The Best Restaurants in Sheffield, England

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Anahit Behrooz

Located in South Yorkshire, Sheffield is a bustling metropolitan town filled with charming historic buildings, a thriving cultural scene and a young student population. Sheffield is also known for its excellent cuisine and dining, reflecting its multicultural population and culture. Here we explore the 10 best restaurants in the area.

The Hidden Gem

True to its name, The Hidden Gem is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the city around the back of a school off Ringinglow Road. Once located, however, The Hidden Gem is the perfect spot for a light lunch, a coffee with friends, or a lazy brunch. The breakfast items are the highlight of the menu. Try the smoked haddock served on toasted brioche with sautéed spinach, crisp prosciutto, and a poached egg, or the freshly made eggs benedict. The café is part of a garden and learning centre for a charity which supports people with learning difficulties, making a visit to the café not only a delicious treat, but also a vote of support for a worthy cause.

Lokanta

The owners of Lokanta previously ran a restaurant and bar on Turkey’s Mediterranean coast before establishing Lokanta in Sheffield. Their experience and love of Turkish cuisine has made Lokanta one of the most authentic and delicious Turkish restaurants in the area. Everything on the menu is made on location, from the fresh pide bread to the stuffed vine leaves, and is served alongside a wine list made up exclusively of Turkish wines, to ensure a completely authentic experience. Highlights from the menu include the spiced lamb meatballs served on fried bread with fresh tomato sauce and garlic yoghurt, or the fresh, deliciously sweet baklava.

Twisted Burger Company

Located in The Harley, a hybrid club-restaurant-hotel, the Twisted Burger Company specialises in melt-in-the-mouth, out-of-this-world burgers which are sure to entice even the most reluctant burger eater. Burgers range from meat to chicken to vegetarian, and are all characterised by an array of extravagant toppings and sides. Highlights from the dazzling menu include the Drop It Like It’s Hot, with spicy refried beans, Monterey Jack cheese, hot sauce and a house BBQ sauce, or the Rasher’s Delight, the UK’s first bacon burger featuring a double bacon patty, coleslaw and dressing. Delicious, messy and decadent, these burgers are hard to beat.

Wick At Both Ends

A modern-day pub located in the city centre, the Wick At Both Ends exudes charm and originality. The interior is quirky and unique, with charming, homelike furniture, fairy lights and a wide, antique-looking bar serving an astonishing variety of wines, beers and cocktails. The menu serves upscale twists on traditional pub food classics, such as their Barnsley chop with rosemary and mint butter, crushed new potatoes and green beans, or the slow-braised beef skirt served with pomme purée, chard and caramelised baby onions. All dishes are expertly plated and presented, making a meal at the Wick At Both Ends a special dining experience without the usual price tag.

The York

The York dates back to the 1830s, where it was used as an inn and alehouse for travellers, and has been serving food and drink under its current guise since 2010. Today, the pub is known for its cosy interior, featuring fireplaces, wood panelling and plush leather seating, and its home cooked, delicious pub fare. The menu largely sticks to the classics, offering comforting, hearty dishes that are certain to please almost everyone. Try the pie of the day served with mushy peas and hand cut chips for an authentic taste of the north. As well as delicious food, The York also offers a range of selected beers from local breweries, both bottled and draft.

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