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“Anniversary meal to remember!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Whits

Whits
21 Abingdon Road, London W8 6AH, England (South Kensington)
+44 20 7938 1122
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Ranked #40 of 17,879 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $83
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: South Kensington
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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“Anniversary meal to remember!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

My wife and I were visiting London for the weekend and celebrating our wedding anniversary.

I emailed ahead and got a very prompt response and a promise to look after us for our special occasion.

I have to say we were not disappointed!!

Our evening was one of the best ever. We arrived and our table was ready although the restaurant was near full. We had a complimentary glass of bubbly! And what followed was a gastronomic delight! I cannot remember a better meal!

The owner was so attentive and should be proud of what she has achieved (with her husband behind the scenes!).

Our waiter was witty and funny without being obtrusive and served us well.

I am sorry that we didn't photograph our main courses but we were so taken with the starters that we just tucked in!!!

The atmosphere was very relaxed and ideal for us.

The price was not cheap but the food and service was cheap for the price!

Thank you so much!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
We're so pleased you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us and hope to welcome you back for many more!
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Bergen, Norway
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had dinner at Whits with several colleagues and we had a jolly good time! The food was really good and Eva and her husband was very service minded and made us feel very welcome. Will be back! Cheers :)

Visited April 2014
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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Google Translation
Tusen takk!
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“You can't go wrong - amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We went out to dinner last night with family from Canada. From the minute you walk in, the enviroment is relaxing and welcoming. The service is excellent, any questions answered - definitely a cut above most of the restaurants in the area. Starters are generous, we enjoyed the salmon and white crabmeat, my guest from the East Coast of Canada raved on and not to miss is the Kent asapargus. My favourite main is the rib-eye steak with handcut chips and salad, always cooked to perfection and melts in your mouth. Believe me, my two companions managed to clear most of the chips before I got to them! I would highly suggest trying the King & Queen Scallop risotto...there is alot scallops in that dish. Scallops are tricky to cook - our compliments to the chef for doing them right. Whits has been my favourite restaurant since we first arrived in South Kensington and we continue to take guests for business and pleasure. It's one of those places that never let you down.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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EvaWhitney, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review and bringing your guests to visit. We hope to welcome you back for many more years!
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Mandello del Lario, Italy
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“Over rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

I hand' t booked, but they where flexible enough to find me a place, in the main dining room. The ambiance is modern, but the feeling is that it's unfinished. I ordered an appetizer of liver and bone marrow, but the bread was burnt. The main course a fillet of turbot seemed precooked. The apple tarte was a bit sticky. The price specially if compared to the near by kitchen W8 is to high.

Visited April 2014
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Dorothylees, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thank you for your review following your recent visit. We’re sorry that you weren’t completely satisfied with your meal but we can assure you that all our dishes are cooked to order not “pre-cooked”. Our apple tart is sticky because it is caramelised and finished with Calvados. We believe that our prices for dinner are very competitive especially for prime fish. Other nearby restaurants do offer lower prices for lunch and set menus but higher prices for dinner. We do not open for lunch.
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“Great restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Lovely restaurant. Not too small or big, just the right setting.

All three courses were delicious. Felt very satisfied after, both from the taste and the portions. The pudding was great, three on one plate.

Service was really good, just the right amount of time between each course.

Brought a friend here for their birthday, and they were just as pleased. Commended me on the choice. Very satisfied with the night. Thank you TripAdvisor for bringing this gem to our attention!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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