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The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG +44 2081662553

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Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £35
Opening hours
Open from 09:45 to 23:00, Tuesday to Sunday.

We have been several times to this excellent cafe. The waiting staff are efficient and friendly. The food is superb. The atmosphere wonderful. We rate it highly. Would love them to change menu as we go so often. They do have two daily specials which change.

Joanna 17 August 2018
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
Reservations +44 2081662553
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Customer reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe

4.5 (((() (based on 179 reviews)
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  • ((((* 19 August 2018 by Amanda from London

    The food was delicious. The service was a if mixed.

  • ((((( 17 August 2018 by Joanna from West Hampstead

    We have been several times to this excellent cafe. The waiting staff are efficient and friendly. The food is superb. The atmosphere wonderful. We rate it highly. Would love them to change menu as we go so often. They do have two daily specials which change.

  • ((((( 24 July 2018 by Hella from London

    I found your site online after looking for fish restaurants and decided to give you a go.
    Booked for my daughters birthday and was delighted with my choice. The food was amazing and I ordered the dish of the day, which was superb. There were five of us and we were surprised that we couldn't find fault wth anything. Believe me, we tried!
    The shared starter was delicious and everyone loved their mains and desserts. The staff were great, very attentive and friendly. I would definitely come back in the future.

  • (((** 2 July 2018 by Allan from London Borough of Camden

    The food and the ambience were great. Just two niggles we feel it necessary to point out:
    We had been asked for comment when we made the reservation on line and mentioned it was a very special occasion. Both couples were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries. However no provision was made at all for a special table!
    Secondly we were told after an hour and a half that our table was booked for 8.30 and we neede to vacate it when we had not yet received our pudding.

  • ((((* 26 June 2018 by Melissa from London

    Always a great experience. Coffee and hot chocolate unlike any I’ve ever tasted and I’ve tasted a lot! Used to work in West Hampstead, the Wet Fish Cafe is the only thing I miss.

  • ((((( 24 June 2018 by David from London

    Great little place, fantastic dishes with a great ambience.

  • ((((( 22 June 2018 by Bruce from London

    Overall experience with music night was excellent. It would be fantastic to see more of these nights. Service was unfortunately very slow this time. We had to wait a very long time before we were served and had to ask more than once for water. Will still come back though. Love the place.

  • ((((* 17 June 2018 by Myriam from London

    Little gem, right by our new house.
    It was delicious.
    We had hake and pork mains.
    Definitely one of our fav.
    The atmosphere is cool and trendy.
    Only downside... it was boiling ( yes in London haha)

  • ((((* 16 June 2018 by Lucille from London

    Friendly waitress, warm ambience and good food

  • (((** 13 June 2018 by Mary from London

    The food was very good but my main course, dish of the day, was a very small portion. Thought the restaurant was over priced. My friend and I didn’t feel satisfied when we left and both of us had two courses. The chairs were uncomfortable also, bamboo conservatory type which dug in parts of hip area.

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