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The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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

Lovely evening visiting our daughter in West Hampstead at Wet Fish Café, Lovely place, very friendly & helpful staff, amazing food (especially the rhubarb bilinis they are to die for !) a brilliant meal enjoyed by all

Jan Eaton 12 June 2017
from Wickford,Essex

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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

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  • dinner (102)
  • romantic (55)
  • lunch (46)
  • value (29)
  • breakfast (28)
  • trendy (27)
  • private dining (14)
  • entertainment (12)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • large parties (5)
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  • child friendly (2)
  • ((((( 12 June 2017 by Jan Eaton from Wickford,Essex

    Lovely evening visiting our daughter in West Hampstead at Wet Fish Café, Lovely place, very friendly & helpful staff, amazing food (especially the rhubarb bilinis they are to die for !) a brilliant meal enjoyed by all

  • ((((( 9 June 2017 by Jean Durell from London

    Delicious food in a vibrant atmosphere

  • ((((* 8 June 2017 by Violetta Papachristodoulou from london

    Lovely food and music! I enjoyed the experience!

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Moira Smith from London

    We love the Wet Fish Cafe. Have been going for the past 2 years and love it every time. The atmosphere, food and service is always great.

  • ((((( 28 May 2017 by CD from Lindon

    Fantastic food
    Excellent service

  • ((((* 18 May 2017 by Charlotte Robertson from London

    We enjoyed Wednesday evening at the Wet Fish's Music Night with the Lisa Marini Trio. The ambiance and service were wonderful. We have been here before for romantic but down to earth dinners and enjoy it every time. We were slightly disappointed with our lamb shank main - it has not been cooked long and slow enough and the bread on our cheese platter was very dry - having said this- the Wet Fish is so close to being a 5 out of 5 star restaurant for us and we will be back - especially for another music evening.

  • ((((( 16 May 2017 by L from London

    Great food, cocktails and service.

  • ((((( 5 May 2017 by Hannah G from London

    I love this restaurant. It's cosy and the food is amazing! Beautiful fresh fish and awesome chocolate cake.

  • ((((( 2 May 2017 by Beth Holder from London

    Delicious and interesting food! The early-bird deal makes it very reasonable. House white was yummy. Both main courses could have benefitted from a bit of lemon on the fish in our opinion. Maple syrup cheesecake dessert was amazing- would come back for that alone.

  • ((((( 26 April 2017 by Ian Womack from London

    Great and engaging staff and great meal.

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