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The Wet Fish Cafe

#1,428 of 18,535 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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“brunch” (68 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Have been for a weekday brunch and evening dinner, both of which were very good as was the service. Love the art work and decor and the waiter Dan was happy to tell us about the history and old paintwork on the walls.

Thank dchy2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere in this restaurant, superb food and good service. Its the second time we have visited this restaurant and it wont be the last.

2  Thank SueKen77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A top place to go for brunch or lunch in West Hampstead High street (although they are also open late for dinner and have music events as well). Stopped off of ra quick bite on my way through the high street and was not disappointed....More

2  Thank Mathew W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eaten here before and the food is usually fine but on this occasion they served a pork dish - not to me I add - covered in clingfilm and then dealt with the situation really badly charging full price for the meal and hardly...More

Thank annehY6684WQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My starter was very nice.The main course came and half way through eating my meat i noticed that it was partially covered by plastic film.very unpleasant and i hope i didn't eat any of it. David G

Thank David G
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Our top weekend brunch spot in West Hampstead! Eggs Benedict are always good, but if you're hungry try bubble and squeak ;)

1  Thank matija m
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

I suppose the name says it all but going out in a group of four, there is bound to be someone who wants something else.. well the non fish items were limited and the steak just ok. However what was on the rest of the...More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

How do you choose 0 stars? The lady with the short brunette hair was so rude to me on Saturday morning - asking me to wait outside in the rain and cold with my 7 year old godson who I wanted to treat to brunch...More

Thank Alex E
Reviewed 25 April 2018

It was only a Tuesday evening and when reserving I was offered the window table but when we arrived we were put on a tiny little table far from the window and they told us a window table was impossible. That got the evening off...More

Thank Reflectorgo
Reviewed 21 April 2018 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!

2  Thank DaisyM777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 27 - US$ 66
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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