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“Great neighborhood restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Whits - CLOSED

Whits
Price range: $25 - $83
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
Somerset, New Jersey
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107 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We visited Whits on our first evening in London. It was a wonderful first dinner in London. Eva greeted us warmly and gave us complimentary sparkling wine to celebrate our special occasions. The food was very good especially the swordfish which was very spicy but excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there and would return if we return to London!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank katerachel15
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Reading
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Delicious food and Charming service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We took some French friends here for a celebration meal and they were certainly impressed. The grilled sardines and risotto beetroot was an interesting and tasty combination. The ribeye steak with an excellent béarnaise sauce also deserves a special mention. The assiette of lemon desserts were really delicious especially the soufflé which i believe is made without using flour. Altogether a super meal and a most enjoyable evening. Eva and her talented team create a warm and welcoming ambience and we can't wait to return.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Margaret035
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Los Angeles, California
1 review
“Highlight of the Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

We were lucky enough to find Whits when abroad on a two week holiday. It was the best culinary treat of the entire trip, and we ate out 2-3 times daily. The service was attentive and the waitstaff witty, but the food was DIVINE! I'm still dreaming about the meal I experienced and will definitely return to London so I I can have another meal there. The only disappointment was that we didn't find the restaurant sooner as we found it on our last night. What's more it was reasonably priced. I've eaten out at a lot of restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco, many had James Beard winning chefs and Whits surpassed them all.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Mark A
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The service was excellent and the food delicious. Everyone's meal was excellent, from entree's to dessert.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Micheal Richard... R
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Quite nice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We enjoyed a nice dinner here. The deserts seemed somewhat large but otherwise all was quite pleasant.

Visited June 2013
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Thank Humphrey B
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EvaSteve, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Thank you for visiting us recently and for taking the time to review us. You are quite correct that our portion sizes are large. As a neighbourhood restaurant rather than a "fine dining" establishment we do aim to serve generous portions and our regulars have come to expect this! We do also welcome guests sharing a dessert if they can agree on which one to try!
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