Vegetarian Bistro & Bar

1847 Is A Small Collection Of Bistros Located In The Midlands And North West England.

Named after the year the Vegetarian Society formed, 1847 was established by Damien Davenport in Manchester city centre in 2010 and has since opened in the centre of Birmingham.

Our aim is to serve exceptional British food alongside a full range of cocktails, spirits, wines and beers.




Located centrally on the corner of Mosley St and Booth St, 1847 - Manchester is in an ideal spot for the art gallery, theatres, Albert square and shopping district.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 1200 – 1500 &
1700 – 2200
Saturday 1200 – 2230
Sunday 1200 – 2000

Book Online Spring 2015 Menu

Mothers Day Menu Sunday Brunch

Available Vouchers


58 Mosley Street
(Entrance on Booth St)
M2 3HZ

0161 236 1811

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Located in the beautiful Great Western arcade, 1847 – Birmingham is on the doorstep of the cathedral, galleries, theatres and shopping district. It is also positioned directly opposite Snow Hill train station making it very easy to travel to. The arcade houses many independent businesses that are well worth a visit!

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 12:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:00
Saturday 12:00 – 22:30
Sunday 1200 – 2000

Book Online Spring 2015 Menu

Mothers Day Menu Sunday Brunch

Available Vouchers


26 Great Western Arcade
Colmore Row
B2 5HU

0121 236 2313

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Meet Damien

After being made redundant in January 2010 from the role of Operations Director, I found myself back in Manchester with two options; work for someone in another hospitality role or go it alone. Never one to shy away, I took the leap into running my own business.

The first nine months were really difficult. I ended up renting my flat out and moved into the restaurant storeroom to avoid going under plus it enabled me to pay our two members of staff. It was whilst enjoying the company of friends at a local veggie restaurant, it became obvious that being vegetarian myself, I could overhaul the norm of the vegetarian dining experience which back then was either old fashioned traditional or run down café.

I wanted good quality dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Service must be friendly and personalised. The environment modern and clean. Whether as a customer or employee I love to keep it simple and your experience should be enjoyable and a fun place to be.

Today we employee a team of twenty-four across three locations and operate in the very heart of Manchester and Birmingham. There’s me plus two others working in our head office on our future projects. Jointly, we’re planning our next site in another UK city, plus looking to launch our schools into each location. I’m most passionate about developing our teams and our schools will not only be kitchens to run our cookery schools, but training areas for both our chefs and front of house teams.

Manchester & Birmingham both employ apprentices, our future rising stars. We’ve just teamed up with Manchester University and paired with one of their design students to work on the application of our new branding plus every chef in our Manchester kitchen has just signed up to complete NVQs.

Developing the skills and confidence of our employees is what makes running a business worthwhile and for that, we all thank you for supporting 1847.


To receive club benefits, members are required to reserve their table through this link quoting your membership number.



A unique club & experience awaits our members and whether you’re a regular diner or seasonal, the benefits of joining this small community are there for you to enjoy. Welcome to Club 1847…

Annual fee £29

- 25% off food when booking online
- 10% off food for walk ins
- Cocktails on your birthday
- Glass of Prosecco when dining from our taster menus
- Exclusive members events
- Regular Newsletters

Terms & Conditions

- % off is available Sunday to Thursday
- % off excludes our events
- % off is for maximum parties of 4
- Cocktail available for those celebrating their birthday



Our restaurants are not only perfect for your favourite lunch or dinner, we also host a range of events each and every month.

And not only do we host these events within our own city centre locations we’ve also teamed up with fellow local businesses to host a range of wine and canapé evenings.

Our events are generally busy so please remember to book beforehand.

Live Music Night

Enjoy an evening of live music at 1847, sit back and relax with live music from Helen and Tony who are very prominent figures on the Manchester Jazz Scene.

26th March 2015
1847 Manchester
Start time - 7:30pm

3 Courses with a glass of wine £30
5 Courses with a glass of wine £40

Foraging By1847 & Eden Wild Food

1847 have teamed up with Eden Wild Food to bring you a day of foraging with a twist! Not only will you be shown the best spots and produce to forage in Manchester, you will be taken back to 1847 to enjoy 6 courses with the fruits of your labour.

26th March 2015
1847 Manchester
Start time - 12:00pm

Forging and evening meal - £85
Evening meal only - £45

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For further details on our events or to book,
please contact our Business Development Manager - Dean O'Brien. -



Join our development chef for a day based around our own philosophy of what’s good now. Whilst our restaurant menus are based around many complex ingredients, and modern techniques, increasingly the foundation of our menus are fluid concepts that can be adapted to whatever we find to be available to us and at its best - be that from our gardens, wild & foraged foods or the best of seasonal British home-grown. We will share with you some of our core techniques and ingredients, and then show you how with a basic repertoire you can adapt and evolve your cooking to suit the best of British any time of year. Simple and brilliant, you’ll leave with a readily adaptable selection of basics that you can evolve into your own.

Our cookery schools are a relaxed and informal affair with a mixture of demonstrations, hands-on cookery, plenty of scoffing & a few glasses of wine!

Location: Exact city location will be confirmed shortly although central and easily accessible

Price: Our full day event including All food and wine is priced at £150

Running: 10:30 - 17:00

Dietary requirements: This event will use dairy, eggs & gluten. Please see future events for vegan and free-from cookery days.

Dishes covered - Location & Dates

Dishes covered will include:

‘British Cheese’ - cheddar brûlée

‘Salt-baking & other stories’ - why salt bake, rescuing root vegetables reputation

‘Pearl barley & heritage grains’ - cooking with pearl barley and British heritage grains

‘Death by chocolate’ - textures of chocolate and pairing them with wild fruits

Sour cream cheesecake - five minute dessert ready to go

Exact locations will be confirmed nearer to the event although they will be easily accessible from the city centres

Location & Dates

21st February: Manchester/Cheshire

21st March: Birmingham/Midlands

18th April: London

23rd May (bank holiday weekend): York



Bistro 1847 is a small collection of vegetarian bistro’s within the UK. Our first opened in Manchester city centre back in Spring 2010 with a second in the heart of Birmingham during Autumn 2013.

Due to our plans to expand we are always looking for people passionate about hospitality whether that be chefs, front of house staff or management.

Our chefs will work closely with our Development Chef Alex Claridge. His food is primarily British, with a real sense of humour and ambition to push the boundaries of meat-free cooking – you’ll find dishes influenced by wholefoods, but equally expect ingredients and techniques from the world of fine dining.

Our front of house teams work closely with our operations manager who strives to create an experience second to none for our customers whilst developing and offering an exciting cocktail, wine, beer and spirit list.

With each new site, we also look for management positions, whether that be in the restaurants themselves or based within our head offices in central Manchester.

Bistro 1847 is a forward thinking company who established and grew through the recession. It’s this determination that creates an exciting workplace with prospects of growth for any individual. We offer flexible working hours, 28 days annual leave, workplace training & development plus other benefits.

If you have what it takes to be part of this team, please email your CV to and we will keep it on file until a relevant position becomes available.