Trying the spring menu at 1847, Birmingham

by Dave Massey twitter.com/brumhour

Spring menu at 1847

Earlier this month #BrumHour was invited to try the spring menu at the lovely 1847 Restaurant in Birmingham’s beautiful Great Western Arcade.

Five or ten years ago, going to a veggie restaurant or vegan eatery meant: A vegan/veggie friend had invited you to lunch and they picked the single item on the menu that had Vegan or Veggie written next to it; OR you felt you were being introduced to a hidden world by going to a veggie restaurant. In recent years I’ve seen reports that veggies and vegans in Birmingham have increased from 20% to almost 25% of the dining out population.

1847 is great for group dinners
1847 is great for group dinners

1847 has an upgraded to its venue space. The mezzanine level upstairs has been turned into a full floor, meaning there’s quite a bit more room for seating and tables and it looks soo good for it. The main area downstairs is now mainly a bar area.

We are served cocktails and canapes downstairs on arrival, before heading up to be seated. The canapes were Rice cracker with red pepper puree, aubergine puree, lime, puffed rice & coriander and Fried aubergine with wild garlic, tomato, feta, sourdough & basil.

Rice cracker with red pepper puree, aubergine puree, lime, puffed rice & coriander
Rice cracker with red pepper puree, aubergine puree, lime, puffed rice & coriander
Fried aubergine with wild garlic, tomato, feta, sourdough & basil
Fried aubergine with wild garlic, tomato, feta, sourdough & basil

For this event, we were invited to pre order our main courses, due to the group size, but this isn’t normally the case.

I’ve ordered the Marinated Tofu and #BrumHour theatre blogger Julie has ordered Pomme Anna, this marks a change from my usual Battered Halloumi. Tofu feels like a staple food for a veggie but its all about what you put it with.

Pomme Anna
Pomme Anna
Marinated tofu
Marinated tofu

Birmingham is full if lovely independent businesses and its great to be able pick and choose which to share about on the BrumHour blog, as it looks like I’ve always got rather lovely things to say about venues that I visit and share about. championing great businesses like this one is fully what I’m into.

1847 is a business that takes notice of feedback and strives to be the best in the city. The services here sets it apart with staff who are lovely and friendly regardless of who you are, and not just if you’ve been booked in for to blog about it.

Before my first ever visit to 1847 three or four years ago, I’d never considered veggie food as being delicate or able to look elegant but here we are.

This is a great place to come for lunch, pre-theatre or after work especially when demonstrating Birmingham to friends who haven’t been in the city in a while.

Take a look at 1847 Birmingham here to discover more: by1847.com/birmingham


This isn’t a sponsored post. Thanks to Victoria Osgood aka Brumderland for organising the invite, and 1847 for hosting.

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