Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Bistro 1847 Birmingham Launch

It’s always a delight when a new restaurant comes to town and for me, the delight is no greater than when that restaurant is vegetarian!
Following the huge success of their Manchester & Northern outlets, Bistro 1847 have opened their central Birmingham branch in the beautiful Victoriana-esque Great Western Arcade just off Colmore Row by Snow Hill Station.  

Attending their launch evening recently, it was a chance for myself and other guests to sample what we can expect from Bistro 1847 and an introduction to their offering.
The restaurant’s décor is contemporary with modern wooden seating both downstairs (although removed for the night to accommodate the launch) and upstairs which then leads out into a balcony area overlooking over the rest of the arcade.  It is arranged in such a way that it is perfect for intimate dinners or can accommodate larger private parties.

Bistro 1847 - Launch Party

The sensational food is directed by the restaurant’s chef Alex Claridge whose vision of combining ingredients, flavours and tastes together takes vegetarian food beyond the normal predictability of vegetarian menus.  
Canapes based on the restaurant’s menu were served which included:  Beer Battered Halloumi with Caper & Lemon Tartare, Mushroom & Liquorice Pate and Blackberry dessert pots.

Beer Battered Halloumi with Caper & Lemon Tartare
A singing jazz duo brought an atmospheric element to the evening which in turn promoted the restaurant’s plan for regular jazz nights.

Blackberry Dessert Pots

I’m absolutely enchanted with Bistro 1847 and I for one will be going back to dine there soon to sample more of Alex and team’s creations.
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