Ametsa

Food and Drink
5-6 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ 5-6 Halkin Street, London SW1X 7DJ Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Closed All Hours
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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Spanish, Tapas
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    £30-£50
  • Hours
    Sun
    6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon
    Closed
    Tue-Fri
    12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Cuisine
    Spanish, Tapas
  • Meals
    Lunch, Dinner
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  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Reservations
    Yes
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From Our Editors

Ametsa with Arzak Instruction is a Michelin-starred, triple AA-Rosette-awarded Spanish restaurant located with The Halkin by COMO, close to Hyde Park. The restaurant is the result of a collaboration between The Halkin and a team of culinary experts which includes world-renowned chef Elena Arzak. The restaurant showcases the flavours of the Basque Country with a varied and authentic menu which uses the finest ingredients and culinary know-how which has been passed down for generations. The interior features a wave-like ceiling, created from 7,000 glass receptacles filled with spices, and an oak floor. The ethos of the restaurateurs is to blend traditional Basque cooking with modern and surprising twists, to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for all patrons.

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Report | 10 days ago
It happened not to be my cup of tea. The setting made me feel that I was in a chemist/ herballist-experimentator laboratory. Appetisers tasted fine, but again, were served as if they’d just undergone chemistry experiment. Scallops were ok, a little greasy to my liking. Then there was monkfish-true assault to my taste buds really – unpleasantly sour and fat/oil in which it was fried tasted horrible, long lasting not easy get rid of aftertaste, I trust it was fresh, it just did not taste it. It was nice of the team to ask each time my opinion. When I mentioned monkfish I was offered another fish course to try. As it was tasting menu and portions were minute, I agreed and went for tuna in cinnamon (yep, I was experimenting!). It was borderline ok, tuna itself was cooked nicely, but I will never have it again, those two were simply not meant to be together in my opinion. It also came with golden beetroot in black aubergine powder. I love aubergines, but powdered it tasted of nothing. Iberian pork was lovely and desert was nice. Adding salted spinach leaf to pudding worked really well for me. I had ample time between the courses and had a look around the tables – most of the time they had no food on – portions were small (beautifully presented, I must say) and eaten quickly leaving a lot of time to refill glasses and conversation. However, waiters were busy in and out of the kitchen with trays. Service in general was very good and attentive. Sommelier initially made very good impression, was helpful, entertaining and interesting to listen to, but when I ordered desert wine he forgot to offer me to taste it, just poured it. Good, that I liked it. In overall – I appreciate the effort put into the idea of this establishment, but to me it came across as unnecessarily overly laboured with unpleasantly confusing ‘twists’ (sort of-let’s put those two together and see what happens), it’s not the Basque cuisine that I love and know. I shall not be rushing back.
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Report | a month ago
The food was great, and the atmosphere in the restaurant was lovely and quiet. The tasting menu deal was good value.
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Report | a month ago
Amazing value - each course was divine and beautifully presented.
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Report | a month ago
Excellent new-fashioned food. Delicious Basque tastes I have never tried before.
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Report | 3 months ago
Stunning food and surroundings. Staff were very attentive.Small extras are expensive so be prepaired for that but altogether it was a wonderful meal.
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Report | 3 months ago
Will definitely come back as I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch. Friendly and helpful staff and delicious food.
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Report | 3 months ago
Very welcoming and caring staff. The food was amazing and it certainly deserves its *.
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Report | 3 months ago
Great food and interesting flavour combinations. Really stimulating on the senses. Beautiful presentation and wonderful service.
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Report | 5 months ago
Fantastic food and service!
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Report | 5 months ago
Delicious food and excellent service. The staff were lovely and very helpful. All the food was wonderful but the deserts were particularly good.
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Ametsa

Sun
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Mon
Closed
Tue-Fri
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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