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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a unique collaboration between COMO The Halkin and a team that includes chef Elena Arzak- voted Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef earlier this year - along with her father Juan Mari Arzak, Mikel Sorazu, Igor Zalakain and Xabier Gutierrez. Father and daughter hold three Michelin stars at the original Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain.
PRICE RANGE
US$38 - US$192
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
European, Spanish
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Second time here. This time for a stunning fixed price taster menu lunch. All the usual flair exceptional flavours and attentive good natured service. Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ColinW911
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had an 11 course tapas menu for lunch which was beautiful tasted marvellous and the service was faultless. Really enjoyed the experience and the theatre of the food. Accompanying sherries that we chose were excellent too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank motherlovely1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked following a visit to Arzak in San Sebastián. We were welcomed with a warm smile, the staff are clearly passionate about the food and I am not surprised! The 6 course set menu was artistic and truly stunning - huge complements to the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Castubbings
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been lucky enough to eat at Ametsa with Arzak Instruction six times before this visit when we took two friends to experience the delights of authentic Basque food presented in the stylist fashion you can expect from the instructions of Elena Arzak. This is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KenLgrumpyman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had aperitifs and they were very good,best dry Martini I have had in a long time,proper Hendricks G & T with good hit of cucumber.The tapas starters were very good,apple "tacos" with black pudding slightly under seasoned for my taste.The salmon was cooked perfectly...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tillyreine
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

Unbelievable food and service. We visited as a special treat for my wife’s birthday. We enjoyed the tasting menu which was incredible. So much attention to detail, amazing colours and flavours. The service was brilliant and we would love to return one day. Highly recommend...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mr_tjg
Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

Again an excellent dinner at Ametsa. About once a year we (family of 5) visit Ametsa to celebrate a special occasion. Service is always impeccable, food very good.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hans S
Reviewed 4 January 2019

We dined here for lunch with a Virgin Experience Voucher that gave us a 5 course tasting menu and a bottle of wine. We were really impressed - the food was delicious and the service excellent. The restaurant itself was impressive - the vials of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tom F
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

I believe another review captured this in stating it was exceptional and blew him away....so true. Ate here just a few days ago whilst staying at the Halkin, opted for the tasting menus and did not regret it. Dishes were incredible from start to finish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

We had the tasting menu with matching wines and were blown away by the inventiveness of the dishes, quality of the food and the flavours. The staff were attentive and friendly, happy to give advice and descriptions of the dishes and wines. There is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Foodfreak000
24 June 2018|
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Response from fanharuka | Reviewed this property |
About 1,5 to enjoy properly your dinner. All the best
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sanmerle
14 November 2016|
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Response from Emmet M | Property representative |
Dear sanmerle, Thank you for your recent question. We have a good selection of fish and meat on our Ametsa menu. Please do contact me directly and I can personally arrange your reservation and accommodate your... More
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scallops
1 August 2015|
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Response from David M | Property representative |
Many thanks for your question. We do not have an official dress code in Ametsa. Casual is perfect but if you would rather dress up that is fine also. Warm regards, Andrew
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