The historic building that houses the 1868 restaurant has recently been redecorated to be more in line with the contemporary style of the cuisine. Chef and owner Yankale Turjeman is a native Jerusalemite and previously worked as head chef of the former 1868 dairy restaurant and at Kadosh. Having spent a few years working in London, he returned to Jerusalem to run 1868, bringing European style and finesse to the menu.
We were delighted to try the full six course tasting menu (NIS 290), but there is also an option for a five-course (NIS 250) or a four-course tasting menu (NIS 210).
The advantage of a tasting menu is that you get to eat smaller portions of rich dishes without being too overwhelmed. It was clear that an incredible amount of work went into the preparation of the elements of each dish we tried, and the presentation and service throughout the meal was excellent.