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Christmas 2017

Christmas at 1863 promises to be a really lovely affair. This year, Anne and Mark are looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces from Fri 1 December until Sat 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 Sun 24, Mon 25 and Tue 26 December.

Sun 24 December: The bar is open from 2pm – come and enjoy some Christmas cheer!

New Year’s Day: we are serving food from 2pm – 8pm

Need to know:

  • Our festive menu is served from Fri 1 December – Sat 30 December.
  • Please note we are closed for dinner Sun 24, Mon 25 and Tues 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 for groups of 8 or more
  • For groups of 8 or more, please return completed pre-orders 7 days prior to your booking date along with any special dietary requirements. Download a pre-order form here.

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Festive Menu 2017 at 1863 Bistro


  • Celeriac Soup White Truffle, Parmesan V (GFA) £5.50
  • Beenleigh Blue Broken Tart, Fig, Pickled Walnuts V
  • Turkey Leg Pressing Pickled Winter Vegetables, Crisp Bread £9.00
  • King Scallop Curried Cauliflower, Apple £9.50

Main Courses

  • Venison Loin Black Pudding, Beetroot, Chestnut £24.50
  • Pork Fillet Burnt Apple, Sprouts, Cumberland Jus £17.50
  • Chicken Supreme Bread Sauce, Creamed Potato, Clove Jus £16.50
  • Halibut Winter Leeks, Chicken Oysters, Bisque VA £19.00
  • Carrot Smoked, Salt Baked, Spring Roll, Prune, Crisp V £13.50


  • Parfait Douglas Fir, Cranberry, Sponge £8.00
  • Plum Pudding Brandy Sauce, Sour Cranberry £8.00
  • Clementine Tart, Meringue, Jersey Milk £8.00
  • Chocolate Huila Delice, Peanut Butter, Banana £8.50
  • Cheese Plate Fran’s Specially Selected Cheese’s, 1863 Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA) £9.50
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Banana, Brandy & Clotted Cream (GFA) Jersey Milk Sorbet, Cranberry Sorbet, Gin & Cucumber Sorbet (GFA) £1.50 per scoop