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The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG

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

Food was fantastic, wine was great and service was excellent. Cant wait till my next visit

Benjamin 07 April 2019
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

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Customer reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe

4.5 (((() (based on 206 reviews)
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  • (((** 10 April 2019 by Susan from London

    Great meal and cocktails. Music too loud and told it couldn’t be turned Dow much!

  • ((((( 7 April 2019 by Benjamin from West Hampstead

    Food was fantastic, wine was great and service was excellent. Cant wait till my next visit

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Alice from LONDON

    We had the early bird menu - first course scallops and main course monkfish, both of which were delicious. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. The ambience was chilled and I loved the faded chic 1900's/ 1930s decor. Wonderful experience!

  • ((((( 8 March 2019 by Talia from Hammersmith

    5 star. Great food. Good value. Octopus salad was the best part and service was 10/10

  • ((((( 27 February 2019 by Paul from London

    I always enjoy dining here. Very good and friendly service and the main course of hake was gorgeous. The mackerel pâté was a bit dull - it could go with tarting up a bit, perhaps also toasting (more) sourdough.

  • (((** 26 February 2019 by Conor from London

    Great exsperisnce and food, the desserts are to die for ??

  • ((*** 13 February 2019 by Carole from London

    Great food, nice ambience decor wise.......but PLEASE stop playing loud music with saxophones and trumpets......what is the point, no-one was enjoying it, and the noise bounces of the tiles............I just don't get that an evening is ruined by having to yell at each other over the music.

  • ((((( 12 February 2019 by Jenna from Berlin

    Amazing as always!

  • ((((* 29 January 2019 by Elena from London

    The Wet Fish café has an intimate and cozy atmosphere. The waiter was very friendly and her service superb.
    Both my friend and I had fish dishes wich were not only delicious, but the presentation was top notch. The mains are very reasonably priced.

    My only criticism is the price of our starter: THREE scallops for £8.50...not value for money at all.

  • ((((( 29 January 2019 by Mark from Northwood

    Excellent on every count. Staff, food, speed.
    Not the most comfort seating wise, but would go again no problem

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