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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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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
Amazing food and service - outstanding!

My boyfriend brought me to the Artichoke in mid July for my birthday; we went with the A La Carte menu and were not disappointed. (Although the tasting menu looked great too!) 3 courses were included at a reasonable set price (although we were deliberately excessive so landed a huge bill!) but we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Holly M
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend brought me to the Artichoke in mid July for my birthday; we went with the A La Carte menu and were not disappointed. (Although the tasting menu looked great too!) 3 courses were included at a reasonable set price (although we were deliberately excessive so landed a huge bill!) but we were also given pallet cleanser courses and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I went to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary and ordered the tasting menu. This is a real nice place, though quite cosy. Service was excellent if a bit fast pace at times. Food was excellent too. Some really good ideas in the tasting menu and the accompanying wines worked a treat. Overall fully recommended though the bill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My partner took me for my birthday because we'd been hearing about the Artichoke's reputation from before the fire and renovation. We were both impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the taster menu - I had the vegetarian one. We found all the dishes to be excellent, with an interesting and not over-powering balance of flavours. Everything was well-presented and the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We went on the strong recommendation of friends and were not disappointed. Excellent and beautifully presented cuisine with a real emphasis on quality, a good wine list and very attentive and knowlegible service. Slightly pricey but definitely worth it. A Michelin star cannot surely be far off. .

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband booked this restaurant as a treat for our second wedding anniversary last night. I'll admit that when I realised where we were going I wasn't particularly thrilled. While we have dinned in high end restaurants before, I had hoped for a more relaxed dinner without any pretence where we could feel comfortable and take our time eating. But... More 

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Croxley Green, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Myself and wife visited the Artichoke last week to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary. I had already heard some fantastic reviews but wanted to have a taste myself. Both myself and wife are not usually the kind of people to dine in such fine dining atmospheres (except for special occasions) however the service and quality of food did not disappoint of... More 

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Bourne End, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

My first time at The Artichoke and in general very impressed. A very warm friendly welcome and pleasant surroundings. The menu was relatively small but with some good choices. Food and service was excellent and I came away quite satisfied. The open kitchen allows views of its cleanliness. Only one problem, it allowed me to watch a young chef committing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have always found Artichoke to be a high standard and this visit was not exception. We visited on a Saturday evening and, as you might expect, they were busy. Nevertheless the quality of the food was uniformly high. Service though was a little stretched - there are a lot of serving staff but there seemed to be rather more... More 

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Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here last night. We enjoyed the tasting menu, the food was superb, as good as any Michelin starred restaurant I have been to. Service was impeccable and all the staff were so enthusiastic and knowledgable. We can't wait to visit again.

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Kings Langley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A group of us went last Saturday evening for the later sitting. The place was busy and buzzing, great atmosphere. Without exception everyone enjoyed every course. Just the right level of flavouring and seasoning. The meat, particularly the duck and the veal was melt in the mouth and cooked just right. Service timely, pleasant and without pressure, very good sommelier.... More 

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Additional Information about The Artichoke Restaurant

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

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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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