About Us

J Sheekey has been shucking oysters and turning tables from its home in the heart of Covent Garden since Victorian times. In 1896, the prime minister, Lord Salisbury, gave a local stallholder by the name of Josef Sheekey permission to serve fish and shellfish in St Martin’s Court on the proviso that he cater for Salisbury’s post-theatre supper parties. Thus “Sheekey’s” – as it is affectionately known – was born. The restaurant’s iconic red frontage has served as a beacon to theatreland’s revellers ever since, attracting actors and audience alike to enjoy the finest market-fresh fish and seafood in town in the most glamorous company.