Welcome to Gusto

by Allan and Maria Himowicz

 

Gusto introduces a twist on classic European and Filipino dishes by bringing together two unlikely cuisines that actually complement one another. Matched with its world-wide selection of wines carefully selected by chef-owner couple Allan and Maria, Gusto epitomises its true meaning of enjoyment, enthusiasm and relish for food and drink.

 

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Gusto welcomes you back indoors and outdoors from 18 May. New opening hours serving Tapas and wine from 12pm to 5pm!
Come try our new and wider wine selection.

M: 07789 866 804 | E: gustoamersham@gmail.com

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GUSTO Cuisine

In the heart of the South Asian seas, 7107 Islands form the cultural melting pot we all know and love, the Philippines. Throughout its history, many different guests from overseas have been captivated by the Island’s charm and this intriguing blend of colourful cultures is what makes Filipino cuisine so unique.

The cuisine’s roots can be best described as an amalgamation of Malay, Chinese, Arabs, Spanish, British and American influences. One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that Filipino food is very similar to our South East Asian neighbours, whereas in fact 333 years of Spanish rule has unsurprisingly left its mark on our tastebuds. Like our Spanish counterparts, our favourite dishes include anything with pork, seafood and chicken, but what makes it Asian is that everything is served with rice and homemade Filipino sauces.

Despite the Island’s distinct geographical location providing an abundance of seafood and vegetables, Filipinos are generally Meat-lovers and as a result meat stews dominate its cuisine. The Three most common stew groups are Adobo (vinegar-based), Ginataan (coconut-milk based) and tomato-based and within each group different vegetables, seafoods and meats are used to create even tastier variations. Combining the diverse cultural and historical recipes of its colonial past with traditional local ingredients along with new techniques, have made these stews uniquely Filipino.

Ultimately the essence of Filipino cooking is customisation, we aim to pair classic intense Filipino flavours and sauces with the mildness of plain white rice in order to create a delicious balance of opposites.

So come in, KAIN NA! Let’s eat!

Testimonials

What People are Saying

Nice local family restaurant. Good house red with nice food if not eclectic menu! We will come back I’m sure.

Gingerreaper

“Exceptional”

One of the best meals out we’ve had in a good few years. Food was superb, service was excellent. We’ll be back very soon to try the Tapas menu. “

Phil M

First time dining out since lock down. Whoopee ! Decided to support local as could walk down. Not disappointed. We both had the risotto one as a starter, one as a main course. Fantastic. I had the crab pasta as a main course, my wife had the mozzarella as a starter, both gorgeous. We were recommended the Sicilian Rose and we were not disappointed. Two courses each, bottle of wine, 10% tip, bargain at £77.00. We will be regulars. Highly recommended. “

Chris Mellor

“Even better than when they were based in Chorleywood”

We used to visit Gusto regularly in Chorleywood before the restaurant moved to Amersham. It was previously ranked 1st in Chorleywood on TripAdvisor. Reviews started from scratch again after they moved to Amersham, but it’s the same great chef and the food is even better than we remembered. The new tapas menu was lovely, lots of variety to choose from and all extremely tasty, all of the brilliant quality we’ve come to expect from Allan the chef. Our 2-year-old also loves the food, and she’ll eat anything Allan cooks up (even all the vegetables!), but she especially likes the spring rolls. The new homemade ice cream is also brilliant and we can’t get enough. We’d highly recommend it.”

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