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The Artichoke Restaurant

9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
+44 1494 726611
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (139 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (64 reviews)
“goat milk” (15 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
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Reviewed December 9, 2015

A birthday tasting menu treat. Each and every dish from the amuse bouche through to the petits fours was just incredible. Salsify with hazlenut? Enough to covert a meatboy into a vegetarian. Service was great and *VERY* French. Amusement came in the form of the...More

Thank Jon W
Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

We both had the tasting menu with the wine flight. Great to have the vegetarian tasting menu as an option. The wine was simply perfect and went down very easily. We added on the cheese course which in our eyes was the best course! Was...More

Thank laura w
Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

We have been here few times and every single time it's been lovely. Food is first class and service is always very good.

Thank Tom G
Reviewed December 8, 2015

We are so fortunate to live within walking distance to this restaurant but since moving nearby haven't made an effort to go, well this weekend gone we did and wow it was worth every penny!! From the service to the food, everything was spectacular, the...More

Thank SammyW85
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

After many attempts to get a table I managed to get in for my mum's bday. It was an early sitting but we did not feel rushed and managed to get the full taster menu in. The food was amazing and made better by being...More

Thank lilacstranger
Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

Had a set lunch menu and can really recommend. Exquisite presentation, first rate service and most importantly delicious. Portion sizes was very small but we're not big eaters. If you prefer to leave a restaurant feeling stuffed I'd go elsewhere but The Artichoke's reputation for...More

Thank ralphdans
Reviewed November 29, 2015

We go to Artichoke about once a season and it never fails to disappoint. The food is perfection - art on a plate - and service sublime. Some may think that you leave high end restaurants hungry but this is never the case here and...More

Thank Lynn V
Reviewed November 28, 2015

From the greeting on arrival to the departure, just the most wonderful evening we have just had. Have been many times before, always excellent, but tonight the tasting menu just was faultless. The pre dinner parsnip soup just started the mood perfectly, then smoked haddock,...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed November 26, 2015

I have been advocating that the Artichoke should have a Michelin star for a couple of years now. Though named amongst the best 100 restuarants by Harden it still does not have its star. We had a superb 3 course a la carte dinner the...More

Thank Feff35
Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

I visited yesterday and had a wonderful lunch. Smoked cod to start, followed by pork/hock cannelloni (that was awesome) and a cheese plate to finish with. The wine recommend was very good as were the desert wines. The staff were very informative, extremely polite and...More

Thank HertsEagle
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It's taking self into the high end food market. It clearly is seeking at least a Michelin star. The thing that militates against it, is the tables are too close together. The food is very interesting, we had the taster menu great flavours, well presented and served
October 28, 2016|
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Response from Hoppityskip | Reviewed this property |
It's weird, I responded to a question by another user and instead it posted it as my question. God bless TA.
What kind of food is done here?
May 17, 2015|
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Response from Bucksfizz69 | Reviewed this property |
A la carte nice twists on standard English grub. Lovely but not cheap
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$26 - $144
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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: +44 1494 726611
  • E-mail
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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