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Whits

#41 of 18,272 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
South Kensington
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21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England
+44 20 7938 1122
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6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Whits is a mainstay of the Kensington dining scene, attracting locals with...
Whits is a mainstay of the Kensington dining scene, attracting locals with its relaxed ambience and imaginative array of modern European classics. The pleasant restaurant interior, with its bright skylight and elegant ironwork, adds to the welcoming vibe, while dishes use ingredients often obtained directly from France to enhance the regularly changing menu.
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 22
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A treasure in Kensington - sad to see you go!

We've been living in Kensington for the past 8 years. Our whole family enjoys the food and the hospitality at Whits. Eva always makes us feel at home. We are really sad to see you move! Kensington will lose a star. Your service is always stellar and we know you and Steve work very hard each... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
KensingtonLondon
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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536 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We've been living in Kensington for the past 8 years. Our whole family enjoys the food and the hospitality at Whits. Eva always makes us feel at home. We are really sad to see you move! Kensington will lose a star. Your service is always stellar and we know you and Steve work very hard each day to make your... More 

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London
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

We hadn't seen each other for a while and decided to meet up at Whit's. Informal and comfortable, we ate at our own pace without being rushed in any way. The food was a triumph. All four of us were singing its praises. The goats cheese salad was exceptional and the spring lamb was outstanding, zinging with flavour. The raspberry... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wow what a super dinner, food was superb & service so friendly with just the right amount of attention. Four of us dined there & were truly delighted at the standard of food , taste, textures & very attractive presentation. All courses were A1 & should be Michelin 1 star but sadly for all us locals Steve & Eva are... More 

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London
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We had a family dinner at Whits last night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Age range from 54 down to 19! Eva as always was delightful. The restaurant was buzzing and had a lovely warm atmosphere. We chose the fixed menu which was absolutely delicious especially the raspberry soufflé which was beyond magnificent. Thanks Eva and Steve for another... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The location of this restaurant is excellent - off the main road so away from the noise, but close enough to the tube station for it to be a very short walk. The food & wine here is superb - my wife and I had real difficulty selecting which starters and main courses to choose from the excellent menu. (We... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went to Whits during a recent trip to London based on the recommendation on trip advisor and whilst we did enjoy it I must admit it didn't quite live up to my expectations. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed and Eva was delightful however the other waitress was not as friendly. The fixed menu is excellent value but there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I chose Whits to celebrate my partners 30th birthday and couldn't have chosen a better restaurant. From the moment I made the reservation, Eva went out of her way to assist me-no request was too much, and all the staff went out of their way to make the evening very special. I would highly recommend this restaurant, and hope to... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Booked this restaurant on previous reviews and were not disappointed. Good food, excellent service and very good value. Very friendly atmosphere. Certainly worth a visit 10 - 15 min walk from Crowell Road.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I went for dinner last night, to celebrate my girlfriends birthday. I have no words the restaurant is very cosy but very nice and relax when you seating there. The food is amazing and the service very friendly. Thank you very much for the beautiful evening.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Myself and a colleague, both Geordies working in London for a few days, were very lucky to sample this fabulous restaurant. The hostess, co-owner, Eva Barkasz was very warm and welcoming...even if she didn't understand Geordie! The food was fantastic, the restaurant, gorgeous, and Eva made us very welcome. What more can I say....apart from, like I said in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighborhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7938 1122

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 83
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Whits is a mainstay of the Kensington dining scene, attracting locals with its relaxed ambience and imaginative array of modern European classics. The pleasant restaurant interior, with its bright skylight and elegant ironwork, adds to the welcoming vibe, while dishes use ingredients often obtained directly from France to enhance the regularly changing menu.
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in South Kensington

Neighborhood Profile
South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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