9 Sheffield food and drink spots to warm you up this winter
The evenings are now drawing in earlier and the weather has that winter chill, so it is the time of year that we are seeking warming places to give us a comforting glow inside. Here’s the top 9 places to go and get cosy…
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Kashmiri Aroma Curry
What can be better on a winter’s day than going for a curry to warm yourself up from the inside out? Expect attentive service at the Kashmiri Aroma restaurant with an extensive menu to choose from; with authentic specialities featuring Hyderabadi, Kashmiri, Achar, Karahi and Goan dishes as well as grill and sizzler options – plus your favourite regular korma, jalfrezi and tikka masala dishes.
They do takeaway too, in case you fancy enjoying your Indian meal in the comfort of your own home.
798 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield S8 0SF, www.kashmiriaroma.com
The Stag’s Head
Thornbridge Brewery pub, The Stag’s Head is a traditional ale house where you can enjoy a welcoming ambiance, decent cask and keg beer and proper pub grub. Find a cosy corner and warm up by the open fire with a homemade burger, pie or hot roast pork butty for lunch. There are also daily specials to choose from and on Sundays they do roast dinners with all the trimmings.
The Stag’s Head – Twitter
15 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL http://mystagshead.co.uk/pub.html
The homely Cross Scythes pub in Totley provides top notch food with the kitchen being run by head chef Simon Ayres (previously of The Showroom and The Milestone). There’s a warming menu offering pie and peas, fish and chips, beef burger with dijon mayo or you can treat yourself (and a loved one) to a sharing platter.
The ‘Best Bits’ one will spoil you with Moss Valley pork belly, chicken, baby ribs, lamb heart fritter and a ladder of beef! The desserts deserve a mention too with sumptuous decadent options of chocolate fondant, sweet pineapple tatin and traditional treacle sponge with custard.
Baslow Road, Sheffield, S17 4AE, www.cross-scythes.co.uk
Enjoy the sunshine flavours of the Mediterranean at Alyssum cafe in Crookesmoor. This relatively new bijou café offers a Greek-influenced menu in a tasteful and comfortable setting. You can watch the world go by from a seat in the window whilst enjoying tzatziki and pita along with delicious Greek dishes ranging from stuffed peppers and moussaka to roasted squash, pea and feta pastitsio.
The menu changes regularly, they do great coffee and cakes too and on Friday evenings they host a bistro evening which is BYO.
Caramel and nutella brownies. Alyssum (Twitter)
76 Barber Road, Sheffield, S10 1EE, https://twitter.com/Alyssumcafe
The rustic Harland Cafe is a stone’s throw from London Road. With a great affordable menu packed with breakfast choices and loads of sandwich options, you can enjoy a fish finger sarnie, BLT or go all out with a Harland chip buttie served on doorstep bread. Alternatively warm up with a coffee and slice of cake.
They have a courtyard space too where you can bask in the winter sun (when it is out!) and enjoy a hot chocolate. Look out for their lunchtime jazz sessions and regular supper club nights with live music.
68 John Street, Sheffield S2 4QU, www.harlandcafe.co.uk
Brocco on the Park
Scandinavian-style boutique Brocco on the Park hotel by Endcliffe Park is a stylish spot to enjoy seasonal food made with care and attention. They have fabulous cakes and more substantial meals like mackerel with beetroot, chive crème fraîche and pickled radishes to chickpea, potato and spinach ragu with deep-fried spiced cauliflower florets and coriander flatbread.
Brocco on the Park – Twitter
You can sit inside or outside, if you take the latter option and it’s a bit chilly, then they provide blankets so you can wrap up and keep warm.
92 Brocco Bank Sheffield S11 8RS, www.brocco.co.uk
The Rude Shipyard
The Rude Shipyard is now under new ownership but still retains its ramshackle cosy and comfortable style. The food style is uncomplicated with wholesome breakfasts including eggs offered several ways – Benedict, royale and florentine. Lunch choices offer plenty for veggies with pies, pasties, quiches and salads.
Mint and chocolate cheesecake – The Rude Shipyard (Twitter)
The homemade cakes (with the ever present chocolate Guinness cake) sit temptingly on the counter. This simple and honest approach all adds to its appeal and with shelves of second- hand books for sale, you can enjoy browsing the selection.
89 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, S7 1FE, therudeshipyard.com
The quirky and fairyland-style Cocoa is the ideal cosy spot to escape the cold and indulge in a hot drink (and maybe a sweet treat). Take a seat in the vintage-style back parlour and sip a quality cup of tea served in a teapot with a china cup.
Cocoa Wonderland – Twitter
You can choose from their extensive loose tea menu or go for indulgence and have a mug of thick hot chocolate made with cream and the finest Belgian dark chocolate. There is a range of hot chocolates to select from with Some like it Hot, topped with cream chocolate buttons and chilli flakes to a Full Monty, finished with cream, marshmallows, buttons, chocolate buttons and brownie pieces.
462 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S11 8PX, www.cocoawonderland.co.uk
Regather is a trading cooperative which helps to organise and facilitate projects in Sheffield from the Folk Forest as part of the Tramlines festival to supper clubs. They frequently host pop-up food events at their base on Club Garden Road making the most of seasonal and local ingredients.
Their upcoming food events, include a 4 course vegetarian supper using produce grown by Sheffield and Yorkshire market gardeners and cooked by guest chefs. Plus a vegan supper club, where the menu features, ‘Things in Blankets’ – A croquette, a stuffed oatcake, and a vine leaf and cabbage, cooked, cured, and dried, in a broth.
57-59 Club Garden Road, Sheffield S11 8BU, www.regather.net/whats-on
Main image: Alyssum (Twitter)