Whitcomb's

4.6
153 reviews
£41 and over
French
Welcome to a corner of the French Mediterranean. Presenting simple yet elegant cuisine prepared using carefully selected quality ingredients, Whitcomb’s captures a sense of tradition and modernity in the heart of the West End.



Serving breakfast, prix fix lunch, pre- and post-theatre and à la carte dining, our menus express the essence of contemporary French cooking, with influences from surrounding Mediterranean cuisines and a coveted wine list to accompany.

Experiences

  • Taste of Whitcomb's - Three course set menu

    £38.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Discover French Mediterranean fine dining in the heart of the West End. From indulgent tuna tartar with Oscietra caviar to a creamy baby chicken risotto, enjoy a two or three-course set menu with sides at Whitcomb’s from just £32 per person – perfect for a delicious lunch or pre-theatre experience. Whitcomb’s has also curated a wine list that spans the entire world, featuring some of the greatest vintages of Bordeaux and fine wines by Coravin, including Tignanello and Puligny-Montrachet.
  • VALENTINE'S DAY AT WHITCOMB’S

    £85.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2022 only

    Celebrate La Sainte-Valentin this February 14th with a romantic date at Whitcomb’s. Join us in our stunning dining room for an exquisite, four-course French Mediterranean dining experience complemented by a glass of Moët & Chandon Rosé – the perfect way to say “je t’adore”. Priced at £85 per person. Please note a discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

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    Sun - Mon 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Fri 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
What 153 People Are Saying
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Ario
London
5 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, service and experience. Best food I had in a long time, really great value with the tasting menu and fantastic service. Highly recommended.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 10 January 2022

Dear Ario, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit at Whitcomb's. It is a joy to know you had such an amazing time and that every part of the experience from the food to the service was five-star. We greatly appreciate you recommending us and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambience - service was generally very good (but had to remind them to bring out food we had ordered).

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Guest, We very much appreciate you taking the time to review your recent visit at Whitcomb's. We are delighted that you enjoyed our dishes and their delicate flavours. It is disappointing that our service did not meet your expectations on this occasion and rest assured that this is not our usual high standards. Rest assured that upon your next visit we will make sure that your dining experience goes flawlessly. Kind regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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SteeveM
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Despite the good intentions and the kindness of the waiter the meal had some setbacks, between the first and the second entry about twenty minutes of waiting, we had ordered a risotto with mushrooms and truffle, and it was served to us too cooked, we sent it back to the kitchen and the second one arrived to us as the first one much too cooked unfortunately. it is perhaps due to the fact that we work in the restaurant business that we have a critical eye and we pay attention to the smallest detail. They apologised and removed the dish from the bill. I think it's a recent opening and like any new restaurant it needs some adjustments as to whether I'll come back for sure as despite everything the waiter was lovely and full of goodwill.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear SteeveM, We appreciate you taking the time to review Whitcomb's. Let me apologies that we did not live up to what you were expecting and your risotto was not cooked up to our usual high standards. On the other hand it is pleasing to see that the waiter did his very best to accommodate and rectify the mistake, however let me assure you that your feedback has been taken onboard and will be acted upon. We hope to welcome you again. Best Regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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manu72
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing food,great atmosphere and service

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Manu72, Thank you for your review. It gives us great pleasure to read your compliments regarding our restaurant. Our team works tirelessly to provide highest standard of service to our guest and make their stay memorable. We are very happy to hear that you were delighted with the ambience and you enjoyed the overall visit at Whitcomb's. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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KenD
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star food in a Five star hotel. Each course delivered the favours and excellence you would expect in this type of establishment. A special mention for the King Prawn starter full of favour, the lobster and turbot dish which was excellent quality, the desserts were first class as well especially the french bread dessert which should not of worked but did ! Look forward to visiting again in the near future for afternoon tea.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear KenD, Thank you for sparing the time to rate your recent visit with us. Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we all try to achieve at The Whitcomb's for our guests - a magical and memorable experience, combined with the best French Mediterranean food. Thank you again for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for leaving your review of Whitcomb's! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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vipOrchid
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was my second visit. The service was excellent.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Orchid, We very much appreciate you taking the time to review your recent visit at Whitcomb's and it is absolutely delightful that you chose our restaurant again. We very much look forward to welcoming again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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Harpal
London
12 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best modern European food served

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Harpal, Thank you for sparing the time to rate your recent visit at Whitcomb’s. Your five star review means a lot to us and we will continue to work hard to deliver an exceptional experience throughout. We will be looking forward to your next visit. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 8th Anniversary and Whitcomb’s didn’t disappoint. Staff were so attentive. We got the 3 course menu paired with their Chablis Wine. And to our delight, they gave us the best dessert bite as a gift for our anniversary. 100% would recommend!

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for sparing the time to rate your recent visit at Whitcomb’s. It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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KristenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a lovely restaurant for fresh clean food. We would definitely go back.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear KristenC, Thank you for leaving such a lovely review, we are so joyed that you had a great recent experience and hopefully we will see you in the near future. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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AndrewS
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, faultless.
Service likewise.
Lovely ambience and of course the location is perfect for pre theatre dining, but go any time. Wonderful

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear AndrewS, Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we are hoping to achieve at Whitcomb's, flawless service, mouth-watering food and a lively, upbeat ambience; It's great to hear we have succeeded in this! Thank you for sharing your feedback and we can't wait to welcome you back. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great food, great vibe

Whitcomb's
Responded on 27 December 2021

Dear Guest, Your five star review and positive feedback means a lot to us and we will continue to work hard to deliver an exceptional experience throughout. Thank you for taking the time to share and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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FUzzmd
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and friendly, engaging staff!
Would recommend the lobster and the seabass from the chefs special.
For dessert, it was pretty obvious why the tarte tartin was amongst the popular choices.
Great ambience, good wine and an easy to spot location! A definite must- try for French Mediterranean cuisine.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 27 December 2021

Dear FUzzmd, It is great to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your recent visit at Whitcomb's. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests focusing on impeccable service, combined with fresh and contemporary flavours which we succeeded to achieve. The tarte tatin is definitely a firm favourite with a lot of our guests, we are glad you agree! We hope to see you again soon, Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipJessicaG
Hertfordshire
9 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food with really attentive and great staff that made for a great experience in a beautiful dining room

Whitcomb's
Responded on 27 December 2021

Dear JessicaG, Your wonderful review really captures the essence of what we all try to achieve at Whitcomb's for our guests - a magical and memorable experience, combining seamless service with delicious food. Thank you for your kind compliments and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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ChrisK
London
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was there for Christmas eve, great spot for dinner. Tuna tartare is a must, baked snail and beef fillet were also great for starter.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 8 January 2022

Dear ChrisK, We really appreciate you taking the time out to leave such positive feedback about your time with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our dining experience at The Whitcomb's as we take great pride in the products we use for our dishes and we are very pleased that you have noticed it as well! We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Whitcomb’s Management Team

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StephenF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding from start to finish. The staff were welcoming and helpful, explaining the structure of the menu and making suggestions for ordering. The food was uniformly excellent, beautifully cooked and delicious and nicely presented. A great meal.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear StephenF, What a fantastic review to read, thank you for sparing the time to share such positive feedback! The team works incredibly hard to deliver an outstanding experience, aiming to leave a memorable mark within our guests; it's a pleasure to know we have achieved this. We hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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JaneW
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Given it was Christmas Day the welcome was not particularly festive and the music was awful. However the service was fantastic and the food and drink wonderful. However I expect to choose how much to I receive and not to have it taken out of my control.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 10 January 2022

Dear JaneW, Thank you for sparing the time to share your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to read about your recent experience and we apologise that we failed to deliver our usual standard on this special occasion. We have taken on board your comments about the lack of festive ambience and the music, which will be taken into consideration for the future. On the other hand, it is very pleasing to know you enjoyed the rest of your experience. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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Chezzie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The staff are all wonderful. Excellent service, excellent manners. Five star.

Food was decent. Much better than most hotel restaurants.

I would definitely eat breakfast here again.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear Chezzie, The team works tirelessly to provide nothing less than five star service so it really is fantastic to know that it's noticed and appreciated! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we hope your next visit will be five star's all around. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipSF2KY
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Christmas Eve dinner at Whitcomb’s. Great set menu. Loved the Lobster Thermidor. Outstanding service and staff. Enjoyable dinner. Highly recommend.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear SF2KY, We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience with us, thank you for taking the time to share such great compliments and a five star rating. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipAlanW
London
45 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Central location. A little pricey but worth it for a special occasion.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 31 December 2021

Dear AlanW, Thank you for choosing Whitcomb's to celebrate your special occasion, it's great to know you had such a brilliant night with both the food and service, we work hard to deliver a memorable experience. We hope to see you again. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre theatre dinner was scrumptious especially the the lemon tart which me & my wife both agreed it was the best we’ve ever tasted.
Great value for money it’s an absolute must before visiting a theatre.
Looking forward to visiting again very soon…

Whitcomb's
Responded on 27 December 2021

Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to leave a such a positive review about your time in Whitcomb's, it's a great pleasure to know you had a brilliant experience with us and even better knowing you will be returning soon. We look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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PhilM
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Hotel restaurant. The food was well-prepared and the staff were attentive. Not much authentically French about it.

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MagdaleneA
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good ambience and lovely service. Staff were super nice

Whitcomb's
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear MagdaleneA, Thank you so much for leaving your review of Whitcomb's! We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us and sincerely hope to welcome you back soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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Shol
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate from Taste of Whitcombs menus. Food excellent and good value, although wine list is not-unexpectedly pricey.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear Shol, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a brilliant review, it's delightful to read such great compliments and that you enjoyed your experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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Daniel
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dining experience, great customer service and tasty food.

The team were welcoming as soon as we entered the hotel and couldn't do enough for us. Even so much they booked us a table in the roof gardens at the top of the hotel.

Will definately come back.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear Daniel, It gives us great pleasure to read your compliments regarding your experience at Whitcomb's. Our team works tirelessly to provide the highest standard of service to all our guest's and make their stay personalised and memorable. Thank you for sharing such a fantastic review, we can't wait to see you again soon. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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Heimi
London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice menu with a lot of options to choose from. 4 of us had escargot, cheese fondue, tuna tartar and prawns for starters - really tasty and cant fault.

Main - fish pie, lobster, and truffle risotto were lovely and good portion.

The only minor is £5 for 4 slices of baguette and butter sounds somehow somehow mean!

Lovely cocktail and nice wine - condrieu was a beautiful wine

Whitcomb's
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear Heimi, Thank you for sharing your lovely comments; it is a pleasure to hear of your memorable experience with fantastic food and drinks. We will take on board your comments regarding the bread and review this. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipOrchid
London
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time to the restaurant is it was a very nice surprise. Both the food and service were exceptional.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 15 December 2021

Dear Orchid, It is great to hear that your time in our restaurant exceeded your expectations. We always strive to leave a memorable mark within our guests, combining impeccable service with fresh and contemporary flavour's and it's fantastic to hear we achieved this. We look forward to welcoming you back, Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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elsak
Greece
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was impeccable but plates were tiny and definitely not what we expected. Poor value.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Amazingly helpful, attentive and patient waitress.

Food was excellent - very interesting and lots of choices.

Lovely surroundings. Definitely one to visit again.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 15 December 2021

Dear Guest, It gives us great pleasure to read your compliments regarding our restaurant. Our team works tirelessly to provide the highest standard of service to our guests' alongside delivering delicious cuisine. Thank you for taking the time to share such lovely comments and we are extremely glad you enjoyed your recent visit. We hope to see you again soon, Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was smooth, very beautiful the decor was really nice. We will deffo come back again sometime. The food was great one of the best lobster we had

Whitcomb's
Responded on 15 December 2021

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. It is extremely disappointing to read you didn't enjoy the full experience and we apologise that we have failed to deliver our usual standard on this occasion. Your comments are taken on board and we will be reviewing them. It's great to here you enjoyed the lobster and fantastic that you will be giving us another opportunity. We look forward to seeing you back in the near future. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Restaurant was a bit on the noisy side for conversation but not unbearable - and it was a Saturday night so we didn’t mind!
Service however was very slow. Sat at the table without being offered drinks, our drinks orders took quite a while each time, and no one asked us how our food was - probably just a symptom of the staffing problems the industry is facing but one for them to work on.
Food, however, was delicious.

Whitcomb's
Responded on 20 December 2021

Dear Guest, As we are situated in the heart of Leicester Square our restaurant is always buzzing with guests & music, especially on a Saturday night, thank you for understanding. Please accept our apologies on the service, we work tirelessly to provide the highest standard of service so it's disappointing to know we did not live up to expectations, however it's great to hear you enjoyed the food. Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review. Best regards, Whitcomb's Management Team

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LisaM
London
17 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Nice setting overall. Our table was badly placed in a corner so we were missed when trying to get attention.

A light overhead was out so it was super dark and there was a leak from the ceiling. That being said they moved us and gave us some free champagne as an apology.

The food was really good and they had some decent wines! Cocktails were also great.

Will definitely be back

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LiamSmith
London