Back in the early months of 2008, a restaurant called 99 Station Street was opened in Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire. The owners, Susan and Ross Boardman, wanted the food to be honest and as local as possible. No way was this going to be about reheating someone elses produce, so they set about making their own. This started with sausages, then went onto smoked foods, ice cream, charcuterie, fudge and pies.
In the first year, the restaurant won, Best Newcomer in the Taste of Staffordshire Good Food Awards. Their efforts further paid off with a listing in the Good Food Guide for three years in a row. Favourable write ups in Olive Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph were gratefully received as was the NFU Award for Local food champion.
With a young family to look after, they wanted to get their weekends back. In 2011 the restaurant was taken over by their head chef, Daniel Pilkington. Staffordshire Fine Foods was created at the same time and is a true family business which has stuck to their earlier beliefs in what good food should be about. As well as being members of Heart of England Fine Foods and the Guild of Fine Foods, they do numerous local cookery demonstrations throughtout the year.
The Sunday Telegraph describes us as a “Superior Address”
Olive Magazine says: “Bang up to date with a stylish modern interior and friendly welcome“
… and from the Good Food Guide 2011
“Worthy ambassador for Staffordshire produce cooked with aplomb”
“Sprightly, unpretentious service matches a menu that doesn’t overcomplicate”
Listed in the Good Food Guide 2010, 2011, and 2012
National Farmers Union Local Food Champion Award in 2010.