The fourth largest city in England, Sheffield is home to a growing number of restaurants and many great places to eat. A lot of the restaurants in Sheffield are independently owned family run restaurants that offer value for money and genuine hospitality. In towns that are dominated by the larger chains it can make a refreshing change to encounter something unique that has a bit more substance to it. Whether you are on the hunt for a great venue for your Christmas party or somewhere to have a quiet bit of lunch, there will be somewhere in the city that meets your needs.
The unmistakeable blue and white of the Mediterranean
On Sharrow Vale Road there is a welcoming blue and white building that you just cannot miss. The well kept frontage of The Mediterranean looks sunny and inviting with pots of plants and white railings at the windows. It is classic Mediterranean inside and out, with the unmistakeable blue and white against the polished pine floors and ornate touches that give it a character of its own. There are some homely touches, such as the original Victorian fireplace and wooden sideboards that add to the friendly feel whilst nautical artwork on the walls adds variation in the colour scheme.
A menu of fresh fish and seafood
The menu is largely fish and seafood with an additional list of simple tapas dishes. For starter you could choose from various classic dishes such as moules marinieres or grilled sardines. Whitebait, king prawns or calamari are all on offer; deep fried, light and crisp, served with plenty of lemon and salt. Fresh fish rarely needs much more, especially when being eaten as a starter. There are non-piscine starters such as a goat’s cheese pastry with caramelised onions and pesto, as well as a blackboard of daily specials.
For main course, the main attraction here is the fish. Gilthead bream is roasted whole and served with a citrus and herb salsa or you could order the Spanish fish and seafood stew; rich and fragrant with all the essence of the sea. For those who prefer something other than fish there is a dish of poussin with mushrooms, red wine and shallots or duck breast stuffed with apricots and ginger in a port and red wine sauce. A good selection of desserts is on offer, with more simple classics that include tart tatin and chocolate parfait.
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The prices here are extremely reasonable with a 3 course meal at roughly £25 per head. The Mediterranean is open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week and closed on Sundays. If seafood is not what you were looking for then why not take a look at our comprehensive guide to restaurants in Sheffield? We have all the information that you could need and you can book online for free.