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Whits

21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7938 1122
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Ranked #43 of 17,021 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Grandbaie Mauritius
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Our experience at Whits made our trip to London one to remember! After months of travelling and "honeymooning" this place sure stands out in my mind. Great ambience, Food to die for and a lovely front of house :) All in all loved it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went to Whits about two weeks ago on vacation. The service was amazing as well as the food. When you walk in it is like walking in to see family. Thank you for such a great experience and great food!!!!!!

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West Dean, Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Title says it all: delicious food cooked perfectly and great choice of seasonal products, attentive service, fabulous atmosphere. Lovely evening.

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Durris, Scotland
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71 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were warmly welcomed and felt instantly comfortable. The menu offered an attractive choice from which we chose lobster ravioli and a bone marrow casserole as starters. The flavours were beautiful, and this was true also of our mains. Steak and lamb were cooked perfectly and were so tender. Produce is clearly well sourced and seasonal, and the assortment of... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Went to this beautiful resturant on Saturday evening to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful and the service excellent. The attention to detail in the presentation of our food was perfect and the complex flavours of each course proved this chef really knows how to prepare fine dining. The atmosphere in the resturant was calm and relaxing... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

incredibly rude on the telephone, tried to make a booking and got told to basically bugger off! Will not be recommending in the future

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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review

Our telephone line is permanently diverted to my mobile so I answer almost 100% of calls personally and it is in neither my nature or commercial interest to be rude. My husband and I have worked hard with our small team for over 10 years to achieve our reputation for friendly service and good food. We do not understand why... More

Grafton, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Made a late booking , very friendly staff food was good .over the evening a lot of regulars were obviously visiting , a good sign . We will definitely return .

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We sought out Whits after reading great reviews and Whits did not disappoint! Whits gave us the nicest meal during our stay in London. Service, wine, food was superb. We definitely would recommend it if you are in the Kensington area. Enjoy!

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Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire , United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We were in London to celebrate my wife 40th birthday and our 10th wedding anniversary. I had checked a number of restaurants in the weeks leading up to our trip and wanted to experience fine dining close to where we were staying in Kensington. Whits came up a number of times both on the Internet and during conversations with friends... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The big birthdays don't come round too often so you'd hope for lasting memories of your celebration dinner. Whit' s didn't disappoint. From the first warm welcome to the final and friendly peck on the cheek, the whole experience was a panoply of delights. The menu, though concise, offered enough choice to suit our tastes. The food was well prepared,... More

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