Find this good restaurant in the comfortable family-run Appleby Manor Hotel. The dining room offers two contrasting feels - a traditional oak-panelled room, or airy modern conservatory, offering views towards Appleby castle. The 'Bistro 1871' offers slightly less ambitious dishes than those listed below.
On the food front, the menu has interest for both the plain and more adventurous diner, a winter snapshot brought 'Beetroot & Goats Cheese Tart with Salad & Balsamic Syrup'; 'Smoked Haddock & Sea Trout Terrine with Slow-Cooked Cherry Tomatoes & Melba Toast'; 'Seared Breast of Wood Pigeon with Braised Puy Lentils, Laleland Pancetta & Celeriac Galette' and 'Forest Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan & Rocket Leaves' amongst the starters.
'Char-Grilled Sirloin of Lakeland Beef with Dauphinoise Potatoes and either Peppercorn or Forest Mushroom Sauce'; 'Whole Roasted Lupton Red-Legged Partridge with a Ham Croquette, Mixed Bean & Vegetable Broth, Braised Red Cabbage & Sherry Jus'; 'Seared Haunch Steak of Cumbrian Venison with Marmite Potatoes, Butternut Squash Purée, Deep-Fried Oxtail Fritters and Redcurrant & Rosemary Sauce' and 'Tournedos of Atlantic Cod with Shellfish Linguini, Chorizo Sausage White Wine Cream & Herb Oil' included on the listed mains.
Vegetarians are offered thir own interesting menu.
Desserts, generally including Sticky Toffee Pudding plus a selection of local Cheeses come round on a trolley.
Service is both friendly and professional.
- Food Style: Modern British
- Lunch: Light dishes are served daily in the Bar
- Dinner: all week 19.00-21.00; mains about £19 to £22; Bistro 1871 mains about £13
- Seats: 100
- Wine: a well-chosen list has modest mark-ups
- Children's portions: Children's Menu
- Wheelchair access: Yes
- Nearest station: Appleby Rail
- Directions: See the map on this page
- Parking: Yes
- Closed: L all week, 24th-26th Dec
- Rooms available