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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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

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Average
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

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

4.6 (((() (based on 80 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • luxury (39)
  • romantic (39)
  • business (27)
  • lunch (21)
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  • ((((( 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.

  • ((((( by from London

    Great food, and best dinner expirience in London so far. Superb service from start to end, and very friendly staff. Definitely good value for money!

  • ((((( by from London

    The food was amazing and the service just perfect. One of the best meals I've had in a long time.

  • ((((* by from London

    Although the restaurant itself is a little atmosphere-free, the service was excellent. We really enjoyed the flavours of all the food, and the presentation was very good. The dessert we were served (a smoked chocolate mousse), was not so good - tasted like eating a cigarette to us, but it was quickly changed for a delicious alternative that we loved. All in all - excellent value for the £42 set menu offer (the free fizz was also very tasty), with fantastic service making the evening all the more enjoyable. Recommended, but probably not for a first date as it's not particularly romantic setting-wise.

  • ((((( by from London

    This was the seconded time we visit this restaurant, we had the set 4 course menu which mostly was good. Only one dish we never liked, the beef was a bit bland, though scallops were very good as was the poached egg. Sea bass with the celery was excellent

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