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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Historic pub serving contemporary Anglo-Indian food

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At a glance

Open all year
Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Set within The Crown Inn, a Tudor-style building in the pretty town of Amersham, Hawkyns is run by the celebrated Indian chef Atul Kochhar. Set against a backdrop of original wooden beams, stripped floorboards and brick fireplaces, the scrubbed farmhouse-style tables and mismatched chairs add an informal pub feel but the food combines the best of British and Indian cooking. Kick off with game terrine, pickled radish, ras el hanout spring onion and curry mayo, perhaps moving on to sea bass, squid ink and aubergine purée, charred cauliflower, moilee sauce and fennel. End with cardamom chocolate fondant, passion fruit gel and rose parfait.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30

Chef

  • Chef(s): Atul Kochhar

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British Indian
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 23
  • Wines over £30: 79
  • Wines by the glass: 20

Price guide

  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 40
  • On-site parking available

Getting here

M40 junction 2 onto A355, continue to Amersham. Onto Gore Hill, left into The Broadway

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Amersham
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