What better way to spend a balmy evening in Sheffield other than eating and drinking in the sunshine with one of your best mates. You have to agree there is nothing finer.
Well …. maybe if I substituted Rach for Bradley Cooper … no offence intended Rach but a girl can dream!
First off however I have to admit I did think we would be sitting outside. When the invite read ‘come and visit the new Mediterranean terrace and help us celebrate our second birthday ‘ I just envisaged it would be external. It isn’t.
The new terrace is actually inside, situated on the top level of the food court in Meadowhall where it has been for the past 2 years but it’s changed slightly. Same space, different place. The terrace is made from rustic timber, there are potted plants scattered around along with hand-painted signage. It’s all very Spanish. There are also big ceiling windows that let in lots of light, so you kinda get the feel of being outside.
Its a little taste of Spain on our doorstep.
We were shown to our seats and welcomed with a glass of Sangria from the new menu. Five delicious new flavours to choose from.
Yes two pairs of eyes did light up.
We choose ‘Sparkling Tropical Sangria’– crisp Cava, passion fruit, watermelon, pineapple, orange and lemonade. Just the one glass for me as I was designated driver. My gosh that stuff is refreshing. It went down a treat and maybe a bit too quickly!
After that glass I stuck strictly to the ‘ Limonada Casera‘ – homemade lemonade with a touch of saffron. Again, very refreshing.
One by one we were brought a range of tapas dishes to try. So much food! That’s the beauty of Tapas they don’t look like much but they soon fill you up. My eyes are definitely bigger than my stomach!
I think we tried everything on the menu and while it was all extremely tasty here are a few of my favourite dishes:
‘Pan con tomate’ – toasted bread, garlic, tomato and olive oil. Simple … but delicious
‘Patatas bravas‘– roasted potatoes with spicy tomato sauce and alioli. I could eat this until it came out of my ears. I’m a big Patatas bravas fan. As nice, better even, as any I’ve tried in the past.
‘Gambas al ajillo’ – tiger prawns with garlic chilli cooked in a traditional clay pot. Seriously good prawns but a little too hot for my liking. If like me you prefer things a little milder ask your waiter if they can be cooked with less chilli? I’m not sure if that would be a possibility, but its worth asking. Otherwise ask for a jug of water… you’ll need it.
‘Calamere fritos a la andaluza’ – squid strips tossed in flour, deep fried and served with alioli and lemon. Another one of my favourites and it didn’t disappoint.
I have visited this particular restaurant a few times in the past; I love how friendly and helpful the staff are. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
Its also refreshing to hear how passionate chef and founder Omar Allibhoy is in regards to the food he serves. He enthusiastically told us about the free-range eggs he has shipped in especially from Northern Spain. How yellow the omelettes made with these eggs are. I don’t even like bloody omelette but by golly did I want one after he’d finished.
If you like tasty food that’s cooked and served with passion this is the place for you. I would highly recommend it.
A couple of things worth noting [you may thank me later … in Potatas Bravas maybe]
- Tapas Revolution are offering 3 for 2 tapas, all day, every day from 23rd to 29th of April [t’s & c’s apply].
- SANGRIA TIME – 1/2 price 750-ml carafe of Sangria Sunday to Friday between 4-7pm
What are you waiting for….
I’ll see you there….
- Tapas and drinks were all courtesy of Tapas Revolution in exchange for a review. Thank you. As usual All words and opinions are strictly my own
- Apologies for the lack of photos. I was enjoying the food so much I kept forgetting to take any!