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The Wet Fish Cafe

#1,235 of 18,395 Restaurants in London
€€ - €€€Cafe, European, British
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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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
242 West End Lane | West Hampstead, London NW6 1LG, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another great find! Last night we were in the area looking for the nice restaurant...and we came across The Wet Fish Cake. Beautiful setting,friendly service and delicious food. Highly recommended!

Thank DaisyM777
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is our favourite restaurant in West Hampstead. The fish is incredible, but the steak is the best in the area. Friendly and efficient service (and the best chocolate molten cake ever), we highly recommend.

2  Thank balls95689
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable dining experience. Decor was nice and service was very good. Food- 4 star Service- 5 star Value- 4 star Decor- 5 star Overall- 4 star & worth a visit

1  Thank Liam S
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We visited recently for a birthday dinner. The atmosphere was good for a small restaurant. Service was friendly and mostly efficient, and importantly, the food exceeded our expectations in taste, portion and quality. Perhaps the main disappointment was that despite making a reservation, where it...More

Thank AUSLion
Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is our second visit to this delightful cafe/restaurant. Both visits were for a lunch and both times we experience friendly staff, the most delightful food (today there were four of us, one had steak, one had salmon, one had stone bass and I had...More

2  Thank foxy177
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Nice local cafe that serves good food and fresh smoothie. I visited the place for brunch with a friend, we liked the food and the service was friendly and professional.

1  Thank Debsmazzi
Reviewed 26 February 2018

We booked the entire restaurant for a private function for a three course meal for 40 for my husband's 50th birthday celebrations. 40 guests. The tables were made to look lovely. The food was exceptional and the staff were so helpful. Thank you Andre and...More

2  Thank Polly R
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Monday night full house , this place is buzzing . A friend recommended who lives in the area and this little place has really good food. Forget the fancy chefs with little food , Fab specials menu . Can't fault anything. The starters is a...More

1  Thank nwfoodie81
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent food , nice atmosphere,friendly service 👍will be back and recommend to everyone 👌everything was good: escalope starter, main salmon and cheesecake

2  Thank Irma K
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is one of my locals. Food is great, menu is limited but everything is of high quality and in general delicious. But and here the big but comes which downgraded my review from 5 to 3 stars. It is a busy spot for Saturday...More

1  Thank Kama_H01
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$28 - US$71
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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