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Hawkyns Restaurant at the Crown

16 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DH +44 1494958596

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The Hawkins fish and chips was the best I have ever tasted!

Daniel Birchwood 18 March 2017
from Amersham

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From Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar, Hawkyns at The Crown Inn Amersham offers delicious modern British cuisine in a historical setting.

Centred around seasonal British ingredients from local suppliers, the menu offers a twist on classics, including wood pigeon, barbecue guinea fowl, and a modern spin on fish and chips. Desserts include toasted marshmallow with rhubarb ice cream and jelly, and chocolate tart with blackberry ice cream. Sunday roasts are also a firm favourite, and include roasted sirloin of White Park beef or roast pork belly with all the trimmings.

Serving hearty dishes in warm and welcoming surroundings, find The Crown Inn in Buckinghamshire on Amersham High Street, a 5-minute drive from Amersham Tube Station.

Hawkyns Restaurant at the Crown

16 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DH

Contact +44 1494721541
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Customer reviews for Hawkyns Restaurant at the Crown

3.9 ((((* (based on 60 reviews)
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  • ((((( 22 March 2017 by Christine Toms from Chalfont Saint Peter

    Attentive friendly staff. When we arrived there was only one other table occupied and the restaurant area was quite stark. As the evening went on every table was taken (not bad for a Tuesday night) and there was a real buzz. The tables were close together, although not intrusive. The food was absolutely delicious and Hawkyns take on fish and chips was amazing. A huge piece of cod, crisp deconstructed batter as decoration, caper sauce and, of course, triple cooked chips. What's not to like? All the courses were tasty and beautifully presented. I tried the shredded lamb in tea broth as a starter - unusual and I was tempted to dip my bread in. My partner had scallops and we both had the orange parfait for dessert, accompanied by a good bottle of Shiraz. Great not to have to go up to London so often when we have so many good restaurants locally. Cost wise very reasonable - it was my partner's birthday and I was paying, so pleasantly surprised. When can we go again??????

  • ((((( 18 March 2017 by Daniel Birchwood from Amersham

    The Hawkins fish and chips was the best I have ever tasted!

  • ((((* 16 March 2017 by Alex Robertson from Chalfont Saint Giles

    Front of house needs to catch up a bit, but the food was excellent.

  • ((((( 9 March 2017 by Emma Kendrick-jones from Great Missenden

    We were extremely impressed by the food and the wine. Stand out dishes were mushroom foam amuse bouche and wood pigeon starter. Also a completely English cheese selection. Decor great. Staff superb. Only negative was the smell of cooking ( fish) when I first arrived at the hotel. We will definitely return, thank you.

  • (((** 8 March 2017 by Fiona Burgess from Rickmansworth

    Lovely place, slightly squashed on our table. Slow to bring water, generally staff were fine, our waiter a little dopey.Starters were fine, beef was a little cold for our main course,and we had to wait for veg and gravy. Veg for sunday lunch was just a small ramekin of admittedly tasty cabbage, expected more, and wondered if we were short changed as we had had to push back our table and were eating later than planned.No chocolate fondant available for pudding as had sold out, again think we were too late for full selection. Generally an enjoyable experience, I would try again, but plenty of room for improvement!

  • (((** 6 March 2017 by RT from Beaconsfield

    Enjoyable evening with lovely ambience while still being accommodating to a baby in a pushchair however room for improvement including service. There was large booking within same area however those smaller tables often need more attention. We would have drank much more had service been better.

    Food looked great but lacked some finishing touches, pearl barley risotto needed more seasoning, duck needed fat rendering more, not enough truffle in truffle mash and chicken dish was unfortunately dry and bland. The deconstructed fish and chips and brill dish as well as goats cheese starter were all outstanding. Amuse bouche also very tasty. I'll come again once more to see if quality meets appearance...

    This doesn't need to go on website.. more feedback for your own information.

  • (((** 6 March 2017 by Fozia Hill from High Wycombe

    I think when we initially walked in the setting was lovely and the staff great. We then had to wait a while to order a drink? A few of the dishes weren't available, but that was ok. My husband loved his choices and felt my starter was pretty special. My main which was the brill was a little dry and it was swimming in muscles. I didn't enjoy that. The tarte tartin was glorious. Would I come back. Probably not. Lacked in atmosphere for a Thursday lunch for me personally.

  • ((((( 5 March 2017 by Alister Mellor from Amersham

    Fantastic food and great service

  • ((((( 4 March 2017 by Janice Alder from Chorleywood

    Gorgeous food. Room became noisy when a party of 20 arrived but we were promptly moved to a quiet room. Particularly enjoyed the goats cheese mousse and the fish and chips best we'd ever eaten.

  • ((((* 3 March 2017 by Sue Schmidt from Gerrards Cross

    Solid upmarket pub food and atmosphere (not really reaching fine dining level though). Delicious amuse bouche (carrot foam), goats cheese and fig starter excellent, had scallops for main, also excellent, friend had fish and chips, fish excellent but chips overcooked and rather salty. Bread was hard and dry (actually not eaten). Too full for puds sadly. Service a bit slow to start but once orders placed everything moved at a good pace and staff were very friendly.

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