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The Artichoke Restaurant

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9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
Underground: Amersham, Rail: Chiltern Railways Main Line
01494726611
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: An award winning dining destination in the centre of beautiful old...
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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  • 363
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable experience

Went here recently and had their tasting menu. Not every course was to my liking but I appreciated how well each course was cooked and wonderfully presented!! Would like to return and try their normal menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Kay G
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went here recently and had their tasting menu. Not every course was to my liking but I appreciated how well each course was cooked and wonderfully presented!! Would like to return and try their normal menu.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We are lucky enough to live in an area which has an abundance of great restaurants and had been meaning to visit for a while. Well, we were certainly not disappointed and wished we had visited sooner. We chose the lunch tasting menu and every course was presented beautifully. We loved the way each course was described when served, which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

If love grilled food- can't miss this place. Food is first class, service and the hospitality of the staff are fantastic. ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Best restaurant for the food_ we love to visit this place. Amazing service. Highly recommend. You can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This place can't go anything wrong with your visit. Fantastic first class food with first class service level.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We came here to celebrate our anniversary and were running late. When I rang to inform them we were running late, they were absolutely fine with it and super friendly - off to a good start. On arrival, we were greeted by the lovely staff and quickly shown to our table. It was near the kitchen which actually was very... More 

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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We visited The Artichoke for a Birthday meal with family. It was on my list of places to try, as it is local for us and reviews had been good. It did not disappoint, the evening was lovely - the food, wines and service were excellent, we chose the tasting menu and enjoyed all of the courses which were cooked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Loved everything about this place! The food is great and the staff were better than excellent! Couldnt fault it! Will be returning very soon! Thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This restaurant has been on my list for a long time but didnt find time to go till now. I now know I have been missing out on a really good place to eat. The staff were very helpful, attentive and knowledgeable. We chose the tasting menus and the staff were eager to substitute dishes if something didnt work for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

We had a delicious celebratory dinner at Artichoke. Lots of staff served us through the evening but all were skilled and careful. The tasting menu - although expensive - was a real treat and we enjoyed sharing a wine flight to accompany it. Highly recommended for a special dinner out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
  • Public Transportation: Underground: Amersham, Rail: Chiltern Railways Main Line
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Amersham
  • Phone Number: 01494726611

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 144
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?