Part of the prestigious Alhambra Theatre, near the beautiful City Park, the 1914 is a luxurious restaurant open to theatre-goers and fine diners alike. Founded by impresario Francis Laidler, the Alhambra itself, a classic of British ‘Andalusian’ theatre architecture with its domes and faience, has been a point of pride for Bradford since its opening night in, of course, 1914.
Designed to be the perfect accompaniment to your visit, the 1914 gives you the option of daytime or evening dining, along with relaxed drinks, teatime treats and light bites. The restaurant uses seasonal, organic produce whenever possible. The restaurant is housed on the top floor, in a space just as luxurious as the theatre itself, offering a panoramic view over City Park. There’s also the Circle Café for freshly made sandwiches, soup, cakes and hot and cold drinks, and the Alhambra Theatre Bar for drinks.
A luxurious restaurant open to theatre-goers and fine diners alike
The 1914’s menu, put together by chef John Monkhouse, includes amongst the starters a Smoked Salmon Parfait with a gin and tonic centre, lamb’s leaf, and balsamic glaze, and the 1914 Fishcake served with a herb leaf salad, cucumber and dill crème fraiche. Mains include the Beef Bourguignon cooked in a rich red wine sauce, served with roast parsnips and garlic and thyme mash, and the roasted Cod Loin wrapped in Parma ham and served with dauphinoise potato, tenderstem broccoli and a tomato and caper dressing.
Nearby you’ll find, of course, the City Park, with its beautiful Mirror Pool, the largest water feature in the UK, with a hundred functions controlled by computer, leading to entrancing mists, lights and displays all year round. There’s also the City Library, and the Impressions Art Gallery, famous for its photography exhibitions and bookshop. You’ll be about five minutes away from the Bradford Interchange Station. This makes the 1914 restaurant a great centrepiece for a family day out to Bradford.