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 brought it back from the receiver in 2008! We launched 1709 the Brasserie, re-branding to bistro later. Following the pandemic, we are returning to our roots of fixed price, fresh, chef prepared meals with a simple friendly service  and an à la carte menu running Friday & Saturday Evenings to make the weekends a little more special!

Thanks for visiting our website , we hope you join us in our restaurant soon.
John Ashmore & Mark Medley