Best restaurants in Lichfield

Searching for the best restaurants in Lichfield? You’re in the right spot. We’ve done the groundwork in this small city, covering all the top restaurants from authentic Italian spots to great gastro pubs and eateries leading the charge towards sustainable dining. We don’t believe expense is the best signifier for a great restaurant - this is an argument that the best Lichfield restaurants rigorously support. Of course, you’ll find many that are best suited to occasion dining, but others are the best for different reasons whether it be family dining, inventive menus, or simply because they offer something different.

Updated on 18 June 2024

The array of restaurants in Lichfield is diverse. Several offer afternoon tea and fine dining fare that requires a new outfit, others are more casual, priding themselves on using the very best Staffordshire produce. One of the things that stands out most to us about the options in Lichfield is the choice for bottomless brunch. If you've done a bottomless brunch before, you may get that feeling that every place you visit feels the same as the last. But with so many choices in Lichfield, you'll be offered something fun and fresh every time.

Without a doubt, the most famous Lichfield attraction is the cathedral. Complete with over 1,300 years of history, it’s the go-to spot for history enthusiasts and architecture fans.
But it's not just a cathedral, many visitors spend their time ambling around Georgian museums, taking in the wonder of the National Memorial Arboretum, or catching a show at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre. And if you’re looking for a little more amusement in your day, Beacon Park hosts frequent events within 70 acres of open spaces and gardens.

Upstairs by Tom Shepherd

Upstairs by Tom Shepherd

25 Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6NA

A Michelin-starred restaurant by Tom Shepherd located above his father’s jewellery shop, Upstairs offers pristine, produce-driven long and short tasting menus. Found in the historic heart of Lichfield, it’s an ideal destination for celebratory dining and elevated British fare.

£50 - £79
British
One Michelin star
The Owl at Lichfield

The Owl at Lichfield

London Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 9QH

Situated on the outskirts of Lichfield, The Owl is a welcoming pub and restaurant that’s perfect for all moods and occasions. The globally-inspired menu spans pub classics to steaks, tagines and curries, while dedicated kids and pizza menus make it a reliable choice for families.

£30 - £49
Pizza
Fish
The Hedgehog

The Hedgehog

Stafford Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 8JB

One of the best country pubs in Lichfield, The Hedgehog boasts a menu of seasonal favourites and elevated British favourites served in a casual but on-trend dining room. Think pies, chops, pizzas, and grazing plates.

Under £30
Pubs
British
The Boat Restaurant & Micro-farm

The Boat Restaurant & Micro-farm

Walsall Road, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS14 0BU

Chef Liam Dillon worked at some of the UK’s top restaurants (Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley) before returning to his hometown of Lichfield to open The Boat. His menus are built on sustainable principles, with much of its produce sourced from the restaurant’s micro-farm.

£50 - £79
British
The Wine House Lichfield

The Wine House Lichfield

27 Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6PW

The Wine House has been one of Lichfield’s top foodie spots for more than a decade. Housed inside a gorgeous Georgian property with an open kitchen, guests can watch the chefs work their magic while they dine.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Steak
Larder Lichfield

Larder Lichfield

17 Bore Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LZ

At Larder, flavour comes first. With an attractively presented modern European menu committed to the very best produce available. It’s a chic but homely space, equally suited to casual midweek meals and important celebrations.

£50 - £79
Modern European
Ego Lichfield

Ego Lichfield

New Minster House, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6PW

This restaurant and bar in the centre of Lichfield serves fresh Mediterranean food inspired by France, Italy, Greece and Spain. Dishes span chargrilled steaks and hanging kebabs to fresh fish and seafood, pizza and paella, while vegan and gluten-free menus make it accessible to all.

£30 - £49
Modern European
Steak
Afternoon tea
Darwin

Darwin's at The George

12-14 Bird Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6PR

Conveniently located on Bird Street, Darwin’s is a stylish restaurant known for varied menus of British classics. With hand-stretched pizzas, hearty classics, and a great small plates selection it’s ideal for a weekend lunch or midweek dinner.

£30 - £49
British
Afternoon tea

If you’re planning an impressive celebration meal but none of the best restaurants in Lichfield are ticking your boxes, worry not - we’ve gone through the trouble to create an interactive list of all the private dining rooms in Lichfield worth your time.

Alternatively, if you’re on the hunt for fine dining fare - you’ll be glad to hear that the second city’s dining scene is going from strength to strength: check out our guide to Michelin star restaurants in Birmingham. And if that's not your style, just take a peek at our round-up of the best brunches in Birmingham.

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