It may take some effort to discover J Sheekey’s Atlantic Bar as it is well hidden, situated on a quiet street between the hustle and bustle of Leicester Square and Covent Garden – but once you have found this remarkable restaurant you are guaranteed to never forget.
Following the recent launch of Sheekey’s Summer Terrace the venue is open daily from midday until midnight. The food is of high standard, surprisingly affordable, beautifully presented and above all, delicious.
Should seafood be your weakness, the J Sheekey Atlantic Bar will be your Mecca. The menu offers an outstanding selection of small sharing plates consisting of fish, shellfish, salads and seasonal game. In addition, you can unearth the treasure that is the Plateau de Fruits de Mer (yes – this does include lobster). Should you prefer a non-seafood dish, there are salads, soup and steak on offer.
We had the pleasure of trying: Deep Fried Fish Goujons with Tartare sauce, Shrimp and Scallop Burger with Spiced Mayonnaise, Moroccan Spiced Tiger Prawns with Lemon Yoghurt and Pistachio, Squid a la Plancha and a guaranteed favourite for anyone – the Beetroot, Feta and Watermelon salad. Each dish ensures a taste explosion of the finest degree, thus firmly establishing Sheekey’s as the go-to restaurant for all food-lovers.
Sitting in comfort on the summer terrace, the mood is relaxed, whilst the staff are friendly and extremely knowledgeable; taking this dining experience to a superior level worthy of any 5-star rating. Upon ordering, the food is promptly cooked and served from the open kitchen, thus validating this restaurant’s unrivalled efficiency.
Included is an exemplary wine list to compliment the menu, and based on your choice of cuisine, the team advise on the best vin to compliment your meal. An array of wines is available, served by the glass, carafe or bottle. Furthermore, you will be pleasantly surprised at the variety of champagne, cocktails, sparkling wines, sherry and whiskeys on offer.
J Sheekey’s Summer Terrace stretches along the lion’s side of St Martin’s Court and is enticingly designed in glistening turquoise and vivid raspberry that sings of intimacy and romance for some – but also draws in friends looking for an exclusive yet sociable location. J Sheekey’s offers a perfect blend of both a formal (on the restaurant side) and informal (on the Atlantic Bar side) dining experience. There is nothing left uncatered for here – a picture-perfect venue for chilled out summer months and even provides heaters and blankets during the colder months!
Better yet, J Sheekey’s has added their own quirky touch to capture the formidably upbeat mood of the venue by commissioning award-winning cartoonist Kipper Williams to create a series of comical drawings, of which encapsulate the restaurant’s originality and fun side.
J Sheekey’s is the ideal venue for a variety of occasions, such as after-work dinners, post-theatre suppers, socializing with friends or romantic evenings with your loved one.
To view the new summer menu or to book a fabulous dining experience:
28-34 St Martin’s Court, WC2 (020 7240 2565; j-sheekey.co.uk)