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2 for 1 mealsMaximum of 2 peopleBooking requiredFriday restrictionSaturday restrictionAvailable December
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2 for 1 at 1861 Restaurant

The picturesque hamlet of Cross Ash, just outside Abergavenny, is home to a new gourmet cuisine experience.

Simon King, owner and head chef at 1861, has worked in some of the country’s top restaurants and fine dining is very much his forte.

Simon and wife Kate have built upon a wealth of restaurant experience to offer gourmet standard dining to Abergavenny; with just the right balance of friendly and personal service to make for a meal to remember.

The restaurant staff are in pursuit of truly fabulous food produced locally by regional (or neighbouring) farmers, butchers and vegetable producers.

With this in mind, it’s good to see that the majority of fresh vegetables come from Kate’s father’s nursery in Nantyderry, ensuring that the time between harvesting the vegetables or picking the tomatoes to cooking/serving is kept to a minimum.

The restaurant has newly refurbished decor, with a subtle contemporary feel, while maintaining its original features, many of which relate to its name.

The service is warm and welcoming, with the front of house managed by Kate, and a small number of local staff.

Their quest for the freshest ingredients serves to create an ever changing seasonal menu, littered with many favourites such as the Braised Belly Pork and Mosaic of Red Fruits.

If you enjoy good food in a relaxed, welcoming environment put this new restaurant on your list.

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1861 Restaurant
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Alex said "Superb food
Excellent food, card can only be used on a la carte menu. Good choice, excellent service. Highly..."
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Mary said "Eighteen sixty one
This was my second visit to this restaurant after a gap of a couple of years and I was delighted..."
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Pete said "A superb lunch
Rrecommended.
Food & service both thoughtful and top quality.
Above average..."
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N.Fincham said "Great food
We enjoyed a very good dinner, on a quiet October evening the food and service were first class...."
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viv said
" A great place to eat.
We have been 3 times with different friends and we have never been..."
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Brenda said "Fabulous
Ate at 1861 last night and I must say it definitely ranked as one of the best meals at a..."
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"A fantastic dining experience - the best meal we've had for months! The food is exceptional..."
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"A real dining experience in first class surroundings. A warm welcome from Kate and some very good..."
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"A lovely warm welcome from Kate was received by my father and myself. Food was exquisite, a real..."
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"A real find on the tastecard. We were greeted with a warm welcome. The food is of an excellent..."
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  • Alex said: "Superb food
    Excellent food, card can only be used on a la carte menu. Good choice, excellent service. Highly recommended "
    Posted 3 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Mary said: "Eighteen sixty one
    This was my second visit to this restaurant after a gap of a couple of years and I was delighted to find the same friendly atmoshere lovely food and some interesting nibbles given to us at the start of our visit inspite of not having pre lunch drinks and again with our coffee after our meal., "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Pete said: "A superb lunch
    Rrecommended.
    Food & service both thoughtful and top quality.
    Above average prices but . . . . good value with the card! "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 18 days ago...
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  • N.Fincham said: "Great food
    We enjoyed a very good dinner, on a quiet October evening the food and service were first class. We also liked the wine by the glass offering, good value. "
    Posted 3 years, 18 days ago...
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  • viv said:
    " A great place to eat.
    We have been 3 times with different friends and we have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic and the welcome is very warm.
    I love that I taste food that I would not normally get the chance to try.
    Although not available with the tastecard the taster menu is a must.
    Will definitely be back. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Brenda said: "Fabulous
    Ate at 1861 last night and I must say it definitely ranked as one of the best meals at a restaurant I have ever eaten.

    Lovely restaurant. Everything was beautifully presented and service was excellent. Just the right amount of time between courses and not too rushed either.

    No problem using the tastecard though was a little disappointed that the taster menu and set menu weren't available only the al la carte menu.

    Will definitely visit again. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • "A fantastic dining experience - the best meal we've had for months! The food is exceptional as is the welcome from Kate. The time between courses was exactly right and Kate even arranged to have our petit fours wrapped for transportation home as we couldn't manage to eat any more! Many thanks - we will be back! Janet "
    Posted 4 years, 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • "A real dining experience in first class surroundings. A warm welcome from Kate and some very good food. Highly recommended. Sue "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 2 days ago...
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  • "A lovely warm welcome from Kate was received by my father and myself. Food was exquisite, a real dining experience. Highly recommended. David "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months ago...
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  • "A real find on the tastecard. We were greeted with a warm welcome. The food is of an excellent standard. It is Fresh and seasonal. The desert platter was sensational. Well worth the drive out in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. Sian "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 15 days ago...
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  • Alex said: "Superb food
    Excellent food, card can only be used on a la carte menu. Good choice, excellent service. Highly recommended "
    Posted 3 months, 12 days ago...
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  • Mary said: "Eighteen sixty one
    This was my second visit to this restaurant after a gap of a couple of years and I was delighted to find the same friendly atmoshere lovely food and some interesting nibbles given to us at the start of our visit inspite of not having pre lunch drinks and again with our coffee after our meal., "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 4 days ago...
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  • Pete said: "A superb lunch
    Rrecommended.
    Food & service both thoughtful and top quality.
    Above average prices but . . . . good value with the card! "
    Posted 2 years, 11 months, 18 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • N.Fincham said: "Great food
    We enjoyed a very good dinner, on a quiet October evening the food and service were first class. We also liked the wine by the glass offering, good value. "
    Posted 3 years, 18 days ago...
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  • viv said:
    " A great place to eat.
    We have been 3 times with different friends and we have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic and the welcome is very warm.
    I love that I taste food that I would not normally get the chance to try.
    Although not available with the tastecard the taster menu is a must.
    Will definitely be back. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 18 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Brenda said: "Fabulous
    Ate at 1861 last night and I must say it definitely ranked as one of the best meals at a restaurant I have ever eaten.

    Lovely restaurant. Everything was beautifully presented and service was excellent. Just the right amount of time between courses and not too rushed either.

    No problem using the tastecard though was a little disappointed that the taster menu and set menu weren't available only the al la carte menu.

    Will definitely visit again. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 7 days ago...
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  • "A fantastic dining experience - the best meal we've had for months! The food is exceptional as is the welcome from Kate. The time between courses was exactly right and Kate even arranged to have our petit fours wrapped for transportation home as we couldn't manage to eat any more! Many thanks - we will be back! Janet "
    Posted 4 years, 2 months, 10 days ago...
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  • "A real dining experience in first class surroundings. A warm welcome from Kate and some very good food. Highly recommended. Sue "
    Posted 4 years, 10 months, 2 days ago...
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  • "A lovely warm welcome from Kate was received by my father and myself. Food was exquisite, a real dining experience. Highly recommended. David "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months ago...
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  • "A real find on the tastecard. We were greeted with a warm welcome. The food is of an excellent standard. It is Fresh and seasonal. The desert platter was sensational. Well worth the drive out in the beautiful Monmouthshire countryside. Sian "
    Posted 5 years, 3 months, 15 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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