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“The right choice!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Whits - CLOSED

Whits
Price range: US$ 25 - US$ 83
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: 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.
Llanelli
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“The right choice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2012

What a lovely little place a little gem in the side streets of Kensington. Food was extremely good value for money and of a very high standard. Just a little annoyed that the 12.5% gratuity charge was added to every bottle brought to the table, there were 25 of us and so this seemed a little unfair since we all paid gratuity on our food too. However, this didnt spoil the night and we all enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere there. The hostess Eva was extremely helpful, however a couple of the waitresses need to smile a little more. (Lots of people noticed this)
I would most certainly recommend this place to friends and I would definitely go there again if the opportunity arose!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank teuluthomas11
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EvaSteve, Owner at Whits, responded to this review, 6 May 2012
We're delighted that you and the party enjoyed your evening with us recently. We're sorry you were annoyed by the service charge on the wine but this was listed on the wine list sent when you made the booking and on the wine list on the tables. We do not feel it is fair that the staff should be penalized according to the size of tables booked in the restaurant so all tables of whatever size have the optional 12.5% added to the total bill.
I shall certainly remind the waitresses of the importance of every smile though-thank you for letting me know!
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Leeds, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“The food and service is always very good”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

Whits is always reliable.I bring customers here quite often and it never disappoints.It is definitely one of my favorites in London.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank ruth g
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London
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2012

Really good food, excellent service and a reasonable price. What more could you want?

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Aaron B
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West Milford, NJ, USA
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fabulous Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

Lovely, inviting, and tastefully decorated little restauarant, enhanced by Eva's warm, friendly reception and tableside manner. Chef Steve's food was impeccably prepared and presented, and the taste was crisp, clean, and richly flavorful, while being reasonably priced as well. We live near and have dined in many New York City restaurants and Whit's could certainly hold it's own there should they decide to move across the pond. I found this restaurant on this website and feel that it certainly deserves it's lofty rating. A definate place to visit while in or near London.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Steve M
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Bray
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

Came with business the place is clean,the food was amazing,the service is fantastic.
A must do in London

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank G R
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