Sheffield may be a million miles away from the blue sea and skies of the Mediterranean but that doesn’t mean that you have to completely sacrifice a Med lifestyle. Why not visit one of the fantastic Mediterranean restaurants in Sheffield to get in the holiday spirit without the hefty price tag.
Mediterranean cuisine isn’t governed by a single culture instead it is the result of cultural influence and exchange. Though there are clear regional differences in food in the form of Eastern Mediterranean, Southern European and North African cuisine, there are several characteristics that unite these varieties as Mediterranean.
The sunny climate in the Med means that there is an abundance of fruit and vegetables which are heavily present in almost all types of Mediterranean cuisine. Herbs such as basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary and coriander are used in almost every dish regardless of the rest of the ingredients. The most commonly used ingredient is olive oil and olives themselves are also a regular addition to many dishes. Meat is generally used very sparingly in Mediterranean cuisine as fish and seafood are usually the favoured sources of protein.
Mediterranean restaurants in Sheffield can vary greatly in dining style. From traditional restaurants offering a true taste of the Med to more contemporary venues serving up a modern twist on classic flavours you can rest assured that the food will always pack a punch. If Mediterranean isn’t quite what you were looking for why not browse the rest of our guide to restaurants in Sheffield to see what else this fantastic city has to offer.
Did you know? Feta means 'slice'.