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The West House

28 High Street, BIDDENDEN, TN27 8AH

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The Garretts' restaurant with rooms on the high street of the wine village of Biddenden dates back to the 16th century, with its distinctive tiled apron and timbered frontage. Graham Garrett takes his inspiration from the fields, farms and coasts of Kent and melds pedigree ingredients into a style that owes a fair bit to sunny Mediterranean modes, with one foot firmly in the modernist camp. Pressed Ibérico pork with black pudding comes with a reimagined caponata of celeriac and apple, while sea bass fillet is robustly served by Jerusalem artichoke and lardo di Colonnata, among the main course options. They may be preceded by 'gravmax', Garrett's own coinage for cured mackerel with charcoaled beetroot, blackberries and horseradish, or perhaps a serving of crab in Mexican array with guacamole, lime and tortilla. Fresh garden produce is showcased on its own fixed-price menu, depending on what's just coming out of the ground or off the trees at various seasons. Turn to autumn bounty for desserts such as warm pumpkin cake with clementine, chestnuts and chocolate sorbet, or else maintain the Med theme with dulce de leche tart and sherry caramel. Neal's Yard cheeses come with an Eccles cake, and yes, there's a Kentish wine on the enterprising list.

Further information

Tel: 01580 291341
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for lunch: Sat
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern European
Chef: Graham Garrett, Tony Parkin
Number of seats: 32
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

3 Course lunch from: £25.00
Sunday lunch: £38.00-£45.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Junct of A262 & A274. 14m S of Maidstone
Nearest station: Headcorn

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