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West House

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British, Contemporary
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28 High Street, Biddenden TN27 8AH, England
Headcorn.
+44 (0)1580 291341
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food: Outstanding

The West House is a delight every time we go. Every item on the plate adds to the dish, and there is nothing merely to decorate. Menu is very accessible yet inventive. Wine list extensive and split into classics, off the beaten track & obscure with some excellent value gems Service is friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Tr1p_9
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England
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Good food, expertly presented (as you would expect) But sadly it's another case of art over substance. There were lovely touches; The heated hessian bags, to keep the bread warm. Delightful cheese biscuits to tantalise the appetite. But a hungry eater will struggle with the over delicate portion sizes. Much, at the West House is good, but in our opinion... More 

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England
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The West House is a delight every time we go. Every item on the plate adds to the dish, and there is nothing merely to decorate. Menu is very accessible yet inventive. Wine list extensive and split into classics, off the beaten track & obscure with some excellent value gems Service is friendly though basic for Michelin (I don't mind... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I go to very few Restaurants where I leave without finding fault in something, but the West House falls into one of a few that in my opinion really is an outstanding dining experience and nothing short of perfect. The food the excellent front of house is I feel better than some 2 star Michelin Restaurants I have been to.... More 

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Snodland
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a lovely meal, the building is beautiful and the staff were very friendly and attentive. We had a delightful 3 course meal, and although the courses seemed small we left feeling very very full. Just incredible food.

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great place which was highly recommended, great value tasting menu, superb attention to detail service, nothing was too much trouble, always nice to have great red wine ( I had the Merlot) served at the perfect temperature, certainly in a village setting to die for......a must for any 'foodie' visiting Kent. Will definitely return, great first experience.

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Hong Kong, China
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15 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Being a regular visitor to the area, I am always looking for different places to dine. I found the West House online and am very glad I did so. I went at lunchtime with a party of 5, including a 7 year old and all, except the child, were highly enthusiastic about all aspects of our visit. The dining room... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Went here for my birthday and what can I say. One of the best meals I have ever had. We will be going back again and again

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Four of us selected the chef's tasting menu and it was wonderful from start to finish. I cannot recommend this little place enough and will go again as soon as I can.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I booked a meal for my husband's birthday and our anniversary. There are only nine tables so I would advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment. We only saw one waiter and he was fantastic. He was attentive without being over the top, and was friendly and relaxed. The meal was amazing from beginning to end. As I had booked... More 

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Watford, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Tip: the restaurant only has 9 tables so book early. Due to rural location taxis can be hard to get at the weekends so book a few days in advance. The West house is not your usual Michelin starred restaurant. The food is very good and each course from the tasting menu was full of flavour and beautifully presented. Some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 High Street, Biddenden TN27 8AH, England
  • Public Transportation: Headcorn.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Biddenden
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1580 291341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 86 - 86
  • Cuisine: British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?