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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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J Sheekey is bang in the middle of frenetic theatre-land in London (perfect pre-theatre). Escape the mania and look for ‘Mr Ben’ (man in top hat) who will open the way to old world glamour and fancy seafood. This is a local London institution and therefore attracts the posh grey tinted, well-heeled regulars, the intrepid tourists, the foodie celebrity and those with a penchant for a fancy fish supper. Sheekey's has an all consuming, buzzy vibe in smart but intimate art-deco surroundings. Lobster thermidor was huge, glorious and creamy (worth the extra £s) accompanied by fine crispy frites. Fish pie was cosy and buttery. There is an odd non-seafood dish in case you have a non-seafoody friend (I still do not understand it). There are cosy little tables in nooks and crannies of this restaurant which are usually booked well ahead, but if you need a last minute, quick (not so cheap) supper, ask for the bar and be wined, dined and entertained by the charming bartenders. I love this place, not just for the fish but for the London frisson.