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Christmas 2016

Christmas at 1863 promises to be a really lovely affair. To celebrate our first festive season in business, Anne and Mark are looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces from Fri 25 November until Fri 30 December every evening for Phil’s Festive Menu.

We’re not a traditional ‘party’ venue, but if you’re looking for a warm welcome, memorable food experience and a touch of Christmas sparkle, then we just might be the place for your family or work celebration. With just 30 covers, don’t delay – we have an inkling we might get busy…

Christmas Opening hours: 

1863 Bistro is open 7 days excluding Sat 24, Sun 25 and Mon 26 December.

Sat 24 December: The bar is open from 12.30pm – come and enjoy some Christmas cheer!

Need to know:

  • Our festive menu is served from Fri 25 November – Fri 30 December.
  • Please note we are closed for dinner Sat 24, Sun 25 and Mon 26 December.
  • Please call 017684 86334 to make the initial booking, at which time we will take a non-refundable deposit of £10 per person to secure it.
  • Please return completed pre-orders 7 days prior to your booking date along with any special dietary requirements.
  • Click here to download our Festive menu and pre-order form

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.





Festive Menu 2016 at 1863 Bistro



  • Potato & White Turnip Soup Potato Ash, Ullswater Loaf (GFA) (V)
  • Ham Knuckle Terrine Foie Gras, Pease Pudding, Caper Jam, Quail Egg, Garden Herbs (GFA)
  • Home Smoked Salmon Horseradish Textures, Cucumber & Dill (GFA)
  • Poached Pear Filo Tart, Whipped Goat’s Cheese, Sweet & Salted Walnuts, Pear Gel (V)

Main Courses

  • Turkey Breast Butter Roasted Turkey Breast, Leg Pressing, Cranberry, Festive Trimmings (GFA)
  • Braised Beef 24hr Featherblade, Dauphinoise Potatoes, Roasted Winter Vegetables, Sauce Bourguignon (GFA)
  • Chicken Breast Wood Pigeon Mousse, Squash Puree, Braised Chicory, Creamed  (GFA)
  • Sea Bass Lemon & Parsley Risotto, Buttered Salsify, Parsley Emulsion  (GFA)
  • Risotto Truffled Leek Risotto, Crispy Leek, Local Cheddar (V) (GFA)


  • 1863 Christmas Pudding Cranberry Compote, Brandy Two Ways (GFA)
  • Passion Fruit Parfait Lime Curd, Lemon Syrup, Meringue & Basil
  • Black Forest Chocolate, Cherry & Almond
  • Cumberland Farmhouse Cheddar, Smoked Brie, Colston Basset Stilton ‘1863’ Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA)
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Brandy & Clotted Cream, Cherry Sorbet, Basil Sorbet, Hendricks Gin & Cucumber Sorbet (GFA)

Coffee & 1863 Treats

  • Farrer’s Special Blend & Petit Fours

2 COURSES £19.50 | 3 COURSES £24.50