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21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (Earls Court)
+44 20 7938 1122
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Ranked #49 of 18,124 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $83
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood:
South Kensington
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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: 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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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Marshfield, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Wow, what a great place. We were there for a few hours, chatting with the owners after dinner, drank some great wine and ate absolutely fabulous food. We had steak, venison, crab, salad - all delicious and perfectly prepared. Tried some Muscat and Grappa after dinner - whew, be careful of the Grappa, it's strong stuff! The dessert was a... More 

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Cortaillod, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

thanksgiving dinner in london it not the kind of occasion one usually plans for but my brother and my sister in law was in town and they wanted a turkey dinner. the four of us was preparing a decent dinner based on reviews but was not prepared for an exceptional take on what is usually an american tradition. everything from... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Full flavoured food served by attentive staff and accompanied by good and very reasonably priced wines. What more could you want unless you are looking for fresh Patagonian cod? I read a review that I cannot understand which compared a Whits' soufflé which uses no flour (try making one) with what can be found on a cruise liner. If there... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Stumbled across Whits whilst searching for somewhere to eat in Knightsbridge. Delighted to have experienced it, very welcoming family restaurant. The food would be great value at the al a carte menu prices, at the fixed price menu cost it's outstanding. Presentation and taste were excellent. Would thoroughly recommend it.

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Additional Information about Whits

Address: 21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7938 1122
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Earls Court
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 83
Cuisine: French

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