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The Artichoke Restaurant

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9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
01494726611
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12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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York, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We chose the tasting menu and thoroughly enjoyed every course. The most surprising was the amuse bouche, described as 'white onion soup', it was intensely flavoured foam and like no soup I have previously tasted. The portion size was larger than for other similar multi course meals I've had. Wine prices were high. I dislike the way restaurants generally overprice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely food, can't fault anything here. The food was first class. The service was excellent. Will be visiting soon.

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1 Thank Zara W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We've been trying to book this Resturant for ages and finally we got there. A perfect treat. We went for the tasting menu with wines.... Every mouthful a treat and the wine was a complement. Each course and glass of wine explained. It has 5* and they deserve it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been here couple of times and always been really good food and service, it's bit expensive but you get what you paid for so can't complain.

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1 Thank Tom J
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favourite local restaurant for a romantic lunch or to celebrate a special occasion. The food is beautifully presented and the wine suggestions compliment the food perfectly.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since we ate here and I'm please to say nothing has changed. Still great food and wonderful staff. Dining from the A la Carte menu we had scallops and the crab, both deliscious. My lamb main course melted in the mouth, the duck was also cooked to perfection. For deserts we tried the frozen white chocolate... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are devotees of The Artichoke and have been for some years which is why we are fully in agreement both with Hardens when they state that “the debate should not be whether or not it should have a star, but whether or not it should have two” and with The Good Food Guide which rates it much higher than... More 

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The Chilterns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way than to celebrate a Thursday...the set lunch menu was delicious; rhe wine scrum my and the service attentive and friendly.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for our 31st wedding anniversary following a recommendation from a friend and the taster menu was absolutely brilliant , slightly expensive but very good value for money . Every course was a delight and I had the wine package too which was excellent and complemented each course perfectly . Staff extremely efficient without being too much in your face... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a first visit and it proved to be the perfect place to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Three things stood out for me: firstly, the sense of theatre the staff create - even though they are calm and organised - it highlights the sense of a special occasion. Secondly, the fact we were sitting close to the open... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$26 - $144
Cuisine
French, European, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
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
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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