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.
Harden's survey result
“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.
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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|Wine per bottle||£0.00|
25 Bore Street, Lichfield, WS13 6NA
|Wednesday||6:30 am‑8:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8:30 pm|