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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

Excellent as ever.

Nick Petrou 23 August 2016
from North 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 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 198 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (179)
  • romantic (102)
  • luxury (98)
  • lunch (67)
  • business (65)
  • private dining (55)
  • trendy (51)
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  • ((((( by from london

    always amazing - food, staff, everything!

  • ((((( by from London


  • ((((( by from Bath

    The food was absolutely delicious. This was my first fine dining experience, the waiters were very attentive and welcoming and told us all about the food. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and really helped prepare me to taste the wines presented. I thoroughly enjoyed the tapas plates, especially the crab tempura which had the most delightfully subtle crunch. All in all, one of the best dining experiences of my life, and for a reasonable price.

  • ((((( by from London

    We selected the tasting menu which proved to be one of the best meals I've eaten in the past few years. Stunningly good. Nothing bizarre and all combinations worked beautifully. Exceedingly helpful and attentive staff. Front of house absolutely perfect. Some excellent Spanish wines proving a perfect foil to the food. Bravo.

  • ((((( by from North London

    Excellent as ever.

  • ((((( by from London

    From the moment i walked in the staff were attentive, pleasant. The ambience of the restaurant compliments the food. The food was amazing in presentation and taste. The dishes were explained on presentation. There is nothing to fault. We felt privileged. My friend is from Spain and her friends in Spain were envious of us. Brilliant

  • ((((( by from tel aviv

    amazing experience.the food was unbeliveble.we had the tasting menu and it was truly a journey of culinary excellence

  • ((((* by from GHENT (BELGIUM)

    Nice place, very nice welcome, very friendly personel, dishes and plates were quite good and sufficient; pairing wines were judiciously chosen and explained but there was a little error in the synchronisation in serving the wine : we had 3 entrées served with the same wine, after the 2nd entrée, our glasses were empty and so we should have received a little bit more of the same wine for the 3rd entrée but our glasses were taken away and we received the next wine actually assigned for the main plate The sommelier saw it too late and pointed it out to his colleague. This is a little detail for in general, we had a wonderful evening there. May be the giant chocolate truffle to close this charmant evening was a little bit too heavy. At the end, a taxi was called for us. We certainly will go back there at our next stay in London.

  • ((((( by from London

    We went to Ametsa on a groupon for 3 courses and wine. It was lovely. Food was amazing but service was the part that was outstanding to me. We were celebrating a birthday and engagement, it felt the team was celebrating along with us.

  • (**** by from London

    We had to share a runny egg for tapas starter! Very tricky to divide! When we mentioned it to the manager, we were dismissed completely! Felt value was poor and the food had no creativity or originality. Definitely one to avoid.

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