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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
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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
Buckinghamshire
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have eaten at the Artichoke off and on for some ten years, and it just seems to improve each time we go. The cuisine was superb (I cannot understand why it has never received a Michelin rosette), service was good, and the italian wine waiter was first class.

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Hertfordshire
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited Artichoke on Saturday with two friends, and from the moment we walked in through the door, the experience was amazing - from the Amuse Bouche to the dessert, everything was delicious. In particular, the Raspberry Souffle was heavenly and we could all have eaten two, even though the portion was very generous. The staff were friendly without being... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our experience at the Artichoke was great from start to finish. The staff were attentive and friendly and the food was delicious and immaculately presented. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting a real treat.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My wife booked this treat for my 65th birthday lunch. We were greeted and seated in a friendly way and our hostess was totally charming throughout our meal. We chose the set lunch of cold melon soup, belly pork and almond and blackcurrant tart accompanied by a kir royale and a lovely pinot noir followed by coffee and petit fours.... More

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have visited this restaurant now on a semi regular basis over the last few years on special occasions and cannot think of anywhere else where we would could spend such a great evening. How on earth the michelin inspectors have not awarded in the past this restaurant a star I have no idea, and I think that now it... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I have been here twice now and have loved the food both times and would really recommend the restaurant. The only problem is they make all the waiters speak in French accents despite not (all) being french (I overheard two of them talking among themselves in English accents), the accents just sound stupid and make it hard to understand what... More

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West Wycombe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The food is here scound to none, we are very regular here & love the fantastic food. The service is excellent. Wil be return very soon again.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Been here twice and I love it. The service we received was outstanding especially from the two italian waiters. The lunch time taster I would recommend, it was perfect. Thank you, hoping to dine again here soon

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Boynton Beach
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This wonderful small restaurant in Amersham , Bucks, England is a must visit if you can get a table as you have to book well in advance. Chef owned the food is wonderful. Each dish a delight. The menu is set and all the different dishes served are wonderful. I always try to go at least once whenever I visit... More

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Bermuda
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I have enjoyed this restaurant enormously, none more so than my recent visit to family in Amersham. The taster lunch menu was so fantastic ... I enjoyed it twice! Atmosphere fabulous, Service - Excellent, and food superb! Thank you Artichoke for your strive for perfection - we love it!

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