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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.

Friendly service and great food, we really enjoyed our meal, nice atmosphere and everything’s was perfect.

Paul Havill 07 November 2017
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

Contact +44 2074439222
Reservations +44 2081662553

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Customer reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe

4.5 (((() (based on 152 reviews)
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  • dinner (130)
  • romantic (66)
  • lunch (63)
  • trendy (39)
  • breakfast (38)
  • value (35)
  • entertainment (17)
  • private dining (15)
  • al fresco (9)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • child friendly (6)
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  • ((((( 7 November 2017 by Paul Havill from London

    Friendly service and great food, we really enjoyed our meal, nice atmosphere and everything’s was perfect.

  • ((((( 2 November 2017 by Lillian Atkinson from London

    The Wet Fish Cafe is BRILLIANT! The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is absolutely delicious and the restaurant itself is cosy and stylish. I highly recommend this place for a relaxed meal with friends.

  • ((((* 29 October 2017 by Victoria Smith from Bristol

    What a lovely little place on West End Lane. Jazz music, great service and we all loved the food. Not cheap but helps to have the early bird menu at 6. Cocktails too are all £6 until 8. Book ahead though, as it gets so busy.

  • ((*** 23 October 2017 by SS from London

    Disapoointed, lacklustre food and really slow service

  • ((((( 17 October 2017 by Lior Linevitz from London

    Best restaurant in London! Amazing personal service and BEST BLOODY MARY you’ll ever taste.

  • ((((( 15 October 2017 by Pam Sambrook from Manchester

    Friendly staff great service good food

  • ((((* 11 October 2017 by Lucille A rahams from London

    As usual charming waitresses.
    Good food and relaxed ambiance only difficulty is parking there but West Hampstead station and tube in walking distance

  • (((** 8 September 2017 by Lucille A rahams from London

    Ambience romantic, charming waiters, food particularly starters or prawn and avocado and borscht soup delicious.

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Richard Portnoy from London

    Food was tasty and well presented.Reasonbly priced. Service was a bit slow from the kitchen. A bit noisy. Don't know whether the music was competing with the patrons or Visa versa. Don't know why they need music at all.

  • ((((( 3 September 2017 by Susan Walters from London

    Interesting menu.. well presented by helpful staff

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