Vegetarian Bistro & Bar

1847 Is A Small Collection Of Bistros Located In The Midlands And North West England.

Named after the year the Vegetarian Society formed, 1847 was established by Damien Davenport in Manchester city centre in 2010 and has since opened in the centre of Birmingham.

Our aim is to serve exceptional British food alongside a full range of cocktails, spirits, wines and beers.




Located centrally on the corner of Mosley St and Booth St, 1847 - Manchester is in an ideal spot for the art gallery, theatres, Albert square and shopping district.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 1200 – 1500 &
1700 – 2200
Saturday 1200 – 2230
Sunday 1200 – 1800

Book Online Autumn Menu 2014

Group Menu


58 Mosley Street
(Entrance on Booth St)
M2 3HZ

0161 236 1811



Located in the beautiful Great Western arcade, 1847 – Birmingham is on the doorstep of the cathedral, galleries, theatres and shopping district. It is also positioned directly opposite Snow Hill train station making it very easy to travel to. The arcade houses many independent businesses that are well worth a visit!

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12:00 – 22:30
Sunday Closed

Book Online Autumn Menu 2014


26 Great Western Arcade
Colmore Row
B2 5HU

0121 236 2313



Why not join us this festive season for a party to remember? Our Development Chef Alex Claridge has created the perfect party menu for groups of 8 or more for you to enjoy with friends, colleagues or even a large family gathering.

Served from Monday November 24th, we’ve a two and three course menu available Monday to Friday over lunch and dinner plus Saturday & Sunday lunch.

If you really want to treat your friends, join us on one of our cocktail master-classes or try our six course taster menu – the ultimate festive treat.

To make a booking, call Manchester on 0161 236 1811 or Birmingham on 0121 236 2313, alternatively you can email us at Don’t forget, book.

Christmas 2014 Menu

Available Vouchers

Chef Alex

Everyone has food that means something more to them than sustenance. Meals shared with loved ones past, present and future. I’m not sure I ever meant to be a chef – but other modes of telling stories I was afraid of forgetting kept falling short. Every novel I started writing all too quickly became a poor derivative shadow of whatever I had read most recently (most of them involved wizards that lived under a staircase), and my dreams of becoming a rockstar fell apart when it became apparent that I couldn’t sing – our chefs will vouch for the latter. So it’s food that takes me back, and a culture of memory, nostalgia and emotion that drives our kitchen teams.

Our menus are the product of our collective experiences, and the resultant cooking is an unashamedly magpie cuisine, borrowing inspiration and ingredients from pretty much everywhere – memory, film, music, books and square pegs in round holes. Such is the joy of sharing in food that takes its inspiration from everything; we’re inspired by folk music, fawlty towers and 99 flakes, especially the days when they actually cost 99p.

We want to be the most innovative and ambitious vegetarian restaurants in the UK, and work tirelessly on new concepts, flavours and ways of improving our customer experience. We would be nothing without our wonderful customers who support and follow us on this journey, and welcome their input and involvement. Our members have unique access to recipes, blogs and tasting events to be on the front-line of our food, so please do take a moment to register so we can keep in touch.

A small team of chefs work at each of our restaurants to serve food that takes you somewhere else, gives you a giggle and, just maybe, makes good memories in its own right. And so it goes on.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your experience with us and, along with my teams, we look forward to welcoming you to 1847.



Our loyal followers who often visit 1847 are emailed regularly with special offers and exciting news. We're a fresh brand always looking to grow and offer new services and we like to pass this information on to our followers!

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Bistro 1847 is not only about modern vegetarian food; we also offer a full bar service including wines, cocktails, beers and spirits should you wish to enjoy a drink and light bite.

We also arrange monthly events giving you the opportunity to enjoy a different type of evening. Our supper clubs are hosted by our talented chefs and offer the latest seasonal produce on a tasting menu, plus our restaurant managers arrange live music evenings which showcase local talented musicians. These events are available to book directly on our website and are updated regularly.

A small intimate group of diners, one shared table, interaction with the chefs and an exceptional 5 course taster menu. £35pp


Enjoy live music in intimate surroundings, Our modern Scandinavian design is the perfect environment to enjoy food and drinks with friends or family, with regular live music nights showcasing a range of Jazz, blues and acoustic set.

3 x Courses and a glass of wine £30

5 x Courses and a glass of wine £40


30th October 2014
27th November 2014
29th January 2015
26th February 2015
26th March 2015
30th April 2015

Acts to be announced nearer the date, for booking's please book online or any further information contact


Cookery School

Impress your friends by broadening your own skills or team build with a small group of friends/colleagues; the 1847 cookery school is your chance to spend time with our Development Chef Alex Claridge and learn to cook modern vegetarian dishes. We’ll provide the ingredients, knowledge and specifications of each dish for you to be able to recreate at home. Each course will cover one starter, one main course & one dessert using the best seasonal produce. £55 per person lasting 3 hours

To Book email
Dates will be revealed Autumn 2014



Bistro 1847 is a small collection of vegetarian bistro’s within the UK. Our first opened in Manchester city centre back in Spring 2010 with a second in the heart of Birmingham during Autumn 2013.

Due to our plans to expand we are always looking for people passionate about hospitality whether that be chefs, front of house staff or management.

Our chefs will work closely with our Development Chef Alex Claridge. His food is primarily British, with a real sense of humour and ambition to push the boundaries of meat-free cooking – you’ll find dishes influenced by wholefoods, but equally expect ingredients and techniques from the world of fine dining.

Our front of house teams work closely with our operations manager who strives to create an experience second to none for our customers whilst developing and offering an exciting cocktail, wine, beer and spirit list.

With each new site, we also look for management positions, whether that be in the restaurants themselves or based within our head offices in central Manchester.

Bistro 1847 is a forward thinking company who established and grew through the recession. It’s this determination that creates an exciting workplace with prospects of growth for any individual. We offer flexible working hours, 28 days annual leave, workplace training & development plus other benefits.

If you have what it takes to be part of this team, please email your CV to and we will keep it on file until a relevant position becomes available.