The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG

Main Course £13
Food Spend £35
Hours of Operation:
Open from 09:45 to 23:00, Tuesday to Sunday.

Lovely ambience, staff did everything possible to make the meal and service high quality.

Sarah Hepworth 15 February 2017
From London

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More about The Wet Fish Cafe

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.

Customer Reviews for The Wet Fish Cafe


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18 February 2017 by Liron Weissman from London
I love the place and the food is always good but would love to have more dairy free options, especially in the desserts as there's no dairy free option. The kitchen is willing to change some dishes to dairy free but when a dish is adjusted it's becomes very simple and not so interesting like the original. I believe that in such days when a lot of people are lactose intolerant or vegan, it's not a problem to create interesting adjusted food.
15 February 2017 by Sarah Hepworth from London
Lovely ambience, staff did everything possible to make the meal and service high quality.
7 February 2017 by Gemma from London
The garlic soup was great and the waiting staff were friendly and efficient
29 January 2017 by Reece from London
The RESTAURANT is small and cosy with unusual art on the walls which makes you feel at home.

The WAITERS were very friendly and attentive regularly asking if anything else was needed which I like.

The FOOD was amazing both me and my gf dishes were cooked to perfection, the flavours were exciting and fresh. We will be heading back there in the near future for sure.

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12 January 2017 by Terri Morris from London
Always love the wet fish, the food is srummy, the service is excellent and I love the art work on the walls.
12 December 2016 by Maria from London
Fantastic, friendly service, excellent quality food. My cousin is not a lover of fish and she cleared her cod dish. Couldn't fault anything!
10 December 2016 by Kate Greener from London
Great food and services. We all had a good night out
5 December 2016 by Paulo Mata from London
Easy to book, staff attentive especially Danny the waiter excellent customer service skills. Food to die for scallops cook to perfection. The Wet Fish has become one of my favourite dine out experience. Please sustain the overall quality which makes the Wet Fish such a friendly dinning experience above all others.
3 December 2016 by Corina Baltag from London
nice ambiance
2 December 2016 by Natasha Eapen from London
Guaranteed to be a brilliant night, I always look forward to the music nights. Great artists, great food, great ambiance, great service - you float away!

The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane, London, NW6 1LG

General: +44 2074439222

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