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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 211 reviews)
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  • value (52)
  • breakfast (47)
  • entertainment (24)
  • private dining (23)
  • al fresco (12)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • child friendly (8)
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  • ((((( 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.

  • (((** 7 May 2019 by Louise from London

    Friendly service and good food. Menu isn’t extensive but there was a choice each that appealed to us. This isn’t a child-friendly restaurant - no high chairs, which is bizarre given the demographics of the area.

  • (((** 10 April 2019 by Susan from London

    Great meal and cocktails. Music too loud and told it couldn’t be turned Dow much!

  • ((((( 7 April 2019 by Benjamin from West Hampstead

    Food was fantastic, wine was great and service was excellent. Cant wait till my next visit

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Alice from LONDON

    We had the early bird menu - first course scallops and main course monkfish, both of which were delicious. The staff were lovely, friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. The ambience was chilled and I loved the faded chic 1900's/ 1930s decor. Wonderful experience!

  • ((((( 8 March 2019 by Talia from Hammersmith

    5 star. Great food. Good value. Octopus salad was the best part and service was 10/10

  • ((((( 27 February 2019 by Paul from London

    I always enjoy dining here. Very good and friendly service and the main course of hake was gorgeous. The mackerel pâté was a bit dull - it could go with tarting up a bit, perhaps also toasting (more) sourdough.

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