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The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG +44 2081662553

(((() British
Main course: £13
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Open from 09:45 to 23:00, Tuesday to Sunday.

Excellent-service good, food great, live music, great atmosphere, all in all a really enjoyable evening

Colin Robinson 23 September 2016
from London

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Described as ‘excellent’ by Harden’s, and set in one of London's historic 'wet fish' shops in West Hampstead, Wet Fish Café rediscovered its roots and showcases the Art Deco tiles which lined the walls during its long history. This quirky backdrop lends authenticity to a friendly café by day and lively brasserie by night, the diverse Wet Fish Café menu headed by fresh, ethically caught fish and seafood.

With daily specials straight from the market, Wet Fish Café serve the catch with pride. Start with mackerel paté or crispy squid with sweet chilli mayo, before moving on to organic salmon with leeks and spinach purée or scallops fettucine.

Meaty venison and fillet steak prove it’s not all fish, with vegetarian pasta specials on the menu too. The brunch selection is great for a lazy weekend lunch, where eggs Benedict and French toasted brioche pair up with indulgent hot chocolate, coffees and fruit-packed smoothies.

Regular live soul and jazz lend smooth and funky vibes to Wet Fish brasserie nights, along with a serious cocktail and wine list. Easy to find on West End Lane, Wet Fish Café is an 8-minute walk from West Hampstead Train Station.

The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG

Contact +44 2074439222
Reservations +44 2081662553

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Customer reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe

4.4 (((() (based on 70 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (60)
  • romantic (31)
  • lunch (27)
  • trendy (17)
  • value (17)
  • breakfast (15)
  • entertainment (7)
  • private dining (7)
  • al fresco (5)
  • large parties (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent-service good, food great, live music, great atmosphere, all in all a really enjoyable evening

  • ((((* by from London

    Lovely setting to eat, attentive staff and great food. The battered cod is delicious and the switch of the usual chips to crushed potatoes makes it a little healthier than usual!

  • ((((( by from Liverpool

    Excellent relaxed atmosphere with a good menu and excellent food. Service was efficient. Second visit and was as good as the first visit.

  • ((((* by from London

    Beautiful, lovely atmosphere and divine food. A little awkward moving around as the tables are so close together but overall a delightful evening.

  • ((((( by from London

    Had a really excellent evening at the wet fish cafe last night. The food was well presented and really tasty. Sam Brooke (the musician) was absolutely mesmerising...such an incredible voice and a brilliant find for the restaurant. It worked so well. And the staff were friendly, helpful and efficient, and managed to do a good service without disturbing the live performance, which was pretty difficult as the tables were so close together (only criticism I can find!). We will definitely be coming back.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great little restaurant - food was lovely, and service nice and understated.

  • ((((* by from Radlett

    The restaurant was in a great position and the food and staff were excellent

  • ((((( by from London

    Enjoyable family supper

  • ((((( by from West Hampstead

    Great food. In particular the pollock special and the vegetarian polenta option.
    Service was great .

  • ((((( by from London

    The salmon and lentil dish was excellent

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