Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar

4.6
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£41 and over
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Indian
Hawkyns by twice Michelin starred chef Atul Kochhar offers vibrancy, incredible aromas, flavours, textures and an excitement to the picturesque town of Old Amersham. Situated inside The Crown Inn, a mere 5-minutes drive from Amersham tube station on the Metropolitan line, Hawkyns 2 AA rosette restaurant showcases Atul’s Pan-Indian cuisine.

Guests will expect to find dishes including: Malai Murg Tikka, Samosa Chaat, Dum Biriyani, Railway Lamb Curry and Tandoori Chicken, plus delicious dishes and tasting menu for Vegetarian and Pescatarian requirements.
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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the taster menu and everthing was delicious, excellent service very attentive staff.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good. Tasting menu is excellent. Service is very friendly and efficient.

EH
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the Tasting Menu and the food and service were fantastic and will definitely be back. Subtle flavours in all of the courses and attentive service.

P
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was beautifully cooked although one of party didn’t feel lamb was worth extra for the portion size

i
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

first time to visit Hawkyns. Visited on a Saturday night. The food was so tasty and rounded in flavour. Service was good. We were a bit unfortunate to have a table in the middle of the room so there was quite a bit of back and forward of meals/drinks being brought out to other tables. But would definitely go back and request a table on one of the edges. Good value.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was superb leaving a delightfully balanced zing in the mouth.

AT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good a great tasting menu with flavour and skill shown. Great night out and Good value

I
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Hawkyns is a great addition to Amersham providing Indian haut cuisine in the heart of the ancient High Street. We had the tasting menu and each course was delicious but the combination was so wonderfully created to give a tapestry of tastes, textures and form, together it was wonderful. It is also great value for £37 and the course are perfectly sized so that you can enjoy all courses and feel bloated at the end. I can't wait for our next visit.

GC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the most outstanding meals I have had this year. The food was incredible and a real taste experience with all the amazing spices and Indian flavors you could ask for but light and delicious and simply a meal to savor. The staff were warm, friendly and attentive in an old and special environment

s
London
31 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellently

S
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The strengths are great service & tasty dishes. The weaknesses are difficulty in finding the hotel car park especially during late evening and less generous portions for a pricey al carte menu.

J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We have been fans of Atul Kochhar for some time and have had various meals at Sindhu and Benares. Obviously Hawkyns is aimed at a different market to the others and that is a good thing as you don't need to be eating high end all the time! We had the Tasting menu which was excellent value and very good. The service left a lot to be desired we felt with servers that tried to describe the dishes as they came up which was mostly unintelligible and poorly delivered due to a both language and understanding. This was disappointing. Fortunately we had the menu in front of us to refer to. This needs a lot of honing up. The surroundings are gastro pub type and very good for informal eating.

RA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, although the samosa was just a little too heavy with the pastry. Service was good but the waiter serving the individual courses could spend just a little more time in describing the course. This was our second visit with the tasting menu and it is great!

t
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The starter and main were really nice and good value for money. However you need to watch the beverages and desert as really drove up the cost of our visit.

A
London
20 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Dinner with 4 Foodie Friends. Excellent as usual, busy and buzzy atmosphere, lovely staff and great food.
Highly recommend and will definitely be back soon !!

R
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been to Benares I was doubtful that a restaurant closer to home could come close, but, it did.
We had the taster menu which is good value at £38 for 5 courses. The Samosa was outstanding and the following courses were of the same ilk. Loved my evening, staff were attentive and very pleasant, the ambience and decor was nice and tables not on top of eachother. Will be back soon and next time I will partake in the wine flight, this time I didn’t as I was abstaining from alcohol for October.

CH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food outstanding, all round lovely experience, would recommend to everyone, will be back again very soon. Would love takeaway, but live in Stevenage. Please get a restaurant here!!

GU
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and ambiance was brilliant
Sea bass as a main course was very small in size

PR
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal the flavours were fantastic. We will definitely be returning.

PD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spices resulting in some lovely flavours. Good portion size and the Rabbit starter was excellent

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great overall experience. Food was outstanding and service was attentive and friendly. Definitely going back.
We selected the offer - 3 course meal - which proved great value for money.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

s
London
31 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

TL
London
131 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed weekend lunch with family. Food from the set menu was excellent and our waiter couldn’t do more for us. Both Lamb biryani and salmon dish were tender, black dahl was tasty. Definitely will be back again to try other dishes.

PR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Only complaint was there was no ac!! Service and food however was amazing.

H
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyable ambiance on outside patio. Very good service. Food was good but not insulated creative. Would definitely eat here again.