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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.

The seafood sharing appetiser is delicious!

Sophie 03 October 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 78 reviews)
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  • dinner (68)
  • romantic (34)
  • lunch (30)
  • trendy (20)
  • breakfast (18)
  • value (17)
  • entertainment (8)
  • private dining (8)
  • al fresco (6)
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  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((( by from London

    Nice atmosphere. Music wasn't very loud. Perfect for a date. Food was very tasty.

  • ((((( by from Wirral

    I love going to the Wet Fish cafe when I am in London.The food is always good ,well presented and a varied menu.

  • ((((( by from London

    Amazing and delicious as always.
    Natalie Duncan was incredible

  • ((((( by from London

    Excellent meal at themWet Fish Café. The waitresses were very friendly and helpful. On Mondays you get an early bird special all evening so it was £20 for 3 great courses. It's my second visit and will not be the last.

  • ((((* by from London Borough of Camden

    On the whole our meal was very good. I ordered a pumpkin soup which I found to be rather salty and tasted of coconut - which may have been the oil. The hake was very tasty and my husband loved his scallops starter.

  • ((((( by from London

    The seafood sharing appetiser is delicious!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food, great service, lovely setting. Perfect for a relaxed catch up. Monk Fish off the specials board was amazing.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great little local restaurant

  • ((((( 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!

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