Hawykns by Atul Kochhar in Amersham

Hawykns by Atul Kochhar in Amersham

On a gorgeous day, my friend Emma and I arrived at the very pretty village of Amersham, at the end of the Metropolitan line, to experience Hawkyns by Atul Kochhar, set the quaint timber framed coaching inn, The Crown Inn. It is a fabulous restaurant, with an outdoor seating area which will be glorious on summer days.

To start off with and to remind me of my recent travels to India, I opted for the Delhi Ki Aloo Tikki, a gorgeous flavour medley of Cumin Scented Potato Cakes served with cooling Yoghurt and drizzles of Mint & Tamarind chutney.

Emma chose the Bahurupiya Chukunder, which were Beetroot Croquettes served with a homemade spicy garlicky ketchup, which she really enjoyed.

For mains Emma ordered a Kebab platter, which I had envy over, and it had a great selection of Tandoori Cooked King Prawn, Lamb Chop, Salmon, Chicken. It was the perfect size for one person.

I have my usual mains order when dining in Indian restaurants and it is the Tandoori Murg, which is also referenced as butter chicken sometimes. This version was Chargrilled Corn-Fed Chicken with a Mace and Cinnamon Marinade and served with a Makhni Sauce.

It was really flavoursome and I really enjoyed it paired with some fluffy Garlic Naan breads.

We both decided on the Mango and Pistachio Kulfi to end our meal with, and it was a really indulgent kulfi, my favourite flavour being the mango!

I really enjoyed the meal and the service was excellent. I can see why it is such a favourite for so many as the food is authentic, flavoursome, cooked delicately and the meat was marinated thoroughly so it was really tasty! There is a such a great selection on the menu, with the option of doing a tasting menu as an alternative if you wish. It has a wonderful selection for vegetarians too, including a full vegetarian tasting menu.

You can find Hawkyns Restaurant at The Crown Inn, 16 High St, Amersham, HP7 0DH


Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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  1. April 23, 2019 / 7:23 pm

    Aw! So lovely to see you in my home town!

  2. May 11, 2019 / 12:31 pm

    I have heard so many great things about this place!

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