Dinner Menu

 Dinner Menu Wednesday- Saturday 5.30pm -8pm Two courses £20 Three Courses £25
 Aperitif- Manzanilla Pastrana Sherry £3 -Pastis £2.50


Pea and Mint soup served with a wedge of bread-and-butter v GFr
Chicken Liver Pate, Date Chutney and toasted whole meal bread GFr
Roast Red Pepper and Chickpea Pate served with Cumin Flatbread Vegan Gfr
Mushroom and lentil Balls served on a rich Tomato and Basil Stew  Vegan Gf
Smoked Mackerel Fishcake served on a Tomato and Coriander Salsa with Lemon Yoghurt
Crumbled Goat’s Cheese Served on a Carrot and Orange salad with Honey and Mustard dressing V Gf

Confit of Duck Leg Served on Parmentier Potatoes Seasonal Greens and Black Cherry and Red Wine Sauce Gf
Slow braised Crispy Belly Pork, served with creamy mashed potato seasonal greens and Apple and Cider Jus Gf
Oven Roast Swordfish Steak Served on Herb crushed New Potatoes, Seasonal greens with a White Wine, Lemon, and Parsley cream sauce. £3 Supplement. Gf
Mushroom and tarragon Risotto with tempura vegetables and salsa Verdi vegan Gf
Roast Courgette, leek, broccoli and sunflower seed strudel with house salad and Coconut and chili sauce. Vegan
Char Grilled Sirloin Steak with Paprika Spiced Parmentier potatoes, Green Beans and Roasted Garlic, Lemon and Thyme Butter £5 supplement. Gf
Sides Seasonal Greens £3 Sauté New Potatoes £3

Desserts      Pedro Ximenez, Triana sherry £3.50
Vanilla Cheesecake topped with Raspberry Eton Mess & White Chocolate Sauce £1 supplement Gf
Apple and Apricot crumble topped with Vanilla Ice-cream. Gf v. (Vegan on request)
Chilled cardamon and Almond Rice pudding topped with Roast Pear jam and flaked Almonds. Vegan Gf
1709 Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch sauce and Vanilla ice-cream v.
Mature Cheddar & Shropshire Blue Cheese and biscuits with Date Chutney £2 supplement Add a glass of Port £3 Gfr 

Sittings. We allocate two-hour sittings. Gf Gluten Free GFr Can be adapted to be gluten free.


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