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The Artichoke Restaurant

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9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Been here couple of time & it has been amazing every time. Food was good & everything was great. Will be back soon

Thank Jim B
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138 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Artichoke is a restaurant to be booked for a special occasion. Beware - it's certainly top end pricing but nevertheless value for money. The special occasion was our 42nd wedding anniversary and we both had the tasting menu with wine flight. The food is absolutely marvellous and every course very enjoyable. For both of us the best course was... More 

Thank DaveChesham
Johannseburg SA
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful restaurant with excellent service but it comes at a very high price. Menu range is limited and not suitable for teenagers or fussy eaters and too finely focused. Lacks range and some imagination. The food orderwd was outstanding and very well presented. Loved the pork and duck dishes. The crab was just OK. A good wine list and pleasant... More 

Thank Bggl
South Kensington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food i got here at the artichoke was brilliant. Small courses, but lots of detail, you can tell the chefs are both experienced and talented. However it is pricey and I feel the ambiance of the place could be improved. Saying that, I still enjoyed my night at the artichoke and hope to return one day

Thank RalphIN1985
Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited again last week for our anniversary and had an amazing meal. Absolutely incredible food(particularly the mullet with bouillabaisse & braised octopus)and wonderful service, extremely precise and knowledgeable. Not surprising to see they got rated as the 5th best restaurant in the country again today. Been to plenty of one star restaurants and this is better than all of them,... More 

Thank tommyneath
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took my son and wife to celebrate. We had the 3 course option and asked for pairings of wine for those 3 courses. It was spot on. We had a most delicious meal. When back in the area, we will return. You won't be disappointed. Service was excellent, too.

Thank Linda R
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59 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first discovered this restaurant a couple of years ago when it hadn't expanded and it was still trying to make a splash - and it did, the food then was a level above what you might have expected - totally delicious. Two years on - what a total disappointment. We went mid week for lunch. The welcome was pleasant... More 

Thank brill95
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food- been visiting here since 2010, always great food & good selection. Will be returning soon.

Thank James G
London, United Kingdom
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152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have been here before a few times and always enjoyed the outstanding service, a great wine selection, and of course an excellent quality of all courses. We came here on a Saturday for a lunch, and chose the seven course menu. We had two aperitives (champagne) and chose the wine flight to share. Everything a course was perfectly prepared,... More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch as a last minute idea and although it was very busy we got a table for two. We ate from the £28 three course lunch with a bottle of Muscadet. Fantastic food, service and ambience. This really is a gem.

Thank David A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $144
French, European, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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
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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