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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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 309
    Excellent
  • 54
    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
Superb,Stunning Dinner

Simply divine, has to be awarded a michelin star very soon, Food out of this world, great creations lovingly created and served by excellent staff. Well worth the money. definitely recommend for that special occasion

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
HandyChris
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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401 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Simply divine, has to be awarded a michelin star very soon, Food out of this world, great creations lovingly created and served by excellent staff. Well worth the money. definitely recommend for that special occasion

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Amersham
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Friends took us to what is now our favourite restaurant as a thank you. Swede risotto may not immediately excite, but once on the lips quite wonderful! Sole and pork shoulder continued the delight and pannacotta and apple cake with butterscothc icecream rounded off an excellent meal, and all from the lunch fixed price menu.. The only sadness was the... More 

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Hertfordshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited last minute on a rare day without the children, having had several good recommendations for the restaurant. We were greeted immediately and taken to our table just in front of the open kitchen. We chose the lunch taster menu, and both agreed the food was excellent. Stand out for me was the risotto and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had heard about the Artichoke from several friends so decided to give it a try one Friday lunchtime. There were plenty of staff, all helpful. Our table was OK, but partly in a fireplace and in line with the draught whenever the front door opened (it was a very cold day). Service is as one would expect in a... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Super place, good for a treat. Food was very rich, service was friendly and efficient. My only complaint was that we had to sit upstairs so didn't get to see what was going on in the kitchen. Should have booked sooner...

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is one of the best tasting menus I have had, utterly beautiful. It's a quaint building, minimally and tastefully decorated and in-keeping with its 16th century beams. The staff are very professional, well informed and friendly. I would highly recommend the tasting menu and wine flight. Every course is to die for! The duck is so delicate and perfectly... More 

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Pinner, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Our son and his family took us to lunch at The Artichoke as a Christmas present, so we had been looking forward to it for quite some while! This had been the first convenient date for us all, and we were not disappointed. We had the 5 course tasting menu and it was just superb. The restaurant is very smart... More 

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london
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Lunch tasting menu this weekend £44 - 6 course. Wine flight £24 pp Amuse buche that as al the staff speak in heavy French accents I've no idea what it was really. Opted for supplementary venison bresola - very pretty, Nobu style presentation Excellent creamy swede and truffle risotto Delicate lemon sole fillet overshadowed by the delicious mushroom (and more... More 

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Boston MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the best dinners I have had anywhere any time. Staff helpful as well as very professional.I would set this restaurant up against Michelin starred restaurants in Paris.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We had the taster menu. It was fantastic. The wine with every course was perfect and the service was very smooth and professional. I love trying food I cannot make my self.

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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?