Bistro 1847

Sunday Lunch at Bistro 1847

You guys know from my previous review how much I love Bistro 1847. It’s a really cool vegetarian/vegan restaurant in Birmingham city centre with a chilled vibe and incredible food. As it is one of mine and Matt’s favourite places to eat out, after a long weekend of packing (*cough* procrastinating packing by watching The US Office – seriously though, I’m addicted) we decided to treat ourselves to one last meal there (it’s actually so awesome that we ended up going back again on Tuesday but that’s besides the point ;)).

Bistro 1847

We normally order our favourite battered tofu and chips which is absolutely delicious, but this past Sunday we decided to mix things up and try out the new menu. The result? Oh. My. Gosh. This meal turned out to be one of the best Sunday lunches I have ever eaten, and what Matt later proclaimed to be his favourite vegan meal yet! This food was seriously good. Oh and btw, did I mention that their presentation is majorly on point? It’s basically art on a plate and a party in your mouth.

On to the details of the menu ▷▻▷▻▷

Vegan sunday lunch

For starter we had the polenta chips with oyster mushrooms and tomato relish. This combination is a match made in heaven and the only possible way it could be improved is by serving 5 plates full instead of one.

polenta chips bistro 1847

For main course, we had the spiced squash filo balotine with new potatoes, seasonal vegetables, and ale gravy. I absolutely loved this original twist on a traditional Sunday lunch, especially the veggies which were all cooked to perfection.

vegan roast dinner

The entire dining experience, from the service to the food, was amazing as always; and I couldn’t recommend Bistro 1847 highly enough.

Where are some of your favourite vegan restaurants? Have any of you been to Bistro 1847 before? Also, is anyone else obsessed with The US Office?! Seriously though, Dwight is life. Hope you’re all having a wonderful week!

Bistro 1847

This weekend, my boyfriend Matt and I visited Bistro 1847, a Birmingham vegetarian/ vegan restaurant. It has been voted the best vegetarian restaurant outside London; so needless to say, as a vegetarian and a vegetarian/ wannabe vegan we were very excited to try it out!

The restaurant is small and intimate and is conveniently located in the Great Western arcade near to Snowhill Station. The staff are so friendly and helpful, and the restaurant has a great, chilled-out vibe. Then of course, there’s the amazing food. Everything looked so good, so we decided to go all out and get 3 courses!

For starter, we both ordered the vegetable tempura with sweet chilli sauce and it was delicious! The broccoli was my favourite and it was complimented perfectly by the chilli sauce.

Bistro 1847 - battered vegetables

For main, we both ordered the vegetarian/ vegan ‘fish and chips’… are you noticing a pattern here? We don’t always order the same thing! This is a vegetarian dish as contains halloumi cheese; however, it can be made into a vegan option by trading the halloumi for tofu, so this is what I did. The variety of sauces made for a unique infusion of tastes, and we both absolutely loved this dish!

Bistro 1847 - tofu and chips

Although we were full up after our amazing starters and main courses, we of course managed to make a little room for desert. Once again, we ordered the same thing… the apple crumble, and it was a good choice. The apple was really sweet and was the perfect way to finish the meal.

Bistro 1847 - ice cream

We had such a great evening and can’t wait to go back and try out the rest of the menu; I’m particularly excited about having the afternoon tea, as this is my all time favourite! We are also planning on attending some cooking classes with 1847’s incredible chef so are very excited for this!

As you can see from the pictures, the presentation was impeccable, and the food was equally great. It is clear that everyone who works there is so passionate about what they do and this translates into a great dining experience for everyone who visits Bistro 1847.