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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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Avant-garde Basque dining at a Belgravia hotel

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At a glance

Tasting menu
Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge
Credit cards accepted

Ametsa brings the flavours of the Basque country to the heart of Belgravia at COMO The Halkin. The minimalist dining room is a bright white space with a real wow of a ceiling installation – 7,000 golden glass test tubes filled with spices. This is the ‘New Basque cuisine’ – stunningly beautiful dishes that reinterpret the earthy, robust tastes and textures of the region with a great deal of flair and imagination. As well as the thrilling tasting menu, there’s an à la carte at lunch and dinner, and the set lunch gives a good idea of the style at a rather more affordable price. Ametsa’s approach is rooted in the traditions of Basque cuisine, pairing the techniques of Spain’s Basque Country with British seasonal ingredients to create a selection of light tapas-style dishes and heartier sharing plates. The result is a relaxed neighbourhood dining experience for everyone to enjoy, lunch or dinner.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 24–26 December and 1 January
  • Days closed: Sunday
  • Closed for lunch: Monday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 6.30
  • Dinner served until: 9.30


  • Chef(s): Sergio Sanz Blanco, Elena Arzak, Ruben Briones

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern Basque
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 4
  • Wines over £30: 156
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Starter from: £19
  • Main course from £29
  • Dessert from: £13.50
  • 3-course lunch from: £29
  • Tasting menu from: £115
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 24
  • Off-site parking available: On street (after 6pm)

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Hyde Park Corner
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