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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

The Halkin by COMO, 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

Superb dining experience. Smiling attentive staff, friendly and caring. The food was divine. Loved the French toast desert, absolutely beautiful.
A mouth watering dining experience.

Lee Sutton 12 May 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 84 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( by from London

    Superb dining experience. Smiling attentive staff, friendly and caring. The food was divine. Loved the French toast desert, absolutely beautiful.
    A mouth watering dining experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    Super creative food expertly prepared. The room is very modern and certainly not fluffy. If you like your decor Loius XIV or can't eat without a roaring log fire, this is not for you but the room is calm and the tables well spaced. The waiting staff are very pleasant and service impeccable. Food is playful and not everything is what it seems at first sight. The location is seemingly off the beaten track but in fact it is only 5 mins walk from Hyde Park Corner tube - take exit 3 and enjoy wonderful food!

  • ((((( by from London

    The service was impeccable and the food was excellent.

    It was a set menu so there were no choices, which surprised me. I don't eat red meat or pork which accounted for a couple of the courses, but this was absolutely no problem for the kitchen. The waiter arranged for me to have a red pepper dish and a fish dish as alternatives, and they were very tasty. My husband tells me that the meat dishes were excellent too.

    The food was really beautifully presented too, and quite playful (jelly that changes colour!) which was fun.

    The pace of the meal was just right. We had a small gap between each course to reflect on what we'd just enjoyed. The wine was delicious and the very attentive staff always made sure our glasses were topped up.

    It was a really enjoyable evening and a wonderful experience.

  • ((((( by from London

    We dined on a set menu, which was fantatic. The restaurants setting and ambience are lovely and the service was absolutely exemplary, the staff could not do enough for us. The food was fantastic, thoughtful and very modern without being pretentious and it really captured the beautiful Spanish flavours we were expecting but in a very subtle way. We coulkd not recomend this resaurant highly enough. An expnsive mean no doubt, but also a value for money one too.

  • ((((( by from London

    I have to admit that the decor of this place is kinda odd, basically it isn't very aesthetically pleasing, but the food is amazing. Presentation is stupendous, and all the flavors mix in so well together, I found myself really slowly savoring every little bit. The scallops were great, the roasted pig was amazing, the dessert was surprisingly light and amazing. Loved it all.

  • ((((* by from London

    A fantastic meal, artistic and original and attentive, informed, friendly but discreet service from the great staff.

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