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Whits

21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7938 1122
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Ranked #32 of 17,193 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $83
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, 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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Nordkjosbotn, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Booked a table in advance after reading the reviews :) There was four of us and we arrived a half an hour early, but we got our table right away :) The service is fantastic, we felt us at home and really well taken care of. The food was excellent with a lot of flavours. Will definitely return :)

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London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Dined on a weeknight for dinner. The restaurant was fully booked with 2 relatively large parties and a few smaller tables, but the atmosphere was convivial and one never felt that the large parties dominated what is in fact a small restaurant space. The food choices were excellent. I partook of the excellent value set dinner, whilst my partner went... More

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Southport
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The very charming staff and proprietors. Very good menu with excellent choice. Beautifully presented food, and excellent wine. Very good location, just off Kensington High Street.

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Wilmington, NC
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

First night in London we picked Whit's based on Tripadvisor ratings. Tucked away spot in Kensington we were able to get a table. My wife had the oriental style marinated salmon and crab and it was a melt in your mouth delight. I had the crisp confit of duck and roast breast with braised red cabbage. Everything was fabulous and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I believe chef Steve & wife Eva met when they were running Anton Mosimann's restaurant for him! Thank God they've now got their own place and are doling out the kind of food that we should all be grateful for. Superb ingredients cooked to perfection, sublime desserts and utterly charming, unobtrusive service with grace and serious expertise! Portions that don't... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I live nearby, hence visit Whits quite often. I must say this is probably the best restaurant in London in terms of food/price ratio. Quality is pretty high as well, but go in prepared to eat quite a lot. Especially if compared to current high end restaurants' standards. Try the Lobster ravioli. The lady who owns the place is a... More

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Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My partner took 2 of my best friends and myself for a special treat to celebrate a very special birthday, mainly because he thought it was meant to be a French restaurant and had lobster on the menu. All these came with a little disapointment as there was no French person as a member of the staff. The Lobster was... More

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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to us but we are baffled -we do not “purport” anywhere either to be staffed by French people or to be French ourselves! Our website makes it quite obvious we are not French, the menu is not written in French and Whits is not a French name. Our French... More

Roslin, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

Starter Soused herring my favourite, but why the anchovies and why the olive oil drizzle and balsamic...and then there was also an apple purée, and beetroot sauce. Oh yes and the horseradish potatoes, not to mention a mousseline of something and ah yes. Individually all the items were splendid but the result was a flavour assault course that did not... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Excellent service, amazing food and fantastic value for money. Would highly recommend and we will definately be going back.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I would certainly recommend Whits to anyone. We had a very warm welcome from the staff from the start and the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere. It wasn't too big and had perfect lighting. The food is excellent, I had Lobster ravioli to start which was fantastic. The service was quick, and I was shocked by the price at the... More

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