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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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

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Average
Main course: £28
Food spend: £50
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

Inventive and delicious

Alison Elliott 25 July 2015
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

4.7 (((() (based on 90 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (81)
  • luxury (47)
  • romantic (45)
  • business (30)
  • lunch (23)
  • private dining (21)
  • trendy (19)
  • value (9)
  • entertainment (8)
  • large parties (2)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( by from Goole

    From the moment we entered we felt like we were in a special place, the restaurant team were so attentive, engaging and polite. The ambience is perfect for a romantic dinner for two. We had the tasting menu and asked to be surprised by the fish and meat courses (which you can choose yourself if you want), and we had the wine pairing to go with it. Each course was an explosion of different flavours. We had dined at Arzak in San Sebastian a few months ago and Ametsa was equally as good.

  • ((((( by from London

    Very interesting and very high quality food with impeccable service

  • ((((( by from London

    Inventive and delicious

  • ((((( by from London

    Everything about our meal at Ametsa was perfect. The welcome, the food, the wine and the service were impeccable. We will definitely be back!

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food in a relaxed environment. The £38 for three courses offer is great value for money. Highlights were the scallops at home and the petits fours.

  • ((((( by from Surbiton

    Excellent

  • ((((( by from London

    Absolutely fantastic. This really is my favourite restaurant. Having been here previously 6 months ago for my girlfriends birthday, an occasion that was made special by the restaurant and hotel staff, we were keen to come back for our anniversary. The offer that we got was real value for money - having had the tasting menu previously (and 9 courses) - we were expecting something a little different. The 3 courses in reality turned out to be 5 and each dish was beautifully presented and equally delicious. There were some new twists on old dishes and the new options on the menu were a treat. To finish, not only was the food excellent but the service was perfection. Ednor remembered us from a previous visit (6 months ago!), so much so that he remembered my girlfriends dietary requirements (pescatarian). He made our occasion special, even providing us with a recommendation which wasn't part of our offer. The other service staff we extremely friendly and attentive - we only casually mentioned that it was our annivarsary when we were in the bar and before we left were treated to a little extra Ametsa hospitality in the form of their special 'home made berries'. In short, this place is simply wonderful - we have a trip planned in September to visit Arzaks in San Sebastián and we literally cannot wait. Thanks to all the staff.

  • ((((( by from London

    It was a super dining experience. Both food and service were great.

  • ((((( by from London

    My wife and I took advantage of the £38 pp tasting menu. We started with a nice glass of rose cava, shared 3 tapas, and then an entre and desert each. Dinner was beautifully served and wrapped up with chocolate petite fours. The place was modernly beautiful and food superb. Highly recommend this place.

  • ((((( by from London

    Dining at Ametsa was very good from start to finish.All staff members was very helpful in explaining the food and drinks menu.Food was amazing for taste and presentation.It seems like each dish is a piece of artwork.We chose the set menu by bookatable which includes a glass of Cava Rose.Its as good as any champagne rose from France.We will go back again.

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