Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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

Food Spend £100
Hours of Operation:
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

The food is inspiring, creative and amazing, the service is excellent, 5 star overall

May Yang 4 August 2014
From London

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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 30 reviews)

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  • dinner (26)
  • luxury (13)
  • romantic (12)
  • business (11)
  • private dining (9)
  • lunch (8)
  • trendy (4)
  • value (3)
  • entertainment (3)
  • large parties (1)
19 August 2014 by David Diepbrink from London
We had mixed feelings before going to Ametsa. On the one hand, the expectations of having a Michelin-starred Spanish dinner, on the other hand, we read some devastating reviews online from reputable newspapers. We are happy to say that we left the restaurant on a rather positive note. The set menu was very well presented, portion size excellent and the variety of tastes and textures was more than enjoyable. The fact that Ametsa had one of my all-time favourite Spanish wines on their wine list added to the overall experience. Staff was friendly, responsive and knowledgable. Definitely worth another visit.
18 August 2014 by Dorothy Strickland from London
Very elegant restaurant in the lovely Halkin Hotel. Staff are delightful (and have a sense of humour) and the service in the bar and restaurant was faultless.
Enjoyed delicious cocktails before dinner - the Gin Martini was my choice - then through to a set menu, all of which was delicious. I would like to return and dine a la carte. The wines were very well chosen but fairly pricey. This is a special occasion place - we are returning with friends next month.
15 August 2014 by Andy Thompson from London
Its a very nice restaurant with food prepared with class and attention to detail. However, the dining room is a little soulless and there's not much else around for a pre drink.
11 August 2014 by Steve Riordan from London
Nice restaurant, excellent service, food was very good
5 August 2014 by Ken Legg from London
The food was perfect - very tasty and beautifully presented. All the staff were attentive and helpful and the atmosphere in the restaurant was great. We had a drink in the bar before hand and the waiter there went through to tell the restaurant that we were there.
on a previous bookatable dining experience we were seated in the worse seats with all the meal deal people put together but here we had the best table and were not treated any differently to 'regular diners'
We had a great evening and will go back again I am sure
4 August 2014 by May Yang from London
The food is inspiring, creative and amazing, the service is excellent, 5 star overall
1 August 2014 by Andrea Di nisio from London
We both, my friend and I, found it a great experience (food, service, place, location), I would highly recommend it.
1 August 2014 by Jennifer Wilson from London
We had the special menu at £45 (including a a glass of Cava and five courses). I had read review of the food being too tricked up, but in terms of this menu, there was incredible value for money and the sommelier matched out courses with superb and unusual wines. We had a great, carefully considered and well managed time. The staff were fabulous, the food exquisite and the wines extraordinary. It was the value for money and quality that really blew me away, less than £200 for a wonderful, luxurious evening.
24 July 2014 by Rajeev Samant from London
Excellent food and very attentive, friendly service - unusual for a Michelin star restaurant! I would go back in a jiffy...
4 February 2014 by Nalini Contractor from London
The food from the a la carte menu was excellent and the staff were very attentive with a friendly approach. The wine list was interesting with a good selection. Will definitely go again.

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

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

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