Mechanics Institute Eccleshill

01274 449 498

Bistro MI

Saturday evenings from seven p.m.

Pre-booking Only

Our Menu


Bistro MI at Eccleshill Mechanics Institute is here to serve a community with the best in food while serving the objectives of Eccleshill Community Association – to keep open and maintain this fantastic community asset. All the staff are committed volunteers working to provide you the best food and the best service while working to protect this valuable asset and keep it in community control.

Bistro Nights

We are limited on the number of guests for each Bistro night so booking early is essential. When you book a table, it is your for the evening to chill, relax, enjoy the atmosphere created in the Bistro as well as enjoy what we are told is excellent value fine food.

Provisional Bistro Dates 2020

Please check back as all dates are provisional and will be confirmed on a month by month basis

25 January (Chinese Banquet - see menu below)
29 February normal menu
28 March normal menu
25 April normal menu
16 May Itallian night, more details nearer the time!
27 June normal menu
25 July normal menu
22 August Fish night
26 September normal menu
24 October normal menu
21 November normal menu
19 December Christmas Menu/Dinner

Call Chris to make a table booking on 07847 751 325

25 January - Chinese Banquet
Prawn crackers. Prawn toast. Pancake roles. Chicken wings.

Main Course:
Special Chinese curry, chicken, beef, pork. Special Chow mein
Young Chow fried rice. Sweet-and-sour.

Apple pie, custard, ice cream.

The full menu is served, no selction needed.
£15.00 per head
If you wish to selct from our normal menu (below) please let us know, we can always make arrangements.

Call Chris to make a table booking on 07847 751 325

Our Passion

We not only have a passion for keeping the doors of the Mechanics Institute open, but also providing the best of food supported by an enjoyable dining experience in this, your old traditional building, and all at an affordable price.

We may all be volunteers, but we are serious at what we do. Why not come along to one of our Bistro Nights, you will not be disappointed.


The Mechanics Institute has served the people of Eccleshill for 150 years by various means, whether as a cinema, a library, or just a meeting place. As of 2018, we do not believe the Mechanics Institute has before provided a Bistro to the people of Eccleshill and beyond.

It is the passion of the current Directors to ensure the Institute remains modern and focused providing services that the locals need.

From £3.00

Range of tasty

Soups, Grills, salads.

From £8.00

Main Courses

Such as:
Calvados & Apple Dressed Pork, Creamy Chicken Breast.

Come along
meet and eat with us - you will not be disappointed

Delicious Food
Great Company

Not to mention.....
the great value & helping to keep those doors open!


As we do not employ anyone, and the Bistro will operate only one Saturday evening per month, then we do not have full time staff that are readily available to take bookings. If you wish to book, you can pop in to the Mechanics Institute Monday to Saturday morning and leave a message and one of us will call you back. Alternatively, you can email the Bistro and we will call you to confirm.

We have a limited licensed bar for bottled beers, wines. Soft drinks will also be available.
Bistro MI is a not for profit restaurant run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of the Mechanics Institute. All profits raised through serving fine wine and food at the Bistro will be used for the benefit of the Eccleshill community ensuring the doors of the Mechanics Institute remain open to all.