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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.

We had a wonderful evening with our friends who were our guests. The food with all the savours, the atmosphere with the candles, the service every thing was perfect. We do recommend the wet fish cafe

Maryannick 11 September 2018
from West hamstead

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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 184 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • trendy (51)
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  • entertainment (21)
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  • child friendly (7)
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  • ((((* 10 October 2018 by Peter from London

    Everything that happened was good - the restaurant offers interesting, well-cooked food at reasonable prices, especially in 'early bird' periods. However, nothing at all happened for the first ten minutes after we were seated. It took a good time to get water on the table, and our four first drinks arrived with significant time gaps in between. The room's tiled walls, though nice in themselves, means that noise levels can also get very high.

  • ((((( 1 October 2018 by Jonathan from London

    Seafood sharing platter was a good size portion for two, and all very tasy. The gravadlax was especially good - just the right amount of smokayteast without being overpowering,
    The special, sea bream with a risotto, was excellent - the risotto was an inspired choice, and matched perfectly.
    My only feedback would be to serve on a larger plate - it looked a bit crowded.
    My partner had steak, which was good but not exceptional.
    The clafoutis dessert was excellent, very light.
    House wine (white, Trebbiano) was a little disappointing.
    All in all, pretty good value, and food mostly excellent.

  • ((((( 11 September 2018 by Andrew from Radkwtt

    It was delicious. Staff lovely Ambience first rate. Will b returning

  • ((((( 11 September 2018 by Maryannick from West hamstead

    We had a wonderful evening with our friends who were our guests. The food with all the savours, the atmosphere with the candles, the service every thing was perfect. We do recommend the wet fish cafe

  • ((((( 3 September 2018 by Carole from london

    Loved the restaurant. Good service and food. will be back.

  • ((((* 19 August 2018 by Amanda from London

    The food was delicious. The service was a if mixed.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Joanna from West Hampstead

    We have been several times to this excellent cafe. The waiting staff are efficient and friendly. The food is superb. The atmosphere wonderful. We rate it highly. Would love them to change menu as we go so often. They do have two daily specials which change.

  • ((((( 24 July 2018 by Hella from London

    I found your site online after looking for fish restaurants and decided to give you a go.
    Booked for my daughters birthday and was delighted with my choice. The food was amazing and I ordered the dish of the day, which was superb. There were five of us and we were surprised that we couldn't find fault wth anything. Believe me, we tried!
    The shared starter was delicious and everyone loved their mains and desserts. The staff were great, very attentive and friendly. I would definitely come back in the future.

  • (((** 2 July 2018 by Allan from London Borough of Camden

    The food and the ambience were great. Just two niggles we feel it necessary to point out:
    We had been asked for comment when we made the reservation on line and mentioned it was a very special occasion. Both couples were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries. However no provision was made at all for a special table!
    Secondly we were told after an hour and a half that our table was booked for 8.30 and we neede to vacate it when we had not yet received our pudding.

  • ((((* 26 June 2018 by Melissa from London

    Always a great experience. Coffee and hot chocolate unlike any I’ve ever tasted and I’ve tasted a lot! Used to work in West Hampstead, the Wet Fish Cafe is the only thing I miss.

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