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Whits

21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (Earls Court)
+44 (0)20 7938 1122
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Ranked #40 of 17,314 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $83
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Earls Court
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Staff greeted us at the entrance and service was good throughout the night. The food was well prepared with fresh ingredients. The lobster ravioli was very pleasant but the sauce was too oily. The steak was perfectly cooked but the portion was absolutely massive which perhaps is not very elegant. The halibut was good but a bit bland and slightly... More

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Renton, Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I went to this restaurant based on the excellent TripAdvisor reviews and the extremely high rating. We went on a weeknight and arrived at 7:15 PM and we were the first patrons there!. What we noticed immediately was that there was no one else in restaurant! This was extremely exciting considering it was 7 PM. And throughout our meal, only... More

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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your meal with us. The Sea Bass we serve is Wild Sea Bass caught off the coast of Broadstairs in Kent and we pick it up freshly caught from the fishermen- it certainly is a "true" Sea Bass. Chilean Sea Bass is in fact a type of Cod, also known as Patagonian... More

edinburgh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely dinner recently. Escorgot and fois gras to start were lovely. The servie is attentive and wine list extensive. We had fish and lamb for mains which were tasty, the sauces were a tad rich but maybe that's me. The place is romantic, busy and one to come back to.

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Northern England
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145 reviews 145 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

As others have noted, the greetings and service are warmly friendly, and we felt very welcomed from the time of our arrival. My big birthday booking was marked by glasses of prosecco with a wild strawberry liqueur added to give a tinge of sweetness and celebratory appearance--delicious! The chef is not only talented but very generous (although someone else must... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Last night in London, we headed here based on proximity to our hotel and reviews here. It was a fantastic dinner, delicious food prepared and presented with such high standards of service and quality. We were blown away. We will definitely be back to Whits Restaurant on our next trip across the pond. Highly recommend visiting if you have the... More

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Melbourne
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122 reviews 122 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I booked the Whit because it had the most favourable TripAdvisor comments for restaurants in the Kensington/Chelsea area where I was staying. I was greeted warmly on arrival, even though I arrived quite early for my booking. The service was attentive, friendly, and understated. Although the place is quite small and in a quiet part of Abington Road, the atmosphere... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I'm mostly just going to echo what everyone else has said to this point. The food is great, the service is great, and the atmosphere is great. I don't have a single complaint about the entire experience and it is no surprise that this place is ranked so highly...it absolutely deserves. It is even in a nice out of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We went to Whits on our first night in London. What a good way to get a vacation started off right, with a great memory. The proprietress greeted us at the door, and was very welcoming and hospitable. The staff was overall very friendly and helpful. I had duck, my husband had coq au vin and the food was delicious.... More

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Mythicalsoul
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Booked a table for a double birthday on a Friday night and was not disappointed. It is a small place relatively and is divided into two areas - upper and lower area - by a couple steps up. The lower area is closer to the entrance and bar area with a long mirror and lights along one wall, perfect for... More

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Switzerland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This was a very memorable meal. The room is small and pleasant but nothing fancy. Service is competent and friendly. The menu looks interesting -- but the dishes that arrive at the table are fantastic. Appetizers are fresh, imaginative and exploding with flavor. Mains are excellent: pasta and fish were both great. Desserts are absolutely outstanding: each plate is beautifully... More

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