Great British Menu 2018

If you haven't heard of Great British Menu on BBC2 then where have you been? Airing on the 13th August 2018, our very own chef James Cochran will be competing for the London, South-East region. Each region battle out their starter, fish, main and dessert that are all based around this years theme...70 years of the NHS. The chef that scores the most points judged by a veteran chef then goes onto represent that region in the finals. Each finalist then battle out each course, and a winner is announced for each course, where they end up at the prestigious banquet feeding all the special guests from the NHS, but this year is a twist where the final 4 then battle for the champion of champions.

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Newly-crowned Great British Menu ‘champion of champions’ James Cochran is serving a two-step roast at his new-ish Islington restaurant. Take the read it and weep approach here: Ayrshire 50 day aged cote de boeuf, slow braised short rib of beef, truffle cauliflower cheese, Holwood Farm honey glazed parsnips, beef dripping roast potatoes, coal roasted cabbage, yorkshire pudding, smoked bone marrow, gravy. Or: 55 day aged Middlewhite pork, crackling, truffle cauliflower cheese, Holwood Farm honey glazed parsnips, pork dripping roast potatoes, buttered kale, yorkshire pudding, gravy.



On Monday 8th October, Chef James Cochran will serve a special goat-inspired dinner at his new Islington restaurant 1251 in celebration of the month-long international goat meat festival, Goatober.

For one night only, the talented young chef will welcome guests with a set dinner menu based around his signature Goat Sharing Board, the lauded dish which earned him a 9/10 score in his current successful run on the popular BBCTV programme, Great British Menu.

The one-off event taking place on the restaurant’s upper floor will start off with a brief welcome talk from Chef James and James Whetlor, the founder of Cabrito, 1251’s own goat meat supplier, and a strong advocate of the Goatober campaign.

Guests can expect a relaxed, convivial atmosphere where the duo will shed light on the challenges facing the goat meat industry, including issues surrounding food waste, and the benefits of using the meat.

For £60 per person, the evening’s three-course set menu will reflect James’ highly regarded ambitious take on modern British cuisine, moulded by his own Scottish and West Indian heritage.

Guests will be greeted with 1251’s signature Douglas fir-infused gin and tonic upon arrival, followed by a Toasted Hay and Roast Onion Broth with Goat’s Cheese Sandwich to start. The main course will showcase James’ signature Goat Sharing Board, which will feature cuts using shoulder, belly, haunch, and shank, served alongside black-eyed pea dahl; coconut rice; roti; cucumber, pineapple and carrot salad; burnt lime & rum dressing; and scotch bonnet jam. To end on a sweet note, guests will enjoy Goat’s Milk Custard Tart with Blackberries, Almonds and White Chocolate.


Christmas @ 1251

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Included in this pack are our Christmas menus and drinks list, as
well as our terms and conditions.
We look forward to discussing your requirements at your
earliest convenience and will do our utmost to meet any
particulars or dietary requests that you may have.
In the meantime, if there is anything further that we can help you
with, please do not hesitate to contact us.