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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.

One of the best experiences I have had in a long time

Leon Rogers 06 July 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 64 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (54)
  • romantic (26)
  • lunch (24)
  • value (17)
  • trendy (15)
  • breakfast (14)
  • private dining (7)
  • al fresco (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • luxury (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((* 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

  • (((** by from London

    Great food, very tasty.. Lovely atmosphere and friendly service

  • ((((( by from london

    One of the best experiences I have had in a long time

  • ((((* by from London

    It is always a pleasure to visit wet fish cafe. The food is so testy there, it never disappoints. I would only say that it would be a perfect dinner night location if the waiting staff were a little more attentive. Three times I had to ask for my drink while my other half sipped happily on their cocktail (I guess they just kept forgetting). Anyway, it's a minor hiccup!
    The last time we went we got the early bird offer so it was great value for money!
    The restaurant has a good choice of veggie dishes which is a bonus!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food, innovative dishes, friendly staff.

  • ((((* by from Genoa, Itwly

    Cozy and relaxed atmosphere in a very pleasant London suburb' high street. A few minutes from tube and railway station. Delicious seafood and wine choice. Definitely the best choice in the Area.

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

    Good service and excellent food. Only problem was that my partner whose seat was at back of restaurant had to move frequently to let staff pass behind him to a door. I felt bad about this as I booked ahead and it was a special birthday celebration for him.

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