Where to Eat in Lichfield: The Best Restaurants and Bars

July 17, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Lichfield /ˈlɪtʃfiːld/ is a cathedral city and civil parish in Staffordshire, England. One of eight civil parishes with city status in England, Lichfield is situated roughly 16 mi (26 km) north of Birmingham. At the time of the 2011 Census the population was estimated at 32,219 and the wider Lichfield District at 100,700.
Things to do in Lichfield

1. Olive Tree Restaurant

34 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JJ, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$102 - HK$157 +44 1543 263363
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 570 reviews

Olive Tree Restaurant

Set in the heart of the Cathedral city of Lichfield, The Olive Tree Restaurant offers a casual and contemporary atmosphere, combined with authentic Mediterranean and European cuisine of the highest quality. Listed in the Via Michelin and Good Food Guides, the restaurant serves both express and a la carte menus, which are very reasonably priced to offer great value for money. There is always a wide and varied selection of vegetarian options, as well as an extensive wine list to complement any dish. The open kitchen invites you to watch your food being prepared from the finest and freshest ingredients before your meal is presented at one of the spacious wooden tables, ready to be enjoyed within the surroundings of a homely, rustic setting. The Olive Tree can also cater for special occasions, offering the opportunity to reserve the entire restaurant to ensure the perfect atmosphere for your celebration.

Reviewed By Williams57 - staffordshire

Lunch with friends. The quality of food was excellent. We all ate different things for our 3 courses and everything was fine.
None of us were drinking alcohol and we were given a bottle of tap water which was topped up as needed without having to ask.
An excellent eatery - we’ve already booked for next month

2. Damn Fine Cafe

16 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PR, England Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$55 - HK$165 +44 1543 268934
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 859 reviews

Damn Fine Cafe

Delicious fresh food prepared and cooked right in front of your eyes by our award winning and fully qualified Chefs. Damn fine breakfasts, freshly made soups, lunches, sandwiches , hot paninis, hot roast pork, teas, coffees, cakes, takeaway menu, children&apos;s menu and much more. We Serve the best Champagne breakfast in Lichfield .We cater for vegetarians, and offer gluten free, wheat free and dairy free choices. Bespoke dining with advanced notice of your requirements, damn fine cafe is available for evening hire with a range of food and drinks menus to choose from. We offer alfresco dining, we are fully licensed to serve alcoholic beverages, we also offer wheelchair and pushchair access.<br>During very busy periods a call back service is available via your mobile telephone so you can carry on shopping in the many boutique shops of the beautiful and historic city of Lichfield until a table becomes available.

Reviewed By davidclaire_12 - Lichfield, United Kingdom

Me & my family visited this cafe for a nice breakfast to set us up for a busy day. We all had a very warm welcome, the food was absolutely beautiful and nothing was too much trouble. High quality ingredients & high level of service = good times. Would definitely return in the future. Highly recommended. Many thanks Mr & Mrs Mills

3. Eastern Eye

19B Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PW, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +44 1543 415047
Excellent
79%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Eastern Eye

The quintessential of Indian food. With over 40 years experience, it&apos;s no surprise the Eastern Eye is thriving. With the most creative minds in Indian cuisine working at this brasserie, providing innovative and authentic Indian food. The curry king offers his unique understanding of his masterful dishes. With the utmost desire to leave all his guest with a smile and an eagerness to return. Aiming to provide the benchmark service at all times.

Reviewed By Bex36Portsmouth - Portsmouth

Not knowing the area & meeting up with my brother for his birthday, I used trip advisor to help, now for some reason 812 people have either got low standards or no taste buds. This Indian is highly rated and we were all not sure why, it has a squashed over seated area, drinks are served in horrid cheap glasses, my g&t the worst one I’ve had out with hardly any ice. We kind of realised our mistake by the people in there (greedy) as the portions are silly big & the serving dishes equally as big, the chef obviously likes to use food colouring too as my nephews tikka masala was bright pink ! The food is presented badly the side salad on the starters wasn’t worth being on there as no care or attention was put into how the dish looked. Plus side the staff of overly polite, probably making up for the sub standard food. So on this occasion don’t believe the hype.

4. Pizza By Goli

63 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1543 250916
Excellent
57%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 297 reviews

Pizza By Goli

Reviewed By lisajs12345

Recently moved to the area and was recommended pizza by goli and was not disappointed, the food was superb and cooked freshly in front of us, waiting staff were friendly and attentive and we will definitely be back.

5. Lal Bagh

9 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PW, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1543 262697
Excellent
74%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 825 reviews

Lal Bagh

We are a well established restaurant, where we strive to serve our customers, the best, the finest, the freshest. We take our customers review/feedback seriously. We always improve, where-ever needed. We always welcome our customers review/feedback. If you have any complaints or such, please contact us first to solve the matter, before you write a review on here, as bad review/s does effect our business. We do take any complaints or such seriously and we will deal with it accordingly with rightly manner. We would like to thank you for your customs and support.

Reviewed By johnpeter2253 - Lichfield, United Kingdom

We’ve eaten here over the years and generally been pleased however like many restaurants there are things to keep in mind.
We had an excellent meal this week (Wednesday) with freshly prepared food and good service. From this the restaurant deserves the 5 star rating given.
If however you visit at the weekend then you need to be prepared for delays as the demand for good Indian food creates this backlog.

6. Siam Corner Ma Ma Thai

17 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +44 1543 411911
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 400 reviews

Siam Corner Ma Ma Thai

Reviewed By iyesha21 - Huddersfield

Visited today with work colleagues as a final lunch to say goodbye as I'm leaving the organisation. Thai is one of my fave cuisines but I find it difficult to find a good one.
I enjoyed everything we had here and the beef massaman was great. We paid just £24 a head which was a bargain for the amount of food we had.
The restaurant wasn't very busy but neither was the town centre so don't think that was a reflection of the place itself. Service was great, would definitely recommend

7. Thai Rainbow

15 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1543 264209
Excellent
59%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 463 reviews

Thai Rainbow

Reviewed By Sue P - Lichfield, United Kingdom

Thank goodness we booked because this restaurant is so popular and I now know why!
The food was amazing!
There was 5 of us in our group and we had 'set menu B' at £22.95.
The starters were a mixed platter of prawns, spring roll, sesame toast, sticky ribs and chicken skewers served with salad and dips.
The mains were king prawns with cashew nuts, duck and ginger, beef red curry and chicken red curry, a complimentary pad Thai noodles and 5 portions of a mixture of egg fried rice and jasmine rice.
The food was very fresh, plentiful and extremely well presented.
We had an great evening and although the restaurant was very busy the staff were very attentive and our food was served in a reasonable time.
We considered this meal as the best Thai food we have ever had.

8. Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Lichfield

Bird Street | New Minster House, Lichfield WS13 6PW, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Steakhouse, Pizza, Spanish, Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$110 - HK$243 +44 1543 258234
Excellent
50%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant & Bar, Lichfield

Enjoy freshly cooked Mediterranean food, wine and cocktails with a stunning view of Lichfield Cathedral. Set on the banks of Minster Pool and boasting some of the best views in the City, Ego is a must visit for its Mediterranean food, family friendly dining and delicious cocktails. The restaurant is ideal for large groups, special occasions, family celebrations and intimate dining.

Reviewed By perculators2018 - West Midlands, United Kingdom

A very warm welcome and shown to our table promptly, where we waited to be joined by friends. The Restaurant was busy and acoustics made it difficult for conversation, the wait for drinks was too long in my opinion taking nearly 15 minutes. Table service left a little to be desired, as cutlery had to be requested for the main course and then the Knives arrived without forks which arrived with another waitress. The desert arrived and again cutlery was an issue as a bent serving spoon and larges dessert spoons were provided to eat the Crème Brule, the waiter was polite and apologetic.
The food was very nice and a good standard. However, i was informed that there were no dauphinoise potatoes and therefore chose an alternative. The dishes were served up and we were all enjoying them when my wife’s potatoes arrived with an apology.
Great location, friendly staff, Good food but the service let the experience down, perhaps we hit a particularly busy night. However, whilst not the most expensive restaurant we have dined in the bill was £168 for four people which was good value. It was a pity the basics seemed to be missing.

9. 1709 the Brasserie

Lombard Street, Lichfield, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +44 1543 257986
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 647 reviews

1709 the Brasserie

Reviewed By Laura B

I have eaten here many times but have never experienced such poor service as last Saturday . We were a group of 7 and had pre - ordered so the food came reasonably quickly. However, the lack of attention from the waiting staff was a real issue - for example, two of us had the burger but were not offered any accompaniments - it then took ages to attract a waiters attention to ask for vinegar for the chips and mayo /sauces. The burger itself was shrunken and overcooked.
Not once during any of the courses did anyone come to the table to ask if the meals were OK or if we needed anything else.
The sense of being ignored came to a head when we were trying to get the bill - the staff have perfected the art of avoiding eye contact !
When the bill eventually came, they had failed to take off the £50 deposit that had been paid (not the first time this has happened when I have been there with a different group). One person paid their share by card and we then all put in cash for the balance and a modest (not really deserved) tip. Once again, the staff were too busy chatting to each other to return to collect the payment from our table, so we left it at the desk and went out. The final nail in the coffin of appalling service was while we were saying our goodbyes outside, a waitress rushed out to say we hadn't paid enough - they hadn't linked up the card payment! Really embarrassing that other customers would have seen this exchange and assumed we had underpaid and no apology from the staff member, just 'Oh, OK ' when we explained .
Needless to say that after years of eating here and recommending it to others, I won't be rushing to go back.

10. Chapters

19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +44 1543 306125
Excellent
53%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 198 reviews

Chapters

Reviewed By 323DavidS323 - Lichfield, United Kingdom

Went here one Sunday dinnertime for a Sandwich and a pot of tea. Nice place next to the Cathedral. My girlfriend had a ham and brie Sandwich which looked lovely with nice chunky ham. I had egg which was excellent as well. Probably try a full meal next time. A real bug bear of mine is when you order a pot of tea and don't get extra water but here you do get lots of extra water. The cakes also looked nice. will return soon.

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