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All 58 Amersham Restaurants

The Artichoke Restaurant

9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
01494726611
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Ranked #1 of 58 Restaurants in Amersham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $144
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
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Four of us enjoyed a very leisurely and high quality lunch at a remarkably good value price. The service was outstanding being both attentive and warm and being highly professional without any stiffness. The ambience is made to just sink into and relax and it is very much a no hassle and easy going environment. The set lunch choice is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My fourth visit and, again, pretty much a perfect lunch. A very warm welcome on arrival, we were greeted like old friends.They even remembered that I was a Coeliac and did a special dessert for me - which was really delicious. Matteo again showed his expertise with the wine flight as the wines went really well with the food. Service... More

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Beaconsfield, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a super treat, romantic, friendly knowledgable & attentive team, Laurie and his team produce Michelin star cuisine, I'de go just for the amuse bouche and salted caramel fudge.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My fourth visit lived up to expectations. Went for the 7-course Tasting Menu which was excellent and the fight of wines was perfection, On this occasion I found the food very slightly over-seasoned. Service was excellent as usual and we were more than happy to pay the charge on the bill

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Geneva, Switzerland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is the second time that we have dined at Artichoke - the first was in 2008 when some friends took us there. The restaurant has changed massively since then...and it bigger and even better. Overall: This was a faultless dinner...and easily deserves one, or two, Michelin star(s). It was the best dinner we have had in the last year...and... More

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Aylesbury
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Had heard of the Artichoke so decided, on the spur of the moment, to celebrate by visiting this restaurant. We were very lucky to get a table. As it was our first visit we tried the seven course "taster menu" with the "wine flight". The food was outstanding and each of the wines selected to accompany each dish really hit... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely exquisite food and faultless service. This was our first visit and will definitely note be the last. Can't wait to go back. Would go back just for the delicious amuse bouche.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Surpassed expectations in all areas. Took my girlfriend for a birthday lunch to The Artichoke and the 'lunch tasting menu' was superb. Particularly impressed with the celeriac soup; so light and full of flavour. Have already booked to go back in December. Can't believe this restaurant doesn't have a Michelin Star yet. First-class service.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I booked in for our wedding anniversary. I knew this would be good - you don't win AA restaurant of the year awards for nothing. So my expectations were high. But is was soooo good. The amuse bouche was so light it was flavoured air. My wife's crab thermidor won the starter round. I think my veal narrowly pipped her... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The first time we came here, we hoped they would relax in future and they certainly have! The food is wonderful, the service amazing and everyone is so friendly and welcoming They do the best bread rolls and their dishes are a work of art. I highly recommend!!

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Address: 9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
Phone Number: 01494726611
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Amersham
Average Prices: USD 26 - 144
Cuisine: French

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