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.
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.
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
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.
The tasting menu is fantastic and the staff very attentive, cannot wait to go back!
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.
Absolutely stunning food. We had the lunch menu which was wonderful!!!
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.
I have never had less than outstanding food here. It's a wonderful place. I can't recommend the place enough.
There is no better restaurant in Kent and Sussex . We have eaten here regulary for over ten years Graham just gets better and better.