LADIES THAT LUNCH | The Library Bar and Restaurant

Sheffield has recently had an influx of new cool places to hang out . We have always been a bit behind the rest of our neighbours Manchester and Leeds so it’s good to see us catching up. At last. Though saying that our Christmas market is seriously lacking !

Last week I, along with a few other lovely bloggers friends , were invited along to The Library Cafe and Restaurant to experience their weekly Jazz Night ‘Jazz on the Cliff’ which is held every Thursday evening.

The Bar / Restaurant is situated in the former Attercliffe free Library which was built in 1894 , hence the name. I made my way there with a Tracey who was driving and yes we did get lost !! Apparently, and according to everyone I’d spoken too it was very easy to find … maybe it is easier in the day-light!

We got parked outside and we also noted there is a large car park opposite the building.

Fashionably late, Tracey and I were led up to where Prue, Megan and Hannah were waiting for us.

We were seated at the far end of the building on the slightly raised area which was formerly the Young Readers Room . It has a homey feel and is decorated like your Grans front room – coffee tables, comfy settees, arm chairs you sank into , book cases and lots of quirky ornaments . I loved it. There was a great view of the stage area too.

We were treated to a variety of tapas dishes to sample . When I say the food was delicious … it was delicious and then some. The king prawns were particularly good and very [ spicy] hot !

I think I was so busy eating that I forgot to take any photos…

Tapas are served daily from 11.30am. They cost 2 for £6.00 or 3 for £9.00 which judging by the portion sizes we received is very good value.

There is a fully stocked bar which sells amongst other drinks a variety of Beers, Wines, Cocktails and Gins. The Expresso Martini which Hannah ordered looked especially good.

Entertainment wise as far as I’m concerned you can’t beat live music , especially when it comes in the way of jazz. I love me some Jazz.

The evening that we attended we saw Mr Ryan Taylor hosting and performing ‘The All New Sheffield Jazz Jam ‘ This meant that members of the audience could get up and have a sing.

I’ve got to say Sheffield you are a pretty talented bunch – some amazing people with equally amazing voices got up and sang their hearts out!

We had a great night, in a great venue and it’s somewhere I definitely intend to revisit shortly. I promise if I do I won’t attempt to sing !!

The Library – 10, Leeds Road, Attercliffe, Sheffield S9 3TY

Instagram – @librarycafesheffield

Tracey x


Thankyou to Hannah for organising the event and to The Library for having us. As always all thoughts, opinions and photographs are strictly my own.


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