RestaurantsStaffordshireLichfieldWS13

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Tom Shepherd, most recently seen at Adam’s in Birmingham, opened the much-anticipated first restaurant under his own name in October 2021, above his father’s Lichfield jewellery shop.

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Summary

£99
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Getting a booking is no mean feat” at Tom Shepherd’s “absolutely brilliant” operation – a “bright and crisp” 28-cover space “above his father’s jewellery shop” which in two short years has established itself as one of the Midlands’ most celebrated culinary destinations. “If you do, you will be rewarded with exciting and original cooking” with dishes that are “thoughtful in their concept, prepared meticulously and served beautifully”. BREAKING NEWS – In September 2023, Tom announced a second, more informal venture in the city (‘we’re going to open up with the mindset of small plates, drinks orientated, and the small plates will develop so you can almost have your own tasting menu’).

Summary

£99
 ££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Already outstanding”, this 2021 debut from a well-qualified chef hit the ground running, nabbing rave reviews within months of opening. The accolades are “thoroughly deserved”“food and service are brilliantly executed” and there’s a “nice relaxed vibe” in the 28-cover restaurant with a chef’s table and roof terrace. Previously head chef at Adam’s in Birmingham and development chef for Sat Bains, Tom Shepherd opened quite literally upstairs from his father’s jewellery shop.

Summary

Located on the first-floor of his father’s jewellery shop, this October 2021 newcomer has 28 covers and incorporates a chef’s table, bar and roof terrace. The eponymous chef has a CV incorporating Adam’s in Birmingham and working as development chef for St Bains, and he will present a five-course tasting menu (£62) and a seven-course version (£77), as well as a three-course lunch menu.

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Reviews of Upstairs by Tom Shepherd Restaurant in WS13, Lichfield by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Upstairs by Tom Shepherd restaurant.
Simon M
This is a small restaurant with a great atm...
Reviewed 24 days ago

"This is a small restaurant with a great atmosphere and friendly staff. The food was generally very good, just a shame the monkfish and the deer were a touch over cooked. Definitely worth a visit"

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Dom S
The food I felt was let down by the desert ...
Reviewed 6 months, 22 days ago

"The food I felt was let down by the desert course which was in Great British Menu. I think it holds back this menu and restricts its scope. Service well meaning but clearly suffering from modern issues. Incredibly noisy and couldn’t hear. Unlikely to return. Service was well meaning, but as seems commonplace now, struggling due to staff recruitment issues. The restaurant itself was clean and pleasant but it was so noisy I couldn’t hear anything. Sadly it’s highly unlikely we will be returning."

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Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £45.00
  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 90.00 Always available 7

Traditional European menu

Pudding
£0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
25 Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6NA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 am‑8:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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