The Wet Fish Café

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    The Wet Fish Café 242 West End Lane West Hampstead
    London
    NW6 1LG

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Monica

I live nearby and have been here on three occasions, with various success. The first time I went on my own, and had the sea bass, which according to the waitress was the best thing on the menu, and it was nice - not the best fish meal I have had, but it was worth the money although the portion was quite small without any side dishes. The place always seems to be busy in the evenings, and the atmosphere was lovely and quite bohemian. Second time I only went in for a drink and a business meeting and came straight into an on-going jazz night. Music was lovely, and again, the place was packed and atmosphere great. Third time I went for late breakfast with my boyfriend, and we were both disappointed. The place was only about half full, but the waitress rather read the newspaper on the bar - in the view of the customers - than cleaning tables filled with empty glasses and plates. Second, she had a meal on the bar in front of us and kept on ignoring the customers. It took us a while to get her attention, and she was not very service minded. I ordered a coffee and my boyfriend a tea, and our hot drinks arrived about ten minutes after our water. The slices of lemon he got with his tea were dry and must have been a couple of days old and not very appealing. He ordered a breakfast dish with duck and potatoes, and it was very boring and tasteless and the duck was dry. My superfood salad about the same - it was okay, but with no exciting flavours, and something you could have made better at home. We were not very impressed with the place, regardless of a cozy venue with an old history, and unfortunately we won't be coming back, as the food is not worth what you pay for it. It must be said that the quick set lunches they do are very cheap and value for money, but you can't choose, it is only one set dish on offer every day, with a drink.