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1709 the Brasserie

Lombard Street, Lichfield, England
01543 257986
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Ranked #15 of 113 restaurants in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Midlands
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Had an anniversary meal here today and it was lovely! 3 courses for £12 would normally worry me but the food was of a standard I'd expect to pay £12 just for the main course. The menu is inspired and original (apart from the standard roasts but they are to be expected for a Sunday lunchtime), the service absolutely excellent... More

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Staffordshire, UK
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We ate here last Wednesday. Staff were friendly and professional and the food was great value for money. Food was very good quality and will definitely come back again. Nice to come to a place with it's own personality and not just the same as so many places these days. Thank you!

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lichfield
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We have eaten at 1709 on a regular basis during the last 4 years and have always found it was value for money. Simple menu of seasonal food well cooked. However just lately the menu has become over complicated and the food is becoming very average. The stair carpet needs to be replaced desperately and it is becoming just a... More

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Visited this place a month ago for a spontaneous visit with a friend, I suggested 1709 because i remember it when it was called Pastiche and was very fond of it. This was the first time I have been since it has been 1709 and it is just not the same. The inside is cramped but still a nice looking... More

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Sedgefield, Western Cape, South Africa
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited this restaurant on an extremely hot day for Sunday dinner. Unfortunately, with no air con we all suffered from the heat so making our visit very uncomfortable. The price of the 2 or 3 course menu was very good. But have to admit that I found the food to be average. Everything was just ok, nothing to rave about.... More

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Cannock, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Visited for on the spur of moment Sunday lunch food was good but restaurant was filthy and need of a good clean and a coat of emulsion

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent cheery service, and phenomenal value. Portion sizes for my food was perhaps 10% smaller than normal, but then my wife's pâté and fish broth were more than she could manage. Service was exemplary, dealing with a slightly troublesome table behind us swiftly and sensitively. I had the hot smoked salmon, hake and cheese board, all of which... More

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bolton
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went to this restaurant for lunch after we had seen it on tripadvisor and were not disappointed. The food was excellent for the price and we had a nice bottle of wine to go with it. The staff were all nice and friendly and we would certainly go again if we were in the area.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Chose this restaurant on the strength of its reviews here and we're sadly disappointed. Poorly laid out restaurant with lacklustre local talent only there for the wage. There was absolutely no atmosphere at all and the food was poor. Not worth the cost.

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Sutton Coldfield
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144 reviews 144 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Sunday Lunch at the 1709 Bistro We visited again in July with friends for a Sunday lunch and we all had a wonderful time. Homemade tomato and basil soup, stuffed vine tomato, coriander and pine nut couscous with dressing, followed by chicken with spicy Thai sauce, handcut chips, Sunday beef and roast fillet of haddock with new potatoes, spinach in... More

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