Bistro 1847 in Birmingham City Centre last week launched its modern vegetarian Christmas menu.
They have a two course and three course menu available from Monday to Friday over lunch and dinner, plus Saturday all day and Sunday lunch.
There is also a six course taster menu available. Contact the bistro for the menu.
The menu includes vegan options too.
To make a booking call Birmingham on 0121 236 2313.
Or email them at Christmas@bistro1847.co.uk
Booking is advised.
For the menu see
Or at http://www.bistro1847.com under Christmas
Please note the menus may differ to the ones on the website.
Menus: 2 courses £18
3 courses £24
And a tasting menu is £40 for six courses plus coffee and petit fours.
Bistro 1847 are also running a cocktail masterclass for £29.00 for 2 courses and £36.00 for three courses including 2 cocktails which you will be shown how to make yourself.
For my review see below:
26 Great Western Arcade
0121 236 2313
A visit to Bistro 1847 whatever the time of year is a joyous experience of perfect harmonies and sweet choral voices, but at Christmas it’s like a sweet Christmas carol that evokes the season and makes you swoon and smile.
As always with Bistro 1847 the dishes are innovative, quirky and a pleasure to the eye. The service on the night Ruth and I visited was spot on, attentive and friendly with an enthusiasm for the seasonal menu and knowledge of the excellent cocktails which we enjoyed.
Ruth and I chose off the Christmas mini a la carte-grazing menu.
To begin we ate:
Lemon-grass, chili, coconut, parsnip, potato crackling, wild mushroom, (2nd photo)
Ruth really enjoyed the complex flavours and the combination of textures on this dish.
I ate the
Wild herb sauce, wild sea cabbage, Brussel sprout, potato crackling and ‘parmesan’ dumpling: (1st photo)
I have to say an outstanding dish, you either love or loath sprouts, but even the most hardened sprout hater would love the textures and slightly crunchy cabbage and bitter sprout flavours of this dish which was a real twist on the Christmas tradition. Lovely.
To follow we both chose the same dish:
Spiced squash and nut praline filo, real ale gravy, seasonal vegetables.
Probably the most traditional Christmas dish on the menu. Deliberately chosen for this reason. It ticked all the boxes for us, a real warming, filling comfort food dish, with lovely notes of squash and real ale gravy. The filo was delicious, firm, but soft, beautifully presented, a real winner.
For desert Ruth chose and enjoyed the Christmassy toffee flavours of the Sticky toffee, chestnut, smoked ice cream
I chose the sorrel, white chocolate, Apple, Douglasfir.
Very Bistro 1847, a lovely combination of flavours with the white chocolate running through the dish, really nice.
We finished off with two coffee liqueurs, which were a coffee hit, almost espresso like, lovely.
The Christmas mini a la carte menu is a lovely festive menu. Innovative, thoughtful with a delicate leaning to the season, tradition and most definately jolly and different.
On the night the Bistro was full, which was lovely to see and why we booked and wished to visit on a Friday night.
For a different Christmas type experience with good veggie and vegan dishes Bistro 1847 is a restaurant worth checking out.
Our two meals and cocktails were kindly complimentary, we also purchased ourselves two glasses of organic wine and a side of fresh bread. All opinions expressed are my own and honest as always. A favourable review was not required.
I would like to personally thank all the staff at Bistro 1847, chef Alex, and Damien for all their kind support of my blog this year.
Thanks guys and have a very happy Christmas and New Year.
Here’s to the New Year’s dishes. 😊 and further visits in 2015.
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