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.
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- afternoon tea (11)
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- breakfast (56)
- business (9)
- child friendly (8)
- dinner (208)
- entertainment (26)
- large parties (7)
- lunch (93)
- luxury (7)
- private dining (29)
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21 February 2020
Great location, lovely restaurant, and the food was pretty good. I had the hake which was lovely but a touch dry, and my friend swears by the fillet steak. The wine was excellent. The only thing that felt a little off was being rushed out the door without being allowed to order dessert (to be fair, the Early Bird menu does ask you to return your table by 8pm but we thought it was strange because there were a number of other tables free and getting the bill took 20 minutes anyway).
20 February 2020
The 2/3 course evening menu is great value for money! Staff all super welcoming and knowledgable
17 February 2020
Table wasn’t ready- left standing - had to find own menus- service poor- food was tepid- steak overcooked -generally a very disappointing evening and I hadn’t wanted it to be like that!!!
17 February 2020
The Wet Fish has a different atmosphere at night to during the day, similar to Paris cafés. Sympathetic lighting, popular, and very buzzy with friendly staff who are very patient with my various dietary requirements! Fried fish is crispy and delicious. It was extremely busy last night but the staff handled it well with good humour.
16 February 2020
Beautiful food and atmosphere
15 February 2020
We had a lovely time, the food was out of this world. I would definately go back and most definately recommend to anyone.
14 February 2020
We have been to Wet Fish quite a few times, never had a bad meal. Love the atmosphere, the food, staff, a really lovely local restaurant, we are very lucky to have a restaurant so close to home.
24 January 2020
22 January 2020
Excellent meal, friendly and efficient staff Wet Fish Martini was much enjoyed
21 January 2020
The food is delicious and service excellent in this ambient restaurant