A few weeks ago I was in Manchester flying solo for a couple of hours whilst my boyfriend had a meeting. I headed into the city centre to get some lunch and rather than going to a chain restaurant or getting a meal deal, I thought I’d do a quick google search and see if there was anything vegetarian around with good reviews.
1847 was were I ended up!
[Image by Yvonne Goldsmith-Rybka via VivaManchester]
This restaurant is named after the year the vegetarian society was formed.
It was a bit difficult to find at first because it is in between two main streets, and following the walking satnav on my iPhone… it was pretty dyer! Once I paid attention to street names and numbers, it was a lot easier to locate.
So having not seen any pictures online and simply just copy and pasting the address, I was caught by pleasant surprise to find that it was a lovely upmarket restaurant, as opposed to a cafe. It had huge glass windows with branches hanging from a tall ceiling, which looked really funky.
It was really quiet, with only a few people having lunch and yet I still felt the need to ask if they had a table for one (haha awkward laugh). The waitress who served me was really friendly and helpful. The menu is priced with a two and three course option (I think you can get just one course if you want, but where it was presented in this way, I got excited! 🙂 )
To start, I had mushroom and walnut pâté, pickled quince with smoked butter toast. This was naturally vegan, a gluten free option was available, but I just had it as it comes. It was really tasty, with lots of flavour and defiantly something that I want to try and recreate at home. It was presented beautifully as well.
For my main, I had vegetarian ‘fish’ & chips which was an absolute first, but totally lush! I thought I’d go for the ‘fish’ & chips, as I had never seen it on a menu before and the waitress said everyone loves it! So with this meal, instead of fish, it was ginger ale battered halloumi, with some really tasty triple cooked chips, an awesome savoury lemon curd and a delicious green pea and basil puree. And lets just say, it was EPIC(!) It tasted awesome and was so filling. I enjoyed every mouthful and the chips were just an absolute delight. Obviously this meal wasn’t super healthy, but it was really good quality and tasted great. Vegan and gluten free options were also available, so i’d be interested to find out what how the vegan version tastes.
I can imagine this place coming to life in the evenings and weekends. The music was so chilled, like smooth RnB, indie type mix. Oh and in the toilet they had Neal’s Yard hand soap, which smelt so good I washed my hands twice!
So yeah, this is place was great and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
The address is: 58 Mosley Street (entrance on Booth St), Manchester, M2 3HZ.
1847 is also in Birmingham, Bristol and Brighton, which is defiantly something to keep in mind for when visiting them cities.
Much L O V E