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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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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Artichoke serves some elaborated French cuisine in a very beatiful setting. I have been there 3 times and the menu and always change an we have never been disapointed. I recommend to go for the tasting menu which has a very good price / quality ratio and allows you to try a lot of food combinations offered by the... More 

Thank Jean-baptiste F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The atmosphere in Artichoke is the first thing that hits you. The staff are warm and friendly and yet the restaurant keeps an quiet air of calm about it. The food is top notch - truly excellent. The price is perhaps a little high for a non-Michelin starred restaurant, but the quality of the food just about manages to make... More 

Thank J W
Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently ate at Artichoke on a Friday night as a party of four, with all of us eating off the tasting menu and two of us also drinking the companion wines with each tasting dish. If I could give this 3 1/2 stars I would. Everything was beautifully prepared, but unfortunately with one exception (a really excellent crab thermidor)... More 

Thank Tony_No
Amersham, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here last week to celebrate my daughters 21st. She & I had the vegetarian taster menu and hubby had the meat one! All the food was delicious as was the Wine Flight!

Thank SKF1310
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolute Heaven... Very precise serving time....as it was 5 course tasting menu. .. Choice of wine for each course was available for extra cost, which is great, as I could decide myself. ..Palet exceptional. .. Service - 5 star..and Michelin star atmosphere. . Been here many times...Every time is better and better....amazing 💖💖💖! !

Thank yelena22
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner not knowing what to expect. Slightly surprised at costs of everything but soon forgot as the food, wine and service were exceptional. We had a truly great meal which was far beyond our expectations and more's the pity that the only day we had free to return was a Monday night when they were closed.

Thank David A
Truro, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant never fails to disappoint. Sensational seasonal dishes that have been really carefully crafted. Every dish was a delight on our last visit, and we even found room for desert. Comprehensive wine list and helpful,and enthusiastic wine matching advice.

Thank Tanner321
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the Artichoke. It is an ideal venue if you love experiencing food that is truly delicious. On our first visit we tried the extensive tasting menu but on this occasion chose from the other menu. We were very happy, the crab starter on the new menu felt like it danced on your tongue as... More 

Thank hilary53g
Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had a celebration lunch with five of my girl friends. We had the five course tasting menu with the wine flight. It was the first time that four of my friends had eaten at the restaurant and they were very impressed, as were we all. Indeed a couple of months before i had celebrated my "big" birthday with... More 

1 Thank Wintonian74
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit and is the only high end restaurant we have returned to, which I think speaks volumes. Service is attentive, without being intrusive, and the Tasting Menu excellent in every way. The crab Thermidor deserves a special mention! We look forward to returning for visit number 5.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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