The Artichoke

“Setting the regional standard with dazzling modern cooking” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

AMERSHAM, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Official Rating
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Our Inspector's view

Amersham's finest continues to set a regional standard for dazzling modern cooking delivered with engaging brio in an atmosphere enlivened by views of the kitchen pass. Laurie Gear offers a variety of menus that will suit everyone. The Chiltern black ale bread with cultured butter is an unmissable intro to what’s to follow. Start with Bledlow Ridge pork belly, Burrow Hill perry, roast pear purée, fennel and sourdough tuile, then move onto roast poussin, asparagus, black garlic, truffle, seasonal mushrooms and cep ketchup. For dessert, sit back for 15 minutes and wait for the passionfruit soufflé with passionfruit and dark chocolate sorbet.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

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3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
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AA Notable Wine List
The Artichoke
9 Market Square,Old Amersham,AMERSHAM,HP7 0DF
Phone : 01494 726611

Features

Facilities
  • Seats: 48
  • Private dining available
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: Sunday, Monday, 1 week Easter, 2 weeks August/September, 25 December to 8 January,
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 208
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: Modern European
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire is a land of glorious beech trees, wide views and imposing country houses. Victorian Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli savoured the peace and tranquillity of Hughenden Manor, while generations of statesmen have entertained world leaders at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s rural retreat. Stowe and Waddesdon Manor are fine examples of even grander houses, set amid sumptuous gardens and dignified parkland.

The Vale of Aylesbury is a vast playground for leisure seekers with around 1,000 miles (1,609km) of paths and tracks to explore. Rising above it are the Chiltern Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 308sq miles (798sq km). They are best appreciated in autumn, when the leaves turn from dark green to deep brown. In the southeast corner of the Chilterns lie the woodland rides of Burnham Beeches, another haven for ramblers and wildlife lovers. Although the county’s history is long and eventful, it’s also associated with events within living memory. At Bletchley Park, more than 10,000 people worked in complete secrecy to try and bring a swift conclusion to World War II. Further south, an otherwise unremarkable stretch of railway line was made infamous by the Great Train Robbery in the summer of 1963.

 

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