The six restaurants of Staffordshire in the Michelin Guide



Registration in the Michelin Guide is a guarantee of quality in catering.

The restaurants are rewarded for the quality of their dishes, but also for their imagination and their originality, with a place in the sacred directory.

And here in Staffordshire, with the exception of Stoke, we are fortunate to have six restaurants that have joined this exclusive club.

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Included in the county entries are gourmet pubs, traditional restaurants and shops.

Whether you like hearty dishes with a twist, gourmet style dishes or something completely different, you are well taken care of in “the creative county”.

Below, we’ve put together a list of the Staffordshire restaurants included in the guide, with information on each that might just thrill your taste buds.

Staffordshire restaurants in the Michelin Guide

The boat inn

The Boat Inn, Lichfield.

Address: Walsall Road, Lichfield.

What Michelin says about it: This old roadside inn was once backing onto a canal, and its walls are filled with black and white photos of the region’s locks. Sophisticated modern dishes are colorful and eye-catching, and the chef enjoys making local and organic ingredients. the stars of the show, including their home-raised chickens and pigs. “

Eye-catching dishes: Beef shank raviolo with beef heart, smoked eel, mushroom and beef consomme; Halibut with frozen salsify, kale and caviar fish sauce.

99, rue de la gare

99 Station Street in Burton
99 Station Street in Burton.

Address: Station Street, Burton.

What Michelin says about it: “Among Burton-on-Trent’s sprawling brewing towers you’ll find this bright and daringly decorated neighborhood restaurant, run by two experienced locals. They cook everything on site daily and feature regional ingredients; don’t miss the bread. and butter pudding. “

Eye-catching dishes: Grilled kofta-style lamb with red cabbage salad and mint yogurt; Sea bass fillet topped with local bacon, button mushrooms and chive volute.

The Red Lion

The Staffordshire Walks start and end with a pub.  The Red Lion, Bradley
The Red Lion, Bradley.

Address: Smithy Lane, Bradley.

What Michelin says about it: “If you take the M6, head to this village pub, where you will find a breezy bar, veranda, cozy nook and dining area adorned with photos of the pub through the ages. The menus offer plenty of choice. , with hearty and flavorful dishes ranging from sticky braised beef to curry-spiced Kiev salmon. “

Eye-catching dishes: Saag aloo tart, crushed peas with mint and masala fries; Breaded fish sandwich with tartar sauce and baby gem lettuce.


Pantry, at Lichfield.
Pantry, at Lichfield.

Address: Bore Street, Lichfield.

What Michelin says about it: “’All the flavors, without the pomp’ is the slogan of this relaxed, warmly run restaurant – and that’s exactly what you’ll get. Beautifully presented modern dishes are sure to satisfy. “

Eye-catching dishes: Lamb rump with braised mini lettuce, potato terrine, chimichurri sauce and ragù of beans and tomatoes; Hispi braised with kombu – shitake mushroom broth, seaweed granola, chili broccoli, pickled onion and crispy lotus root.

The Georges

The George, Alstonefield.
The George, Alstonefield.

Address: Alstonefield, near Ashbourne.

What Michelin says about it: “” Expect to rub shoulders with locals and walkers in the welcoming pub of this sleepy village. The concise menus offer a good range of dishes with smart combinations and a modern twist. Most of the ingredients come from within 15 miles, including fruits and vegetables from garden meats and rare breeds. “

Eye-catching dishes: Evening tasting menu including: Saddleback pork, chorizo, apple, scratching, sausage roll and asparagus; Strawberry texture dessert with Earl Gray cream and vanilla.

Weapons of Duncombe

The arms of Duncombe, Ellastone.
The arms of Duncombe, Ellastone.

Address: Main road, Ellastone.

What Michelin says about it: “An elegant pub-restaurant owned by the Honorable Johnny Greenall and his wife – a descendant of the Duncombe family. There are several comfortable rooms to choose from, each with its own identity, and the menus blend pub classics with more ambitious restaurant-style dishes The luxurious rooms overlook the countryside .. “

Eye-catching dishes: The 40-day Dry Aged Dunwood Farmer’s Rib Eye Steak with beef fat roasted onion, pickled shallot, beef jus and hand-cut thick fries; smoked haddock brandade with potato dumpling.

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