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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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French, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
9 Market Square, Amersham HP7 0DF, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have to say from the minute we got there i was impressed. The food was amazing and the waiters were all really attentive. Really enjoyed my meal and will be back again!

Thank mariocirillo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After visiting last year for my partner's birthday and being completely blown away, we returned again on the Artichokes first weekend of 2018. It was amazing then, and it's amazing now. Again, we went for the tasting menu with matching wine flight. Seven courses of...More

Thank DBeardon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After disappointment of missing one of their December Sunday opening days, we decided to treat ourselves with a trip to the Artichoke on 23rd December. Didn’t disappoint. Great food and service. Special mention for wonderful cheese course at end. 3 lovely cheeses accompanied by 3...More

Thank Sparky2507
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tops for a lovely lunch or dinner top quality well presented fresh local ingredients. Superb wine list and pairings. Offer a fixed 3 course with choices or a 7 course tasting menu. Great beef and fish, something for everyone here. Nice cosy atmosphere, open kitchen....More

Thank peterah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been recommended by a friend we booked to take mother in law for pre Christmas lunch. I chose a la carte - grouse followed by cod then cheese. The cod was brilliant. Great service and great value.

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere is one of subtle attention without the staff overcrowding you the whole time. Marvellous!! The dishes are all explained and the presentation is wonderful. Eat with your eyes first!!

Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great - the partridge dish was our favourite from the things we tried. Wine list is great and very friendly service. Great option for a special occasion.

Thank pragya g
Reviewed 15 December 2017

I made a reservation months in advance for my Birthday celebration.We were shown to a table 6 feet away from the entrance.Every timothy door opened a draft reach our tableI complained and was told the restaurant was full.Not a good start.Half an hour later we...More

Thank hymiezar
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

When friends from the Midlands on a day visit, ask to go here you know we have something special in our midst. The scene and standard was set by a personal welcome from the chef patron. We chose the three course set lunch, and decided...More

Thank bryan490
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Meet with my partners sister and her partner here to do our Christmas they came from Brighton and we came from Coventry . We discovered this restaurant a number of years ago when staying in Amersham and have been back a few times but not...More

Thank Judy E
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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