about artichoke

Opening hours

We are open for lunch on Thursday to Saturday from 12:00 to 16:00, with last orders at 13:45. We are open for dinner on Wednesday and Thursday from 18:15 to 23:00, with last orders at 20:45, and on Friday and Saturday from 18:00 to 23:00, with last orders at 20:45. We are closed on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday.

about us

Newly awarded with a coveted MICHELIN Star, Artichoke in Old Amersham, is owned and led by Chef Patron Laurie Gear and his wife Jacqueline.

Since first opening their doors in 2002 they have been a fantastic voyage of discovery and an evolution of innovative cooking in Buckinghamshire.

Located in the heart of the old town, Chef Patron Laurie Gear, together with Head Chef Chris Chegwin, and a loyal and dedicated team, strive to offer the very best neighbourhood dining experience.

Artichoke offers inventive and refined modern European cuisine with a strong emphasis on seasonality.

Working closely with high quality artisan producers and local craftsman, helping to tie together their strong ethos, and Artichoke has received many awards and accolades for its seasonally changing menus, matched with impeccable service.


Interiors are influenced by Scandinavian chic and design by Fiona Johnston Parke from the award-winning Emily Todd Hunter, compliments original features of the 16th century Grade Two listed building with inspiration drawn from Laurie's time spent in Scandinavia.

The seamless and welcoming space features soft muted tones of walnut, soft greys and pale lilacs, peppered with amethyst glass and local hand-crafted pottery vases.

c Paul Winch-Furness - Photographer


Artichoke is listed 13th in the UK Top 100 Restaurants Squaremeal 2020 and has been included in the Top 50 UK Restaurants Good Food Guide since 2011 with a cooking score of 07/10, and ended the decade on a high with the MICHELIN Star award.

The future looks bright for Artichoke as the team continues to push the boundaries of neighbourhood dining to the new frontiers.

Laurie is also guest chef to the Amersham Life Magazine and writes a monthly recipe feature. You can view the recipe feature for November 2020 here.

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9 Market Square, Old Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 ODF