Our History

A haven for seafood lovers in the heart of the West End with outdoor seating, perfect for pre- and post-theatre dining


Opened in 2008 as a more informal sister to the legendary J Sheekey next door, J Sheekey Atlantic Bar is a hidden jewel, nestling between the bright lights of Leicester Square and the chic Covent Garden, on the doorstep of jostling Chinatown and action-fuelled Soho. Open daily from midday until late, food is seasonal, delicious and affordable, eaten around the horseshoe-shaped oyster bar, or on tables overlooking the open kitchen. Appealing to seafood and shellfish enthusiasts, but neglecting no one, the menu offers small sharing plates of fish, salads and game, not to mention the highly theatrical Plateau de Fruits de Mer.

The team is passionate and knowledgeable, serving from an open kitchen as and when the dishes are cooked. An excellent wine list compliments the menu, offering a wide variety of wines served by the glass, carafe or bottle. The list of Champagne, sparkling wines and sherry also hits the mark.

A striking combination of pillar-box red and shimmering turquoise, the new J Sheekey Atlantic Bar’s terrace boasts comfortable outdoor seating in London. Perfect for al fresco dining in the summer, and fully equipped with heaters and blankets for the winter, the terrace makes for a seriously tempting dining proposition and a romantic London destination.

If you’re visiting The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, going to one of the ultra-modern and comfortable cinemas in Leicester Square to catch the latest blockbuster movie, or hitting the town for a West End musical or theatre visit, then the J Sheekey Atlantic Bar and terrace is ideally placed for a gastronomic visit. You don’t always need to book – “walk-ins” are welcome too!

Our fish are responsibly caught from sustainable sources.

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J Sheekey

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