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West House

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$$$$
European, British, Contemporary
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28 High Street, Biddenden TN27 8AH, England
+44 (0)1580 291341
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Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A further lunch at the West House confirmed one very important point: the cooking there is entirely consistent and a very high level. You can tell that it's food prepared carefully in a calm kitchen by somebody who really knows what he's doing. It's faultless and has every appearance of being effortless too (which it clearly isn't). The ingredients are... More 

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Thank Russel S
Hastings, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as a birthday treat. Had been before and had tasting menu so was really looking forward to evening. Breads and olives very nice although felt a little rushed from being. We both had haddock for starters to much salt and mustard told waiter who assured me cook didn't use salt but would inform him...... Not pleasant... We had... More 

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Thank Bridget P
Westfield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this restaurant whilst searching for Michelin star restaurants in Sussex and it was worth the search. We had the tasting menu which was delicious, well prepared and presented. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. A great find and one we will return to.

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Thank Colleen G
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've only been four times since Graham Garrett moved here fourteen years ago. Shame on us. Former eighties rock star Graham,morphed into a great chef years ago and we first ate with him at the English House in Chelsea. The great society photographer Geoffrey Shackerly, took H.M. there, for a private dinner, an unknown event at the time. Graham still... More 

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Thank Richard T
Yalding, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We recently visited The West House to celebrate our friends 30th Birthday. The majority of reviews were good so we had high expectations. As soon as we walked in the atmosphere felt uneasy, the restaurant was very cosy and very full, it felt like all eyes were on us as we sat down. We received a complimentary dish with consisted... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We'd been recommended this restaurant by a family member who raved about it so went with extremely high expectations...we weren't disappointed. The food was exquisite. I agree the portion sizes were smaller than expected but nothing out of the ordinary at this kind of establishment and we didn't leave hungry! All three courses were beautifully presented and full of flavours.... More 

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Paris, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

The food here is outstanding, service excellent and atmosphere very relaxed. We especially appreciated the chef's innovative use of some lovely fresh ingredients. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank John D
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Dear West house, My wife decided to book this as a treat for our wedding anniversary and what a disappointment. As an executive chef in London I am lucky enough to have eaten in many Michelin starred restaurants and the main things I look for are Food, Service and Value, Unfortunately I found none of these at the west house.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Since my daughter started at boarding school in nearby Benenden, we have been coming here regularly for the past 4 years. Sadly, we've probably had our last meal here (at least for the near future) as my daughter will be going to Boston to attend college. Located in the small village of Biddenden, this is undoubtedly the best restaurant in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Having read the reviews in great detail we were looking forward to the experience of eating at a Michelin star restaurant. We were however disappointed. The pre starter nibbles were lovely the starter was for both of us inedible as the taste of mackerel was very strong and overwhelming in its flavour. We explained this to our waitress who took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$86 - $86
Cuisine
European, British, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?