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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” (148 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (66 reviews)
“quail” (17 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
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

I came here with a group of friends after they raved about their experience when the previously visited here. We all opted for the tasting menu with the accompanying wine flight. The food was absolutely superb and the wine flight complimented the food excellent. My...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really quite an amazing place for a treat - I cannot fault this place in any area, and it really shines. Atmosphere is lovely, as is décor; nice and understated decorations and nick-nacks everywhere, and just-right lighting. Layout gave diners space and privacy, and deadened...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a disappointment! The second time we have eaten at this restaurant and as with the first visit the food was absolutely superb. However our table of four had the tasting menu. which should be a relaxed and slow amble through many courses. Food and...More

Thank maggicampbellkeith
Reviewed 1 week ago

I implore you to go here for a special treat (unless you're loaded and can afford to go regularly). I got treated for my birthday and what a great treat it was. We had the lunchtime taster menu with wine flight. Everything was absolutely delicious,...More

1  Thank Melanie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is a real French gem in Amersham. Top quality food, beautifully presented in a stylish setting. The service at lunch was excellent, with each course of the tasting menu explained along with paired wines. Completely delicious. This is a luxury restaurant experience with...More

Thank Jon E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary here. We are both utterly speechless. We chose the taster menu with 'wine flight'. I was astounded at the use of texture, and flavour combination of each dish. The menu was well paced, each one setting...More

Thank Will G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a birthday meal here recently. It was the second time we've been now and we will definitely be coming back. The food is AMAZING! Every item on the tasting menu was superb. The wine is great too but a little overpriced. The service...More

Thank Jenny K
Reviewed 9 September 2017 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 9 September 2017 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 8 September 2017 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
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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
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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