242 West End Lane

West Hampstead

London  NW6 1LG

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020 7443 9222‍‍‍‍‍‍

(Evening reservations only)

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OPEN TIMES:

MONDAY  12pm - 11pm

TUESDAY - SUNDAY  10am - 11pm

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Brunch & Lunch until 4pm

Dinner 6pm - 10pm

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A Day in the Life of
the Wet Fish

Natalie Duncan -
Uncomfortable Silence

Lisa Marini -
Glory Box cover

Hang Massive -
Once Again

Natalie Duncan -
Ripples

@thewetfishcafe‍‍‍

‍‍‍/thewetfishcafe

Sam B‍‍‍rookes -
James

For the love of food, wine, ambiance and café culture...

Established in 2003, the Wet Fish has been at the heart of West Hampstead life for nearly 15‍‍‍ years.

242 West End Lane was a classic 'wet fish shop' for most of the 1900s. When we first saw the space in 2002, the gorgeous 1930s Art Deco wall tiles were hidden behind decades of paint and plaster. We just had to bring them back to life!

That was the spark for this exciting, crazy journey, the reason for our kooky name and for our slight bias toward fresh fish dishes.

242 West End Lane

West Hampstead

London  NW6 1LG

(map)

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020 7443‍‍‍ 9222‍‍‍

(Evening reservations only)

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Still independently owned and run the Wet Fish has become a very busy place, a privilege fo‍‍‍r which we pinch ourselves daily.  

In recent years our live music dinners and art exhibitions have taken on momentum and become mainstays.‍‍‍  We're passionate about them and love that so many of you look out for what's coming next.

Interview with owner Andre about the cafe, our community in West Hampstead and what inspires us, by local agent Chelsea Square >>

Our approach is simple: to hire, train and nurture the most talented chefs and floor‍‍‍ staff we can find, and to listen to feedback from you, our valued customers.

We hope to create a London classic here in the heart of West Hampstead.  The soul and character of the 30s wall tiles evoke a bygone era...  We'd say West Hampstead is enjoying a new heyday right now, and we love being a part of it.

A big thank you goes out to you, our customers, and to those Art Deco wall tiles that continue to inspire us every day.

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Lovingly curated programme of live music shows - not background, it's performance.

Music nights always fill out, so best to book early.

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A Day in the Life of
the Wet Fish

When we celebrated our 10th birthday... an old church, 1000 candles, 4 courses, 2 live music interludes, 70 guests

"Almost worth inducing a hangover for!"
[re. brunch]

WestHamps‍‍‍teadLife.com

"A great neighbourhood deserves a café it can rely on like a go‍‍‍od friend..."

Andre the owner

“Situated in a former fishmongers”, this West Hampstead “oasis” is – for its enthusiastic local following – “second to none”; the fish cooking is “delicious”, but the place is also “especially good for breakfast and brun‍‍‍ch”.  
Hardens