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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” (152 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (61 reviews)
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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch here again today - I say again as I visit at least twice a month as it is still the very best restaurant I have been to with flavours and textures that are so amazing the only reason I don't visit more often...More

Thank gourmetlovers2017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What has happened?????? It is over a year since I last had dinner at the Artichoke and I could not believe how it has changed. The staff where efficient but not that friendly. The standard of food has in my opinion dropped dramatically, the veal...More

Thank DenisAlcock
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again we chose The Artichoke for our annversary meal. This fabulous local restaurant can be relied upon to deliver delicious food and an elegant service. We chose from the a la carte menu and not the tasting menu, but we were astonised to see...More

Thank BanffDreaming
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best restaurants I have visited. The food was outstanding and the wine selection was great to. We had the set 3 course menu for £50 per head. I stared with the local veal on a bed of orzo (small pasta) which was...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 4 and chose the al-carte menu. The food was exceptional, every course looked and tasted wonderful. We were recommend a great Italian red and had another. The service was as always special and friendly. Nice also to see Matteo who...More

Thank Wes B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had taken my wife shopping in Amersham Old town and as she did not spend too much money (relatively) I though I would reward her with lunch. We just walked into the Artichoke on the off chance but what a delight it was. Excellent...More

Thank Gordon M
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Another visit to this lovely place. Had the set lunch, such great value for superb food. The wine list by the glass on line was slightly different to the actual list when we arrived, but luckily as the wine I wanted was also available on...More

Thank Leprelupoelaluna
Reviewed 15 April 2018

For years we've been expecting a star, and for years we've been amazed to see others less deserving awarded, but still no star here. The Artichoke is stunningly good and far exceeds the standards of several one star establishments we have tried. The imaginative, inventive...More

Thank FussyBvggerBrit
Reviewed 14 April 2018

What lovely lunch we all had here! Tasty well cooked food . So nice, with an amuse bouche of onion soup and a pre dessert of pear, too . Asparagus starter was delicious , duck main was rich and beautifully presented , banana dessert quite...More

Thank KentKritic
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Excellent lunch chosen from the Set Lunch menu as it offered very desirable options despite having just a couple of choices for each course. We ended up staying for 2 hours in total and felt neither hurried or delayed. The tasting and a la carte...More

Thank Andrew-Beverley
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10 March 2018|
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Response from Jellyfishslayer | Reviewed this property |
Upstairs room available.
28 October 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.
17 May 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
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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