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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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

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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

Food was amazing. The service even better.

Jonathan Huberman 26 September 2016
from Los Angeles

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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 COMO The 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 COMO The Halkin has recently launched tapas and set lunch menus, including options of spider crab salad, and an Iberico ham plate. You can also enjoy a unique Afternoon Tea at COMO The Halkin bar.

Experimental twists for dessert at Ametsa in Knightsbridge includes dishes like The Big Truffle 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

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

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Customer reviews for Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

4.6 (((() (based on 218 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (195)
  • romantic (109)
  • luxury (102)
  • lunch (77)
  • business (75)
  • private dining (59)
  • trendy (55)
  • value (21)
  • entertainment (18)
  • large parties (7)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • breakfast (2)
  • child friendly (2)
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  • ((((* by from London

    Dessert amazing

  • ((((( by from London

    The tapas selection was exquisite.

  • ((((( by from London

    Loved everything! Favorites were the scorpion dish, scallops. Suckling pig however did not meet our expectations. We've had better ones since we are Asian.

  • ((((( by from Bromley

    A fantastic experience. The presentation of the food and the balance of tastes was indeed a work of art, and our enjoyment was added to by the excellent staff. We shall certainly plan a return visit.

  • (((** by from London

    Excellent. Staff a little too attentive (e.g take a sip of water and they were leaning over topping your water up!).

  • ((*** by from London

    I've booked the 3 course meal with a glass of champagne with 2 friends and it was such a disappointment!
    The overall service was very slow. Upon arrival we received our drinks and some bread but had to wait nearly an hour before the first course was served (we even asked what the delay was about and topped up on the bread). We ordered a bottle of wine for the table and on more than one occasion I had to ask for my glass to be topped off (the bottle was kept elsewhere). I had expected more from a Michelin star restaurant.

    The first course was delicious, but as we were starving by that point, and it was not very filling. There was another delay with the main course. We all ordered the fish. I felt mine was under cooked: it was rubbery and there were juices coming out of it as I sliced it. Sharing my thoughts with my friends they claimed the same. One friend had her fish very raw, it had transparent parts to it. We still ate it, as again, we've been in the restaurant for over 1.5 hours by that point and very hungry. When asked how are food was my friend mentioned the fish was under cooked yet we ate it as we were hungry. The chef sent over a complimentary dish off the menu to apologise which was very nice.
    Dessert was average as well, we left the chocolate dessert uneaten as it was so rich.

  • ((((( by from London

    Elegant and yet not pretentious; creative dishes that still fill and delight you, with a mix of traditional and innovative ingredients; perfect and warm service. Really a great dining experience.

  • ((((( by from Oslo

    Staff created relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Brilliant service. Food presentation extraordinary.

  • ((((( by from Sydney, Australia

    Our meal was faultless, from the food to the service the entire experience was amazing.
    We were running late for our reservation due to traffic, and the Ametsa team were amazingly kind in accomodating, keeping the reservation for a longer period of time. All round the team helped us transition from an average start to the night (due to traffic) into a fabulous end to the night with warm and personable service.

    Location within the Halkin was lovely, and the decor simple and elegant.

    Finally, for the food.. definitely go for the tasting menu with paired wine, it does not disappoint.

  • ((((( by from Brussels

    Excellent reception under the spice filled ceiling decor. The tasting menu was full of variety and surprises. Impeccable service and timing of the courses. And, of course, all the food was excellent.

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