16/03/2019: A pre-Theatre visit was dealt with in plenty of time and we didn't feel rushed. The ambiance is as welcoming as I remember, lots of dark wood, close tables, buzzing atmosphere and far, far bigger inside than you expect. On a Thursday evening at 6pm there didn't seem to be a spare table in the place and the staff were certainly busy. They were professional overall if not particularly warm. I started with the Seafood soup which was very tasty but would have benefitted from the addition of croute, parmesan and rouille as accompaniments, as it was rather too much like a bowl of soup than an experience, albeit tasty. The Fish and Chips as a main looked delicious but most of us opted for the Fish Pie. The sauce of the pie was very tasty but it came out warm, not hot which concerned me a little. However, it was a good portion and there was plenty of fish. The bread that was placed on the table was absolutely delicious, so full marks on that score. With 2 bottles of wine between 6 of us, the bill came out at £60 a head, not particularly expensive but on the high side for soup and pie. J. Sheeky is not somewhere that I would automatically place on my radar as there are places that grab me more, but for a quick bite before going to see a show, it provided a very nice environment with reasonable food and not so noisy that we couldn't enjoy the company we were with. One strange policy however, is the fact that we wanted to treat the people we were with to say thank you but the restaurant will only take payment from the person who made the booking - or that person has to give their permission for someone else to pay. This rather defeated my intention and was somewhat pretentious for this type of restaurant. Whereas the policy is seemingly because people get offended if someone else pays the bill, it ended up offending me because of the officious way it was dealt with.
06/07/2019: Uno de nuestros favoritos cuando está en la zona e ideal para cenas antes del teatro. Esta última visita fue para el almuerzo y nos sentamos en la terraza en un día cálido y soleado. El servicio fue excelente en todo momento, excepto por un contratiempo al principio cuando solo nos trajeron uno de los dos menús, pero por lo demás eficiente, amable y nada pretencioso. La comida era absolutamente excelente, gran degustación y porciones de buen tamaño para un almuerzo. Los platos principales vienen sin adiciones, por lo que los lados son una necesidad.