Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar

4.1
246 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 246 People Are Saying
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4.2
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3.9
ambience
3.8
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Stephen1958
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service excellent, food delicious, superb value for money, all adds up to a great restaurant serving great food.

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the first time for our wedding anniversary, so pleased we found this little gem. Perfect combo if you like Indian food and want something special. Next time I visit I plan to try out the cocktails!

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Nictoyick
Bristol
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience
I have been here twice the past 3 months
Food is executed well

Highly recommended

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Shad68
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food here. We had the tasting menu which felt like very good value for money

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GClarkson
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Fantastic food and really great service, with a relaxed feel. We will be back!

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Sarahwh
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Not wow considering the price tag and Michala in stars. Nice food but nothing new or exciting and service was not very attentive. Often sat with no drink even water and had chosen the tasting menu with wine pairing. We even had to get up and ask for the bill with dirty plates still in the table. For £200 for a meal for two this really felt disappointing and my lamb chop was really dry

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HeatherB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff great , food lovely, prices reasonable, if it was. Close to home I would bea regular customer. Thank you for a lovely evening!

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NG23
London
6 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Melt in the mouth meats - scrumptious food in a rustic setting, highly recommend.

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GaryG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food served without too much of a wait. A bottle of zero alcohol beer extortionately expensive but good.

Well done Hawkyns.

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Mohnish
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best and real Indian flavours accompanied by friendly staff! Our go to place for good night out.

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gcarthew
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Have been here several times and the service is excellent, and the food superb

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MonicaB
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Very disappointed with the food. Very poor value for money. Taste was not what was expected. Portion size was despicable.
Went to celebrate but was very disappointed. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone
Expected much more from a michelin star restaurant of Atul Kocher's

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic as always

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georgina
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The third time we have eaten here, lovely food and service, one of our favourite places to eat

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LauraS
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening, great service and delicious food. The wine pairing was a highlight.

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NicolaH
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautiful food but generous portions. Attentive service and very mindful of our requests. Would definitely visit again but choose from the a la carte.

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Sailinggirl
London
5 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Atuls food did not disappoint. So many interesting dishes on the menu it was hard to chose. Will certainly return.

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Fred
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Had the tasting menu. Sauces for some meals the same. Not enough variety for price. Pastry on samosas too thick.
Very noisy table next to us.
Thetford was very good...no complaints there . Will come again and try the normal menu.
Would I recommend you. Debatable. Expected greater variety for the price in tasting menu.

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Ktne
London
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

We had tasting menus (meat and veggie) and they were both amazing. Good wine, good service and beautiful building. Unfortunately ambience was ruined by tinny speakers playing cheesy pop.

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JohnW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and great service - highly recommended

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AngieF
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

2nd time we have eaten here & love their food, presentation & staff very friendly.

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KateM
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service, waitress went above and beyond. Food was amazing, loved the surprise amuse bouche fab touch. Can't wait to go again!

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Shanthisagar
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Good quantity. We celebrated our 10th Anniversary and the staff in fact brought a small plate of Jamoon to celebrate.

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Charlotte
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent as ever, and the ambience was great especially for a Sunday night. I felt the service was excellent but a bit rushed, so dropped a star there, and a pot of fresh mint tea (mint leaves + hot water) at £3.50 did feel excessive given that our total Bill was over £200 so dropped a star for value

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ReetPetite7
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chicken tikka starter served with the stingest amount of green chutney. A mere garnish and was not sufficient resulting in an overall dry and bland starter.

Waiter forgot the raita. 2nd time where a waiter has forgot to bring something out. Last time it was a prawn starter.

I've eaten here 4 times and starting to feel bored the set lunch menu which isn't seasonal and so never changes.

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PamW
Buckinghamshire
31 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

A good deal for the price but not quite the quality that I was expecting from an Atul Kochhar restaurant.

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Kate
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, nice atmosphere and impeccable service

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TomerH
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Overall disappointment. Food below average abs overpriced. Not what you would expect from a highly acclaimed chef.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
14 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and good service. It was a mouthwatering experience and one that will be revisited.

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RebeccaT
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been three times to the restaurant and the food is always a very high standard, presented lovely and tastes great. We always feel very comfortable, and the staff are so friendly and helpful.

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NickyA
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Grilled prawns in Malvani excellent
Sea Trout was excellent but the sauce was tasteless
Lotus seed and corn was not good the corn was like little bullets
Cardomon tart was excellent I would have preferred vanilla ice cream and not strawberry.
Service was excellent

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PeterM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Having eaten several times at Atul Kochar's restaurant in Marlow the Crown was very disappointing.
There was so much activity in the corridor behind us that it was not a relaxing experience.
Menu NOT the fine dining we expected .
Sadly we will not be returning which is a pity as it is in our local High street.
We will be returning to Marlow.

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ChrisS
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A wonderful lunchtime experience. Food was really good. Nice selection,and good value too, with a glass of prosecco included.
Staff helpful.

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KateB
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and experience thoroughly enjoyed our evening

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WilliamO
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was very good. However the service was poor and didn’t really feel as if we were valued customers. Drinks were slow in coming and we would have had more. There was also no real introduction to the menu either.
When we pointed this out at the end it didn’t really seem as if anyone was bothered which was a shame.

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JamesL
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, would love to see a bit more spice on the railway curry and Atul’s take on an onion bahjee but besides that it was really good

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Sooky
London
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Service was great,however the tasting menu was in terms of flavour,was lacking in variety- the 3 starters all had the same flavour profile(tamarind and mint chutneys and cumin).The lamb main had only 1 small lamb cutlet - 2 would have been nice(but tasted very nice) and the beef could have been smaller and was gristly even for sirloin- a steak knife could have helped- couldn't taste the chocolate in the jus/sauce.
The dessert was run of the mill.
But I repeat the service was nice and perfectly paced.

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Autumn23
London
21 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch with great friend.
Great Food, great service we will definitely be back !!

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vipHEMA
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and excellent service from Gerard.

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Hungry
London
25 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This is a really beautiful building. Thought I would start with something positive.
Unfortunately the restaurant lacks in atmosphere, service is poor and most importantly the food is really mediocre.

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 246 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.