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|Address:||28-35 St Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL|
|Tel:||020 7240 2565|
|Price: £53.00||Wine: £20.50||Champagne: £47.00|
|Opening Hours:||Mon-Sun 12N-3pm (Sun -3.30pm) 5.30pm-12M (Sun -11pm)|
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Went there with my wife last night for pre-theatre dinner.
What an awful experience. Firstly there are so many staff they were literally tripping over each other in the confined space. Secondly there were more ‘glorified waiters’ in suits strutting around trying to look important than you could shake a stick at. During the meal they stopped at our table no less that 4 times to ask how things were, at one point one of them stopped and started recounting the history of the place while we were trying to have an intimate meal for 2. GO AWAY !!! The waitress was also especially attentive and she did a fabulous job and was charming but that was the only good experience. I had potted shrimp followed by Smoked Haddock with Collconade and poached egg. The Haddock was practically raw. Now I like Sashimi and Sushi so raw fish isn't all bad but when it's warm and slimy … Ugh! My wife had the dressed crab and ‘supposedly’ Monkfish and Prawns Tandoori style. Firstly the crab was passable. However in the main dish we couldn't find *any( monkfish at all and she counted 5 prawns. Cost for this including an obligatory 12.5% service charge? NO wine and 1 bottle of water … £108. What an absolute scam. I don't know what's happened to London but this is the second time in a week I've paid over £50 a head and been served with poor quality food. J Sheekey has become a success based on it's own propaganda. Unless you like staff who have no clue about creating a fine dining experience and like substandard food give this place a miss. It's only volume's of unsuspecting theatre goers that keep this place ticking over. Anywhere else and it would go bust within a month.