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Creating an evening food offering has been a long time dream of Anne and Mark’s. It has now been brought to life in the form of 1863 Bistro. This intimate 30 cover Lake District restaurant on Ullswater eating experience offers customers creative, seasonal menus made with local produce and served up by a dedicated kitchen team of three.

Head Chef Phil Corrie knows his onions. Having previously lead kitchen teams at a highly successful local pub with an excellent reputation for food, he is now enjoying the opportunity of shaping and creating this brand new bistro along with Anne and Mark.

Opening hours: 

1863 Bistro is open 7 days.

2pm: The Bar opens
2pm – 4pm: Join us for a ‘Bite to Eat
6pm: The Bistro opens for dinner

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.



1863 Bistro: Sample menu


  • Pea & Watercress Soup Rocket Pesto (V) (GFA) £5.50
  • Wye Valley Asparagus Confit Duck Egg, Brown Butter Crumb, Wild Garlic (V) (GFA) £8.50
  • Cured Sea Trout Blood Orange, Endive (GFA) £8.50
  • Wood Pigeon Black Pudding, Watercress, Blackcurrant (GF) £8.00

Main Courses

  • Beef Fillet Onion Textures, “Hay Carrots”, Dauphinoise Potatoes  (GFA) £24.50
  • Lamb Loin, Crispy Tongue, Gremolata, Wild Garlic Potato £18.50
  • Goosnargh Chicken Asparagus, Pea, Spring Onion Potato Cake (GFA) £15.50
  • Stone Bass Coconut Potato, Lemon Grass, Curry Leaves  (GFA) £16.50
  • Risotto King Oyster Mushrooms, Truffle, Parmesan  V (GFA) £12.50


  • Rice Pudding Vanilla & Pistachio (GF) £6.50
  • Rhubarb Cheescake Yorkshire Rhubarb, Whipped Mascarpone, Digestive Biscuit £7.00
  • Chocolate Glaciar Panacotta, Brownie, Coco Nib, Raspberry Sorbet £7.50
  • Honey & Pecan Tart Candied Pecans, Vanilla Ice-Cream £7.00
  • Cheese Board Coolea, Lincolnshire Poacher, Colston Bassett, Dorstone, Reisley, 1863 Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA) £9.50
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Pistachio, Cappuccino, Blackcurrant Ripple.Passionfruit, Hendricks Gin & Cucumber Sorbet  (GFA) £1.50 per scoop