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This timber-framed Elizabethan coaching inn at the end of the Metropolitan Line is used to the limelight, having starred in 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', but we suspect that having a Michelin-starred chef in the restaurant might surpass that; Atul Kochhar, of Tamarind and Benares, is in charge at Hawkyns, a 50-seat restaurant which presents a twist on Indian cuisine.

survey result

Summary

£65
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

If you remember ‘Four weddings’, this very characterful, beamed sixteenth-century pub in the town centre was the filming location for the bit where Hugh and Andie first start getting it together. Its food in recent years has been overseen by star Indian chef, Atul Kochhar, and is a highly rated curry favourite in (nearly) all reports.

Summary

£60
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Atul Kochhar's “classy” beamed sixteenth-century coaching inn – handily placed by the hotel where Hugh smooched Andie in ‘Four Weddings’ – has been a tad divisive in the past, but seems to be on an even keel of late, with reporters this year all convinced that its “Indian favourites with an interesting twist” are “well worth the premium”.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Outstanding food in a lovely setting” again wins praise for celeb chef, Atul Kochhar’s Indian take on British food at this ancient, beamed Elizabethan coaching inn on the high street (which was one of the locations in ‘Four Weddings’). But once again, its ratings are held back by the odd reporter who’s unconvinced: “after several attempts wanting to believe, we’ve concluded it falls short overall”.

Summary

£56
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Outstanding food in a lovely setting” again wins praise for celeb chef, Atul Kochhar’s Indian take on British food at this ancient, beamed Elizabethan coaching inn on the high street (which was one of the locations in ‘Four Weddings’). But once again, its ratings are held back by the odd reporter who’s unconvinced: “after several attempts wanting to believe, we’ve concluded it falls short overall”.

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 72.00 Always available 9

Starter Main Pudding
£4.00 £29.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.00
Filter Coffee £2.25
Extras  
Bread £4.50
Service 12.50%

Restaurant details

No dress code

Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar Restaurant in HP7, Amersham by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar restaurant.
Steven B
Under-rated in Hardens! We went on a specia...
Reviewed 3 months, 30 days ago

"Under-rated in Hardens! We went on a special offer of £19 for 3 courses and would have happily paid more. Very attentive service from the outset; nothing too much trouble. Ambiance is OK, tables well spaced in the main room. The food is how we like Indian (here slightly fusion in style) with a level of spice you can enjoy to enhance the flavour while not needing lots of water! Dishes all beautifully presented with flowers and decoration - not at all Indian. The chicken marsala was generous and as my landmark, passed the test. Perfect rice and lentils included. The main menu has some quite complex dishes at higher prices "

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16 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DH
Opening hours
Monday5 pm‑9:30 pm
Tuesday5 pm‑9:30 pm
Wednesday5 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5 pm‑9:30 pm

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