A café by day and smart brasserie by night, The Wet Fish Café & Brasserie is the perfect setting 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. It is a hit with artsy West Hampstead locals who enjoy good jazz, cocktails and the Wet Fish Cafe’s own brand of “modern comfort food”. The seasonally changing menu is short and satisfying: it includes fish, meat and veggie dishes. Classics include the crispy squid with aioli, pollock with smoked lentils, chorizo oil and green beans, and rhubarb, ginger and almond crumble. The Early Bird menus are terrific value. Either pop in for pasta, fish or tapas between 4pm and 6pm with some truly enticing offers, or order by 7pm and return your table by 8pm for an irresistible deal on the prix fixe menu. And Early Bird offers are available all evening every Monday evening.
£26 to £40
We didn't have to wait on a Saturday which is a huge plus.
The menu was no frills, but well executed. The food quality was above average, and a mixture between british/american choices. I enjoyed my breakfast, but wish it has a bit more panache. If possible I would have given this place 3.5 stars. That being said, I would definitely stop back here someday.
The hot cocoa is good according to...more
The Wet Fish cafe has some of the best hot chocolate I've encountered in my travels. Sadly, it also has some of the least responsive staff I've bumped into. They're not rude, just fashionably aloof.
Luckily carefully turned out daily lunch special for 6 pounds, inviting leather seats and power outlets for working lunches and fresh avacado smoothies keep me coming back, week after week.more
It was well over a year ago, but our party had a lovely dinner at the wet fish. Very informed waitstaff, good wine selection and choice of daily selections. For London, surprisingly good service. Our fish selections were fresh and inventive.more
Oooh Wet Fish... you left me wanting more!
I tried The Wet Fish with a few friends. We arrived early and were able to get in on the "Happy Hour"-esq Early Bird (4-7 PM, return your table by 8 PM) meal option of starter and main item for £15 each.
I tried the crispy squid which was quite tasteless. Then I had the steak au poivre w rosemary sautéed potatoes & spinach salad. Sadly the...more
I really like this place. They do one of the best capuccino's i've had in London and the food is pretty good.
I lived in West Hampstead previously and I frequented here. Most of the time it was just for coffee (they make capucinno's like the Italians do) but i've also had breakfast and lunch here. The food is pretty good, although not fantastic. The staff are usually pretty friendly and...more