Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar

4.3
66 reviews
£41 and over
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 66 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.0
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viplondonjoe
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice meal at Hawkyn's, good service and food was presented well. We'll certainly make a return visit!

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DeepaK
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

For the first time ever in all my visits to Hawkyns, I was served food that was barely warm. Whether it was the samosas or the crab or the daal or veggie or chicken... all of it was bordering on cold. Spoilt the taste of food because Indian food should never be served cold, it’s an insult. Due to Covid placing many businesses in difficulties, we didn’t complain but now that you ask, I have to say that this is no way to serve, especially to loyal customers.

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StephenG
Essex
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had the tasting menu, with matching wines ,was very good,there was one extra a little chickpea stack ,ok but nothing special ,the wines got better as we preceded through menu.Hawkyns restaurant is in the Crown pub so is not an intimate setting .Overall the food was very good ,service was good.

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JenH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Lovely and quiet. Staff were friendly without being overbearing and didn’t feel rushed

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ChrisD
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Good food but way too quick! Hardly had chance to breath in between courses!

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HarryH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food, served quickly and efficiently.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service wasn’t very good but the food was very tasty. Given that it’s a special occasion- priced restaurant, it wasn’t good value.

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DJ68
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Small portions compared to Indian Essence in Petts Wood and the toilets definitely need a little TLC... not good to see a metal toilet brush rusting way in a corner and a topped up hand wash

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ThaiFoodie05
London
12 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere staff attentive but felt the food was lacking. On arrival was presented with an appetiser dokra beautiful flavours.
Was excited with prospect of ordering from the menu.
Unfortunately did not feel the food delivered.
We ordered the soft shell crab & peppered lamb which was good nice flavours.
Mains chicken biryani which was nice & fragrant.
& lucknowi beef which was like a deconstructed roast.
The beef was bought out medium rare would’ve been good to have asked how do you like it cooked.
Wasn’t overwhelmed by the food & would rather pay more & go to Benares.

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PoojaRamavrat
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here beforehand and they bought a lovely little treat for my boyfriend. This has definitely become a regular spot for us.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service wasn’t very good! Twice I asked for more mango chutney with our poppadoms which overall took around 15mins to get having to ask twice to two different people? Plus the jar they serviced it in was so small for one person but they assume it should serve for 4 people?! We had to ask for more poppadoms as they only served a few which are tiny in size! Not enough for four people!
I ordered black dhal but didn’t get it! Even though the waiter asked us if we wanted any sides? And I said yea black dhal!
It was our first time eating here and we wasn’t that impressed as the Marlowe restaurant we went to was so much better! The tables also didn’t look like they were 2 metres apart as they were very close and no screens up!

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PeterG
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu was excellent this was a return visit and finding it had been tweaked with some different dishes was a nice surprise.

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

First time eating here for our anniversary. Vegetarian option not brilliant and definitely overpriced.
Really surprised to see that I had to use toilet tissue to wipe my hands after washing as no other form of towels available and no hand dryer. Not what you expect at any reasonable restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Warwickshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful stay at the Crown and had the taster menu on the Sunday evening. Food was outstanding, so fresh , vibrant and tasty.
We also had the pleasure of meeting chef Atul Kochhar the night before .
Would definitely recommend and love to come again .

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Birthday.
Unfortunately, there were issues with timing of food.
Thanks

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is great and there are very unique dishes. The only improvement I would suggest is adjusting the spice of the veg main course up as the mix veg dish tasted sweet/bland.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

AL
AdrianL
Buckinghamshire
33 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice tasting menu and good value with the eat in to help out discount. Choice of mains and third course. We preferred the lamb main to the beef (supplement) as the beef a bit chewy with a line of gristle. Chocolate and raspberry dessert a nice way to end the meal, although I'm not a fan of rose petals! Would go again, perhaps when the menu changes.

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Wardy
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a great setting. Covid aware also.

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Nick
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Overall very good, had the tasting menu which was really good, although the rabbit wasn't available which was a disappointment. Fair value, and good staff.

PB
PeterB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great, unorganised service and a lack of attention to detail.

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Natasha
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Opted for the tasting menu which provided a good selection of the menu. Food was okay, but lacking in flavour for us. Was disappointed with the service, felt like it was paced for the couple next us even though they ordered much earlier than we did. We told our waiter that we were going out for some air so that they could hold the final course and then came back to the table to find our dessert with the ice cream melting. Not the service I expect of any restaurant, let alone one of this price.

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hughb
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always top quality beautifully presented
Good value

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AlanC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere. very good service.
A little dark at our table which didn't help menu reading.
Enjoyed the choice of food and the meal was lovely.

ME
MagicElmo
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Did tasting menu and on another night the a la carte menu. Both were delicious and good value. Currently still doing the Eat out to help our discount themselves which makes it even better value! Good atmosphere even on a weekday evening.

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CarolineP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try the tasting menu as hadn't been before. Lovely experience to taste beautifully cooked food.

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GrahamF
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

As always excellent dining with good service. But concerned at the closeness of the tables. Appreciate it is only a small dining area

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RajV
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent booking process. They were very understanding when we warned them that we were stuck in traffic and would be a little late. Comfortable, spacious seating with good safety precautions. Excellent food as always with some really authentic flavours and some of the best grilled salmon I’ve had in a long time.

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SusanD
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent evening! Staff were very attentive

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Lovely food and great service but total lack of ambiance. The Crown is a lovely old building but the decor was poor and the lighting way too bright.

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TanyaB
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and I’m keen to go back. With the special offer, it was great value too for the quality of the food. Our party had the duck breast main, the railway lamb curry and the chicken biryani. All were very tasty and we were pleased with our choices.

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SusanE
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - well priced. Attentive service in the difficult Covid conditions. Accommodated my husband's request to adjust a menu dish to meet his taste without fuss.

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vipC4SKI
London
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Meal was good we had the tasting menu, samosas were incredible! However we were left somewhat confused at the end when getting our bill. The Eat Out to Help Out had been extended so we were looking forward to taking advantage of this. However when we presented our gift voucher (we had been gifted a birthday meal) the bill was recalculated and the eat out offer was taken off? Somehow the staff failed to understand the concept of a gift voucher!! A gift voucher is NOT a discount as they called it. A gift voucher is where cash has been pre-paid to be used at the venue for a later date. The full amount has been paid. I’m not sure how this can be so difficult to understand or why the restaurant would refuse us the Eat Out to Help Out offer just because part of our payment was pre-paid?! Please can someone explain this logic as there was no discount involved with this process?

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful tasting menu meal and thank you for continuing the ‘eat out to help out’ scheme making our meal good value. The staff were excellent. Would eat here again soon.

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Diner2
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Felt very safe in regards to Covid 19.

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lyddy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

if one likes spice then this is a place to eat, food nicely presented and portions sizes just right for me as one a small eater but for someone who is a big eater or very hungry then have some nan bread but extra cost and can add up to ones budget so be prepared

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AidanC
Buckinghamshire
15 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve eaten here a few times now and twice in the past few days. It’s a good experience from the moment you walk in. A committed team, keen to get you comfortable and served. An excellent menu and a reasonably good wine list.

Stars for me are the Beef pepper fry and the Samosa from the starters; Railway Lamb curry and the Chicken curry from the mains. Good heat, nicely spiced.

I think the staff are excellent and remember you from visit to visit. Service is quick and professional. Portion sizes are good.

It’s a real local star for Indian food far outclasssing and mock Indian food of the local takeaways.

Hawkyns does takeaway too. I used it once in lockdown. Really excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A good all round standard for a local curry house. Not worthy of a ‘star name’ and not a must visit

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ChristopherT
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Easy to book through Open Table and helpful reminders
Pleasant attentive service - not over the top.
Well paced meal- no rush
Quality of food excellent and good sized portions.
This is curry with a difference- there is heat but overwhelming feature is the taste of the different spaces and the key ingredients
Great value with the eat out to help out offer extended by Hawkyns

LD
LornaD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. Will be back.

FAQs

Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat. Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01494 728126.

Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar is rated 4.3 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.