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Darwins at The George Hotel Lichfield 5

Darwin's at The George

Contemporary and stylish, Darwin’s is a great place to relax in Lichfield and enjoy modern British dishes created with passion and style from the best of local, seasonal produce.

Darwin’s at The George is named after Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802), one of Lichfield’s most famous sons and self-professed lover of fine food.

The grandfather of Charles, Erasmus Darwin was one of the greatest minds of the 18th century and laid the foundations to the theory of evolution. Known as the Leonardo da Vinci of the Midlands, his close friends and associates included Josiah Wedgwood, Matthew Boulton and James Watts. Click here to read more about Erasmus Darwin.

Did you know the logo for Darwin’s was inspired by Erasmus Darwin’s table? Darwin loved great food – so much so that in his later years, he had to have a semi-circle cut out of his dining table so he could sit at it comfortably!

Darwin’s restaurant at The George offers you a relaxed yet fun dining experience, each evening from 6pm. Our chefs use only the highest quality seasonal produce, locally sourced wherever possible, to create innovative and delicious modern British food. With dishes catering for a range of tastes and dietary requirements, and a wine list to suit all tastes and pockets, there really is something for everyone at Lichfield’s premier restaurant.

Please note that Darwin's at The George will relaunch in March 2022. In the meantine, our restaurant is open and we are delighted to offer the menu below.

Fixed Price Menu

Available Monday to Thursday evenings and until 7pm on Fridays & Saturdays
2 COURSES: £14.95 | 3 COURSES: £17.95


TOMATO AND BASIL SOUP, ciabatta, herb oil VE


BREADED SCAMPI & CHIPS, garden peas, tartar sauce, lemon
PORK SAUSAGE, mashed potato, onion gravy
BATTERED HALLOUMI & CHIPS, mushy peas, tartar sauce, lemon V
HALF ROAST CHICKEN, seasonal vegetables, chips, gravy


BAKED VANILLA CHEESECAKE, mixed berry compote, cream
STICKY TOFFEE PUDDING, toffee sauce, vanilla ice cream
WARM CHOCOLATE BROWNIE, vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce

Treat Yourself to Delicious British Cuisine and Fine Dining at the Best Restaurants in Lichfield

Beautiful, historic Lichfield nestled in the heart of Staffordshire, is home to a host of sights, sprawling countryside, quaint cafes and a range of top quality restaurants. It’s ideal for a weekend break or even a longer stay having many other places nearby to visit like Birmingham, Walsall and Burton Upon Trent.

With multiple restaurants in Lichfield town centre to choose from, you’re literally spoilt for choice. If you are a lover of classic British food in a fine dining situation, this is the place for you. The George Hotel offers one of the top restaurants in Lichfield – the Darwin restaurant. Being family run and full of character, eating at the George Hotel will give you the best of traditional British cooking.

Darwin’s at the George – Stylish Surroundings and Traditional British Cuisine

This restaurant was named after Erasmus Darwin, one of the greatest minds of the 18th century who was born and raised in Lichfield and a self-professed lover of fine food. You can come and enjoy delicious British food prepared by top chefs from locally sourced produce.

The menus are innovative and varied, always giving you a few surprises and served in an eye-catching way. Choose to match your meal with an extensive wine list that’ll suit all tastes and budgets. The Darwin’s restaurant at the George is the premier place to go to experience fine dining in Lichfield.

Offers and Pricing at the Darwin's Restaurant

From 6pm each evening, you can enjoy fine dining at one of the best restaurants in Lichfield city centre –Darwin's at The George. If you like a great deal, you can enjoy a great value fixed price menu available Monday – Thursday evenings and Friday and Friday 6-7pm. Choose; 2 courses for £17.50 and 3 courses for £19.50.

Fine Dining in Lichfield for Everyone

Whether you’re looking for the best family restaurant in Lichfield or a top restaurant in Lichfield for traditional British cooking, Darwin's at The George restaurant at the George caters for everyone. Choose from tasty starters, mains, sides, grill options, an extensive dessert menu and a children’s menu.

The range of starters includes; soups of the day with rustic bread, camembert bon bons, pan seared scallops on pea puree, Asian chicken lollipops, ham hock terrine and seasoned asparagus. Next, on the main menu you can dive into dishes like; slow roasted lamb shank, duck breast, chicken tandoori, a trio of pies or grilled seabass.

If you’ve got any room left, go on and treat yourself to; a white chocolate and raspberry torte, a vanilla panna cotta or a crème brulee to name a few sweet endings.

Don’t miss out! Book your table today via the online booking form or simply call up to reserve your space on 01543 412766. The staff are waiting to welcome you to the best restaurant in Lichfield.

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