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The Wet Fish Cafe

242 West End Lane | West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG, England
+44 20 7443 9222
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (53 reviews)
“cornish cod” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
242 West End Lane | West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The atmosphere reminds me of a French brasserie spot. The service is amazing. Our waiter was really helpful and extremely polite. Our starter was prawns with avocado and dressing which was really tasty. Our main dish was fish, mine was the fish of the day...More

Thank maria2017400
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited my cousin who took me out for a spot of brunch and OMG loved it!! from ambiance, service to food cant fault it. I loved the decor and quirkiness of the layout and signage. Staff were friendly, helpful and all looked as they enjoyed...More

Thank candycrush2013
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Regularly having brunches at this place. The staff consistency, the ambiance, efficiency and the quality of food is second to none. Nothing beats this place on the morning of the night out. A bit pricey but the my golden rule applies, provide quality and service...More

Thank shahinnozohoor
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friends and I have been visiting the Wet Fish for years now. Brunch is our usual type of visit, such lovely options including some lunch items and cocktails. The breakfast salad and avocado on toast are winners for veggies, but then you can't go...More

Thank ljc1205
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is very busy, but having tasted the food, I question why the customers bother. It was just OK and not inexpensive. But they make a great espresso martini!

Thank David B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brilliant casual dining spot, we came for an early lunch and were not disappointed. The service was welcoming, friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, reasonably priced and a good portion size. My only slight complaint is that my food was perhaps...More

Thank Seb B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such lovely, friendly staff - great decor and atmosphere. Good choice of food - I had sea bass which was lovely and tasty cheese cake. Good value for money.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining with a friend who is a pescatarian I thought it only fair to find a restaurant that specialises in fish. The Wet Fish Café fit the bill, but had a good many non-fish options on the menu. The restaurant itself is brasserie style circa...More

Thank Tororeal
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this restaurant again this time for breakfast on a Monday. Again, welcome service. The food was very tasty. 7 £ was suuuuperb. This restaurant became our favorite restaurant on West Hampstead. We recommend this place to everyone. A place where you can relax,...More

Thank Artur M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Having heard good things about the Wet Fish Cafe we were disappointed with our visit. First off, the service was poor and unattentive. They suggested to get the hangover cure but forgot half of the cure and didn't bring our coffee until we asked them...More

Thank Alex G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$27 - US$68
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 West End Lane | West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7443 9222
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Cafe by day and brasserie by night, The Wet Fish Cafe is perfect for cosy, romantic meals or lazy weekend brunches. Set in one of London's historic 'wet fish' shops in West Hampstead, the original Art Deco wall tiles and eclectic interior create a warm, neighbourly atmosphere. Good music, serious cocktails and the Wet Fish Cafe's own brand of "modern comfort food", the seasonally changing menu is short and offers freshly cooked fish, meat and veggie dishes. The Early Bird menus offer excellent value (on tables returned by 8pm and all evening every Monday).
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