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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.

Just perfect!

Jacqueline Corp 16 November 2016
from Wiltshire

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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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4.5 (((() (based on 91 reviews)
97% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (80)
  • romantic (41)
  • lunch (36)
  • breakfast (21)
  • trendy (21)
  • value (21)
  • entertainment (10)
  • private dining (10)
  • al fresco (7)
  • large parties (4)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Corina Baltag from London

    nice ambiance

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by Natasha Eapen from London

    Guaranteed to be a brilliant night, I always look forward to the music nights. Great artists, great food, great ambiance, great service - you float away!

  • ((((( 2 December 2016 by COLIN ROBINSON from London Borough of Camden

    We try to visit the Wet Fish Cafe every time there is a live music event on as there was last night. It is always an excellent evening, great food, great service, a marvellous ambience etc. Last night the music was particularly good. The menu is always the same on music nights but the food is excellent. Space is cramped and the tables are small but this all adds to making it a fun evening.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by Jessie Kenneth from London

    Delicious, fresh food and brilliant service. Highly recommend, especially the Monday and early bird evening deal.

  • ((((* 26 November 2016 by Kiah Preyer from London

    Lovely food, very friendly staff. Warm and welcoming atmosphere - will definitely return.

  • ((((( 26 November 2016 by Marta Antonini from London


  • ((((( 16 November 2016 by Jacqueline Corp from Wiltshire

    Just perfect!

  • ((((( 13 November 2016 by Krzysztof from Harrow

    My visit overe there was just perfect. Had a little meeting with friends so we could enjoy an atmosphere and really good fantastic meal. Fish was delicious! I don't really like fish, but if I was in The Wet Fish Cafe I had to try it and did not regret that decision at all! Surly will reccommend that place for friends :)

  • ((((( 8 November 2016 by Rebecca Campbell from London

    Great - my favourite restaurant in West Hampstead. A very warm, inviting atmosphere and really delicious, fresh, healthy food.

  • ((((* 8 November 2016 by Paul Havill from London

    Excellent friendly service as always, this time from a NZ young woman. I did not love the crab terrine - too firm - and I thought the risotto was not nearly creamy enough. I do however enjoy my visits here and am a fairly regular customer.

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