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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 301
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Most recent review
A birthday treat, and what a treat it was!

My fiancé took me away to Amersham for the weekend for my birthday. We went to Artichoke on a Saturday night, the service was impeccable right from the greeting through all the courses. The attention to detail was really refreshing... But the best thing about artichoke has to be the food. Every... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Emesie
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london
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
london
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My fiancé took me away to Amersham for the weekend for my birthday. We went to Artichoke on a Saturday night, the service was impeccable right from the greeting through all the courses. The attention to detail was really refreshing... But the best thing about artichoke has to be the food. Every course was unique and delicious without being pretentious.... More 

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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise birthday meal booked by our daughter and son in law. Upon entering you are immediately aware of their attention to detail and of the relaxed but professional feel of the place. Timing was oh so right, pre dinner drinks arrived while perusing a magical list of foodie delights. We chose A La Carte, we weren't disappointed,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This was a surprise birthday dinner for my partner (and the overnight stay at the Crown) and his daughter also joined us. We arrived at 7 and were seated at a table for 4 overlooking the little courtyard. There was a delightful ambience and as the restaurant filled, the buzz of contented diners filled the room. The restaurant seemed to... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We now live just up the hill from The Artichoke and were given a gift certificate for Christmas. What a wonderful treat! The seven-course tasting menu with wine pairing was a whimsical and exciting gastronomical journey. I've always loved tasting menus because they are an opportunity for a chef to flex his or her muscles and show us what they... More 

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Northampton
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

From the moment you walk in this place has the wow factor. My biggest tip is get here before the Michelins arrive because it is only a matter of time. Anyone that can produce this level of food for £38 as a five course tasting menu deserves a medal let alone a Michelin star. As I am writing I have... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten at Artichoke several times and I have never had a bad experience and recommend it to anyone asking for a local restaurant in the Amersham area. The menu changes regularly and there is always something different. I always feel special when we go there whether it is for a birthday or just for an evening with friends.

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Amersham
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everything about the Artichoke scores a big hit for me - from the understated elegance of the decor, to the service, discrete, yet attentive and of course the food - always imaginative, taking the diner on a journey of gastronomic delights. Does that sound like I'm raving too much? Probably, but I really have been impressed each time I've been,... More 

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This one of these expensive restaurant when after visiting you think your money were worth spending. We had fantastic meal, the service was very good. We definitely will be back.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A very nice evening for my wife's birthday. The staff were very attentive. Although the prices are slightly high it's worth every visit. A nice treat

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

I took my wife to the Artichoke for a special birthday lunch and the whole experience proved one to remember for all the right reasons. We chose from the a la carte menu which had recently been changed as part of a regular seasonal re-fresh. My wife's scallops to start were superbly meaty and I chose the excellent newly added... More 

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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, Entertaining clients

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?