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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (61 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 4 days ago via mobile

We love the place, beautifully cooked food, excellent service and great ambience. The Fillet steak with the sauce is to die for not to mention the warm chocolate cake... We'll be back as soon as we can! Well done TEAM! :) 👌👏👏👏😎🌊🐟

1  Thank Vilmos K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted a true London brunch experience and we got it! Made you feel like you were in village a little in NYC. Very eclectic area with boutiques nearby. The food was great and coffee was excellent. Very tight sitting area, but we made it...More

1  Thank DVacay443
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got a table fairly quickly on a busy sunday morning. We all ordered the gravlax, which was delicious. Not enough toast though and coffee wasn't very hot.

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked the early bird deal from 6pm till 8pm, so long as they have table back by 8. Great value and food amazing. I had the cod which was superb and my party had other dishes they loved, like the pasta and salmon. Must...More

1  Thank Victoria S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch for 3, we got a table quickly. Friendly staff ensured a hassle free visit. Great decor and excellent food. Rather expensive but it was excellent food. Large choice of drinks and food - different menu daytime to that in the evenings.

1  Thank stevehutch
Reviewed 16 October 2017

It´s a quirky yet elegant little place. I was really surprised by the excellence of the food (we ordered fish). Absolutely delicious and lovely presentation, yet quite affordable. The service was fantastic too. They also serve some excellent wines. I think it´s one of my...More

1  Thank EMaria27
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Consistently top-notch dinner - wonderful & thoughtful food, attentive service and a lovely atmosphere. Highly reccommend this little gem.

1  Thank E_Lederman
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

The Wet Fish Cafe serves great food and has decent service. It’s decently priced and is always full. The only downside is that you cannot book for brunch at the weekend but it’s worth the wait!

1  Thank Cloala
Reviewed 21 September 2017

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

1  Thank maria2017400
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 66
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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