Are you sure you are talking about the right place? I must of had in excess of 100 meals in the last 3 years and have never falted anything
15 High Street, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 5BB
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Tuesday - Friday 12.30pm - 2.30pm 6.30pm - 10pm
Saturday 6.30pm - 10pm
Sunday 12.30pm - 4pm 6.30pm - 9pm
6 reviews of Kitsons in English
I have used Kitsons on many occasions, the service is second to none in Abingdon and the standard of cuisine is exceptional.
I have noticed some derogatory statements on certain sites, but I applaud Hristo and his staff for the hard work and effort they have put into making this restaurant a success.
I have booked my Christmas meal for a fifth year in a row and will not use any other restaurant in Abingdon. I do not go out to eat cheap, but Kitsons is reasonably priced and the food is exceptional.
Well don Hristo.
Excellent food with fantastic choice on the menu, excellent service and personally I think Kitson’s offers excellent value for money!
I eat here regularly with friends and family, Kitson’s caters for small and large groups exactly in the same way.
I love the personal touch, the ambiance and a little bit of history thrown in too!
Get on the mailing list as there is much more like wine tasting evenings, Thai massage is the latest!
The pigeon tart is to die for!!!!
Fantastic restaurant... best in the town and round about by a long way. I have eaten in the best places and this is up there with the best. The fillet steak I had was comparable with the one I had at Le Gavroche and the home made fois gras parfait was superb. Portions are generous so i could not manage a pudding but left happy. The only criticism I could possibly make is that the wine choices are not of the same standard as the food but are at least sensibly priced. I will go again... and again and again !!!
Very quiet on a Saturday lunch time and lacking in atmosphere. Staff didn't speak very good English and our order got confused. Food was cold when it arrived but the menu was well thought out. We would give it another go but not for a while!
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LanceIot, 27 October 2010:
This isn’t the first time we’ve eaten at the excellent Kitsons Restaurant in Abingdon - but it is certainly the biggest table we’ve ever booked!
As the major part of The Darling G’s xxth Birthday celebrations, we took over the entire restaurant, seating some 40 guests and a jazz band for three courses.
Organisation & Planning
We did our best to make things easy for Chris, the owner of Kitsons, by ensuring that we had a solid guest list as early as possible, and making sure everyone had already made their menu choices. To avoid mixups, we even had name-cards printed for the table plan which included that person’s menu selections.
Sam, the (new) Manager, was well prepared and even went to the trouble to call us on the morning to make sure absolutely everything was still just how we wanted it. They also gave access to one of The Darling G’s friends, so that the whole place was beautifully decorated.
Food & Service
There were plenty of service staff working, meaning everything went pretty smoothly on the night. There was a slight hiccup at the very start of service, but nothing major and after that the waiting team were right on form, and everyone got their food pretty quickly.
And what food it was!
The quality and presentation of Kitsons food is beyond reproach. We’d organised a limited range of main courses, to keep life easy for the kitchen, and everything came out beautifully cooked and exquisitely presented.
Best choices were the Wild Mushroom Pie and Foie Gras Parfait in the starters, and in the mains the Rump of Lamb was wildly popular, served with fondant potatoes and courgettes. Also popular was the ‘Kitsons Chicken’ - a signature dish of pan-fried breast, confit leg and poached thigh. Vegetarians were well served with a Pea and Asparagus Risotto, which was well-received by the few herbivores at the party.
Dessert-wise, we had a range including Chocolate Torte, Orange Parfait and the absolutely sublime Vanilla Cheesecake.
There were no complaints, not a single plate went back into the kitchen, and the service team made sure everyone was looked after, glasses topped up and additional drinks and coffee quickly and efficiently available.
Given the sheer size of our party, with over 40 covers and an ongoing bar bill, I have to say that Kitsons gave us fantastic value as a whole.
The deal offered by Chris ensured everyone had three beautifully-prepared courses, coffee and service for £30 per head, and even the bar tab wasn’t too astronomical - considering we went through 25 bottles of red and 10 of white!
Overall, taking into account the bar bill, liqueurs for those who could cope, and a hefty additional tip for the service team, the whole lot worked out at a fantastic £50 per head.
This is quite simply superb value for the quality and service we received on the night.
Kitsons has only been open in Abingdon a few months, and I sincerely hope it stays with us for a very long time to come.
The mix of service, quality and value at Kitsons is absolutely tremendous. The food, every time we have eaten there, has been simply superb and is worth every penny of the bill and more.
I can’t recommend this restaurant strongly enough, and they deserve a solid following not just in Abingdon, but from the whole of Oxfordshire.
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