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."
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
A selection of British Isles cheeses from Neal's yard dairy, oat biscuits, Eccles cake (£4 supp or £10 as an extra course)
Roast rump, shepherds pie croquette, sand carrot
Maple glazed breast, braised chicory, beetroot, orange purée
Very high standard of food.
A true Michelin star if not more.
Very talented kitchen and service was great as well.
The flavours, ingredients, provenance all great.
Nice portions as well.
Unique style of cooking.
Excellent, imaginative food.
Always worth a visit for fine food.
The menu is now a fixed tasting menu of six courses ! That’s fine as you can trust their creations. There is a vegetarian and meat option.
Don’t eat for the meal before at home, or be tempted by the beautiful bread offered as part of the starters - there is a lot of food coming your way.
This was our second visit, but our first on a Sunday. Absolutely incredible fixed menu. Every course was superb. Cannot wait to visit again.
My partner and I have been celebrating birthdays and anniversaries here since 2013, following Graham Garrett’s appearance on the TV show “The Great British Menu”. Our visit on Saturday was a combination of birthday and anniversary celebrations rolled into one. We had the set menu and found the food to be exceptional as always. A vegetarian menu is available on request.
We dined here with my very pregnant wife in February a week before she gave birth...and now again as a first proper meal without the baby.
As the first time, it was lovely. There is not much we do not like about food and service.
It is a great restaurant, love the down to earth but knowledgeable service (remember the arrogant waiters making you feel un- worthy in so many other fine dining restaurants?)
Food was just so great - layers of flavours - we will be back.
Thank you! We do not have a lot of free time right now and you made it special!
For nearly £300 for 2 people you expect perfection and unfortunately it wasn’t - 2nd course sausage & egg was underwhelming - 4th course duck was over cooked - courses 1 3 5 6 were exceptional - the wine flight was very good - 2 x waitresses were great 1 x waiter didn’t ask us what we felt about courses 2 & 4 which would have given us the opportunity to raise our concerns - so having to pay a service charge of 12.5% put us at a disadvantage - maybe the owners should prove the confidence in their food and service by removing the service charge...
In all respects this restaurant was, at the very least, up to it's usual very high standards.
Food was brilliant, a very enjoyable meal.
Great food, good service, very relaxed atmosphere
An outstanding lunch, imaginative and well judged in terms of the balance of the menu. Great to see this wonderful restaurant thriving.
Delicious food served by charming staff in a delightful atmosphere.
The taster menu with paired wines was outstanding. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the atmosphere very relaxed. All in all it was a perfect evening!
Great food and wine pairing as usual this place is one of the best restaurants in Kent.
West House didn’t disappoint. Ambience, service and food were all perfect for our anniversary dinner.
5 star all round, food was just delicious, and cant wait to come back, thankyou to you all for wonderful food and your professionalism at these difficult times
We have eaten here a number of times over the years and on this occasion as in the past, the food was great as was the selection of wines and cocktails.
Excellent in every way. Although there is no choice on the fixed price set lunch menu, everything was to our liking. Well judged or luck? Will just have to go again and see.
Also loved the matched wines, all things we would never have chosen ourselves.
Frankly it was just about perfect. Set menu with wines , all interesting and delicious. Relaxed atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening.
Our visit was in the time of COVID-19 restrictions and the place was very well organised. The greeting and subsequent service was welcoming and friendly.
As for the food on the 6 course menu ........OUTSTANDING.
One of the best meals we have eaten over the 50 years we have been going to restaurants, which include many 2 and 3 star Michelin places.
The wine list has been put together with both a great deal of knowledge and love of wine.
Congratulations and many thanks for a great experience.
Excellent food, well conceived dishes, well presented and first rate friendly service. Above all it tasted great
A fantastic lunch, in every way, as ever
I'd just prefer the music to be a bit quieter...but that's just old-fashioned me! We'll be back!
Wonderful set menu lunch in a very pleasant and safe venue.
An amazing dining experience with knowledgeable and attentive staff
Outstanding food at a price. But you don't go for a cheap meal. Overall a lovely evening.
The set menu not to my liking (NOT THEIR FAULT) But I found it was a good restaurant at over inflated prices
Staff walking around in flip flops is just a little too homely
Lovely food, very enjoyable meal and standards still high. Highly recommended
Amazing food, superb flavours. Excellent service and attention to detail
Currently a set menu absolutely up to their consistently high standard as was the welcome, the service, etc.
I am allergic to cream and I mentioned this to the waiter who told the chef. I was told there would be alternatives. When they came they were delicious and looked very like the correct ones that my husband had. I was very impressed and very appreciative of the trouble it took. please pass on my thanks to the chef.
At The West House, you'll get a warm welcome; unobtrusive, but friendly and knowledgeable service. Excellent food, well prepared, and an extensive wine list, puts the icing on the cake!
Great food, great atmosphere would definitely go back and recommend for a special occasion. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable.
A great first experience at The West House. A fantastic 7 course menu that was judged well - so just enough to fill you up but not too much :)
Service was great and whilst the ambience understandably slightly down on what one would normally expect due to social distancing still a lovely night out.
Amazing food in comfortable, non- pretentious surroundings.
we visit here two or three times a year and has always been an excellent experience.
service friendly and the food is always great. highly recommended.
Outstanding quality of food in a very beautiful taster menu. Extremely beautiful ingredients cooked to perfection.
I’ve been to the west house many times but not for a few years and I would consider it to be my favourite restaurant I’ve been too and I have eaten at many Michelin star and nice restaurants. This time was the worst as the food was still good but nowhere near the quality of how I remember it was expensive for a set lunch and I ordered a cider expecting a decent amount of drink only for a wine glass with the amount of cider less than my friends wine in his wine glass the cider was nice but weird amount given to me. Overall I know the west house can be fantastic at its best but on this occasion while still good it wasn’t at its best
A gem! Superb food in a relaxed and friendly environment. Graham Garrett is one of the best chefs in the country. The food is consistently delicious!
Great meal well balanced and oh so tasty. Lovely place with lovely people all in all a fabulous meal and will be going back.
Excellent food, attentive service and a warm ambience. Would not hesitate to recommend; incredibly refreshing to see such high quality food in rural Kent. My wife and I will certainly be returning.
Lovely restaurant with excellent food and relaxed and friendly service. Would strongly recommend.
The West House is rated 4.8 stars by 1109 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.