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 (USD31.66) 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
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 41 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Wet Fish Café

4.0 out of 5 3 March 2016
by Chris W.

Went along for one of their music nights; Natalie Duncan was performing (who was fantastic by the way). Overall it was a very good experience in a cute, romantic and intimate space with good food elevated by amazing service.

They use the limited space very well and never felt cramped in there. There's also plenty to look at on the walls with (what I think) was art available to purchase. Due...more

4.0 out of 5 9 February 2016
by Sian M.

The Wet Fish is almost always excellent, but it depends what time of day you arrive. Saturdays are packed with hungry Whampstead brunchers and you'll be lucky to grab a table (when you do, expect perfectly good if slightly-too-pricey eggs in various forms). It's much more enjoyable in the odd between bit when they've stopped lunch and haven't quite started dinner service. The service is...more

4.0 out of 5 10 August 2015
by Meredith A.

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

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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