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The Artichoke Restaurant

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9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
+44 1494 726611
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 22:30
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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've missed The Artichoke as I have been out of the country quite a bit this year. However, today were were greeted like old friends. We were there for a tasting lunch with an accompanying wine flight and it certainly lived up to expectations. The menu is about to change for the Christmas season so there really is no point... More 

Thank David P
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This superb restaurant deserves a Michelin star. Great food, great service. Our lunch today was beautifully presented and served. Good value and thourghly enjoyable experience. Best restaurant in the are without a doubt. One criticism. Don't accept a table near the door. It was freezing when opened. Otherwise cannot wait to return, Melvyn Chorleywood

Thank melvynrolnick
London, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here for my 30th birthday and had a lovey, unique experience. The staff were very attentive and the ambience was very relaxed and sophisticated. We sat near the kitchen so was interesting to watch the chefs at work. We had the 3 course menu and enjoyed all courses. It was a nice touch to get surprise courses in... More 

Thank frydayuk1
London, United Kingdom
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435 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Artichoke provides top quality fine dining in a lovely restored building in Amersham Old Town. The dishes are beautifully presented and taste good too. The artichoke hearts starter was excellent. The main dishes were good too especially the lamb. The beef dish was tasty but the portion of steak was quite small. Excellent desserts and cheeses. Service is professional... More 

Thank Howard M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here couple time and every time was worth to visit here. A nice restaurant and great food. Will be returning very soon.

Thank Rod G
Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Celebrating a special birthday. Had a lunchtime taster menu on a Saturday, we arrived at 12.30 and staggered out at three. Each course was presented well, and we also had wines to match each course. At no time did we feel rushed. It was expensive but for what we had and the experience was well worth it for a special... More 

Thank chrisB7244BH
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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful restaurant with flair and style. Service is impeccable and food is beautifully cooked and presented. Set menu was well balanced and the soup and fish especially worthy of mention. As is often the case in such a calibre restaurant we were spoiled by the excellent amuse bouche, pre dessert and petits fours. A delightful find and we hope... More 

Thank drfoody
Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went there for the first time for my birthday. It was a Tuesday and therefore not difficult to book and not too crowded. The menu looked interesting and the food was indeed exceptional. Beautifully presented, artistic food that tasted really good. We loved the attention to detail, with delicate fresh bread, amuse bouche, pre-dessert and petit... More 

Thank ChristineAM
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320 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't misunderstand me. This is an excellent restaurant so you do expect exceptional menus. The set lunch menu is certainly not exceptional and is, in fact, disappointing. £28 for three courses is not a bad price but you only have an "either/or" choice for each course. For her starter my wife chose the white onion and cider soup. She liked... More 

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Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited The Artichoke for the first time. We had a fantastic meal with superb service. We were treated to some extra starters and desserts to try. Every dish was a masterpiece. This restaurant is the best in the the area, Well done to the team. We will most definitely be back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$144
French, European, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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