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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.

Great starter , escalopes and we all had the days fish special, which was cooked to perfection

Conor 08 June 2018
from Finchley

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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 172 reviews)
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  • dinner (146)
  • romantic (75)
  • lunch (71)
  • trendy (47)
  • breakfast (42)
  • value (40)
  • entertainment (20)
  • private dining (18)
  • al fresco (11)
  • afternoon tea (8)
  • child friendly (7)
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  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Myriam from London

    Little gem, right by our new house.
    It was delicious.
    We had hake and pork mains.
    Definitely one of our fav.
    The atmosphere is cool and trendy.
    Only downside... it was boiling ( yes in London haha)

  • ((((* 16 June 2018 by Lucille from London

    Friendly waitress, warm ambience and good food

  • (((** 13 June 2018 by Mary from London

    The food was very good but my main course, dish of the day, was a very small portion. Thought the restaurant was over priced. My friend and I didn’t feel satisfied when we left and both of us had two courses. The chairs were uncomfortable also, bamboo conservatory type which dug in parts of hip area.

  • (((** 12 June 2018 by Clementine from London

    We did mostly enjoy the dinner, but it was let down by these things: we asked for water on 3 occasions, but none was ever brought; we waited over 40 minutes between finishing our starters and the main meal being delivered to the table; the cheesecake had no biscuit base, which was not noted on the menu, so was disappointing, bland and tasteless. We probably won't come back.

  • (((** 8 June 2018 by Rob from London

    A rather unexciting fish menu - better to have two starters plus sides. Very buzzy - ie noisy. But a fun experience and good value.

  • ((((( 8 June 2018 by Conor from Finchley

    Great starter , escalopes and we all had the days fish special, which was cooked to perfection

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Charis from London

    I always love coming to the Wet Fish and this was no exception. It’s charming, the staff are lovely, the short menu is always excellent and the drinks are just great (top tip - their mocktails are really delicious)

  • ((((( 20 May 2018 by Alexandra from London

    Great concert dinner

  • ((((( 14 May 2018 by Sergio from London

    Everything went beyond our expetations

  • ((((( 28 April 2018 by Emma from Rickmansworth

    The food was fantastic and service excellent. The restaurant was incredibly noisy and it was difficult to hear my companion but you may find that this adds to the atmosphere!

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