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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.

Excellent food & service. Very enjoyable. Thanks Wet Fish Crew.

Daniel 07 June 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

Contact +44 2074439222

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Customer reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe

4.5 (((() (based on 217 reviews)
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  • dinner (183)
  • romantic (97)
  • lunch (85)
  • trendy (58)
  • value (55)
  • breakfast (50)
  • entertainment (24)
  • private dining (24)
  • al fresco (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • business (8)
  • child friendly (8)
  • large parties (7)
  • luxury (7)
  • views (1)
  • ((((( 6 August 2019 by Robyn from London

    Brilliant atmosphere, excellent food and friendly service

  • ((((( 30 July 2019 by Carole from Richmond

    Delicious food and a lovely intimate ambiance.

  • ((((* 27 July 2019 by Claire from London

    We really enjoyed our evening overall. The food was fab as always, and the atmosphere felt relaxed and fun.

    The young man who served us initially was amazing - attentive, friendly, just great. The young lady who took our dessert orders and brought the bill was the absolute opposite if I'm honest. No smiles, no friendliness. It left our friends, who were kindy treating us to a meal out, feeling a little underwhelmed with the experience. It's the first time we've ever had less than top-notch service at the Wet Fish Cafe. It won't stop us coming back, but wanted to pass on our feedback.

  • ((((* 22 July 2019 by Mr from Watford

    Good, nice atmosphere, friendly service.

  • ((((* 20 July 2019 by Jenny from London

    Consistently good, friendly service.

  • ((((( 9 July 2019 by Keith from London

    This is a charming and friendly local restaurant that i often go to for coffee or brunch, but this was only my second experience of an evening meal, in this case a pre-theatre dinner. The food was excllent value, very tasty and served by friendly and efficient staff. A local gem!

  • ((((( 16 June 2019 by David from London

    Thoroughly enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Good food, cooked well, presented well. We both had turbot special main course - fish cooked well, cooked throughout, not overcooked, not pink anywhere. It came with an excellent creamy source.

  • ((((( 7 June 2019 by Daniel from West Hampstead

    Excellent food & service. Very enjoyable. Thanks Wet Fish Crew.

  • ((((( 24 May 2019 by Jerome from london

    great as usual.
    Dish of the day (fish, slightly spicy) was great. Service friendly and attentive. French guy was great !

  • (((** 23 May 2019 by Natalie from London

    Trying to be something it cant achieve. Expensive for not great quality.

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