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21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7938 1122
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Ranked #24 of 16,489 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $25 - $83
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Earls Court
Description: Steve Whitney, the Chef Patron and Eva, his partner and Restaurant Manager opened Whits in 2004.The menu changes daily and showcases Steve's extensive experience of Classical French Cuisine combined with modern, lighter flavours.Signature dishes include Lobster & Scallop Ravioli, Caramelised Foie Gras Terrine and Hot Dessert Souffles. The good value Prix Fixe dinner menu is always available. The reasonable wine list offers wines by the glass. Service is friendly and informal.Whits is open for Traditional Roast Beef lunch twice a month.
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English first
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We were visiting London from Winnipeg Canada and my husband was a little concerned making the reservation because a) we weren't sure what time we'd finish sightseeing and b) we'd be wearing casual clothes and we were worried that we'd be underdressed. A couple of weeks prior to flying to London, my husband emailed the owner about his concerns and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I organised a private dinner here for a large international group. The restaurant and the staff were excellent, particularly Eva in coping with our ad hoc speech-making. The food was absolutely delicious - much better than the usual 'mass catering' we've experienced elsewhere. All in all, a memorable evening much enjoyed by everyone

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Love trying new restaurants every couple of weeks and my partner chose Whits.. At first I wasn't sure as hasn't heard of them but saw the decent trip advisor reviews and thought I'd give it a go. It's a husband wife run restaurant, and the owner did her best to look after us along with 24 other guests dining at... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 via mobile

I visited Whits on a Saturday night as a surprise for my French boyfriend's birthday. I had emailed in advance to organise a birthday message on his dessert plate which Eva responded very quickly to. We were welcomed with a glass of Champagne and Eva said it was for my boyfriend'a birthday - very nice as I hadn't organised this.... More

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perth, west oz
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Went to Whits solely based on it's amazing reviews for my birthday, we've been trying a lot of amazing restaurants in London these past three weeks & sorry to say Whits was the least impressive tonight, I'm not sure who is writing the reviews, but it honestly felt like we were back in the 80's, when there wasn't a lot... More

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EvaSteve, Owner at Whits, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. You are quite right to point out that we are not a cutting-edge fashionable restaurant featuring foams, smears of sauce and tiny portions but we do not aspire to be or advertise ourselves as such. We are a small neighbourhood restaurant whose menu is based on classical French cuisine which many... More

Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

Food wise, this place is an absolute gem. Everything we tried was very good to excellent, with brilliant presentation. Wine recommendations were also spot on. On the night we visited was that there wasn't much atmosphere as there were very few diners, which we thought was strange for a Thursday. Bathroom arrangements feel a bit cramped and in need of... More

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EvaSteve, Owner at Whits, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments and we're delighted that you enjoyed your meal with us! We're sorry that you found the restaurant too quiet on your visit. As a small neighbourhood restaurant tucked away down a side street we find the early weekday evenings relatively quiet but then we have to turn away a lot of diners on... More

Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

So I was reflecting on the exact purpose of Tripadvisor and how do I use it, and believe that the service is there to offer good honest opinions, good or bad re the businesses visited. In this case I can only conclude that my strong recommendation is you go visit and enjoy this restaurant, Whits truly is a unique establishment... More

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San Francisco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We had a dinner here worthy of the best restaurants in France or the U.S. and very good value for money: a prix fixe dinner of cauliflower soup, salmon with wild rice and the freshest of spring vegetables, and a chocolate tart, and another main of rack of lamb served with Mediterranean touches of Baba Ganoush, basil pesto and tomato... More

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greenville, sc
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a wonderful little restaurant with creative, beautifully presented and great food. The service is also excellent. It is an intimate experience.

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Greenville, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This is a wonderful, intimate restaurant with friendly service. Everything was wonderful, from the warm greeting through to the soufflé. Our meals were exceptional and we will definitely return next time we are in London. This is a great spot for special ocassions. We were pleasantly surprised with how reasonable this restaurant is given the high quality of the food... More

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