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From its humble origins as an oyster bar opened by seafood stall owner Josef Sheekey in 1896, Sheekey’s has risen to become a notable feather in the Caprice Holdings cap. Fans don’t hold back on the superlatives, dubbing it “excellent”, “impeccable” and “out of this world”. Certainly the doorman, classic clubby dining room, “cosy cosmopolitan ambience” and high celeb count create a delightful sense of special occasion, though on the downside there have been reports of “inconsistent” service. A dependable if “rather unadventurous” menu offers reliably well-executed coastal favourites, from the signature fish pie topped with mustard mash, and rich, Cognac-laced crab bisque, to roasted monkfish with salsa verde, and “superb lemon and Dover soles” – all matched with pitch-perfect wines. Indulgent desserts (think iced berries smothered in hot white-chocolate sauce) and traditional savouries are also well worth ordering.

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  1. Published : Saturday, 13 April 2013

    sexdrugsandbaconrolls :: J Sheekey

    J Sheekey is located in St Martin’s Lane and is primarily a fine dining fish restaurant. We booked this place for a pre-theatre meal and when we called to book we were impressed by the care and attention we received from the gentleman on the phone. He informed us of the time of the play that we were going to see and recommended the latest time for us to thoroughly enjoy our meal without rush...
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  1. Published : Thursday, 26 June 2014

    The Food Judge :: J. Sheekey. Caring for me.

    I lay my cards on the table and hold up my hands though not at the same time, obviously. I am not generally a fan of the restaurants in the Caring stable. Don’t get me wrong, they are beautifully run, gorgeously decorated and generally consistent, but there is, to my mind, something about being under the Caring umbrella that brings a little homogeneity and sameness to his restaurants, which I find slightly unexciting.
    First world problems. I do not expect you to feel sorry for me. I had been invited by my old friends P & S and given that I had not been for nigh on a decade, I felt that a visit was well overdue...
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  1. Published : Friday, 7 December 2012

    Melissa Foodie :: J Sheekey Review

    J Sheekey won't win any awards for originality - it's a classic fish restaurant that's put out a cookbook about classic fish cooking. But it reminded me, and that's what a restaurant cookbook's partly about. That's why I decided to go there yesterday.

    I had a great time and I think one of the reasons was is that it's been around for such a long time, no-one's trying to be cool or innovative. It's old-school, traditional and it's been there for yonks. And looking around, it's full of first dates and senior citizens. There was a ridiculously posh table nearby which we observed with glee as they got more sloshed...
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Essential Details for J Sheekey

  • Address: 28-34 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL
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  • Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -3.30pm) 5.30pm-12M (Sun -11pm)
  • Cuisine: Fish
  • Area: Covent Garden
  • Price: £53.00
  • Wine: £20.50
  • Champagne: £47.00
  • Lunch: ££26.50 (Weekends only)

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