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The Wet Fish Cafe

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

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

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere

Local Diner 17 January 2016
from West Hampstead

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 20 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (16)
  • lunch (9)
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  • ((((( by from London

    The Wet Fish Cafe is one of my favourite London spot. Perfect for an evening with friends. Got the local feeling, great atmosphere and superb food with a wine list to match. I can highly recommend it.

  • ((((( by from London

    Very good

  • ((((( by from London

    Best local restaurant in West Hampstead, food and service are always reliable.

    Really enjoyed.

  • ((((* by from London

    Great restaurant

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

    Very nice and original setting. Lovely waitress. I loved the dessert wine suggestions. Food tasted good but couldbe presented a bit better and neater.

  • ((((* by from London

    There with a friend we each had a starter and a main we were both pleased with what we had, my starter - pear and cheese etc - was delicious, very light but with differing textures and flavours, I really loved it, my salmon in the main course was perfectly cooked and the fennel was good thouh a little more of it would have been even better. We thouht about a pudding but they were a bit heavt for us and we had eaten well with the first two courses. Service was excellent and the overall experience was great, it is one of our favourite places.

  • (**** by from Twickenham

    We booked lunch having been recommended.
    Warm interesting environment but very limited choice of vegetables apart from lentils and butter squash had hake - v. small portion - expensive for what it was, Italian friends had risotto thought it poor. Service pleasant. Overall disappointing and would not recommend.

  • ((((( by from West Hampstead

    Excellent food and lovely atmosphere

  • ((((* by from London


  • (**** by from London

    Did not like the risotto (served 20/12/15), the shrimp pasta special was only OK, surprised that there was no container at all - other than a used scallop container- for us to take home the extra food. The fish meals were good. Disappointed that there was no ability to even provide a pasta with tomato sauce for kids. Overall - disappointing second visit.

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