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The Spark Lichfield

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European, Contemporary, British, Bistro
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19 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JP, England (Formerly The Spark Cafe Bar and Restaurant)
01543898252
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Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: By day, The Spark is a continental cafe bar open for brunch, lunch and...
By day, The Spark is a continental cafe bar open for brunch, lunch and coffee. Come the weekend, we open the restaurant at night with an a la carte menu formal dining. Our chefs cook your dishes to order using quality ingredients from our local suppliers, giving us Taste of Staffordshire accreditation. Our drinks menu features wine from a local wine merchants, and espresso coffee sourced from an independent supplier. Whether you're visiting us for a pit-stop or enjoying a special dinner, we warmly welcome you to relax in our unique atmosphere.
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TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 128
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The Spark - but does it?

Run by lovely people but there's something missing. Coffee not quite to my taste, food just a little over-priced. Lots going on (live music etc) and a great place to meet friends and socialise.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
David L
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Run by lovely people but there's something missing. Coffee not quite to my taste, food just a little over-priced. Lots going on (live music etc) and a great place to meet friends and socialise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I love The Spark. It's comfortable and friendly with great staff and good food. I have been here a lot and find all the staff lovely and helpful. The food is always interesting and of good quality. It's a great place to chill and my friends and I enjoy the special evenings they put on. We recently went to a... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Ange G, Thank you for your review. It means a lot to us when people take the time to let us know when we are getting it right. We are really pleased we are ticking all the necessary boxes - in service and food quality and that we are interesting too! We are particularly glad that you and your... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Every month I hold a meeting with some wonderful business women from in and around the Lichfield area. We hire the top floor of The Spark Café and we have a place where we can laugh out loud at our experiences plus learn new things together or even do great business together. What we love about The Spark is not... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello AnnieAries, It really is always a pleasure to accommodate you! We look forward to seeing you again in February. Best wishes. Della More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Spark was once a great place to go for lunch and a coffee. Today however the atmosphere was dull, empty and uncomfortable. The food was very expensive for the quality that we recieved. I personally had the Soup of the day which was potato and leek. The soup was served promptly however tasted very bland and with no condiments... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Rory P, I find it difficult to understand why you felt the need to join TripAdvisor in order to share such a negative review, particularly as you have commented that ‘The Spark was once a great place to go for lunch and a coffee’. This is disappointing and rather perplexing, as is the notion that you didn't take the... More 

UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Been here a few times, it's always good for a nice bite to eat, great place for a coffee. The staff are always friendly, really chatty with all the customers not just the regulars. They also do a nice evening menu which looks great. I spotted a few adverts for special events and guest acts which I may try and... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Barbird, Thank you for leaving such a good review. We are particularly pleased that you have spotted the adverts for our special events - it would be great if you could try one out sometime! There are several on offer every month and these are being added to regularly. Please see our website or Facebook page or join our... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

we came here on Christmas Eve while out shopping. We arrived at 11.30 so it was the breakfast menu we looked at. We both had grilled vine tomatoes with grilled mushrooms on toasted ciabatta bread and coffee. The food was well cooked and very tasty although we could have done with a few more mushrooms. The coffee was very good... More 

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Spark2015, Manager at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello SueTimmis It's lovely to receive such a detailed and informative review - thank you for taking the time to leave it. We are really pleased to hear that you think our coffee is very good (we are very proud of our coffee) and that the service we provide is excellent. We are glad you enjoyed your brunch despite feeling... More 

Nottingham
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We ate here one Saturday evening and had three courses of lovely home cooked food. The service was fine and although the menu wasn't extensive it was really tasty food and I wouldn't hesitate to eat there again.

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Spark2015, Manager at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Bino33, Thank you for leaving such a positive review - we are really glad to hear you wouldn't hesitate in eating with us again. Best wishes, Della More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Met my sister for lunch here, ive walked passed loads of times and never been in before Saturday. I had home made burger and chips- delicious. It was off the specials board and was a pork burger- really tasty sister had fish finger sandwich , it looked well presented- we scoffed the lot. Nice staff, clean place- decent coffee- all... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Nickthebeer, We loved reading your review - thank you so much for taking the time to leave it. Hope to see you for another 'Cheeky Burger' again soon. Best wishes, Della More 

Cheshire, UK
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Popped in for lunch on my first visit to Lichfield. Menu board advertised beef stew with rustic bread and we opted for that. Unfortunately stew was sold out so had to settle for sandwiches. Sandwiches were fine, came with chips but no salad or other garnish. Food tasted good and would definitely try here again.

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hi Carol H Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are really glad that you enjoyed your food and will be returning for another visit. Sorry you weren't able to sample the beef stew (our Dishes of the Day tend to sell out fast!) but hopefully some equally tasty specials might be available on your next... More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After reading the reviews we recently visited The Spark for a lunchtime bite to eat while out shopping. We both had a sandwich and shared a bottle of wine. Service was prompt and with a smile however the food was a bit ordinary, maybe we anticipated better. Our sandwiches came with a small bowl of wedges that were bland to... More 

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Spark2015, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review

Hello Nev1962, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear that when you visited us service was good and you find the atmosphere to be warm and welcoming. I’m sorry to hear though that you found the food you ordered ‘a bit ordinary’. We do hope that by offering home cooked food using... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JP, England (Formerly The Spark Cafe Bar and Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Staffordshire  >  Lichfield
  • Phone Number: 01543898252

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Contemporary, British, Bistro

Description

By day, The Spark is a continental cafe bar open for brunch, lunch and coffee. Come the weekend, we open the restaurant at night with an a la carte menu formal dining. Our chefs cook your dishes to order using quality ingredients from our local suppliers, giving us Taste of Staffordshire accreditation. Our drinks menu features wine from a local wine merchants, and espresso coffee sourced from an independent supplier. Whether you're visiting us for a pit-stop or enjoying a special dinner, we warmly welcome you to relax in our unique atmosphere.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?