Simon & Kate’s quest for truly fabulous food produced locally using local farmers, butchers and vegetable producers.
We feel that Monmouthshire is now a real ‘foodie’ destination, and hope to live up to the excellent standard that already exists in the area.
We aim to provide excellent food at reasonable prices, with as local a provenance and as little carbon mileage as possible, as well as creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere to sit back and enjoy a well deserved lunch or evening out!
With this in mind, the majority of fresh vegetables come from Kate’s father’s nursery in Nantyderry, ensuring that the time between actually digging up the vegetables or picking them and getting them to the plate is truly kept at a minimum!
We hope that you enjoy our newly refurbished restaurant; we have tried to give a lovely old building a clean fresh look, while keeping the character. As a family, we are now joined by our daughter Emily, and son, Thomas; we very much hope that you will enjoy your experience and join us again.
Restaurant 1861 is also available for private functions and special events such as Christenings, Birthdays and Weddings; we are delighted to offer an exclusive use policy for those with larger parties. We have the knowledge and ability to plan a truly memorable special event for you, please ask either Kate or Simon for further details.
Kate and Simon would also be delighted to provide copies of their Christmas Day or New Year menus.