J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

J Sheekey Atlantic Bar

| Soho, Fitzrovia, Covent Garden

Fans of counter dining have long known that one of the best lunches in town was to be had up dining up at the bar in Sheekeys, if you could get a table. Happily the move sideways into an neighbouring building has allowed Sheekeys to create a brand new Oyster bar while seemlessly giving it the Sheekey magic touch.

Restaurant details

28-32 St. Martin's Court, London WC2N 4AL
Nearest tube: 
  • Leicester Square
Nearest station: Leicester Square
Telephone number: 020 7240 2565
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Critic reviews - total score 7.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Zoe Strimpel City AM Estimated score
Reviewed on May 03, 2011
"...you can spend four hours there, as we did on Saturday night, sipping fizz from saucers, trying a few wines by the glass as you follow your tastebuds and your nose... Time rushes into a vortex of pleasure and animation in the dusky light of the bar." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 10
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed on April 28, 2009
"It’s bang next to the old, straight-line bar, and while it does a great job of relieving some of the strain on an unfeasibly popular restaurant at busy times, I suppose it does fractionally diminish the thrill one used to get at sneaking on to one of the precious spare stools at the old original." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6.5
John Walsh Independent
Reviewed on March 15, 2009
"It was bitterly disappointing. Sheekey's Oyster Bar is a dream of a venue – chic, buzzing, convivial. The food, though the portions are small, is actually fine. You want to love it all. So how can they be so slapdash about temperatures?" READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
David Sexton Evening Standard
Reviewed by December 24, 2008
"It’s about the most convincing seafood bar in town. The service is Gallic, charming, expert — and most of the food is prepared before your eyes." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
AA Gill Sunday Times
Reviewed on December 21, 2008
"This is a fine addition to Richard Caring’s lucky-charm food chain. And a perfect place for a discreet office romance." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Jenni Muir Time Out
Reviewed on December 17, 2008
"Its appeal lies largely in the opportunity to eat well, simply and conveniently at such a grandly proportioned and convivial bar." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Dos Hermanos Dos Hermanos Estimated score
Reviewed on November 30, 2008
"Although I liked my Oysters the experience wasn't as enjoyable as my current favourite bar, Bentley's." READ REVIEW