A la Carte

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Our A la Carte menu is served daily and changes frequently. Rarely are two weeks the same and Chef Phil and his team work hard to source and forage for local produce to surprise and delight your gastronomic senses.

1863 Bistro: Sample Menu 2018

Starters

  • Potato Espuma Winter Truffle, Potato Terrine, Yorkshire Caviar £7.50
  • Heritage Carrot Spiced Crumb, Prune, Armagnac (V) £8.00
  • Smoked Haddock Bacon Chowder, Chive Oil £10.50
  • Venison Tartar Arlington Egg, Chervil Root, Pine £9.00

Main Courses

  • Goose Sprouts, Chestnuts, Cranberry £23.50
  • Beef Fillet Oxtail, Pickled Onion, Granola £25.50
  • Guinea Fowl Croquette, Parsnip, Winter Truffle £22.00
  • Gigha Halibut Warm Tartar Sauce, Yorkshire Caviar, Yuzu £24.50
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Hen of the Woods, Hazelnuts (V) £16.50

Desserts

  • Plum Pudding Brandy Clotted Cream, Cranberry £8.00
  • Our Sticky Toffee Medjool Dates, Cinder Toffee £8.50
  • Tiramisu 100% Chocolate, Espresso & Rum Gel, Latte Ice Cream £8.00
  • Clementine Parfait Bergamot, Basil £8.50
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Sticky Toffee, Latte (GFA) Bergamot, Cranberry (GFA) £1.50 per scoop

Cheese

  • A selection of Cheeses Artisan Biscuits, Chutney (GFA) 5 Cheeses / 8 Cheeses £12 / £15.50 Corney & Barrow 20yr Tawny Port 50ml £5.95

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.

Good to know:

  • Our children’s menu is available until 6.30pm.
  • From 8.30pm we kindly request that only children 10+ are in the bistro.
  • Please note the maximum group size we are able to accommodate is 6.
  • If you would like to bring a party larger than 6, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Please note groups of 6+ are subject to deposits and pre-orders.
  • Have a look at our latest wine list here
  • Read our Accessibility Guide here.

Tasting Menu

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New for 2018: inspired by our regularly changing A la Carte menu, why not try our Tasting Menu available every evening for a maximum of just eight people? Book early for this very special treat…

1863 Bistro: Sample Tasting Menu 2018

 

6 Courses for £60 per person

  • Venison Doughnut Mulled Wine and Celeriac
  • Heritage Carrot Spiced Crumb, Prune, Armagnac
  • Gigha Halibut Warm Tartar Sauce, Yorkshire Caviar, Yuzu
  • Goose Sprouts, Chestnuts, Cranberry
  • Clementine Parfait Bergamot, Basil
  • Our Sticky Toffee Medjool Dates, Cinder Toffee

From our Cellar...

  • Wine Flight Try a Classic or our Signature wine flight £30 / £45

To finish...

  • A selection of Cheeses Artisan Biscuits, Chutney 5 Cheeses / 8 Cheeses £12 / £15.50
  • Coffee & Petit Fours £5

Opening hours:

1863 Bistro is open 7 days.

2pm: The Bar opens
6pm: The Bistro opens for dinner
8pm: Last bookings for Tasting Menus

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Good to know:

  • The Tasting Menu is available to just 8 customers per night.
  • Please note this menu must be taken by the whole table.
  • You must request the Tasting Menu at the time of booking. We cannot guarantee availability if not booked in advance.
  • If booking with less than 24hrs notice please call to check availability 017684 86334.
  • The table is yours for the night however, please allow 3 hours for this dining experience.
  • Your booking time is the point at which your table is available to you. If you’d like to join us for a pre-dinner drink at the bar or in the lounge please arrive in advance of your actual reservation time.
  • Please note our latest booking time for Tasting Menus is 8pm
  • Tasting Menus require a deposit of £15 per person. This is refundable when canceled with 48 hours notice
  • Vegan / vegetarian tasting menu available with 48 hours notice. Full payment on booking
  • Have a look at our latest wine list here
  • Read our Accessibility Guide here.

 

Tasting Evenings 2018

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Join us for regular tasting evenings throughout 2018. Tickle your taste buds and delight in new culinary discoveries as Head Chef Phil and his kitchen team challenge themselves and our diners with memorable menus and exciting ingredients!

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.

Tasting Evenings 2018

Something Fishy for February

  • Friday 23 February Wash away the excesses of the festive season with an evening fresh fish, skilfully prepared and delicately presented. £65
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Menu

  • Sardines on Toast & Cured Arctic Char
  • Crab Ravioli Scallop, Bacon
  • Skrei Cod Wild Garlic, Sea Vegetables
  • Turbot Parsnip, Truffled Potatoes
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Damson Yoghurt, White Chocolate
  • Coffee & Petit Fours

A Taste of Spring

  • Friday 27 April A first taste of the new growing season’s crop – think wild garlic and Spring lamb £60
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Menu

  • Wye Valley Asparagus Tart St.James Custard
  • Wild Garlic Veloute
  • Goosnargh Duck Leg Wye Valley Rhubarb
  • Herdwick Lamb Morel Mushrooms, Jersey Royals
  • Michel Cluizel Chocolate Birch Sap
  • Gariguette Strawberries Flowering Currant, Hay
  • Coffee & Petit Fours

A Menu of Midsummer Magic

  • Friday 29 June Celebrate summer with a menu that’s sure to feature goodies from the greenhouse, succulent strawberries and the odd oyster. £65
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Menu

  • Lindisfarne Oyster Cucumber, Yuzu
  • Roe Deer Garlic Capers, Nasturtium
  • Monkfish Cheek Garden Peas, Cartmel Valley Pancetta
  • Herdwick Lamb BBQ Courgette, Baby Gem
  • Gooseberry Yoghurt, Granola
  • Strawberry Elderflower, Pistachio, Sorrel
  • Coffee Petit Fours
  • Wine Flight £30.00

Plotting Gunpowder and Treason

  • Friday 9 November Remember, remember the fifth of November…An historic and explosive tasting menu featuring dishes inspired by 17th-century cuisine with a 21st-century makeover. £65
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Menu

  • Ham Hock Terrine Crispy Cheek, Pickles
  • Deer Pye Mushroom
  • Smoked Trout Black Pudding, Vejus
  • Powdered Duck Plum, Duck Fat Potatos
  • Marshmallows
  • Toffee Apple Croissant Pudding, Burnt Apple
  • Coffee Parkin, Treacle Toffee

New Year's Eve

  • Monday 31 December A sparkling evening of culinary extravagance to welcome in the New Year. £75

Need to know:

  • Please call 017684 86334 to make the initial booking, at which time we will take a £15 non-refundable deposit per person for the evening.
  • Any additional drinks taken on the evening will be charged for on the evening.
  • We try to publish menus here on or around the first of each Tasting Evening month.

Bite to Eat

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Join us during the day from 2pm to 4pm for our ‘Bite to Eat’ menu. Homemade, seasonal soups rub shoulders with platters of Cumbrian Charcuterie and our daily cake is always a treat to behold. Pop in, take a pew and enjoy a daytime taste of 1863…

1863 Bistro: Bite to Eat Menu 2018

A little taste

  • Slice of Cake £3
  • Home Roasted Nuts Madras Cashews or Salted Roasted Peanuts £2
  • Pipers Crisps Sweet Chilli or Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt £1.50
  • Mixed Olives Mixed Olives in Herbs £2.50

A little more

  • A Bowl of Soup Ullswater Bread and Jersey Butter (V) £6
  • Bread and Olives Olive Oil, Balsamic, Mixed Olives, Sun-Blushed Tomatoes £5.50
  • Cheese Plate Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire, Sparkenhoe Red Leicester, Ragstones, 1924, Juno, 1863 Chutney, Artisan Biscuits (GFA) £10.50
  • Cumbrian Charcuterie Plate Chorizo, Bresaola, Sun blushed tomato, Mrs Kirkhams Cheese, Ullswater Bread , Olives £12.50

Gift Vouchers

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We sell gift vouchers in denominations of £10, £20 and £50. The vouchers come in a stylish presentation wallet with space for your message and you can either call in in person to buy them or we can help you over the phone and post them out to you.

To buy over the phone please call the team on 017684 86334.

Christmas 2018

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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…

 

1863 Bistro: Festive Tasting Menu 2018
The very best way to experience food at 1863 this Christmas

 

6 Courses for £60 per person

  • Venison Doughnut Mulled Wine and Celeriac
  • Heritage Carrot Spiced Crumb, Prune, Armagnac
  • Gigha Halibut Warm Tartar Sauce, Yorkshire Caviar, Yuzu
  • Goose Sprouts, Chestnuts, Cranberry
  • Clementine Parfait Bergamot, Basil
  • Our Sticky Toffee Medjool Dates, Cinder Toffee

From our Cellar...

  • Wine Flight Try a Classic or our Signature wine flight £30 / £45

To finish...

  • A selection of Cheeses Artisan Biscuits, Chutney 5 Cheeses / 8 Cheeses £12 / £15.50
  • Coffee & Petit Fours £5

A La Carte Festive Menu at 1863 Bistro

Starters

  • Potato Espuma Winter Truffle, Potato Terrine, Yorkshire Caviar £7.50
  • Heritage Carrot Spiced Crumb, Prune, Armagnac (V) £8.00
  • Smoked Haddock Bacon Chowder, Chive Oil £10.50
  • Venison Tartar Arlington Egg, Chervil Root, Pine £9.00

Main Courses

  • Goose Sprouts, Chestnuts, Cranberry £23.50
  • Beef Fillet Oxtail, Pickled Onion, Granola £25.50
  • Guinea Fowl Croquette, Parsnip, Winter Truffle £22.00
  • Gigha Halibut Warm Tartar Sauce, Yorkshire Caviar, Yuzu £24.50
  • Jerusalem Artichoke Hen of the Woods, Hazelnuts (V) £16.50

Desserts

  • Plum Pudding Brandy Clotted Cream, Cranberry £8.00
  • Our Sticky Toffee Medjool Dates, Cinder Toffee £8.50
  • Tiramisu 100% Chocolate, Espresso & Rum Gel, Latte Ice Cream £8.00
  • Clementine Parfait Bergamot, Basil £8.50
  • Ice-Cream & Sorbet Vanilla, Sticky Toffee, Latte (GFA) Bergamot, Cranberry (GFA) £1.50 per scoop

Cheese

  • A selection of Cheeses Artisan Biscuits, Chutney (GFA) 5 Cheeses / 8 Cheeses £12 / £15.50 Corney & Barrow 20yr Tawny Port 50ml £5.95

Christmas Opening hours: 

1863 Bistro is open 7 days excluding Mon 24, Tue 25 and Wed 26 December.

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

New Year’s Day: we are serving food from 6pm – 8pm

Need to know:

  • Our festive menu is served from Sat 1 December – Sun 30 December.
  • Please note we are closed for dinner Mon 24, Tue 25 and Wed 26 December.
  • Please note the maximum group size we are able to accommodate is 6.
  • If you would like to bring a party larger than 6, please get in touch to discuss your requirements. Please note groups of 6+ are subject to deposits and pre-orders.
  • Have a look at our latest wine list here

To book a table, please call 017684 86334.