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The Artichoke Restaurant

9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
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Ranked #2 of 57 restaurants in Amersham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews 99 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We visited this restaurant on a weekday lunchtime with our little granddaughter and her parents to celebrate our son's Birthday. The staff were lovely and the food was really excellent. It is not cheap, but provides a gourmet experience at an appropriate price.

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Egremont, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We passed the Artichoke and was so impressed with the menu and decor decided to book a table for Saturday 5th July. We had a lovely warm welcome from the staff. The food was exceptional and really well presented. A very cosy atmosphere but with a nice buzz. I would thoroughly recommend the Artichoke.

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London, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This was my first visit to this highly regarded restaurant. On my son's recommendation all four of us had the tasting menu, but without the wine option. All the various courses were beautifully presented and looked and tasted delicious. You are given choices for main courses and desserts. I chose the duck for my main which was tender and full... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I took my wife to the artichoke restaurant for her birthday on the recommendation of a friend and I have to say, it was superb. We had the lunch tasting menu, sat at a table overlooking the kitchen and the food was absolutely delicious. The chicken breast in maple glazed sauce was to die for whilst my wife particularly enjoyed... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

Have just had the set lunch at £25 each. At 1.15 p.m. The restaurant had four other people sharing a table and ourselves. Our table was in full view of the kitchen staffed with seven, perhaps eight. In the restaurant there were two waiters, suitably aproned so as not to conflict with the decor, and three others dressed in full... More

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went there without a reservation. They had a table but it was right in front of the kitchen. We asked to change and they accommodated us. The food was good, beautifully presented like something out of 'Masterchef'. It was however on the whole expensive for what it was. My main complaint was however the price of the wine in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a delightful table for four in an alcove which was perfect as we were with parents, who have selective hearing! Wine list caters for most tastes and prices and the G&Ts were perfect. All of the food was superb. A wonderful mix of taste and texture in every dish and each course. We each had a taste of... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here with friends a couple of weeks ago. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and decided to go for the 7 course tasting menu as this was our first visit and wanted to give the chef a chance to show off. Each course was cooked to perfection! The scallop and asparagus dishes stand out... More

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

we were visiting my son , for his birthday , and asked him to book somewhere " nice " for a meal . He had visited the Artichoke with business , and recommended going there . We decided to have the taster menu , which was 7 courses , and the accompanying wines . From the Amuse Bouche until the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We had been meaning to go to The Artichoke for years - but never seemed to find the time. To say we had a fantastic meal for our Wedding Anniversary is a huge under statement. We've been lucky enough to eat at some of the best restaurants globally.... but I have to say - having this one less than 20... More

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