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Whits

#51 of 18,317 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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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
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 381
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Another Superb Evening at Whits!

We visited Whits again this week to entertain business clients for dinner, having previously had a lovely evening this time last year. Whits really is worth a visit. The greeting and service are excellent and I can thoroughly recommend it. The food is lovely and the atmosphere is very relaxing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
jillc56
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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English first
Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Whits again this week to entertain business clients for dinner, having previously had a lovely evening this time last year. Whits really is worth a visit. The greeting and service are excellent and I can thoroughly recommend it. The food is lovely and the atmosphere is very relaxing. Everyone enjoyed all their courses which were delicious, plentiful and... More 

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is a must and any lovers of great food must have diner at Whits . We had a terrific evening tne service , food and wine was worthy of any Michelin star restaurant . I can wait for my next visit .

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our first visit to this excellent restaurant did not disappoint. Eating with friends who had been to Whits before we were treated to an evening of relaxed enjoyment with very comfortable seating and a spacious round table on the upper level. The quality of food and atmosphere created by the staff made for a memorable evening. Well done to the... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Overall, a positive experience. Especially good starters. My partner had the duck for main and was a little bit disappointed because it was not completely crispy duck as he knows it! Still not completely full after a starter and main, we had room left to share a delicious desert. Good atmosphere; friendly staff.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A delightful welcome on arrival by the owner and an excellent menu. We chose the set menu and the normal and the food was superb on both and plenty of it! Wines were also good and reasonably priced for a well located restaurant. Lovely ambience and would go again.

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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Excellent food & service. Great menu & nice that the hostess could give more information & background on each of the dishes & also made an excellent wine recommendation to go with the meal. First class service & fabulous food.

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Bergen, Norway
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I had to visit Whits once again when in London. There were no changes on the menu but we tried some new dishes. All were excellent. The vine recommendations were spot on. The service was top as usual. This was yet another great evening at Whits.

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La Porte, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We visited whit's on 12/02/14. We had a wonderful experience from being seated promptly to the great service even though they had a large party upstairs. The food was amazing.....very much worth a visit.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Was here with some Italian colleagues on business. Welcomed warmly and directed to the table. Service was proffessional but friendly. The menu was well laid out and had good variety. The wine list was easy and reasonble. The strater of the salmon and crab was really very good. 3 of us then had the steak. It was Ok to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

As Kensingtonians by choice, my wife and I have been experiencing fine dining at WHITS many times in the past eight years. This place has become our number one choice in the West End, because we have never been disappointed by the food or the service. Eva is a great manager who welcomes guests with a warm smile. We recommend... 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?