Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

The Halkin by COMO, Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ

Main Course £15
Food Spend £28
Opening hours:
Monday: 18:30 - 22:00
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 12:30 - 14:00 & 18:30 - 22:00

Perfect food - we had the special early dinner menu, including a glass of cava. Could not fault a single thing - house wine very acceptable and the service was helpful.

Julia Devote 19 October 2014
From London Borough of Camden

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More about Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

Awarded its first Michelin Star within only a few months of opening, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction offers a unique and exquisite take on Basque cuisine within the 5-star Halkin Hotel.

Crafting the deep, earthy flavours of Spain’s Basque region, Ametsa is borne from the father & daughter team who head up the 3 Michelin-starred Arzak restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain. Menus showcase the finest organic, local produce sourced from land and sea, with guests invited to experience groundbreaking dishes like ‘from egg to chicken’, ‘quick-changing squid’, or ox cheeks with vanilla.

Ametsa at The Halkin has recently launched tapas and set lunch menus, including options of spider crab salad, and an Iberico ham plate.

Experimental twists for dessert at Ametsa in Knightsbridge includes dishes like clove custard with pineapple ice cream, or French toast with mango and coconut. A striking dining room filled with brilliant white surfaces and golden tubular ceiling coverings is the work of acclaimed designer, Ab Rogers.

Glamorous and elegant, Ametsa restaurant in London is a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge Tube Station.

Customer Reviews for Ametsa with Arzak Instruction


(based on 51 reviews)

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29 October 2014 by Edward Manning from London
Absolutely amazing experience. Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, wish it didn't end after 4 courses. Will definitely revisit. Service was amazing as well.
28 October 2014 by Rikki Donachie from Aylesbury
A lovely meal with very attentive waiting staff.
Presentation was very good and the tastes delightful.
My partner really didn't want one of the dishes on the set menu so the waiter and chef were only too happy to provide an alternative.
27 October 2014 by Edward Sturmer from London
The food and wine we enjoyed on the London Festival menu were innovative and perfectly executed variations on courses like scallops, pork belly, hake etc. the desserts were equally stunning.
Service was friendly and highly professional, with really helpful information on the more exotic ingredients.
The sommelier was first class too.
We shall be back...
20 October 2014 by Ivan Safronov from London
The food was pretty nice, especially tapas for starter.
20 October 2014 by David Burton from London
We wanted to have a special meal as it was our Wedding anniversary. I saw the advert on Bookatable and seeing that the restaurant specialised in Spanish cuisine I though it was ideal. We were not disappointed as we were made to feel welcome. The staff were attentive though as some of the accents were quite strong it made some of the descriptions a little hard to understand. The food was out of this world. We stuck 100% to the menu as offered as a Bookatable customer and were not disappointed. It worked well as a meal and there were surprising flavours along the way which were unexpected but none the less enjoyed. My wife was concerned that she would not like the Ox cheek with beetroot as she does not enjoy beef as a rule but she left the restaurant saying that after the squid (which was part of the starter) it was her favourite part of the meal. The desert was a walnut terrine but this does not describe it adequately as it was wonderful. To be honest, had we sat down with the menu we probably would not have selected all of the dishes we were presented with. It was fortunate that we decided not to look at the full menu as the food we had was perfect for us and it was a well considered menu. I cannot even complain about the price. It was not a cheap meal, especially as we treated ourselves to a very good bottle of wine but we came away feeling that we got what we paid for. We will definitely return and it will be highly recommended to our friends. Not too sure about the 'udders' on the ceiling though it gave us something to talk about.
19 October 2014 by Julia Devote from London Borough of Camden
Perfect food - we had the special early dinner menu, including a glass of cava. Could not fault a single thing - house wine very acceptable and the service was helpful.
3 October 2014 by DG from London
Great tasting food, nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient service.
2 October 2014 by Payel Bullock from London
Fantastic experience - in particular the waiter's recommendations for sherries!
30 September 2014 by Suzanne Pullen from London
An excellent experience - the restaurant was relaxed and friendly and the food was superb. The four course menu with bubbles special through bookatable was a really good package and great value for money. We had a range of delicious tapas to start, the hake was served with infinite attention to detail in a delightful sauce, the ox was tender and tasty and we loved the banana tatin. Presentation was second to none even compared with two star and three star restaurants we have dined at.
29 September 2014 by Charles Scott from Aberdeen
Simply superb. Innovative exciting food, impeccable service and lovely ambiance. Totally deserving of its Michelin star.

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The Halkin by COMO, Halkin Street, London, SW1X 7DJ

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