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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • 434
    Excellent
  • 70
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Excellent

Very good restaurant. French type with British hint haute cuisine (would be even greater to stick to just French). Good service. Excellent wine chose. Not for everyday though. Quite expensive. Great for special occasions.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tanya B
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very good restaurant. French type with British hint haute cuisine (would be even greater to stick to just French). Good service. Excellent wine chose. Not for everyday though. Quite expensive. Great for special occasions.

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Thank Tanya B
Woking, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amersham Old Town has a host of restaurants and I would say that Artichoke is the best among them. A discreet frontage leads you to excellent service of top class food. We had lunch, which is a 5-course tasting menu, and every course was delicious; an excellent variety of interesting combinations of flavours. The service is expert, the ambience pleasant... More 

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Thank Chobham2013
Barrington, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hospitality at its best,coupled with a superb menu delivered with impeccable preparation and service.

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Thank Tony101H
Amersham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Menu was all delicious and food excellent. Upstairs the ambience is not quite as good as downstairs so if you have a choice, ask for downstairs.

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Thank Deborah9859
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were welcomed, and made to feel at ease. We chose the 7 course taster menu. Everything served was absolutely superbe. Will definitely be coming back here again. First class

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Thank Trevor F
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard that 'The Artichoke' was an exceptional dining experience and I have to say, this is the first time I have been served food of this quality (I would venture Michelin star quality!) in a rural location. Great front of house, exceptional wine and menu and beautiful decor (right down to the cutlery, crockery and glassware) make this... More 

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Thank Danny R
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't think why I haven't reviewed The Artichoke before! It has been our 'go to' restaurant for the past few years...we always choose it for our special celebrations and it has never let us down. Lunchtime or evening, both equally delicious & special. Our last visit was a few days ago for a combined birthday/anniversary dinner. We chose from... More 

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Thank Rachel L
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been here for several years but just had a very enjoyable lunch with friends. Tasting menu was varied and some of the accompanying wines were very interesting from a knowledgable sommelier. Could certainly recommend having lunch here.

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Thank siralex1
London
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have made several visits here for dinners and lunches and we have not been disappointed - in fact, it's always been memorable. The service is excellent, on a par with the carefully chosen menu - fine cuisine in elegant surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Artichoke restaurant is one we've been meaning to visit for sometime now. Whilst only 40 minutes drive away, we visited today and were so impressed we will be returning very soon. An admirably short and creative menu, very knowledgeable staff and a delightful 16th century building with a 21st century interior. 3,4,5 and 6 course menu produced by a very... 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, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, 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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