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“Great food and music to boot” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Spark Lichfield

The Spark Lichfield
19 Tamworth Street, Lichfield WS13 6JP, England (Formerly The Spark Cafe Bar and Restaurant)
01543898252
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Ranked #18 of 129 Restaurants in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European, British, Contemporary, Bistro
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Reservations
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.
Hook, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and music to boot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

On a return from Ironbridge we decided to spend an afternoon in Lichfield. To conclude our trip we called in for a late lunch and had one of the best burgers ever with the added bonus of "Oxjam" - a series of musicians playing for the Oxfam charity.

The coffee was pretty good as well.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sejal P, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hello NewHookies,

Thank you for your lovely review - we were so pleased to read what you thought of our burgers.

Best wishes and thanks again,

Sejal and Della (Owners)
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Birmingham England
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I had to entertain some American guests, so for lunch we tried The Spark. The "assemble it yourself" Chicken Sald greatly impressed them as it included Anchovies, and our speciality sausages were excellent. Atmosphere relaxed, and the service enchanting by our waitress "Ariel". Much reccomended.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sejal P, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hello Bunker_Dude,

Thanks for taking the time to review. We hope to host you and your American guests again in the future.

Best wishes and thanks again,

Sejal and Della (Owners)
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Oakham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“BEGS TO BE DIFFERENT - AND SUCCEEDS!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I, visiting Lichfield for the first time, booked a pre-theatre evening meal at the The Spark Cafe (Saturday 13th October 2012). The friendly and welcoming staff provided an interesting although slightly restricted menu. The food was first first class and could not be faulted. Mushroom starters, moroccan lamb as the main course and a rasberry pudding to die for. No chips, no burgers, no hassle - Ventures like this, which encourage like minded people (perhaps of a certain age) to share a cafe which offers good food at a reasonable price plus poetry, music, and numerous other interests and activities, must be applauded. We wish the owners every success....

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sejal P, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hello JazzJunky,

Thank you for your review. We were really pleased that, as a visitor to Lichfield, you took a chance on us for your evening meal, and that you enjoyed it! We enjoyed having you with us, and hope to see you again next time you're here.

With best wishes,

Sejal and Della (Owners)
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Yorkshire
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good value set menu with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Ate there on a Saturday night and had the set menu which although limited in choice was very good value. The service was excellent - really nice waitress who was charming although she had been at work all day. Wine was a good price. They deserve to succeed with an offer like this. try it !

Visited September 2012
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Sejal P, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hi Portents,

Thanks for your review - we're really pleased you enjoyed dining with us on our restaurant menu, and hope to see you again soon!

With very best wishes,

Sejal and Della (Owners)
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Walsall, United Kingdom
1 review
“Recommended dinner destination...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have often visited The Spark in the daytime for coffee and cake with family but this weekend we were looking for something different. We enjoyed a Saturday-night-date-night in this gorgeous bar-restaurant. We took advantage of the new weekend evening menu and indulged in 3 courses The service was friendly and attentive, the atmosphere was relaxed and the food was scrumptious. It is evident that the staff and owners are passionate about the quality of their locally sourced ingredients, and this quality was evident in every course. If you are looking for good quality fresh food in relaxed surroundings then this is THE place to dine. Enjoy!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sejal P, Owner at The Spark Lichfield, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
Hello ElenaLaBuena,

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We're really pleased you were able to try us out in the evening, and glad you enjoyed dining in our restaurant.

Thanks again and see you soon,

Sejal and Della (Owners)
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