Bistro 1709 Menu

2 Courses From £12.90, 3 Courses From £15.90
Served Lunch Tuesday-Saturday 12-2pm
Dinner Wednesday & Thursday 5.30-8pm Evening diners are allocated a Two Hour Sitting
Friday & Saturday evening we run our A la Carte Menu.

Why not Start with an Aperitif- Pastis £2 or Manzanilla Pastrana Dry Sherry £2.50

Chicken Liver & Sherry Pate, Granary toast & Apricot Chutney GFr
 Broccoli Soup topped with Blue Cheese Cream, Wedge Bread & Butter v GFr
Marinated Cricket St Thomas Somerset Brie in Chilli Oil on a Mange Tout, Watercress Salad with Sticky Orange Sauce V Gf
1709 Prawn & Avocado Salad Topped with Lemon Roasted Wholemeal Croutons Gfr

Courgette & Mint Arancini Balls Served on Baked Aubergine Salad with Apricot Harissa Dressing VEGAN

 Roast Chicken Served on the bone with Sauté Potatoes, Glazed Carrot & Leek & Smoked bacon Cream Sauce £1 Supplement Gf
Sweet Potato Cakes topped with Smoky Baked Beans with Avocado Jam vegan
Pan fried lambs Liver with Mashed Potato, Onion, Red Wine & Thyme Gravy and Seasonal Greens Gf

Roasted Squash, Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Risotto topped with either-
- Tempura Battered Tender Stem Broccoli Gf vegan
- Pan Fried Seabass fillet £1 supplement Gf

Roast Fillet of Smoked Haddock topped with a Poached Egg Served on Mustard Mash with Rich Cheddar Sauce & Seasonal Green’s £2 supplement Gf
 Slow Braised Belly Pork with sauté potatoes, Glazed Carrot & Cider & tarragon Cream Sauce £2 Supplement Gf
Charred Rump Steak, Sauté Potatoes, Green Beans & Shallot, Thyme & Garlic Butter £3 supplement Gf

Sauté Potatoes £2 Seasonal Greens £2 Glazed Carrots £2

Add a Glass of Pedro Ximenez TRIANA Sherry for £2

Apple Strudel Crumble & Custard Gf v
Sticky Toffee Pudding with Warm Toffee Sauce and Vanilla Ice-cream v
Vanilla Crème Brulee with Cherry & Red Wine Compote & Shortbread Biscuit v Gfr
Vanilla Cheesecake with Raspberry Eton Mess £1 supplement
1709 Cheese plate – Montgomery Mature Cheddar & Cheshire Blue with Biscuits & Apricot Chutney £2 supplement Add a Glass of Taylors LBV Port £2.50


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!
Thanks for visiting us, we hope you enjoy your experience.
John Ashmore & Mark Medley