The Wet Fish Cafe

About The Wet Fish Cafe

This eclectic café, set in one of London’s old ’wet fish’ shops on the historic West End Lane in Hampstead, is the perfect setting for cosy, romantic meals. With original Art Deco wall tiles and a warm, neighbourly atmosphere, The Wet Fish Café is a hit with artsy West Hampstead locals who enjoy good jazz, cocktails and seafood - and the dining room has free wi-fi making it a busy place for working lunches. The seasonal menu is organic where possible, and Wet Fish Café classics include the sharing platter of prawns, grilled chorizo, caramelised red onions, marinated olives, honeyed figs, smoked cheddar, apricots and walnut bread; the tagliatelle with butternut squash and sage; and the rhubarb, ginger and almond crumble.

Sample evening menu


- Roasted tomato soup with crème fraîche and pesto £5.00
- Salt cod in tomato sauce with a leek & potato cake £6.00
- Spinach salad with orange, avocado and toasted almonds £5.50
- Beetroot salad with mint, goat's cheese, feta and whole grain mustard dressing £11.00

Other starters are available

Main Course

- Crispy-skin organic salmon with broad beans, spinach and pancetta £13.50
- Wild sea bass with leek risotto and pistachio nut butter £14.50
- Welsh lamb cutlets with jerusalem artichoke mash and lamb jus £14.00
- Spicy slow-simmered mutton with aubergine, dates and wild rice £13.00
- Butter bean & paprika stew with quinoa, cauliflower, tomato, dill and feta £11.00
- Tagliatelle with butternut squash, pumpkin seeds and sage £11.00

Other main courses are available


- Rhubarb, ginger and almond crumble £5.00
- Passion fruit meringue tart £5.50
- Warm soft chocolate cake w red berries & cream £5.50
- Flambéed crêpe with banana, chocolate and cognac £6.50
- Apple and cinnamon cake £5.00

Other desserts are available

Additional Information


242 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1LG

Nearest tube:

West Hampstead

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Tues - Sun 9am - 11pm

Dress Code: