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West House

28 High Street, Biddenden TN27 8AH, England
+44 (0)1580 291341
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Biddenden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $86 - $86
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Headcorn.
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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Not having eaten in a Michelin star restaurant before, I wasn't sure what to expect. However, all expectations were indeed exceeded and challenged. This is a small family run restaurant, set in the heart of a Kentish village. The interior is rustic, clean, and inviting. We had requested a vegetarian/fish tasting menu, and when we got there, they instantly knew... More

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London
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I came here with my husband as part of our one night mini-moon, the week after we got married. DInner here really was delightful, we thoroughly enjoyed the way the staff were so relaxed, nothing was a problem. The bread was delicious, and served with some sort of fat, instead of butter (can't remember the name!) and it tasted gorgeous!... More

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Berkshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Visited this wonderful restaurant this week to celebrate my Aunt and Uncle's Emerald Wedding Anniversary. We are foodies and were not disappointed. Excellent quality food coupled with friendly efficient service. The wine list is of a very high quality and caters for all tastes at competitive prices. Their bread in a warming sack is a nice idea and the complementary... More

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London
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Set in a lovely old building in a picture post card town, the West House has held its French Type award for more than a decade now for good reason. Lots of exposed beams and wiring. It's a family run affair, with none of the pretensions you might expect. Chef Graham Garret certainly knows his stuff. The cod and belly... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We got lost trying to find Biddenden and arrived half an hour late for our booking, but there were no recriminations and we were made most welcome. I should say we almost swerved this restaurant because they have foie gras on the menu and I normally steer clear of restaurants which accept cruelty as part of food production. The Michelin... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We use good restaurants but this was our first Michelin experience. We dressed up as it was a special occasion, as did some others but one man wore jeans & shirt, we found the atmosphere welcoming & relaxed. We asked for advice re wine choice & were pleased with the recommendation (not the most expensive), it did pair well with... More

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

My wife and I ate at West House this week - I have to say it's right up there as one of the very best meals I've had. A lot of though has gone into the food, it's served in measured portion sizes with tremendous flavour and presentation. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly, and the overall experience top notch... More

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

First time in a Michelin starred restaurant and we are expecting good food but given the reputation of "posh" restaurants for style over substance we were sort of expecting to still be hungry at the end of the meal! I was pleased to say the meal was very good and perfectly sized. There were only 2 waiting staff on which... More

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Kent England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We has lunch there a few days ago and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food and standard of service.Whilst on the set lunch menu there is a limited choice it offers enough to serve most palates and the little extra's which arrived were much appreciated.There is a car park which unfortunately we failed to find but is... More

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Coventry
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199 reviews 199 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited West house on a saturday night in June whilst on a short break in the surrounding area, we were warmly welcomed, given menu's and opted for the taster menu. The restaurant is a small and intimate space but holds a really good atmosphere, tables are spaced nicely and angled away from each other so you feel like you... More

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