Whits - Kensington, West London
We were feeling like a nice meal out...not too far from home or too expensive...and then it came to me - what about that place that Sarah had recommended just off High Street Kensington, Whits.
So, Whits it was for a cheeky mid-week dinner.
Located in Kensington, West London, Whits is a small but very stylish looking restaurant albeit with a 'family feel'. The staff were very friendly, especially one lady who appeared to be the owner. Service was great...until the end of the evening when they forgot Alex's coffee and took forever to bring the bill...and when they finally did, they had added a double service charge!!
But the rest of the experience was great, so the hiccup at the end did not put us off, and we will be back. We didn't have a starter....didn't really need one as they kept offering us more and more delicious freshly baked rolls.
For main course I had "Char grilled Rib Eye Steak, French Fries, Salad, Sauce Béarnaise" - was pretty good, but the chips were too salty. Alex had "Roast Rack of Lamb with Cauliflower & Celeriac Gratin, Ratatouille, Caramelised Garlic Sauce" which he declared delicious.
We shared a dessert - the "Banana Soufflé with Caramel Ice Cream". Yummo
Oh, and they had one of my old favourite wines on the menu....and Aussie Red of course!!
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