Not only is Sheffield home to a thriving nightlife, but it also plays host to quite a few great restaurants. With a healthy independent restaurant scene you do not need to look far for a unique dining experience with friendly personal service and well prepared food. There are loads of great restaurants near the world renowned Crucible theatre, as well as a range of New World restaurants in Sheffield city centre, so you will be spoilt for choice whatever you are looking for.
18fifty5 in the Copthorne Hotel , Sheffield
On Bramhall Lane in Sheffield, next to the Sheffield United Football Club, stands the Copthorne Hotel. Inside, is their multi award winning restaurant; 18fifty5. Recipient of an AA rosette, they serve modern European cuisine to a high standard and also feature a children’s menu that fully understands the needs of busy parents.
The dining area is in a huge space, modern and unfussy it is designed along clean and simple lines in neutral tones with blocks of bold colour that add interest and drama. Almost Oriental in feel, large trees and braziers of blossom flourish amongst the stark geometric lines. Room dividers echo the paper walls of Japanese buildings and break up the large space, creating areas of privacy. Tables are fully clothed in white linen that adds an air of formality and softens the edges; chairs are padded, with armrests, so you can sink comfortably in for the duration.
A modern European menu with inventive flavours
For starter you can enjoy hand dived Orkney scallops with spiced lentils, smoked duck, and mint yoghurt; an inventive play on flavours that successful crosses several international borders. Quail pithiviers is a modern take on a classic pastry dish; served with white onion puree, morel mushrooms, sprouting broccoli and quail jus it is another example of playful cooking.
Main course features seared cannon of Derbyshire lamb with aubergine caviar, braised lamb shoulder and potato dauphinoise or for those who enjoy fish there are dishes such as pan fried fillet of wild cod with samphire, potato gnocchi, cauliflower and red wine beurre blanc. They also offer a selection of meats from the grill with various sauces and side dishes. Desserts include banana soufflé with caramel and pecan ice cream.
The aforementioned children’s menu is filled with quality home style dishes that will please the palate of the fussiest eaters. Homemade cod goujons or chicken nuggets are served with vegetables and potatoes or there is cheesy tomato pasta. Children’s desserts include jam roly poly with custard, strawberry jelly and ice cream or sticky marshmallows with chocolate sauce. Mini haute cuisine it is not, but anyone who has ever had to feed a fussy child whilst standing resolutely steadfast against the golden arches will embrace this menu with joy.
Book online with Go dine; your local restaurant guide
18fifty5 at the Copthorne Hotel in Nottingham is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. A 3 course meal from the a la carte will cost roughly £32.00. You can book a table online with Go dine and view the full menu as well as stunning high res photography; we have a useful guide to all the top restaurants in Sheffield so that you can keep abreast of the dining scene in your area and always be the first to find the new places.