It’s been a while since I did one of these what’s happening / new places to visit in Sheffield posts …
So Hey Up Sheffield … tell me what’s occurring ?
THINGS TO SEE & DO
‘Tommy – There But Not There’ at Sheffield Cathedral
Sheffield Cathedral is an absolutely breathtaking building and is a must visit if beautiful architecture and history makes your heart sing .
Whenever I’m in town and have a few spare minutes I try to pop in , light a candle for mum, have a chat with her and take some time to reflect.
Tommy is a symbol of remembrance and can be viewed in the Chapel of St George, the Cathedral’s Military Chapel.
It’s very emotive. I also feel its very important that we don’t forget our fallen heroes, that we educate the younger generation. This is the perfect talking point.
This installation will be a fixture in the Chapel until Sunday 25th of November so you have plenty of time to pop in.
LOST & FOUND – Ecclesall Road [opens Friday 16th November ]
Last night I was invited along to the press evening to get a sneaky peak of the newest bar /restaurant to hit Sheffield … it doesn’t disappoint.
Lost & Found is located where The Pointing Dog used to be situated, or as my brother used to call it the place where ten bob millionaires used to hang out.
Structurally not much has changed , but the decor is a lot softer, it’s got a friendlier feel to it. If a bar could be described as more approachable … then it is. Oh and there’s a secret bar!
We were split into 2 groups.
Our group had a master class in Gin Making with Plymouth Gin. The other group made floral head dresses.
It was such fun. Annie from Plymouth Gin took us through some history of the brand and Gin in general before we were let loose to concoct our own.
Annie also said in her experience there were 2 types of people – the precise , neat and tidy kind and the chuck it all in kind ! Bet you can’t guess which I was.
I appropriately called mine ‘Tracey’s Rocket Fuel’ because one sip blew your head off!
As if it couldn’t get any better we were then treated to a fabulous 3 course meal.
We were seated with Emma [ who I already know] from Littleowlloves Blog and her boyfriend Ed who were fabulous company.
Dad choose BBQ Pork Belly with grilled sweetcorn and smoked paprika butter [ £15.00] for his main and when I quizzed him how it was he said it was “absolutely delicious”. He was still talking about it this morning when I rang him! Good food sticks I guess.
I had an 8oz Sirloin Steak – medium rare with peppercorn sauce [£18.00] – and it was cooked to perfection.
Dad and I shared a side of seasonal vegetables [£3.95] which was just enough for 2 people. The vegetables were crunchy which is just how I like them.
I really can’t fault anything … I only had one niggle and it’s not necessarily a bad one … I found there was too much choice on the menu which if your indecisive like me can prove a bloody nightmare!
We were so stuffed Dad and I didn’t have dessert plumping instead for a coffee each.
I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and can’t wait to go back with the girls [ who I know will love it ] and try out some more of the delicious sounding cocktails.
There’s one in particular I want to try the ‘Picture Perfect ‘ where they take a Polaroid of you / your group which then comes clipped to the side of your drink ! Great for special occasions to capture the moment.
Check out Emma’s on her Instagram page @littleowlloves it’s a little dark as the lighting wasn’t ideal … but I’m on there somewhere!
PITCHER & PIANO – Holly Street, Sheffield
I was again very honoured and excited to get an invited to another press evening which was held a few weeks ago.
I’ve only previously been to one Pitcher & Piano and that was in Richmond, Surrey. I remember it so well because it was one of the first outings I had with my friend and her new born baby. It was a sunny day , hotter than we obviously realised as we ended up burning the baby ! We can laugh about it now but at the time we were all quite rightly devastated.
Another welcome edition to the Sheffield drinking scene, it is ideally located for pre concert drinks as it’s literally a stones throw from the City Hall.
It’s very tastefully decorated , I’m loving the pink and gold vibes.
We were treated to a large glass of Prosecco or bottle of beer on arrival and then there was a free bar which I didn’t make the most of as I was still recovering from the flu. They sell a selection of drinks including some pretty awesome cocktails and a good range of Gins.
Waitress’s walked around throughout the evening with trays full of taster size portions of some of the food they would be serving – mini burgers, mini fish and chips and loaded nachos.
The burgers were delicious… I should know I had 3 !! I know, I know , but in my defence they were only tiny.
There’s a smoking terrace / outside drinking area on the first floor which I think will prove very popular in the warmer months.
Its definitely worth popping in … if just for a nosey and to snap a piccy under the neon sign for Instagram purposes.
A friend of mine recently had a meal there and said the service was quite slow. I’m putting that down to teething issues and hopefully something that gets rectified.
PUBLIC – Surrey Street, Sheffield
Not a new bar BUT huge congratulations are in order to one of my favourite bars in Sheffield.
Public has recently won ‘Best Place to drink in the UK‘ at the 2018 Observer Food Monthly Awards.
It’s a former public toilet [hence the name] situated underneath the Town Hall. It only holds 40 people but the cocktails are amazing and the atmosphere is chilled. If you can get in [it tends to get busy] definitely go and treat yourself to a cocktail.
They have recently started a booking service so if you wanted to ensure your seat you could always pre-book and save disappointment.
The Sleigh Bar
This festive pop-up bar will make a welcome return to Sheffield alongside the Christmas Market on Fargate on Thursday 15th November.
I love the Sleigh Bar!
After an afternoon mooching around town Christmas shopping it’s great to call in for a lovely mug of mulled wine and a selfie with the polar bear.
Is another Christmas pop up that will be in Sheffield from Thursday November 22nd. It’s the one with the welcoming fire-pit that looks so warm and cosy.
For the last few years it has been housed in the Peace Gardens so I’m presuming it will be in the same spot this year.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Sheffield!
SOME ‘ME’ TIME
Whenever I pop into town it’s basically so I can call into John Lewis which is a firm favourite of mine. At this time of year it is also a joy. John Lewis do Christmas fabulously! It’s so beautifully decorated with festive tunes playing [ which we love but must drive the staff bonkers!]
I’ve recently been invited to a couple of events with Clinique. The girls who work there are so friendly and helpful; nothing is ever too much trouble.
Did you know they have their own private beauty room and you can book yourself a facial? Although I’ve not taken advantage of this yet , it’s something I intend to do in the future.
They also have some fabulous Christmas gifts which all really reasonably priced. I’ve been trying out a few bits I was gifted which may well hit my Christmas list.
So there you have it , my little round up. I know there are loads more things happening in Sheffield, these are just a few to keep you going!
I have a few further places on my list to try –
Pan-Asian Bar and Restaurant Honeycomb also opens at the bottom end of Ecclesall Road on Friday 16th November. I don’t know much about it but if you head to their Instagram page they are teasing us with sneak peak photos and captions. I have to say I’m very intrigued. Great marketing people!
And the recently opened Cutlery Works in Neepsend which houses 14 kitchens and 3 bars …looks fabulous. I drive past on my way to work. I know a few blogger friends who have already been and are raving about it.
Hopefully next time we speak I will have visited both so I can report back. You should know I’m happiest when I’m eating !
If you happen to visit any of these places please let me know in the comments below what you thought !
Until next time
- Some of these where gifted in exchange for an honest review; as always all words, opinions and photographs are strictly my own