A Foodies Tour of Sheffield: Thyme Cafe Review
Home Sweet Home:
Returning to my home city is always a pleasure, especially when I have a chance to go on a foodies tour of Sheffield. This time The Thyme cafe. Found in the Broomhill area of the city, this busy, friendly bistro is clearly a firm favourite with locals and visitors.
On our latest visit we kicked things off with a selection from the tapas menu to share. These are small plates of tasty things from around the world including lovely arancini flavoured with tomato and feta, crispy squid with just the right amount of salt and pepper, and the best of a very good bunch of halloumi fries laced with a yogurt and mint dressing and studded with pomegranate seeds.
On the blackboard menu on the wall, other starters can be found alongside main course offerings. I plumped for the honey glazed ham hock, which was served with with black pudding, mushroom, crispy poached egg, new potatoes and a pea veloute.
The meat was perfectly cooked and combined well with all the other elements on the plate.
Tandoori spiced scallops, was also a winner with us. Served with curried cauliflower and a flavourful onion and courgette bahji, Thyme Cafe displayed their ability to not over power the delicate flavour of the scallop – this dish was a triumph.
Desserts are well executed big portions of classic dishes. A large slice of treacle tart topped with a ginger crunch ice-cream was quickly devoured.
Chunky bread and butter pudding served with a rum laced custard, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is a dessert you wish you could eat every day of the week.. if your waistline dared!
Thyme cafe hits all the right notes. Healthy portions of good food at a great price which are served in a bustling, friendly restaurant. See you again on our next visit to home turf.
Where Else on a Foodies Tour of Sheffield?
- Have a lunch at Just Falafs. This small independent vegan restaurant serves delicious, generous bowls of silky hummus topped with homemade falafel and fluffy pita bread. Great taste and great value.
- Don’t miss the donuts at Eve Kitchen, also on Sharrow Vale road. On this visit chocolate and honeycomb, white chocolate and blackberry flavoured donuts went down very well indeed. Top tip: arrive early as they often sell out. They are superb and worth getting up early for.
- Try new and exciting Joro. This small plates restaurant is going from strength to strength and most definitely on our must visit soon list. It looks amazing! If you have been (and made it before me) please comment and let us know what you thought.
- The mysteriously titled No Name in Crookes is also one to watch. Book early to avoid disappointment. As above- high on my list.
- Also looking forward to visiting the new Cutlery Works, the new independent food hall situated in Kelham Island.
After your foodies tour of Sheffield:
When you have eaten to full capacity how about some shopping on Ecclesall road?
- Shop at Arnold and co. downstairs you will find a heritage barber shop but it’s upstairs that excited me. The shop showcase’s independent menswear brands including one of my personal favourites John Smedley and Sheffield’s very own FORGE DENIM amongst others.
- A trip to the McKee shop on Sharrow Vale Road is highly recommended. We love the ‘Frank the whippet’ prints!
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