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The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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

Lovely staff and great quality food, the risotto is amazing. They've also got a great range of cocktails. Wonderful and cozy atmosphere, would definitely recommend

Lia Albers 01 November 2015
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

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  • ((((( by from West Hampstead

    My partner and I were entertaining my sister, sister-in-law and her daughter who were visiting for the weekend so on Friday night, we booked for dinner at the Wet Fish Cafe.. What a wise choice that was! The Service was excellent. Our questions regarding the various dishes were answered clearly, knowledgeably and with obvious delight.

    We all agreed that the food was excellent and extremely well cooked. I seem to recall that the mackerel pate starter was particularly well received and the "Special of the day" - swordfish was a first try for three of us and was deserving of great praise.

    All in all, a very successful evening. I thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

    With regard to the ratings below: my only experience is of having dinner here so I am unable to comment first-hand on such things as breakfast or afternoon tea, but I have no doubt that the same attention to detail as demonstrated, would prevail. I do know that from time to time, there is live music in the evenings, but it has not yet been at a convenient date for me to attend.

  • ((((( by from LONDON

    We visited the Wet Fish Cafe for one of their music evenings with a live jazz band and a set two course dinner. The restaurant has a great ambiance, the service is amazing and the food is excellent. This is our second time at one of these events and it is an overall great dining experience. The warm duck and aubergine starter was particularly good and my friend and I enjoyed our bouef bourguignon main course. The chocolate cake (with ice cream) for dessert was fantastic. Overall a very enjoyable evening.

  • ((((( by from London

    Lovely staff and great quality food, the risotto is amazing. They've also got a great range of cocktails. Wonderful and cozy atmosphere, would definitely recommend

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent fish restaurant in the West End.

  • ((((( by from London

    The wet fish cafe was excellent, as always. The ambience is welcoming, as are the staff. The food was superb,wonderfully fresh fish cooked perfectly, and it is fantastic value. I would highly recommend it.

  • ((((( by from London

    We went to the Wet Fish on Monday evening (not realising that this was their meal deal evening - hooray!), never having been there before - what a find!! It's a delightful place, completely unpretentious and has a friendly atmosphere. The cocktails were great and the food was delicious and absolutely perfectly cooked. I would highly recommend The Wet Fish Restaurant!

  • ((((( by from Sheffield

    Ate about 8 pm on Saturday night. Thought the food good value for money.

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