Review on Hawkyns Restaurant at the Crown
Michelin-starred chef Atul Kochhar of Tamarind and Benares has opened Hawkyns Restaurant in the The Crown, a stunning timbered frame 16th century coaching inn located in the picturesque market town of Amersham. The interior has been tastefully updated by renowned designer Ilse Crawford, whose portfolio includes Soho House, New York and Babington House. The minimalist contemporary décor is very engaging with its low dark beams, exposed brickwork, oak tables and chairs and plenty of nooks and crannies amidst the crackling log fires.
Atul has appointed Ross Bott, former head chef of Benares to lead the kitchen, and he showcases first-class seasonal ingredients from carefully selected local producers, for a modern and contemporary British menu. Among the raft of tempting options you might decide to start with the chicken terrine, pickled radish, ras el hanout spring onion and curry mayo or maybe the grilled mackerel, pickled cucumber, spiced brandad croquette and dill cream. Main courses usher in grilled rainbow trout, spring fricassée, crispy skin and lovage pesto or for meat fans there's glazed pork belly, rice noodles, pak choi, chilli coriander and masterstock. Desserts conjure up things like elderflower pannacotta, poached pear and hazelnut croquant or lemon curd, Italian meringue and blackberry.
Europe varietals dominate the wine list, but there is also a selection of other regions and grapes, alongside a choice of wines on tap.
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Atul Kochhar and Ross Bott
Restaurant Opening Times
Breakfast: 7.00 - 10.00am (7.30 - 10.30am Sat & Sun)
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (12.00 - 3.00pm Fri & Sat) (12.00 - 4.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm (6.30 - 10.00pm Fri & Sat) (5.00 - 9.00pm Sun Bar food fonly)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card