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J Sheekey

#188 of 17,954 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
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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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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Kettering, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a seafood feast at J Sheekey... unable to choose we opted for the fruit de mere to share as a starter (delicious!) and then a dish each for main plus a scallop burger to share which ended up being the star of the show! Really great service and a nice classic traditional feel to this place!

Thank SageAndBrooke_Owner
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you ever ring up J Sheekey at the last minute (i.e. less than a week before you want to go!), with the faint hope of getting a table on a Saturday night, and they offer you the bar - take it!! I had been twice before on trips to London, having reserved well in advance. This time I called... More 

Thank ClaireinBrussels
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife took me here as a birthday treat. Scott's was fully booked where we had been loads of times before so I was intrigued to go. Great location, and once inside the staff are very helpful and polite, what you would expect from such a great restaurant. Excellent menu choice with an array of starters and mains that will... More 

Thank Christopher H
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We come here as often as we can to enjoy the many offerings. On this visit we dined in the main dining room (as opposed to the Atlantic Bar). As always the staff guided us through selections that made for a most wonderful evening. It was well worth the trip from Heathrow as we were between flights. Two current items... More 

Thank teddya323
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

J. Sheekey oozes effortless class. The service is warm and efficient. The cooking correct and free of gimmickry. Highly recommended.

Thank PeterBSurreyUK
Hurdal Municipality, Norway
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow, fantastic vibrant and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Food was excellent and the service was impeccable

Thank Morten I
Sao Paulo, SP
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244 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is divided in a restaurant and a bar... we went to the restaurant... which was very quiet.... few couples dinning in other tables... the staff serves fast and efficient... no mistakes are allowed... steep prices... fish was great... next time we will go to the bar...

Thank Victor S
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We just wanted a quick light bite to eat and sat at the bar. We shared Oysters, champagne and the most wonderful salad with blood orange - the combination worked really well. It's pricey, but a lovely treat. Waiting for a special occasion to come back and spend longer here.

Thank gillianleahy
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Eaten here several times now, both pre theatre and for an evening out. Friendly staff. Helpful advice on selection of food and wine. Very good food, on each visit. Will be back

Thank Carl L
Baltimore, MD
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Excellent food and service. Charming dining areas, but why do they noisily hack the French bread in the middle of the dining room? We ate here a few years ago, and were seated in the "hacking" area, which ruined any ambience. However, we did like the food and service, so we decided to try one more time. This time we... 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$64
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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