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."
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12pm - 1:45pm; Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 7pm - 9pm; Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 9:30pm
Probably the best food in Kent...
Restricted menu suggested that they offer few choices, but would do them very well. Haddock starter was excellent, main course was good but deserts were a little disappointing. A pleasant ambience and setting. Service was attentive to begin with, but gradually fell away as the restaurant became busier. Overall a very nice evening and would recommend, but left feeling that quality of food was a little inconsistent and therefore slightly over-priced.
Top quality food and great service. I would definitely recommend to anyone who is thinking of booking a meal. We had the tasting menu and each dish was delicious.
Excellent .... I stayed at Sissinghurst Castle farmhouse B&B. The restaurant is close by.
I enjoyed the dining experience very much and will go again.
Great food and wine, exceptional service and presentation.
Perfect location and food and wine matched our expectation. We opted for the taster menu and were not disappointed. Food was matched by some wonderful wines. Service was relaxed and pleasant and the home made bread, well see what you think! .... wonderful and needed some for the sauce served with the cod😂. Will be back without a doubt.
This was an amazing experience,the food was fine dining at its best.The ingredients were locally sourced and cooked beautifully giving bags of flavour,.they had a good selection of wine that didnt cost the earth.the service was prompt and attentive.the restaurant was very cosy.would definitely go back again
The food was excellent, the flavours were well crafted and the ingredients were fresh and bursting with taste. Unfortunately the overall experience was a bit flat though as the decor is dated and the service was a bit stand offish and too formal for my liking. Also no side dishes are available even if you want them as an extra. I was told they don't do baby potatoes as a side but I'd just had some in my starter so why not give the customer what they want? I would not be so critical of a £50 or even £100 meal for 2 but this was £130+ so I would expect to leave with a full belly! We had a nice meal, but I would expect more from a Michelin starred establishment!
I loved every bit of my lunch. I wish there had been room for dessert!
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The tasting menu was outstanding. Will definitely recommend.
Outstanding food! Had the tasting menu for Sunday lunch. Our son had the wines to accompany the tasting & couldn't fault them. Lovely casual atmosphere in a lovely old building.
Excellent food. Great staff. Peaceful, enabling conversation. Lovely villge
It was recommended by my son in law went with 2 friends who do a lot of dinning out and like us found it over rated ! Very small portions no veges good flavours Expensive wine list wouldn't go again other v/good restaurant in our area !
We were lucky to get a booking for my Brothers 70th birthday and he was "bowled over" by the fantastic quality and originality of the tasting menu, all so perfectly served and with perfect timings and intervals between courses. The family are all so friendly and genuinely welcoming, we were very pleased. Plans to come again afoot..
Lovely lunch on Sunday for a birthday. Relaxed vibe and staff, but that's not to say that this isn't a very high quality restaurant - perfectly paced tasting menu, with excellent cooking and ingredients. Highly recommended!
First class service & food
I’ve left several reviews for The West House over the years and this place just gets better and better. Wonderfully fresh ingredients crafted into taste sensations, served by the relaxed and friendly team in a cosy environment, is a recipe for a super dining experience. Can’t fault it really. The wine list is exceptionally interesting! If you expect your Michelin starred dining experience to be formal, then this place is not for you, but if you’re a foodie, who truly appreciates innovative and creative cooking, served by lovely people- this is for you. It’s grest!
The restaurant was less formal than we thought it would be, which was a pleasant surprise, but the food was very good and the service attentive, but discreet. The set menu was good value too.
Lovely atmosphere, local ingredients cooked to perfection. They surprised us at the end with a just cooked anniversary cake which topped off a lovely meal.
Our second time to this lovely restaurant - and we weren't disappointed.
Gorgeous food, served in a casual, unhurried but professional manner. I have spread the word far and wide and will be returning again.
Another top class meal.
Great food and service.
The best restaurant in Kent.
We were disappointed to be asked to pay for the water.
Outstanding food and a relaxed, intimate atmosphere. The tasting menu is fantastic.
Excellent food in a relaxed setting, with perfect seroce.
We had the six course tasting menu which was excellent, showcasing a wide range of ingredients many of which were locally sourced. The portions were on the small side but I certainly did not leave the restaurant feeling that I wanted more. Drinks were reasonably priced (a frequent complaint of mine when visiting fine dining restaurants is the ridiculous mark up on the wines) and the Kentish cider was excellent. The restaurant atmosphere was good - the place was full - and had a cosy country pub feel and look. The only negative note was trivial - the waiting staff were dressed more for the pub than a fine dining restaurant but that's a minor personal point that didn't detract from an excellent meal. Highly recommended.
First rate lunch
Absolutely amazing; such lovely service and the food is incredible!! The decor and ambience is so nice too, well worth the travel from London!
We had the taster menu which was fine , but not enough food
I it's still the best I Kent
Lovely food lovely setting lovely people well worth the drive out we will stay in the future as the new rooms are now available.
The food was wonderful would certainly recommend thus restaurant certainly with the lunch menu which is reasonably priced.
We opted for the tasting menu, however the portion was rather small and we left the restaurant still feeling hungry.
We have eaten at the West House on quite a few occasions. It is our go to place for special events and dinner with friends. Excellent in all areas!
As always a quality experience in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Family run. Carefully cooked and presented food of a high standard.
I took my mum and her friend for a birthday treat. We all had the 6 course tasting menu lunch with the wine pairing. Everything was just wonderful. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion
Had a great time as always . The food was superb. Thank you.
Excellent food, atmosphere and service. We will definitely visit again.
The food was absolutely sensational. The atmosphere was fabulous with the naked lights and old beams. The restaurant is nicely open plan and not crowded making for a pleasurable experience where you can enjoy good company, great food and wine.
The service was the only thing that let the experience down a little with our wine bottle being wiped with a bare hand between pouring.
Always enjoy the West House, great food and wine!!