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About The West House

Biddenden in Kent is home to a small, family-run restaurant. Housed in a 15th Century weaver's cottage, The West House Restaurant is one of only a few restaurants in Kent to hold a Michelin star.
The Good Food Guide said of this Kent restaurant... “Respondents continue in their enthusiasm for Graham Garrett’s cuisine: ‘great intensity of flavours, fabulous textures.’ as one reader put it."

28 High Street
Biddenden, Kent TN27 8AH
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, British

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 1:45pm; Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 7pm - 9pm; Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01580 291341

Website:
http://www.thewesthouserestaurant.co.uk/

Parking Details:
Seven space private car park to the rear of building, on street parking in front of restaurant, village car park 200 yards away at end of high street.

Public Transport:
Headcorn.

Executive Chef:
Graham Garrett

Additional:
Fireplace

The West House Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

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Quiet

98% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (75)
Special Occasions (74)
Tasting Menu (69)
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Fit for Foodies (66)
Worth the Drive (63)
Good for Anniversaries (60)
Local Ingredients (54)
Notable Wine List (53)
Good for Birthdays (51)
Lunch (50)
Quiet Conversation (49)
Good for a Date (44)
Romance (43)
Cosy (30)
Neighbourhood Gem (25)
Seasonal (23)
Authentic (22)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Healthy (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Casual (10)
Business Meals (8)
Organic (4)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Scenic View (2)
Child Friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Group Bookings (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Kent)·Dined 4 days ago

A great evening of amazing food served in a relaxed environment
Staff we welcoming, knowledgable and professional

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

The food was amazing and had a nice relaxing atmosphere. Would highly recommend a visit to the west house.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

This is my favourite restaurant in Kent the food is always amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Kent)·Dined on 3 November 2017

We had a very enjoyable lunch, reasonably priced for such a good standard of cuisine. The service was attentive and the staff were friendly. It's a great place for a pleasant lunch with friends in a beautiful part of the countryside. Worth a journey.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kent)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Exceptionally good as usual! Not living far away so the third visit in four weeks. Looking forward to going again in December - if we can get in!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Kent)·Dined on 27 October 2017

The West House never disappoints. We enjoyed the Taster menu again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 27 October 2017

Excellent service from considerate staff, delicious food beautifully presented. First visit and will visit again.
The only photo I took was my pudding plate scraped clean a fitting ending to lunch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 26 October 2017

Excellent tasting menu and lovely paired wines. A really enjoyable evening 😀

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Surrey)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Innovative dishes served with great style. Wonderful flavour combinations. Set lunch menu is exceptional value. All you should expect from a Michelin starred restaurant.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 13 October 2017

Absolutely delicious. Suggest you stock celery salt for adding into virgin marys

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Kent)·Dined on 5 October 2017

A superb lunch time meal enjoyed with friends. I started with said and went on to a very tender lamb rump which I would defy any chef to better. The cherry chocolate desert course was a perfect finish to the meal for me. Two of us had the lamb, the other two had the hake which was equally enjoyable. A wonderful restaurant in a pretty village setting. Going again next week with two other friends!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Kent)·Dined on 4 October 2017

I whole heartedly recommend the West House, enjoyed a fantastic meal with friends on Weds 4 Oct 2017, oustandind dining experience.
Mary Lawrence

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on 3 October 2017

Food is fantastic, service great, and overall one of my favourite restaurants...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Kent)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Great value lunch. Food superb, as always with attentive but unobtrusive service

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

The lunch menu is the most amazing value for money, we had the Cuttlefish starter, followed by the Rose Veal and to finish the Pavlova, all incredibly delicious a usual. The Pavlova would make the Aussies jealous.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 24 September 2017

This was our second visit to The West House having previously been there for an evening meal to celebrate my wife's birthday. The Sunday Lunch was absolutely superb, service was great, very friendly and not at all pretentious. Food was really excellent and decent helpings that were of superb quality and just the right amounts. We have no hesitation in recommending this to our friends.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Great food in relaxed atmosphere.

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 (Kent)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Excellent food, it is not often that you can say that all 3 dishes were perfect, even for Michelin star restaurants, but The West House certainly achieves this, the portions were just the right amount and with food of this quality you can leave with a feeling of full satisfaction without being uncomfortable.

Service is friendly and every need is catered for, must visit again soon.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Casual, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

This restaurant is superb which is more than I can say about this review of yours.
Unless someone in Opentable is prepared to engage their brain an come up with some sensible questions I will not be answering again

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Second visit for dinner and again we weren't disappointed. Set dinner menu is superb and great value. Wide ranging wine list and overall great vibe.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 31 August 2017

An excellent meal in good surroundings with excellent service. Health issues meant that we had not been there for a couple of years. We took two friends who we thought had been with us in the past. They hadn't and were most impressed and we have resolved to dine there together more often. There's no doubt that this is one of the hidden gems in the Weald of Kent, quite close to where we live and we will visit regularly from now on.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable meal which tantalised our taste buds in lovely relaxing sitting and perfect setting. Wish we lived closer

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 25 August 2017

Always fantastic food. I really can't fault it. If you haven't been before you should.

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·Dined on 17 August 2017

Amazing food & amazing service, would definitely recommend!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on 16 August 2017

Absolutely amazing experience. Every mouthful set our taste buds on fire. Cannot wait to go back.

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 15 August 2017

The food was excellent. Creatieve and original and truly memorable. We had a warm and cheerful welcome. The service was attentive but never impossing. Both the young man and the lady who were taking down orders and serving were absolutely friendly and not at all overbearing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 15 August 2017

What a surprise finding this great restaurant so close to our holiday cottage while in Kent! Next time we're over we will be back for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 11 August 2017

Food & service was exceptional, it exceeded expectations and will definitely be going back. Homemade breads & butters were a lovely touch.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Kent)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Not the first time we have lunched here. Excellent quality food and service. Ideal for a special lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

Absolutely stunning meal. Every mouthful was a delight. Excellent wine list and delicious craft beer. Great service. What a treat to find superb fine dining in a lovely non-stuffy atmosphere so close to home. We will definitely be returning for our next special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 9 August 2017

Once again the food was excellent, my wife said the pigeon pie was "to die for". Service was attentive but not overpowering and the ambience relaxed. Would happily recommend this restaurant to anybody.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on 3 August 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our taster menu meal celebrating another birthday. It was everything we were expecting....quaint typically olde english village setting, with easy parking, cosy ambience, knowledgeable service, beautifully presented high quality tasty dishes. Although pricey it was reasonable for the high standard of food presented, ideal for a special occasion. The lamb was exceptional and also the chocolate desert. If you want something special to treat your taste buds this is perfect.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Kent)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Wonderful food in a lovely relaxing restaurant. The tasting menu is exceptional. We will return!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 2 August 2017

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!
Beautiful food, we had the 6 course menu and all the food tasted so good. There where lots of things I wouldn't have tried so it was great to have something different, my husband had the wine with his and he said it was just the right amount and all wines where delicious.
This was our second trip to The West House and it defiantly will not be our last. 😋😍 xxxxx

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 28 July 2017

Excellent Michelin starred restaurant with great service and lovely thoughtful touches.
Couldn't have been made to feel more welcome.
Home made butter, delicious home baked bread, home marinated olives, yummy home made chocolates and Madeleines with coffee.
We partook from the delicious, reasonably priced set 3 course lunch. It was tip top and accompanyied by a very fairly priced wine list.
Will definitely be returning and trying the tasting menu when we've more time and head down to Kent again.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on 20 July 2017

Our first visit to The West House to celebrate my wife's birthday. The tasting menu was superb every course beautifully presented and delicious. The service was friendly and the waiter very knowledgable about each dish. We will certainly return and recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Kent)·Dined on 18 July 2017

Innovative and tasty food. A lovely evening and nice not to be rushed in any way.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Kent)·Dined on 15 July 2017

My partner friend & I visited the restaurant for the first time & were very impressed with all aspects. The service was efficient but not over the top, the food was well presented, very tasty & decent sized portions. We couldn't fault it in any way & will be returning shortly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 14 July 2017

A warm & friendly welcome
Attentive , courteous staff with a excellent knowlage of both the wine list & menu.
The quality, presentation & taste of all the dishes were well worthy of the restraunts status.
A big thank you to all at The West House

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (London)·Dined on 13 July 2017

Simple yet refined food, friendly and attentive service. A real treat without truly breaking the bank

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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