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All 59 Amersham Restaurants

The Artichoke Restaurant

9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
01494726611
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Ranked #1 of 59 Restaurants in Amersham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $144
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Transit: Underground: Amersham, Rail: Chiltern Railways Main Line
Description: An award winning dining destination in the centre of beautiful old Amersham, the Artichoke restaurant has been tipped for the top by critics, chefs (including Raymond Blanc) and, rather impressively, the Michelin Guide 2011. The traditional setting of Artichoke has been given new life with a slick contemporary country makeover in which comfort and style sit side by side, colours are muted and soothing and the beautiful features of the building are allowed to shine through, a part of the carefully considered d��cor. Chef and owner Laurie Gear oversees a refined modern European menu filled with charming additions including not only seasonal ingredients but foraged herbs, berries and flowers too and he and his team can be spotted hard at work in the open kitchen from the Kitchen Dining Room. Other spaces here at Artichoke include the glorious Garden Dining Room, opening out on to the bespoke herb wall and the Wine Room up on the first floor, leading in to the well stocked cellar and just right for sophisticated business dining. The perfect neighbourhood restaurant, Artichoke has certainly put Amersham on the map.
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English first
London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

my second visit to this gem of a restaurant... An exquisite night with outstanding service and excellent food. A well priced and broad wine list. Very knowledgeable and dedicated staff. No question Artichoke is the best restaurant in Thames Valley by some margin. Thanks for a great evening.

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Bucks
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have eaten at this restaurant a number of time over the years, with friends and family. The food is always fabulous, inventive and beautifully presented. The service is always welcoming and friendly. The tasting menu has never failed to disappoint and the lunch menu is always good value for money. Yes it is a little pricey but it is... More 

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Granborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Our son bought us a gift voucher for this hidden gem. The evening was superb. The staff were attentive, the ambience was great and I can't think of a good enough superlative to describe the food. Thank-you.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just superb. A real gem in an area woefully lacking in truly top notch restaurants. Exemplary kitchen skills, artistic presentation, faultless service. Very pricey but absolutely justified. Stands up perfectly well against far more "recognised" establishments. Artichoke is a very serious contender for a star. Deserving of recognition and very highly recommended to the discerning diner.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is our second visit to the Artichoke, visiting between Xmas and New Year, and it just gets better. The service is very thoughtful- stools provided for our handbags! I had mentioned that I was vegetarian on booking, and the staff explained exactly what items were suitable for me (bread etc) and provided alternative amuses bouches. I was not left... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I live only a few miles from the Artichoke and have eaten there many times and watched Jacki and Laurie work their socks off. We have seen them rebuild from a serious fire some years ago and expand the restuarant into a Michelin starred fine food establishment. I treated an old friend of mine on Tuesday evening to dinner and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We have dined here four times and it's still fantastic the tasting lunch menu is a great choice and at £38 per person very good price for the food you revive. Service is top class. This restaurant deserves a michelin star!!!!! Will be back again soon Thank you

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Watford,UK
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118 reviews 118 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is one for special occasions and celebrations. A Saturday night booking took a lot of effort and we could see why it is so popular. Service was charming and efficient. The menus are interesting and delicious. We chose from the £48 set and still enjoyed a lovely amuse bouche and a pre-dessert. This is very confident cooking for people... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We dined here in January and had a wonderful meal, the staff were excellent and the food interesting and well presented. We had the tasting menu and will definately come back, we have no hesitation in recommending the restaurant.

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London, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

A real gem if a French restaurant. The set price lunch at £28 is wonderful and the 5 and 7 course tasting menus looked superb, I wish we'd had the time to try one. There is even a vegetarian tasting menu. Service was attentive but not smothering, and the staff are truly special.

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Additional Information about The Artichoke Restaurant

Address: 9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
Phone Number: 01494726611
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Amersham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 26 - 144
Cuisine: French

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