The Wet Fish Café


A café by day and smart brasserie by night, The Wet Fish Café & Brasserie is the perfect setting for cosy, romantic meals or buzzy 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. The Wet Fish serves simple food cooked well - a short, seasonal menu of modern fish dishes as well as meat and veggie options. Cocktails and coffee are also signatures. The Early Bird menus are terrific value. Return your table by 8pm for an irresistible deal on the prix fixe menu. And Early Bird offers are available all evening every Monday.

Typical meal price: From £26.00 (USD39.21) per diner

£26 to £40

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Venue Details & Map

The Wet Fish Café

242 West End Lane
West Hampstead
Public transport:
West Hampstead Thameslink, National Railway
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews

4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Wet Fish Café

4.0 out of 5 10 August 2015
by Meredith B.

This is the kind of brunch place that I really miss. It reminds me of being in Chicago - a menu with drink options from green smoothies to Bloody Marys, and creative cuisine of both the healthy and "comfort food" persuasion. We didn't struggle to get seated at noon on a Sunday, though nearly every table was full. It is a bit noisy in there, just filled up with trendy twenty-and-thirty...more

5.0 out of 5 12 July 2015
by Santi D.

Went here to try the fish and wow was I pleased with what they served. I had the classic battered haddock but it came with a twist of potato cooked in soy sauce and spinach on the side. It was delicious! The fish was perfect and potato tasted so well on the tongue.

My boyfriend had the fish special of the day and the fish was seasoned so perfectly with Indian spices and it came with cooked...more

4.0 out of 5 20 June 2015
by Sin N.

Nice ambience , great food. We had the eggs west hampstead and the bubble and squeak. Both dishes were really nice. Will definitely come back.

Minor downside, it took slightly longer than expected to get the food, but then again, it is better to have slow good food than rushed mediocre one.more

4.0 out of 5 22 March 2015
by Jonathan V.

High quality produce cooked very well! Always a pleasure to visit this romantic restaurant...more

3.0 out of 5 18 October 2014
by Gonzalo C.

I did like the place, the atmosphere and the food.Good service (very nice) I ordered the "hungover cure" (scramble eggs w/ chorizo, potatoes, black beans, salad + bloody Mary + coffe. Everithing was OK except the bloody Mary (if you like it, try it though, I'm not a big fan of it but I wanted to try it). Next time I will try something sweet like French toast.

Spanish speakers: es un lugar...more

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