The aim at 1861 is to always produce exceptional food, using local farmers, vegetable producers and butchers. With a keen eye on provenance and carbon footprint, the team strives to create a welcoming environment in which to enjoy a sensational meal.
Where is 1861 Restaurant located?
1861 is situated in the rolling hills of Monmouthshire. It's just 9 miles from the market town of Abergavenny, where the famous Abergavenny Food Festival takes place.
What cuisine is on offer at 1861 Restaurant?
Simon and Kate, who run 1861, create modern cuisine, using the very best local produce. The pair also believe that special dietary requirements should never get in the way of having a truly memorable restaurant experience, and will always create a bespoke menu for anyone who notifies them in advance of their dietary needs.
What is the signature dish at 1861 Restaurant?
The 7-course tasting menu is something of a signature dish, and the seasonal foraging menus are also held in high regard. Another signature dish is the duo of duck with sour cherries.
There is an extensive wine selection on offer, including wine from nearby White Castle Vineyard. For gin lovers, there are around 25 different gins on offer.
What makes a meal at 1861 Restaurant unique?
All ingredients and locally and responsibly sourced. Most of the vegetables come from a nursery in Nantyderry, belonging to Kate's father, keeping food miles to an absolute minimum and ensuring the freshest possible taste.
1861 is a family-friendly restaurant, and the likes and dislikes of any children in a party can be accommodated with ease, with the likes of homemade sausages and fish fingers on offer.