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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.

Really good food put together imaginatively. Nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are friendly and attentive. I will definitely be coming back.

Paul 28 November 2018
from London

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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 188 reviews)
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  • ((((* 13 December 2018 by Ann from London

    Delicious food. Will definitely go again

  • ((((* 29 November 2018 by Vikash from London

    Great place, we love coming here and the food is always on point, but i do wish you would have a few more veg options as my wife is vegetarian. Even the pasta of the day was a meat dish the day we attended.

  • ((((( 28 November 2018 by Paul from London

    Really good food put together imaginatively. Nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are friendly and attentive. I will definitely be coming back.

  • ((((* 23 November 2018 by Marily from London

    We loved the food in the restaurant. The Cornish hake was amazing and the pear clafoutis really exceeded our expectations. The only unpleasant thing was having to wait outside at the cold for 15min although we had booked and arrived on time.

  • ((((* 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.

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