J Sheekey

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 16 publications
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16 expert recommendations



Superb array of fish and seafood dishes which will save you from ADD bought on by star gazing. A must see and eat.



With leather banquettes and wood-paneled walls covered in framed photos, the haunt is a charmed, intimate spot for scallops on the half-shell or Dover Sole with Bernaise. Full review →


DK Eyewitness

It was sadly neglected for years, but since 1998, under the same owners as Le Caprice, its wonderful Victorian interior is again thronged with Theaterland crowds.



One of Londoners' all-time favorite West End haunts. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Tucked into a small alleyway off St. Martin's Lane, J. Sheekey has long been a Theatreland favorite for both the famous (Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh) and the not-so-famous. Full review →


Gayot 14.0

J. Sheekey has, it seems, been around forever, defying the march of time and remaining one of London's favorite fish restaurants. Full review →



A gorgeous, Art Deco mini-palace, slightly crowded but wonderfully intimate, like the state room of an ocean-going liner. Full review →


Insight Guides

Think chargrilled squid with gorgonzola polenta, Cornish fish stew and New England baby lobster, followed by rhubarb pie, or the famed Scandinavian iced berries. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This incredibly smart restaurant, whose pedigree stretches back to 1896, has four elegant, discreet and spacious wood-panelled rooms in which to savour the riches of the sea. Full review →


Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

There are four or five tables but you're much better off sitting at the bar as you can chat with the chaps behind it and, if you're on the far side, watch the chefs in action. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Old-fashioned seafood haven that the celebs still love. Full review →


Rough Guide

A grande dame of the London dining scene – established in 1896 in the heart of theatreland – this lovely old seafood restaurant is a glittering, special occasion kind of place.


The Infatuation 8.5

For all its elegance, J Sheekey is also unpretentious and relaxed, especially at their bar or outdoor terrace. Full review →


Time Out 70

After well over a century of service, Sheekey’s status as a West End institution is assured. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

In the heart of Covent Garden, J Sheekey has been known for its fresh fish, oysters, and shellfish for more than 100 years. Full review →


Zagat 4.6

"If you're in the mood for seafood" this Covent Garden eatery.... is "still the standard". Full review →

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