologised that we would have to sit at the restaurants bar rather than in the main dining room. When we arrived and were shown to our bar stools I was worried that it would be a rushed meal with no atmosphere. I could not have been more wrong. We had a great time getting to know the 3 Bar Tender/ Waiters/ Entertainers (Tom and Co) . These guys are so knowledgeable about the menu, the ingredients and the history of the place. We went with their recommendations and were not disappointed. The fish was fantastic so fresh and cooked so well. The haddock was delicious and the Cru Virunga Chocolate and Honeycomb Bombe is "A Must" as is Tom's Chocolate Martini. Wish we lived closer!

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“still excellent”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

lucky to walk straight into our favourite restaurant on a Saturday evening. Well it was 5.30. Warm welcome and took pre dinner drinks promptly. Nice Prosecco. Very good starters I had the crab bisque and David the potted shrimps. D had the Cornish fish stew for mains and he said compared to a while ago there were some missing bits eg Scallops but it was still good. I had a nice big piece of cod with some chips and spinach on the side. D had a half bottle of their excellent Muscadet and I had another glass of Prosecco. Desserts and coffee to finish.

  • Visited April 2013
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England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“We would not return”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Very good service and atmosphere but with below average food. My fish was tasteless, inexcusable at the price. We have had many good meals in the past but think it is now trading on its reputation.

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Midlands
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Shaky start but very enjoyable in the end”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

We arrived at around 7.40 on a Saturday evening for our 8pm table. We were told our table was ready or we could go for a drink in the bar first. We decided on the bar option - big mistake! By 8.05 we eventually got our drinks after the manager ( I assume) hurried the bar staff. He did give us these drinks on the house. We finished these and then asked could we go to our table and were told it wasn't ready??? Not a very impressive start. When we eventually got seated we couldn't fault a thing - almost like a different place. The service was excellent, as was the food. Chargrilled squid and scallops to start (both extremely good) and then a fantastic fish mixed grill between us for a main with around 8 pieces of fish included. We just about managed to squeeze down a dessert, and the iced berries with white chocolate sauce were the nicest I have ever had. All in all we left feeling extremely full but very satisfied!

  • Visited April 2013
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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent British Fare”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We were fortunate that our colleagues took us to this local favorite. The haddock was fantasic and I must say the highlight were the mushy peas. Nice wine list and huge selection of Whisky. Great find for me going forward in the convenient Leicester Square neighborhood. Must make reservation in advance.

Visited April 2013
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