SquareMeal Review of
Although it now boasts a revamped all-weather terrace and new-look Atlantic Bar next door, “consistently fabulous” J Sheekey’s enduring appeal is based firmly on its dependable and civilised approach to hospitality. Part of the Caprice Holdings stable, the clubby, wood-panelled dining room exudes class with its crisp linens and smooth service, while the kitchen delivers reliably good seafood and "heavenly" fish dishes to match a pitch-perfect selection of whites on the wine list. Our favourites include pan-fried slip soles with zingy seaweed and caper butter, sautéed razor clams with chorizo and broad beans, and the signature fish pie topped with creamy mash – pure indulgence. Daily specials, such as devilled sardines with pickled marinade and tomato dressing or Cornish sea bass with crab tortellini and fennel, are well worth a punt. Luscious sweet treats encompass the addictive amaretto and salted caramel truffles and “make sure you try the amazing pistachio parfait”, says one reader. In short, everything is “spot-on” at this theatreland institution.