Cafes, coffee shops, bistros, wood-fired Italian pizzas, delicious curries and the best of British cuisine – we’ve covered the best of Tamworth’s restaurants in our eating out guide.
Places to eat in Tamworth
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Christopher’s is a relaxed yet stylish bistro and restaurant on Aldergate, a short walk from the Assembly Rooms. Serving everything from breakfast sandwiches, afternoon tea to main courses spanning European and Mediterranean influences, it’s one of the most versatile eating out spots in Tamworth.
For a taste of Italy, head to Daquino Ristorante Italiano, just a short walk away. Taking inspiration from Italian cuisine from the south of the country near Calabria, Daquino cover all the classic bases including pasta, pizza and their excellent lasagne and open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday and for lunch from Thursday to Saturday.
Heading south towards our Tamworth Central hotel is Blue Water Indian, a bright and modern Indian restaurant serving up a wide range of Indian dishes. Thanks to a mix of good food, attentive service and competitive prices – their set menus are great value for money – the restaurant is often busy, so booking ahead is recommended.
Heading out of Tamworth’s town centre on Sutton Road, The Loft at Buzzard Valley Vineyard is a warm and inviting bistro/restaurant that uses farm-fresh ingredients and a range of cooking styles to create a menu that spans British and European influences. And, as it’s located on a vineyard, you can even sample the local wine and gin with your dinner, while they also hold a regular farmer’s market on the second Sunday of every month.
Lastly, a two- or three-course meal isn’t always possible – so if you’re looking for food on the go, Oceans of Tamworth is one of, if not the best, fish and chip shop in the region. As well as a full range of deep-fried goods, they do gluten-free batter, make their own range of sauces and – those watching their weight look away now – their famous Belfast pastie, a deep-fried meat and potato pie served in a buttered bap.
Daquino Ristorante Italiano
The Kitchen Cafe
For a no-nonsense café, look no further than The Kitchen Cafe on Marmion Street. Open for breakfast, lunch, drinks and light bites and with a range of daily specials, they serve up large portions of freshly cooked food spanning sandwiches, jacket potatoes, cooked breakfasts and more, including a kids menu and a range of takeaway options.
Where The Kitchen Cafe concentrates on traditional café concepts, the nearby Deanery café is slightly more hipster (and we mean that in the best sense of the word), offering a more refined menu including a lip-smacking array of burgers (our favourite is the blue cheese, mushrooms and bacon burger). And with excellent coffee and cakes, it’s perfect for a pit stop around town.
Heading towards the Castle you’ll find Mushu on Lichfield Street. An ideal breakfast and brunch spot, they do some of the best coffees and teas in town – as well as a range of hot chocolates, milkshakes, fruit juices and green tea – and an excellent afternoon tea selection of cakes and sandwiches triple-stacked on silver platters. Yum!
A few doors down from Mushu you’ll find Bitter & Sweet. Billed as a ‘coffee, snack and dessert bar,’ they do a wide range of food spanning full English breakfasts, paninis, a range of deliciously calorific loaded fries and a cabinet full of cakes that go perfectly with a latte or espresso.
Middleton Hall is already on our radar in our Activities section, but their excellent Bake180 Coffee Shop is an equally good reason to visit the historic house. The cakes and milkshakes are exceptional, and they do a wide range of flavoured coffees as well as afternoon tea, the perfect way to recuperate after a hard day exploring the stunning grounds of Middleton Hall.