Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar

4.1
114 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 114 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.1
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3.9
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3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sunny
1 review
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This was a very poor show from Hawkyns. The table which we were given initially had the heater not working. We were then moved to a make shift tent outdoor seating which had 1 heater for several tables.

The food was OK overall but the value that we got was 1/5. This is not what you expect from the finest in this business. Sindhu in Marlow is amazing but Hawkyns is no where close to that. The only good thing was the quality of the staff and they were good. When you pay to eat in a "fine dining" restaurant, you expect quality. However, most of the basics weren't available - dirty black sheets on tables, bad ambience and zero investment on outdoor infrastructure (heaters & surrounding etc.).

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vipSarathP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went during the easing of lockdown where outdoor dining is available. The food, service and ambience were excellent. The only downside was the weather, which I can't really fault the restaurant. For their bit, they did set up gazebos and heaters, so there was not much more that they could do.

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WELLFEDJLH
London
56 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Under a marquee in rain and sleet we had an amazing meal. The venison tikka was incredible. Lamb Biryani wonderful and service (despite the weather) great. I thoroughly recommend this place. On a sunny day in the courtyard it would have been perfect!

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tinaS
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor courtyard and all COVID-19 safe. I was expecting the courtyard menu as per the website but was offered the a la carte and tasting menu. That being said, the food was delicious and I had a nice extra touch to acknowledge my wedding anniversary. Definitely will return.

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ShaileshT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue and fantastic food. The ambience was perfect for celebrating a special occasion and the Chef sent a complementary cake and birthday wishes on a plate when they got to know. Would highly recommend and will surely revisit.

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GoodFoodLover
London
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Ambience was good, alfresco, very good and friendly staff.

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AndyT
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely starters but the veggie option a couple of us had as a main wasn't as exciting. We'd have preferred the option merely to choose three side (veg) dishes.

Overall though we loved our experience incl. meeting the master chef himself!

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AndrewD
London
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience2

60th birthday. No acknowledgement of birthday.
Outside was windy and the temporary tent had little imagination with only one heater.

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Victorialouise45
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Disappointing compared to previous meals. The standard of food was far inferior and rather ordinary.

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JanH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food in a very relaxed atmosphere. Really recommend this restaurant.

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RachC
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent but it would have been nice to have some outdoor heaters/warmth as well as the blanket offered to make the whole experience 5 star. I appreciate the restaurant has no option other than outdoor seating at the moment but the heaters would have helped.

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KateB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service and food outstanding. Only thing letting it down was the ambience with Heart FM blasting out of their outdoor speaker and plastic wine glasses. Another table had glass glasses so I’m not too sure why there was a difference? Additionally the red wine was served from a bottle that was in their outside bar so was very cold.

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IanG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food and outdoor seating area. Excellent service.

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Alexandra
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I have tried! We really loved it.

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seemaK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service was very slow
The taster menu is really overpriced
The dessert as part of the taster menu(white chocolate ball with chocolate mousse inside) was not good at all.
I will not be going back

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DianaL
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing tasting menu in a lovely Marquee,fantastic live singer,great service

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LUV2EAT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice experience after lockdown, we ate in the courtyard. Atmosphere was pleasant and live music was a nice touch

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lyddy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

good place with parking and the owner Mr Kucher and staff was friendly the food was ok the best thing about it was the singer

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PGtips
London
13 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently high quality authentic Indian cuisine perfectly blended with a mixture of spice and taste. You can never go wrong with Atul Kochar

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SusanD
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food , attentive staff. Very well organised with outside dining. A great way to celebrate our Golden Wedding

PH
PaulineH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very inviting with nice crisp tablecloths and service and food good

JC
JudithC
London
10 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor dining experience. Felt comfortable and safe.

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WELLFEDJLH
London
57 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was our first venture out since the ending of lockdown and we felt happy, comfortable and safe in the outside terrace. There’s a very good value set terrace lunch menu and we choose from that. Food was excellent - very tasty and good sized portions. They also have a la carte on offer. Service was friendly. Overall excellent and we’ll be back again soon.

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Susie58
Hertfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Extremely enjoyable experience, the staff were excellent, food delicious arriving at the right time and we didnt feel rushed at all

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aubreyd
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

service was a bit sketchy, even though they weren’t busy.
the seats were a bit rickety, but the food was nice

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Alfresco
London
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We booked our first meal from being out of lockdown and was extremely disappointed no one was there to greet us the gazebos they put up were dirty no effort made the service was slow no interaction with staff even though the were only 3 tables being used drinking wine out of plastic cups which one had to be changed as it had lipstick on was awful certainly not a 5* dining experience.

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NIgel
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Overall very good, but I suspect that some of the tables had more than one household at them, which was not allowed at restaurants in tier 2. This does put other diners, staff and the restaurant at risk.

LC
LisaC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service very slow to start. No drinks offered to us for 15 mins after arrival!! Food average not great. I’ve been before but feel everything wasn’t so good this time

LC
LeannC
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a Virgin voucher so wasn’t the whole menu but what we had was delicious.
In fact brought another voucher for my husband for Christmas.
Also going to go back for full menu.

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OpenTable Diner
London
16 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lunch and great service!

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Andy
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and the Hawkyns stood up to its reputation.

DL
DianaL
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best Indian food I have ever had.Excellent service

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Guest
Buckinghamshire
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our first visit. The food was very nice and some elements of magic. The ambience and service was a bit missing for the level of spend. We ate off the a la carte menu and our mains, sides and one desert with a glass of wine each was 100 pounds after service charge. There is a fixed price lunch deal that would be better value. Overall not quite brilliant enough to justify that spend. Suggestions: make each menu item sparkle. Boost the service charisma and add some music

GN
GinNov
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Really disappointed with this latest trip. The food was excellent but the service continues to be patchy at best. We also didnt get offered any chutney's and papads etc to start which was bizarre as others around us were. Atmosphere continues to need work.

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SarahK
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, interesting dishes. Chilled atmosphere - nothing too much trouble for them. Will be back.

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NigelR
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Enjoyable alternative Indian dishes but expensive relative to some excellent more traditional Indian restaurants in the area. Service and front of house suffered for Covid rules but needs a bit of an infusion of vigour and enthusiasm!

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Stacy
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow, and we were most unimpressed to have been served our food later than another party who arrived half an hour later than us. The food was also extremely spicy, which was disappointing for someone who enjoys fragrant Indian food.

LU
LUV2EAT
London
17 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, lovely atmosphere and set lunch great value for. Money

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SteveF
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience1

Food was great, but we were seated in a room at the back of the restaurant which had family tables. No ambiance. A stack of high chairs next to our table! Service was efficient but not very friendly. Overall, disappointed.

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DenisL
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed our meal. The food was amazing with lovely flavours. One small criticism is to do with the pheasant, which was served with a spiced sauce and on a bed of saag aloo. The flavours of the saag aloo completely overpowered the much more subtle flavours of the pheasant and sauce.

Aside from that, we were really happy.

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 4.1 stars by 114 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.