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J Sheekey

#174 of 17,712 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 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, excellent seafood, and efficient and friendly service. What more could you ask? Of course, right in the heart of theatreland it doesn't come cheap, but there are plenty of other expensive restaurants around that rip off their guests, and this one is worth every penny

Thank Brad_Lizzie
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We often have supper at Sheekey's before going to the theatre because the food is great and the service is swift and courteous. Apart from the permanent scrum in the entrance area (arrivals, departures, coat collection etc. all clash in a small space) I cannot fault it.

Thank Caro4904
Las Vegas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Oh, the oysters are magnificent, the fish is marvelous, and the seafood wonderful. Pricy, of course but so what?!? We cannot go to Covent Garden without at least one visit!! Make SURE you have reservations and NOT in the bar. Sometimes your hotel will make reservations and you arrive to find that you are in the bar when the comfy... More 

Thank Allyn S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My father took me here the day before I joined the RN and I have been going back every year for 46 years its one of the great fish restaurants of the UK and I love it

Thank Bat M
Winchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Here at the weekend for lunch and while the food was good both my partner and I could not think of a reason we would go back, although the food was good it didn't wow us in such a way that we would rush back. We had 2 courses, a starter (Ceviche and Oysters) and main (Dover Sole and Wild... More 

Thank pac129
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived without a booking at 3pm and was told we could have a table until pm. We were seated very close to the bar, and unfortunately next to 3 professional men who's language was not becoming of this quality of establishment.We are not prudes but to hear foul language within feet of our table was uncomfortable.I approached a member... More 

Thank mikee1uk
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just wanted to say what a delight the staff were last night at Sheekeys & Altantic Bar in St Martin's Lane. Despite no reservation they made us feel exceptionally welcome and made every effort to seat us. Highly commendable for London on a Friday night. Many thanks indeed.

Thank misterys
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant takes full advantage of its fame - while the seafood is excellent, the price matches (or exceeds?) the quality; and it's a first for me to be charged 2£s per person just for the "privilege" of eating in the restaurant area - but a wonderful setting and a place to watch and been seen (or overlooked). Service highly... More 

Thank Andy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love sea food and admire a well decorated place this is the right restaurant. Apart from that is well located in London as well. However, you have to prepare your budget to go there.

Thank Thiago C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited J Sheekey on New Year's Eve and had a beautiful dinner here. We had the mixed grilled fish for two, the size of which was quite intimidating but we managed to finish it (and had room for pudding). The fish was beautifully cooked and the restaurant had a wonderful, old fashioned atmosphere. Recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$62
Seafood, European, British, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-35 St. Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: 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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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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