All reader reviews by JG
Over the past few years I have become a regular visitor to J Sheekey, mostly with my husband but also with my step daughter (currently 14 and always welcome) and colleagues. In fact, we almost always try to get a table when we're in London. The service is always excellent and the food fantastic - even if you're not that fishy like me (however, if you really don't do fish it isn't likely to appeal as you'll have next to no alternatives). Try the West Mersea Native oysters when they're in season - especially if you're an oyster virgin as the taste, texture and size is just perfect.
The restaurant is about to become no smoking throughout (sometime this month) if earlier reviews have put you off, although it's never been an issue for us. If you call and can't get a table, ask if they have seats at the bar counter. I almost prefer it at the bar but it probably isn't so good for more than 2 people. And if you're still not sure, check out their website to see sample menus. If star spotting is your bag you'll be more likely to see celebs in the Ivy but Sheekey's has its fair share too!
All in all, it's a really great restaurant that I have whole heartedly recommended to friends (who've always loved it too) and is worth every penny. I'm sure they've made the odd mistake but nothing that has ever put me off going again and again.
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Food 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 10