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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.

Amazing as always!

Jenna 12 February 2019
from Berlin

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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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  • ((*** 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

  • ((((( 22 January 2019 by Aimee from Leeds

    Lovely ambience, delicious food, friendly staff- great service

  • ((((( 21 January 2019 by Patricia from hampstead

    My husband and I had some of the best fish we have had in a long time. The flavors were outstanding and we go out a lot. Very friendly service. The dessert ( cheesecake) was shared between us and was equally amazing. We will be back for sure.

  • (((** 17 January 2019 by Bonnie from London

    The vegetarian options really lacked creativity and flavour.

  • (((** 8 January 2019 by Craig from West Hampstead

    We had some entrees and the beef as main. The dinner felt rushed with 3 courses served in less than an hour. I could understand if we were dining for say the 6pm early bird specials that they offer and given we had an 8pm booking I wasn’t expecting the continuous eating from entree to main to dessert. Quick cafe to eat your £££. Would not recommend paying full price and would recommend a 6pm booking.

  • ((((( 7 January 2019 by Janine from London

    A lovely ambient restaurant serving delicious food via excellent service

  • ((((( 21 December 2018 by Mark from London

    A lovely meal with attentive and very friendly service.

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