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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” (144 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (65 reviews)
“quail” (17 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 1 week ago via mobile

How has this place not received a Michelin Star? The quality of the service is unbelievable and the food is crazily good.

Thank fizzypopcola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Artichoke has a great reputation locally so our expectations were high. We were not disappointed. There was a warm welcome from the staff and restaurant was nicely busy. We chose the lunchtime tasting menu with the accompanying wine flight. The staff were attentive and...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

“Perfect example of how a good restaurant should be!!” Most friendly and helpful team.Restaurant was clean, stylish,with excellent service and excellent food. Food was beyond good and great value for money and service in both places attentive and efficient. I will be back very soon.

Thank CarolThatcham64
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've dined here a number of times, and every time has been a special experience. Fantastic food and wine pairings too!

Thank JVPP13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at this restaurant before it expanded after the fire and have never had a bad meal. When you book try and get a seat near the kitchen, so you can watch the chefs cooking. My only query would be why this...More

2  Thank Dena E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my wife for her birthday and would return for a special occasion in a heartbeat. The best way to sum it up is that this restaurant serves Michelin Star quality food, but in a relaxed and friendly environment. We had the tasting...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been lucky to dine here several times & visited again yesterday. This place never disappoints; from the initial greeting, exceptional service & the best food in the area. Quail ravioli, Lyme Bay crab, beetroot soup all delicate & delicious. It's genuinely better than...More

Thank Lornaandrews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A charming warm welcome started the evening well and was followed by timeous visitations for pre dinner drinks and for the wines to accompany. We had superb burrata beautifully presented with cucumber and a rye crumb.We had a delightful Rully to wash it down. There...More

1  Thank earlesavilerow
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for a special occasion. Service is excellent but was never too much. Without a doubt, the top spot in old Amersham. Creative menu and wonder wine flight to match. Well worth the money and a real meal to remember. Highly recommend

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this rare treat to celebrate a birthday. Fine dining done really well. Exceptional food served professionally in a very busy restaurant. There is a tasting menu of seven courses selected from the fare on offer but we decided to go a la...More

1  Thank Matthew L
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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.
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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
US$26 - US$144
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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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