Bistro 1847 is a vegetarian restaurant in Manchester and was booked by my son in celebration of his younger brother’s graduation. The restaurant was established by Damien Davenport and named 1847 which was the year the Vegetarian Society which was formed.
Their grazing, sharing and exploring menu is a modern approach to dining – allowing one to sample a number of small mezze type dishes. This menu of this restaurant was completely out of my comfort zone as everything on the menu was new to me and I usually like to see pictures of a dish before I order. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised at the range of their dishes and enjoyed every one of them. This review is my personal opinion and the restaurant didn’t ask me to do a review. I felt that there are so few vegetarian restaurants that we enjoy so it would be good to write a bit about my visit.
Here’s a sample of their summer menu:
Here is a sample of dishes we tried and enjoyed starting with fresh fruit drinks. I have tried my best to remember the correct names of the dishes!
Spelt naan, shallot bhaji, labneh, mango, pickled pear:
Crispy potato & ‘Parmesan’ dumpling, lovage & asparagus veloute, toffee
apple, mead reduction, celery & Mancunian herb garden
All the dishes were presented beautifully. We enjoyed a leisurely meal in lovely surroundings and would recommend this to all vegetarians.
There was no parking near the restaurant but there are lots of public car parks within walking distance of the restaurant. The restaurant has wheelchair access too.