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1861 Restaurant

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Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
0845 3881861
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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167 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought a deal through groupon and glad we did. The food was fantastic and looked like a work of art. Atmosphere was lovely and the decor fantastic. Prices were very reasonable for fine dining.

2 Thank Welshtraveller247
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to experience excellent local food cooked to perfection then you must visit this restaurant. Will definitely visit again.

1 Thank Steve L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really lovely evening and wonderful food would certainly recommend. Possibly due to its location we found it went quiet very early so after our meal we went elsewhere for a drink.

2 Thank Welshie240
Tredegar, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this resturant. Atmosphere relaxing and quiet so you can sit and enjoy your meal. Food yummy and tastey. Booked under the birthday offer and very pleased with the total bill.

Thank Willow0408
Swansea, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant with a gentle ambience. Although advertised as in 'Abergavenny', it is situated miles outside the town centre so if you are staying in the town and planning to walk - don't! Good selection of wine and absolutely delicious food but I felt it was overpriced for the portion size. Still, a lovely treat if you don't mind... More 

Thank SarahB1957
Norwich, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently visited 1861 for the first time on my Husband's birthday having driven past it a year ago, and we were so pleased to have tried it this time.It was a weekday lunchtime and there were not many other people there but the welcome was very warm and the atmosphere relaxed and friendly. We opted for the Taster menu... More 

Thank dinonorwich2016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Poor interior, bland food that is way overpriced. Amazed that on informing the owner of a caterpillar in one of our starters, although she was apologetic and gave us some complimentary drinks and scallops we were still billed for this! We feel this should have been removed from the bill regardless! With a bill of £220 we were very disappointed... More 

1 Thank Garry A
Newport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Very small portions & extortionate prices!! Wouldn't frequent there again! Supposed to be a la Carte - we had to have McDonald's on way home to fill up!!

1 Thank jessiey190
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

High end food in a low key setting. We were there for lunch. Three courses plus a glass or two of wine comes out at £45-50 if you go a la carte. Scallops with Jerusalem artichoke purée was excellent, as was the quail done three ways. The desserts really stood out too. The elderflower soufflé is worth the trip alone!

Thank MilesPerGallon1972
blaenau gwent
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Came here with my family. Bread that we were given at the start was amazing... the starter I had wasn't great however the lamb was cooked beautifullto for my main. The lady who owns the place was really sweet along with the waiter- who does an outstanding job!

Thank kimbjm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$26 - $64
British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Ash, Abergavenny NP7 8PB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  South Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Abergavenny
  • Phone Number: 0845 3881861
Restaurant 1861 is a small rural family run restaurant in monmouthshire using locally sourced produce and home grown fruit and vegetables. The restaurant is a friendly professional relaxed fine dining venue ideal for all occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?