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.
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“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”.
“Has improved recently after being patchy when it first opened” – Atul Kochhar (formerly of Benares fame) is winning more acclaim for his “Indian take on British food” at the timber-framed Elizabethan coaching inn, made famous by ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’. Feedback on non-food aspects of the offering are still up-and-down however: “brilliant food is not enough – dreadful service and ambience…”; “wonderful spicing of great ingredients, only problem was how quiet it was”.
“After much fanfare it’s so average!” This timber-framed Elizabethan coaching inn starred in ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, and is once again drawing attention thanks to Atul Kochhar (of Benares fame) making it the home of his latest restaurant in January 2017. But for far too many reporters, his Indian twist on British favourites is “dismal”, with “dreary food” and “friendly but hopelessly amateur service”.
|Wine per bottle||£26.00|
16 High Street, Amersham, HP7 0DH
|Monday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm‑2:30 pm1|