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European, British, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent food. High quality throughout. Really enjoyed our meal at Whittakers. Throughly recommend to anyone in the Long Bennington area!

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 16 April 2024

Amazing place 5stars all the time. The food and service is the best. The Sunday lunch is incredible. You have to book to see for yourself.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024 via mobile

We visited Whitakers restaurant last Thursday to celebrate my wife’s birthday. Unfortunately we were disappointed with the whole experience. As soon as we arrived 7pm, we were eventually greeted at the bar by an older lady who didn’t know how to smile and didn’t even...ask if we had a booking? When we received our drinks we were asked to either take a seat in the bar or go straight through into the restaurant. We chose to sit in the bar and look through the menu. As soon as we sat down in the window at the bar table and stools we were asked to move, as they were being kept for locals who have a regular meet? So we moved, despite us leaving at around 8.45, no “locals” had sat in the chairs we were moved from.?? Then the younger waitress came out to take our order, she was very nice and professional. I had to send my pint of Timothy tailors back because it was flat, no issue apart from the next one wasn’t much better. We ordered food and the starters that came out suspiciously fast, then the main course came out just as quick! I had cod cheeks which were ok, but they came out with some non tasting green sauce? Should have been Thai inspired but it wasn’t. The rest of the food was ok, just ok, I had the smallest lamb shank I’ve ever seen with dry mash and a teaspoon of gravy. Which is a shame because we expected much more, particularly taking into account the price, expensive pub grub, I don’t mind paying £10 starters and £30 main course if it’s good, and I think you are made more welcome if you are a local. We won’t be back unfortunately.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

We are so lucky to have Whittakers on our doorstep and I’m writing this review because I’m very guilty of taking it for granted. The food last night was outstanding and without doubt should have an award or two by now! Not only did it...all taste amazingly good it was equally beautifully presented. Hats off to Debbie, Sue, Penny, Marina, Adam, Terry, Will and anyone I may have omitted (apologies!), the food, service, bar and ambiance are all fabulous. Keep doing what you’re doing - we love it!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 27 January 2024

First visit for me but a super find. Service was great and the food delicious. Lots of restaurants around but very impressed.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 November 2023

This was a great find as we were becoming fed up with the mediocre offerings of other restaurants in the area. The evening was a delight from beginning to end, food was excellent and the service was outstanding, which was refreshing in itself. We will...certainly recommend to all our friends.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 10 October 2023 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a restaurant. Lovely atmosphere, great service and delicious food! The stone bass was divine couldn’t recommend it enough. We sat in the bar area and still felt we were in the restaurant. Couldn’t recommend this place enough 5 stars all...round.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

We were looking for an early evening meal no booking was made prior to the meal. It was our first visit to Whittakers but it won't be the last. We were offered a table very swiftly in the restaurant. We ordered drinks at the bar...by very friendly staff and told to take a seat in the bar until our table was prepared. A lovely waitress took us into the restaurant and told us to take any table for 2 so we sat in the window. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and contemporary decorated. It had a very relaxed atmosphere. The main was presented beautifully, hot and delicious. My sweet was devine and so tasty. Thank you for a wonderful meal, we will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

We had our wedding reception here on Friday with 35 guests. The food was superb and the service was really good. All our guests commented on how good the food was. Thanks for a brilliant time Debs and staff

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

We were travelling on A1 and came across this wonderful restaurant Great staff and food .The halibut my husband had was worthy of master chef

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 25 May 2023

Elegant, spacious wine bar. Very friendly, welcoming staff and great service. I had the most beautiful, individual steak and ale pie. This was served with a jug of gravy, buttery mash and a lovely selection of seasonal veg. The veg were beautifully cooked to retain...both colour & texture. I then followed with the most delicious dessert I have ever had. Honeycomb parfait served with pistachio brittle and boozy cherries. It was sublime.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 April 2023

Food was superbly cooked and full of flavour. This was really a little gem of a restaurant perfect for a couples date night and for the portion sizes and quality of food was very reasonable. Would absolutely recommend

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2023

I took my friend to Whittakers for the first time on her birthday. I pre-notified them of her dietary needs. On arrival, we were greeted by name, then offered 2 different printed menus, hers tailored to suit her diet. Seeing fish and chips on my...menu, she said she fancied that. Undaunted, the chef mixed a special batter for her, so that she could have a gluten-free variant, which she greatly enjoyed. We were similarly well looked after throughout. My unrestricted sweet of Biscoff cheesecake was delicious. We both thoroughly recommend Whittakers.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Absolutely Fantastic Lunch enjoyed today Couldn’t fault the Presentation and Service with the Food also exceptional Wonderful venue which we feel continues to deliver and exceptional experience Credit to Eveyone there

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 31 March 2023

This was our 4th visit over the last couple of years (we are not local) and it was another excellent experience - great food, great service and reasonably priced. This is not a “posh” destination….which is why I like it - it’s good food, served...“without fuss” in a nice environment. My partner and I had the same starter - soft shelled crab and it was DELICIOUS!! - we are planning a bigger family get together soon and will definitely be returning.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Whittakers Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5