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J Sheekey

#176 of 17,575 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
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All hours
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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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

J Sheekey is convenient for a pre-theatre meal and we have happy memories of good food and service many years ago. However, the last few times have been disappointing, so we will be much less likely to try it again. Last month we had dinner before the play "Nice Fish" and sure enough the halibut was lovely. The plaice with... More 

Thank 954Richard
Andover, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We could only book a table at the bar in the restaurant but the staff were so friendly. The food was fab. Great fish pie and great fish and chips. Drinks were sadly very expensive but if you want to push the boat out for a special occasion then it's ok. Lovely happy atmosphere. Would definitely go back.

Thank Lesley H
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always good atmosphere, service, food and wine Plenty of staff offer good service. Bloody Mary the best ever as was the bottled Guinness to accompany the oysters, unusual for bottled but very smooth Recommend the two accompanments with coffee rather than a pudding

Thank acdcrockon
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose the venue based on trip advisor and proximity to the theater. The service was extremely refined and the waiters were attentive. Although we were slightly indecisive when ordering, they ensured we received our food in good time knowing we had theater tickets. I wasn't blown away by the food given the price, but it was consistent and tasty.... More 

Thank ongioni
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

J Sheeky has been around along time - and it has stood the test of time well. The food (mainly very good fish) is excellent, the staff are experienced professionals, the ambience is traditional but still friendly and warm. It is not cheap, but you are paying for high quality. That said, if you go for a medium price main... More 

Thank GrazingAway2
Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Atlantic Bar is fantastic for a nice light bit to eat and a glass or two of wine. Unfortunately, reservations are almost always required. My favorite is Navaja (razor clam) and chorizo. The chief changed up the mix with prosciutto, while very good and I enjoyed it, I do prefer with chorizo. Remember the oyster selection is always good.

Thank roadwarrior50
Wendover, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every year we choose a restaurant to visit with friends and business associates and having had to cancel a couple of years ago, we finally got to visit for our annual outing at this great venue. We were warmly welcomed and enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere, excellent food and service. Will definitely be going back!

1 Thank Tony D
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife booked this for a party of 4 of us for a pre-theatre meal. Maybe they were having an off night but such was the calamity it was such that I would never return and would certainly advise others to steer well clear. We arrived at 5:50pm for a table booked for 6pm and needed to depart at 7:15pm... More 

Thank Graham A
Ware, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting Staff were great Food fusion Asian /Japanese with original flavours and presentation Great eve

Thank James A
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

J.Sheekey is handy to theatres in the West End, and serves both pre-theatre dinner and late post-theatre dinner. Count on seeing some of the actors from the play you've just enjoyed (Patrick Stewart in my case). I had a lovely pre-theatre chat with a Tony award winning set designer dining at the bar on another evening. I hosted a little... More 

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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$38 - US$63
Seafood, European, British, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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