Just spent 4 days on training in Burton on Trent, it is obviously not a metropolis. However, we all really enjoyed the place and the food, it is very laid back and the food is very good value for money. Just 1 mile away from there, is a Marina : Barton Marina (in Barton upond Needwood) where there are lovely restaurants and terraces, we tried the Waterfront pub, very nice service but food is just standard.
The best one was the Siam Corner Thai cuisine, one would never expect this restaurant, it looks like a warehouse from the outside and it transports you to Thailand from the moment you pass the door. the food was excellent and service attentive. a great address