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 2019
Tunworth CheeseCroquette, Cauliflower, Sweetcorn£8.50Chenin Blanc, Old Vines, South Africa 125ml £7.00
Beef TartareArlington Egg, Smoked Mayonnaise, Pine (GFA)£9.00Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine de Saissac, France 125ml £5.80
CrabGarden Pea, Chervil, Crab Toast£10.50Pinot Gris, The Lane, Australia 125ml £8.60
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 2019
6 Courses for £65 per person
Heritage CarrotBuckwheat, Crème Fraiche
Beef TartareArlington Egg, Smoked Mayonnaise, Pine
TurbotScottish Girolle, Tarragon, Lardo
LambLamb Breast, Mint, Courgette
Amalfi Lemon ParfaitBasil, Meringue
CheesecakeVanilla, Strawberry, White Chocolate
From our Cellar...
Wine FlightTry our Signature wine flight £45
A selection of CheesesArtisan Biscuits, Chutney5 Cheeses / 8 Cheeses£12 / £15.50
Coffee & Petit Fours£5
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 call017684 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
We host regular tasting evenings and events throughout the year. 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.
Next Tasting Evening
Are you game?
Friday 13 SeptemberBack by popular demand! To mark the start of the game season, we present a menu with a distinctly gamey flavour.£65
RabbitBlack pudding, hazelnut
Roe DeerSquash, Girroles,
Michel Cluziel ChocolateDamson
Coffee & Petit Fours
Previous Tasting Evenings
Something Fishy for February
Friday 23 FebruaryWash away the excesses of the festive season with an evening fresh fish, skilfully prepared and delicately presented.£65
Sardines on Toast & Cured Arctic Char
Crab RavioliScallop, Bacon
Skrei CodWild Garlic, Sea Vegetables
TurbotParsnip, Truffled Potatoes
DamsonYoghurt, White Chocolate
Coffee & Petit Fours
A Taste of Spring
Friday 27 AprilA first taste of the new growing season’s crop – think wild garlic and Spring lamb£60
Wye Valley Asparagus TartSt.James Custard
Wild Garlic Veloute
Goosnargh Duck LegWye Valley Rhubarb
Herdwick LambMorel Mushrooms, Jersey Royals
Michel Cluizel ChocolateBirch Sap
Gariguette StrawberriesFlowering Currant, Hay
Coffee & Petit Fours
A Menu of Midsummer Magic
Friday 29 JuneCelebrate summer with a menu that’s sure to feature goodies from the greenhouse, succulent strawberries and the odd oyster.£65
Lindisfarne OysterCucumber, Yuzu
Roe DeerGarlic Capers, Nasturtium
Monkfish CheekGarden Peas, Cartmel Valley Pancetta
Herdwick LambBBQ Courgette, Baby Gem
StrawberryElderflower, Pistachio, Sorrel
Plotting Gunpowder and Treason
Friday 9 NovemberRemember, remember the fifth of November…An historic and explosive tasting menu featuring dishes inspired by 17th-century cuisine with a 21st-century makeover.£65
Ham Hock TerrineCrispy Cheek, Pickles
Smoked TroutBlack Pudding, Vejus
Powdered DuckPlum, Duck Fat Potatos
Toffee AppleCroissant Pudding, Burnt Apple
CoffeeParkin, Treacle Toffee
New Year's Eve
Monday 31 DecemberA 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.
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
Pipers CrispsSweet Chilli or Cider Vinegar & Sea Salt£1.50
Mixed OlivesMixed Olives in Herbs£2.50
A little more
A Bowl of SoupUllswater Bread and Jersey Butter (V)£6
Bread and OlivesOlive Oil, Balsamic, Mixed Olives, Sun-Blushed Tomatoes£5.50
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 at 1863 is a really lovely affair. 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: Sample Festive Tasting Menu The very best way to experience food at 1863 this Christmas