Places to go out & eat & drink in Lichfield
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Local Restaurants, Cafes, Pubs, Bars, etc in Lichfield

Places to eat & drink in Lichfield.





Many important and famous people have been born in this wonderful medieval cathedral city, which also boasts Georgian houses, 16th century cottages and fine timber-framed buildings. The 13th century cathedral is dedicated to St Chad, Bishop of Mercia, and is made from blush-red sandstone. It is unusual in having three separate spires known as the ‘Ladies of the Vale’. The cathedral’s west front has over 100 statues while the 16th century stained glass windows of its Lady Chapel are among the finest in the country. In the cathedral’s library can be found St Chad’s Gospels, a fabulous illustrated manuscript. The 17th century Bishop’s Palace is contained within the cathedral close.

Among Lichfield’s most notable sons was the 18th century lexicographer Samuel Johnson, who lived in Breadmarket Street until he left for London at the age of 27. His old house in a now a museum. A statue of the great man stands in Market Square near two others – one of his biographer James Boswell and one of Edward Wightman, the last man in England to have been burned at the stake for heresy (1612). Nearby is the Lichfield Heritage Centre, tracing the city’s 2,000-year-old history.

The antiquarian Elias Ashmole (1617-92), whose vast wealth was behind the creation of Oxford’s Ashmolean Museum, was also born in the city, as were the famous Shakespearian actor David Garrick, the poet Anna Seward and the botanist and inventor Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles. Darwin, Josiah Wedgwood, Matthew Boulton and James Watt founded the Lunar Society, which met here on bright, moonlight nights. Darwin’s house is also a museum.

We cannot give a full list of all available food outlets but below is a small selection of those available in Lichfield or surrounding areas.

Lichfield Restaurants, Cafes, Bars, Food Outlets, etc

Pastiche Bistro

3-5 Lombard Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6DP
Tel: 01543 257986
E-mail: enquiries@pastichebistro.co.uk
Web: www.pastichebistro.co.uk

Our Lichfield Bistro is situated in the centre of this historical city. Housed in a medieval building over two floors, it retains many of its original features giving it a cosy and friendly atmosphere. Paul Charters is our Restaurant Manager and he has been with Pastiche for over three years overseeing the Lichfield bistro. Our Executive Chef, Mark Medley, is based at Lichfield; Mark not only assists in the creation of the menus for the whole group but also puts theory into practice and serves our mouth watering dishes to our Lichfield customers. Booking is highly recommended.
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Chandlers Grande Brasserie

Corn Exchange Buildings, Conduit Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JU
Tel: 01543 416688    Fax: 01543 417887
Web: www.chandlersrestaurant.co.uk

Located in a Grade II listed building, this lively restaurant offers continental and modern British dishes. It also boasts fresh fish and a seafood board, plus special 'plat du jour' menus. The restaurant has an award winning head chef, various food guide recommendations including entry in the Which? Good Food Guide for the past 4 years and 1st prize - Brasserie of the year in the 'A Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards 2002'.
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The Old School House Restaurant

Weeford, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0PW
Tel: 01543 480009    Fax: 01543 480470
E-mail: nigel@oldschoolhouse.co.uk

Take time out and make a date to dine in the exquisite surroundings of the Old School House Restaurant. The stunning environment offers you a myriad of choice with new menus which include our renowned Caesar salad and delightful seafood dishes. The experienced and accomplished team here at the restaurant has created exciting dishes such as fresh Scottish scallops wrapped in bacon, Barbery Duck with an apricot sauce and a medallion of turbot with prawns and capers. Discover a lunch that offers excellent value for money with delicious food and friendly service, whether you want a get-together with friends, a business meeting, entertain clients or simply to meet your partner for an hour or two. Relax and enjoy an aperitif in the lounge whilst selecting from our choice of Table d'Hote, A La Carte or daily specials.
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The Plough

Huddlesford Lane, Huddlesford, Nr. Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8PY
Tel: 01543 432369    Fax: 01543 432908
E-mail: plough.lichfield@nhguk.com

The Plough is located beside the canal with lovely walks and stunning views. Delicious food is served all day and the menu changes daily. Carefully selected wines are available by the glass and we have a wide selection of cask ales.
Type: Pub/Inn

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Lee Garden Restaurant

50 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6JJ
Tel: 01543 418515 / 254388

Excellent Cantonese, Pekinese and Malaysian dishes are specially prepared at this restaurant by experienced chefs. A separate vegetarian menu is available. You will receive a warm welcome from friendly staff, and the surroundings offer a modern interior design with an oriental atmosphere. Private and business parties catered for. A function room upstairs for 50 persons.
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The Pear Tree Crêperie

Heart of the Country Village, Swinfen, Nr Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 6QR
Tel: 01543 481807    Fax: 01543 483535
E-mail: enquiries@peartreecreperie.co.uk
Web: www.peartreecreperie.co.uk

Visit Lichfield's unique genuine French venue and enjoy our traditional Breton GALETTES and CREPES (savoury and sweet pancakes), in true Brittany style. The emphasis is on good simple food, in relaxed French surroundings.
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Swinfen Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Lichfield
Tel: 01543 481494

Swinfen Hall, two miles south of Lichfield, has a long history. The present house was built in 1757 for Samuel Swynfen by Benjamin Wyatt. It has survived the years well and much of the exterior has changed little. The private dining room is original and its panelling and proportions are superb. The Four Seasons Restaurant is completely panelled in oak and the carvings are attributed to Grinling Gibbons. A seasonal menu operates and invokes the local produce whenever possible and the modern Continental cuisine may feature Staffordshire strawberries and asparagus. An extensive wine list makes joyous reading and House wine available.
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Thrales

40-44 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JJ
Tel: 01543 255091

Located in the pleasant Cathedral town of Lichfield, with ample parking good and handy and very good value. A good range of starters leads into a fish course which could be fresh salmon in various forms. There is then a wonderful choice from amongst roast beef, pork, lamb, with game in season and fish when supplies are right. A list of puddings lays you wide open to the most awful temptation and to cap it all there is an impressive cheese board.
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