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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

The Halkin by COMO, Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ

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Main course: £15
Food spend: £28
Opening hours
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:30 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00

Really good food and attentive staff. The set menu was excellent.

Adam Perry 08 December 2014
from London

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Awarded its first Michelin Star within only a few months of opening, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction offers a unique and exquisite take on Basque cuisine within the 5-star Halkin Hotel.

Crafting the deep, earthy flavours of Spain’s Basque region, Ametsa is borne from the father & daughter team who head up the 3 Michelin-starred Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Menus showcase the finest organic, local produce sourced from land and sea, with guests invited to experience groundbreaking dishes like ‘from egg to chicken’, ‘quick-changing squid’, or ox cheeks with vanilla.

Ametsa at The Halkin has recently launched tapas and set lunch menus, including options of spider crab salad, and an Iberico ham plate.

Experimental twists for dessert at Ametsa in Knightsbridge includes dishes like clove custard with pineapple ice cream, or French toast with mango and coconut. A striking dining room filled with brilliant white surfaces and golden tubular ceiling coverings is the work of acclaimed designer, Ab Rogers.

Glamorous and elegant, Ametsa restaurant in London is a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge Tube Station.

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

The Halkin by COMO, Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ

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Customer reviews for Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

4.6 (((() (based on 66 reviews)
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  • luxury (29)
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  • ((((( by from Brussels

    Utterly stunning. The food and prsentation were sublme only the plates could have been hotter. We were treated like princesses for my friend Sandra's birthday and she and I are still talking about it and the wonderful food. The best of all was the deep sea bass - cut as it should have been in a large steak and we are still wondering about that apple and pineapple "celery". What a colnundrum. Excellent and thank you

  • ((((( by from London

    Really good food and attentive staff. The set menu was excellent.

  • (((** by from London

    Front of house was excellent. All the staff warm and attentive. The good was clever and good value, but on occasion let down by lapses in the kitchen. My wife's seafood tapa was gritty, our turbot was delicious but still had some scales, and the ox cheek main was obviously under seasoned.

    On the whole it was a positive experience - and as I say the staff were lovely - it was just a shame the kitchen slipped a little.

  • ((((( by from Maida Vale

    Simply First Class

  • ((((( by from London

    Went with family for family birthdays and it was amazing. Been before and it was just as good if not better. The staff were brilliant and the food was so good. We ended up half an hour late which was entirely my fault as I got the booking time round my neck and they kindly kept our table and were very nice about it. We had a set 4 course tasting menu which was divine and when I asked about somthing I had the previous time - scorpion fish- they brought some out with no extra charge. The flavours in all the tasting dishes went very well and I can see why they have their Micheline Star- totally deserved and the best out of the three Micheline star restaurants I've been to. My husband also has a peanut allergy and they were so accomodating. Can't reccomend it enough!

  • ((((( by from Slependen

    Very nicely and decorative prepared food.Superb service from a friendly staff.We used the special offer meny and it lived up to more than expected

  • ((((( by from London

    I am very impressed by their staff who are very friendly and attentive. This made the whole dining experience very enjoyable. The portions of the Star Deal is very generous. As to the food, there are a good variety of flavours. The dessert is fantastic so is really the best for last.

  • ((((( by from London

    we made reservations for their 4 course tasting menu which included a glass of lovely cava. the whole dining experience was absolutely wonderful from beginning to end. the staff was very accommodating and never intrusive. the sommelier recommended an excellent choice in wine that paired nicely with all the foods. now to the food…..amazing and superbly presented!

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a memorable dinner there. Most imaginative, delicious and beautiful tapas I have ever had! Cleverly combine different textures in one dish, for example, the roasted milk and pineapple ice cream has all creamy, crispy and crumbly ingredients in one dish. Like the name describes, it is a heaven for foodies!

  • ((((( by from Worcester

    A delightful dining experience. The interior is interesting and modern, which is complemented by the old school professionalism and warmth of the staff. This is basque food and previous negative critics may not have understood this. All courses were creative, beautifully presented, and explained by the waiting staff. The balance of texture and taste was perfect and enhanced by the decoration of the dishes. We could have been sat in San Sebastian or the Barri gotic. The set menu was good value but next time for us the a la carte or tasting menu as we watched as some amazing creations appeared from the kitchen for surrounding tables. The evening was topped off with a trip to the kitchen. The Chef and his team were as warm and friendly as the front of house staff. Thanks to all.

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