The West House
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."
Roast rump, shepherds pie croquette, sand carrot
Maple glazed breast, braised chicory, beetroot, orange pure
Warm oak smoked haddock, quails egg, bacon dressing
As always expected a very pleasant atmosphere, a genuine welcome from the proprietors and an excellent dinner. The 7 course tasting menu was superbly constructed and well cooked, to say nothing of the portion sizes and quality of the ingredients.
So pleased my a favourite restaurant has reopened following the enforced closure due to Coronavirus. Excellent as always, the food is perfection. The service is attentive, polite and friendly. The ambiance of the restaurant is comfortable with unobtrusive music playing in the background. I Cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.
Birthday meal for four, welcome, service, food wine ALL top class.
Will be back
The West house has its own view of how things should be done and this may not please everyone ,but for me, it is always a treat to be allowed to eat at this outstanding restaurant . I have been coming to West house for some years now and it is always impressive that they manage to maintain such a consistently high standard of food and service . If you want an example of fine cuisine , then this is as good as it gets in Kent .
Simply put, the best food and restaurant in Kent . The service and general ambiance is spot on. The food is incredible, a must go to venue .
Took my dad for his 60th birthday . Food was absolutely stunning , service was outstanding . Will definitely be back
Excellent food and friendly service. I Would go again, so would family.
Went to the West House for a celebratory anniversary meal. It's a great venue for a special occasion as it's pretty price. You do feel like you've had a really special evening though as the food, service and ambiance are all great.
food was amazing like last time but this time we had full experience 6 course meal with vine
and it was amazing
As always, the quality of food was fabulous and service was great.
Outstanding food, just vibe and decor a bit lack lustre
Incredible. Such a special birthday treat. The food was delectable and the attention to detail was outstanding. Each portion was substantial and not your usual fancy food mouthful. Friendly service and lovely atmosphere without any air of pretentiousness for such fine dining. Highly recommend a visit! Can’t wait to return.
Delicious taster menu - faves were the taco and pre-dessert.
Love this place, food is always spectacular as well as the service .
It’s by far the Best Restaurant, Service, and People I’ve ever had the pleasure to dine with!
Love Neil and Jane xx
Really enjoy each visit to this Restaurant. Always look forward to the very creative menu. Excellent service.
Food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious
A great time had by all. I have a few food allergies and the chef created me my own dessert which was delicious.
Delicious food and wine, friendly staff and a great setting.
Graham Garrett continues to produce consistently good, well balanced meals at The West House. Others will come and go with more fizz and pop, but they will struggle to match his devotion to ambitiously conceived menus with fresh, locally sourced ingredients well prepared and cooked, a thought-provoking wine list and good, reliable service. Long may he thrive, and long may newcomers and regulars continue to beat a path to his Biddenden door. PerM
Lovely food and we enjoyed our chat with the chef and his wife
We had lunch at The West House to celebrate my daughter's birthday. I rarely use the word outstanding but our meal was absolutely outstanding. The flavours of each of the dishes I had were superb and we all enjoyed our meals very much. It is in the upper price bracket but to my mind it was worth every penny. It was so lovely to feel completely spoilt with delicious food, great service and fabulous wine. I highly recommend it.
Extremely pleasant, not stuffy just good quality. I highly recommend this restaurant
The West House is always amazing. I took my head chef as a birthday treat. Easily the most consistently perfect I go to, 10/10 all the way. Thanks for being so amazing
Fabulous meal, excellent service ... what more can you want?
Food was outstanding, service was incredible and atmosphere was fantastic.
Surprisingly relaxing ambience (don’t expect the waiters in uniform, which is great!), food (tasting menu, meaty and vegetarian) was exquisite but I found the price of wine suggested with both menus a bit too high (£40 pp for 5 small glasses - not all of wine chosen was worthy this price). I truly enjoyed a choice of wine for meat-menu though. According to my companion, the choice of wine for vegetarian menu was less fortunate. The taste of food was well balanced, uncovering some nice layers of aroma during consumption, however the last dessert (there were 2), slightly too strong/characteristic taste may take over all previous dishes (delicious though).
Average - amazing culinary experience! Highly recommended.
This is my 2nd visit and had the 3 course lunch as had tasting menu first time
It is expensive but superb from the welcome to the pudding
Tasty, but minuscule portions, especially the ice cream (one teaspoon).
Wonderful food and beautiful presentation. We tried seasonal and vegetarian menus and enjoyed them both. Duck taco and sea bass were excellent. Burnt cauliflower less good. Lovely pre dessert. Main dessert was ok. Wine pairing was really good too
We have been coming to the West House for over seven years and every single visit has been absolutely wonderful. Superb food, beautiful surroundings and wonderful staff. Our favourite!
Outstanding food and service.
Second time and can’t wait to come again.
We have dined at The West House several times and always enjoyed the experience. The ambiance and food were excellent and we are somewhat confused why their Michelin Star was not renewed. That certainly won’t stop us going back again.
Wonderful service we felt welcome from the onset. Food was amazing best we have ever tasted. Can't wait to return
Wonderful as ever
A really excellent meal with cheerful waiter/waitress service. Their butter was the best I’ve tasted & is made on the premises. We started with prosciutto of breast of lamb, followed by iberico pork cheek, accompanied by a carafe of Pinot Noir, recommended by the sommelier,which complemented the flavours beautifully. A lovely evening.
Love the West House. Service is friendly and welcoming. The food is scrumptious. We will be back soon.
Having lived within reach of The West House for 5 years, we finally got our act into gear and booked in for Friday lunch for my husbands birthday .. and boy are we glad we did. We thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu, particularly the taco (not like any taco you can think of) and the saddle of lamb - perfectly pink. Also worth mentioning the kaffir lime ice cream although all was delicious and did not disappoint. The paired wine went well and they kindly printed off the menu for us to take home so that we could source the wines ourselves. Although on the quiet side - don't expect a hustle and bustle restaurant, we really enjoyed the peacefulness of the restaurant and all the diners seemed to enjoy a rather relaxing lunch with no pretention.
Very pleasant restaurant- good food. Good service. Lovely cosy pub feel but as a restaurant. As it feels like a restaurant in a cosy pub building it could do with some draught beer maybe. Ultimately enjoyed it though and would recommend.
Always enjoy a visit to the West House. Very good venison followed by Lardy cake (a great traditional pudding), enhanced by ice cream flavoured with Chinese tea.
The West House is rated 4.8 stars by 1050 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.