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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.

Great food, cocktails and service.

L 16 May 2017
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

4.5 (((() (based on 114 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (98)
  • romantic (53)
  • lunch (44)
  • breakfast (27)
  • value (27)
  • trendy (25)
  • private dining (13)
  • entertainment (12)
  • al fresco (7)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • luxury (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • business (1)
  • ((((* 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.

  • ((((( 2 April 2017 by Ciaran Loftus from London

    Lovely little place with great food

  • ((((( 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.

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