Bistro 1709 Weekend Menu

It’s the Weekend at 1709 

Aperitif Manzanilla Pastrana Sherry £3 - Pastis £2.50

Green Vegetable soup with Stilton Cream, Bread and butter £5 Gfr v
Chicken liver pate served with wholemeal toast and apricot compote £5.50 Gfr
Pan-Fried Garlic Mushrooms on Charred Ciabatta with a Tomato & Basil dressing £5.50 v
Leek and bean arancini served on a mixed leaf salad with a Coconut and Coriander dressing £5.50 VEGAN
Smoked Scottish Mackerel fillet with a smoked chilli & tomato sauce with a lemon & Dill dressing £6 Gf
Orange & Cranberry marinated Brie served on a pickled vegetable salad £6 Gf v

Please be aware if you don’t order a starter you will have a wait of approximately thirty minutes as Mark cooks everything to order.

Pan-Fried fillet of Seabream served on a Fennel, Broadbean and Radish Risotto £17 Gf
Crispy braised belly pork with Parmentier potatoes, Glazed Carrots and Chasseur Sauce £18 Gf
Roast Chicken Breast on Provençale vegetables and new potatoes in a rich tomato sauce with salsa Verdi and toasted pine nuts £16 Gf
Mediterranean vegetable filo parcel with leaf salad and Tomato & Basil dressing £15 vEGAN
Fennel, Broadbean and Radish risotto topped with lightly battered tender stem broccoli £15 VEGAN
Sirloin steak with Parmentier potatoes, green beans, and Stilton Sauce £21 Gf
Pan Fried fillet of John Dory served on crushed new potatoes, Seasonal green vegetables and white wine and Chive cream sauce  £20 Gf

Gf =Gluten Free Gfr these dishes can be adapted to be gluten free


Pedro Ximenez, Triana sherry £3.50
Mature Cheddar & Stilton served with apricot compote and savoury biscuits £7 Gfr Add a glass of Port £3
1709 sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice-cream v £6
Chocolate Cheesecake with black cherry compote £6
Apple and apricot crumble with vanilla ice-cream Gf v £5.50
Lemon posset topped with Crushed Ginger nut biscuits and Raspberries Gfr v £5.50
VEGAN apple & Apricot stew topped with crushed ginger nut biscuits & vegan ice-cream £5.50

Sittings. We allocate a two-hour sitting for three courses.


Our menu is marked Gf, these dishes are suitable for people with an intolerance to Gluten. Dishes marked GFr are dishes we can substitute elements of the dish to make it Gluten free, please advise us at the point of ordering. For all other allergens please speak to a member of staff.
Please be aware that to keep our prices low, we close when the till stops ringing! At night in the week, we allocate two hours per sitting.


About us… the concept.
Back in the 90’s I opened my first bistro in Stafford, Pastiche. With the help of my team, we opened our second bistro here in Lombard Street in 1999 and grew to a group of nine. I exited the business through a sale in 2005 and myself and now business partner Mark (the creative one doing the cooking!) bought it back from the receiver in 2008 We launched 1709 the Brasserie, rebranding to Bistro 1709 later. Following the pandemic, we are returning to our roots of fixed price, fresh, chef prepared meals with a simple friendly service.  and an A la Carte menu running Friday & Saturday Evenings to make the weekends a little more special! And the name 1709….. Samuel Johnson’s Birth year.

Thanks for visiting us, we hope you enjoy your experience.

John Ashmore & Mark Medley