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The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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

Used to live in West Hampstead and always loved this place, so on choosing somewhere to come years later, it was the obvious choice. It did not disappoint, the food was fresh and yummy and the atmosphere cosy.

Karyn French 23 March 2017
from Hampshire

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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

4.5 (((() (based on 108 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (94)
  • romantic (52)
  • lunch (42)
  • breakfast (27)
  • value (27)
  • trendy (24)
  • private dining (13)
  • entertainment (11)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • business (1)
  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Malcolm Stern from London

    friendly welcoming staff, reasonable prices for quality food; attractive environment ; great service - an excellent restaurant cafe

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Tim Luke from London

    Lovely restaurant serving great tasting food. Service was pleasant and attentive. Food was amazing and portion size perfect left feeling really satisfied

  • ((((* 25 March 2017 by Gordon Gill from London

    Very tasty food. Moroccan Calamari very tasty; Brisket rich & hearty

  • ((((( 23 March 2017 by Karyn French from Hampshire

    Used to live in West Hampstead and always loved this place, so on choosing somewhere to come years later, it was the obvious choice. It did not disappoint, the food was fresh and yummy and the atmosphere cosy.

  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Lucille Abrahams from London

    Intimate, candle lit in West Hampstead . Charming friendly service, good food, reasonable prices. The owner Andre really cares

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Elly Lock from London

    Really enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. We had the vegetarian options and they were delicious- some of the best veggie food I have had!

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Tahira from London

    Dinner was great! Everyone loved the Cafe and said that they would be back again.

  • ((((* 23 February 2017 by Bert Hirschhorn from London

    The staff were great. The ambience charming, except I wish there were more sound baffles to absorb the raucous laughter from the close tables and small space. We appreciated the early bird set menu.

  • ((((( 23 February 2017 by Ariane Loechner from London

    Beautiful food, great service. Highly romantic

  • ((((* 18 February 2017 by Liron Weissman from London

    I love the place and the food is always good but would love to have more dairy free options, especially in the desserts as there's no dairy free option. The kitchen is willing to change some dishes to dairy free but when a dish is adjusted it's becomes very simple and not so interesting like the original. I believe that in such days when a lot of people are lactose intolerant or vegan, it's not a problem to create interesting adjusted food.

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