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The Artichoke Restaurant

9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
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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
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Have had 3 superb lunches here, in the past, but after saving some pennies went for the evening tasting menu and wine flight. (Stayed the night at a hotel in Amersham, review to follow.) The food was as good as it gets, the wines were superb. One of our party of 4 opted for the veggie menu, and she was... More

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

An impulse decision to go for lunch was one of the happiest occasions. I have written before full of praise but the food seems to get better each time we go. The restaurant was due to close for the summer break the next day yet there was no air of tiredness in the food or the staff. Roasted cod was... More

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a treat. From the moment you enter you are taken care of and what followed was an exceptional meal . Every course was a visual treat and was so delicious you wanted to make the meal linger. The raspberry soufflé is a must. Where is the rosette this restaurant deserves? I would have preferred to have been seated in... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice restaurant, for special occasions a great choice. Prices are high, but the food is of a high quality and presentation.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The dinner menu had a wide choice of very interesting dishes. For starters two of us had crab thermidor which was excellent and our friends both had the scallop ( just the one) which was equally tasty. The one slight drawback was my main course, wild turbot, which was a very small portion and the fish itself was overpowered by... More

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

All in one it's fantastic experience to visit this place. The food is excellent and delicious. Service is very good. Will be back very soon.

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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 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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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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