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The West House

4.8
768 reviews
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£41 and over
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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."
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, British
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 1:45pm; Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 7pm - 9pm; Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01580 291341
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What 768 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We went for a quiet ruby wedding anniversary lunch. Superb food and service, and not expensive for a Michelin star establishment. We will go again.

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TonyC (London)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We’ve been to the West House a dozen times is so over the years and its always been excellent. Sometimes it’s a bit quiet but the foods always clever and really enjoyable and the staff always friendly and professional.
On Friday we decided to go for the six course tasting menu in order to try a couple of things that perhaps looked a bit too adventurous for our catholic tastes, if we had chosen them from the normal menu.
Well……… I think it was the best meal we ever had at the West House. The place was full so there was a nice buzz in the restaurant and the log burner not only provided warmth but a cheery glow to the place.
Every plate of food was a delight, not huge, but perfectly formed and just the right quantity so we did not feel too full at the end. I especially liked the “Haddock” with quail’s egg and bacon, the “Taco”, even though I’d normally avoid foie gras. The venison, again something I’d not normally select, was one of the nicest bits of melt in the mouth meat I’ve eaten; full of flavour and not too gamey.
I felt that £60 (without the wine) was a bargain, bearing in mind the work involved, quality and the varied ingredients.
As it was my turn not to drive, I also chose to have the 5 accompanying wines at £35. Fortunately, these were not large glasses or I’d have not made it to the desert, but they were a reasonable size and all very interesting. I tend to prefer whites, but found the Evolution Red, 6th Edition from Oregon really good as was the sweet red Banyuls Rimage 2014 desert wine, which went well with both deserts.
A great meal, one of the best.

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Petty4 (London)
5.0
Dined on 11 January 2018

Very pleasant evening although very quiet as it was just after Christmas and new year. Excellent food, particularly the amuse bouche and bread. All three courses were very enjoyable. We will definitely return

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Laurenm1 
5.0
Dined on 7 January 2018

Fantastic from the minute we walked in the door to when we left. Food was amazing, great service. I especially like that is was not pretentious in any way, very relaxed and very welcoming atmosphere. highly recommend and will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 4 January 2018

The tasting menu is fantastic and the staff very attentive, cannot wait to go back!

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ASquills (Brighton)
4.0
Dined on 4 January 2018

This was the first time at the West House, somewhere we had wanted to try for sometime.
Overall it was a good evening but I felt it was a little overpriced for a midweek dinner and the ambience seemed to be little lacking. Maybe something as simple as table cloths would help especially when paying £45 per head for 3 courses.
Service was good but a little average and more what I would have expected from a reastraunt in a pub.
I am not sure if we will go back.

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BendeS (London)
5.0
Dined on 4 January 2018

Absolutely stunning food. We had the lunch menu which was wonderful!!!

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pookah (London)
5.0
Dined on 30 December 2017

The West House is a Michelin-starred restaurant of chef/patron Graham Garrett. It is a wonderful treasure, buried in the beautiful Kent countryside, just 1.5 hours from central London. The small dining room, in a 16th Century weaver’s cottage, is a lovely quiet place to relax and enjoy the food.

We experienced the 6 course tasting menu with accompanying wine selection which was an absolute delight. The service was first class and we were given plenty of time to savour the culinary gorgeousness. The food really is first class, far better and more reasonably priced than many of the top restaurants we have eaten in across major cities of the world.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on 30 December 2017

I have never had less than outstanding food here. It's a wonderful place. I can't recommend the place enough.

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viptwops (Kent)
5.0
Dined on 20 December 2017

There is no better restaurant in Kent and Sussex . We have eaten here regulary for over ten years Graham just gets better and better.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, British
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Hours of Operation

Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 1:45pm; Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 7pm - 9pm; Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 9:30pm
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Price range
£41 and over
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
01580 291341
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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.
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Public Transit
Headcorn.
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Executive Chef
Graham Garrett
Additional
Fireplace