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.
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 !!
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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.