View Full Version : Going to the Lyceum theatre, where to eat local to the theatre


Gerald Haber
11-05-2011, 14:27
PLEASE ADVISE

My Wife and I are going to the Lyceum theatre on Saturday evening.
We would like to have a nice English meal before arriving, price range up to £35 ish for us both including wine or beer
I am a little disabled and walk with the aid of a walking stick. we would want somewhere reasonably local to the Lyceum.
Years ago we used to go to Tuckwoods which is now The London club, looks good but a bit to expensive


Hope you can help
Gerald

LitleMermaid
11-05-2011, 14:39
How about the Devonshire Cat? A lovely pub with a fabulous selection of beers and a great menu. It's not exactly next door to the Lyceum but it's not miles away either, it's where we usually eat pre-theatre! :)

neeeeeeeeeek
11-05-2011, 14:42
Early bird offer at Ego (Although the last time I went it was pretty poor). Check out Silversmiths, they used to do a theatre special. Wick at Both Ends on West Street, bit further away but good food and 241 I think this month if you mention SF.

AllBarOne has a deal on if you register on their website.

whiteroses
11-05-2011, 14:53
Another vote for the Wick at Both Ends. It's not too far from the Lyceum and the best "traditional English" pub food you'll get in town.
I can especially recommend the mushroom veggie burger and the fish and chips - yum.

ozfan
11-05-2011, 15:00
the London Club on Surrey street also have a pre-theatre menu

ozfan
11-05-2011, 15:01
Oops sorry, did not see you already commented on London Club!

LitleMermaid
11-05-2011, 15:01
We've been meaning to try Wick for ages, heard nothing but good things about the place. If you try it there Gerald let us know how you get on!

floralfoote
11-05-2011, 15:51
the italian Mamas is great, nice atomosphere and great food

weenireeni
11-05-2011, 16:52
We went to egos a few weeks ago, and it was lovely. very intimate atmosphere, lovely views into the winter gardens and yummy food. can definitely reccommend the mozarella risotto balls as a starter!

Katya
11-05-2011, 17:20
Crucible Corner is very close and does a reasonable (although by no means outstanding) meal. You do need to book though.

neeeeeeeeeek
11-05-2011, 17:34
Crucible Corner is very close and does a reasonable (although by no means outstanding) meal. You do need to book though.

And it's quite expensive.

giancoopa
12-05-2011, 09:43
And it's quite expensive.

Compared to Ego and London Club i think they are very reasonable and good value for money.

wahaha712
12-05-2011, 12:14
It is about the same price £ 35...

swordfish1
12-05-2011, 12:23
I'd say Silversmith's as someone else has mentioned. It's the restaurant that Gordon Ramsay "helped along".
I've been twice within last couple of weeks for their early bird pretheatre menu. Both times were excellent.

alternageek
12-05-2011, 12:25
Henrys by John Lewis does a nice meal if youre looking for something cheaper and not a chain.

medicgirl
12-05-2011, 17:18
The London Club pre-theatre menu is £12 for two courses so would just about fit your budget for the two of you by the time you've added on drinks. I last ate there about 2 months ago and it was really good.

Rich
12-05-2011, 17:27
The Old Monk's quite good, and is just across the way from the Lyceum... It's a Wetherspoon's type outlet so the drinks are quite cheap, and the grub's reasonably priced as well.

neeeeeeeeeek
13-05-2011, 08:15
The Old Monk's quite good, and is just across the way from the Lyceum... It's a Wetherspoon's type outlet so the drinks are quite cheap, and the grub's reasonably priced as well.

They asked for 'a nice meal' Rich, not some microwaved crap!

swordfish1
13-05-2011, 13:55
They asked for 'a nice meal' Rich, not some microwaved crap!


Have to agree. The pub is awful.

Rich
13-05-2011, 15:45
Last time I try to help you people! :rant: :loopy:

crookesey
13-05-2011, 17:48
The Old Monk's quite good, and is just across the way from the Lyceum... It's a Wetherspoon's type outlet so the drinks are quite cheap, and the grub's reasonably priced as well.

Is it better than McDonalds and the Devonshire Chippy, I ask because I'm very fussy about my food. :rolleyes:

EdnaKrabappe
14-05-2011, 09:51
PLEASE ADVISE

My Wife and I are going to the Lyceum theatre on Saturday evening.
We would like to have a nice English meal before arriving, price range up to £35 ish for us both including wine or beer
I am a little disabled and walk with the aid of a walking stick. we would want somewhere reasonably local to the Lyceum.
Years ago we used to go to Tuckwoods which is now The London club, looks good but a bit to expensive


Hope you can help
Gerald
Hope you have a lovely evening tonight. I would say the London club's evening menu looks well within your budget.
http://www.londonclubsheffield.co.uk/expressevening.pdf 2 courses £12 and 3 £15.
As most places charge at least £10 for a bottle of wine now, that takes your budget down to £25 for food and I don't think you'd get anything better than that within that price range if I'm honest.
Crucible corner directly opposite is also lovely food but is probably a bit pricier for the same quantity of food and is probably more casual dining than the London club.
http://www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk/uploads/docs/menu.pdf
I've not eaten at Ego myself but a friend, who I trust about food, raves about it.
http://www.egorestaurants.co.uk/content/index-sheffield.php
Ego's pre theatre is £14.95 or two courses for £12.95
Starters
Soup du Jour (v)
Grilled Goats Cheese (v)
Bruschetta (v)
Chicken Liver & Rosemary Pâté
Main Courses
6oz Sirloin with Roasted Shallot Sauce
Salmon Fillets
Chicken Forestière
Gratin of Gnocchi (v)
...all served with fresh vegetables
Desserts
Tiramisu
Vanilla Crème Brûlée
Passion Fruit Panna Cotta

Jug Ears
14-05-2011, 22:45
The Milestone @ Wig & Pen do some kind of Pre-theatre deal, where you can have your starter and main, toddle off to watch the show, and then return afterwards for your dessert. I am pretty sure it is under £20 as well.

Crucible Corner is a good shout as well, but you must book.

Piccolino are knocking some decent food out lately, but unsure whether there are pre-theatre offers.

Browns and Cafe Rouge are doing offers as far as I am aware, but you may be playing Russian Roullette food wise.

I haven't eaten at London Club.

Gerald Haber
15-05-2011, 13:32
Thank you everyone who gave us advice.

We decided to have a run into Sheffield on Friday and check out the following - Silversmiths the restaurant that Gordon Ramsay "helped along – Hmm, can’t stand the man, all he knows is the “F” word so would not go there even if it was the best food on the planet - Wick at Both Ends on West Street – had a look in but the venue did not appeal to us, it was dark and more like a tap room than a restaurant. - Devonshire Cat – as LitleMermaid said “a lovely pub with a fabulous selection of beers and a great menu”. We agree the place is quite nice very clean looking and bright, we had lunch there I had the steak and ale pie, my wife had the fish and chips, very good quality and service, the short crust pastry on top of the SA pie let it down, it was much like a biscuit, if only they had put a puff pastry lid on top it would have been much better - The London Club – This is our next pre theatre restaurant, it is a very nice venue which is very important to us, and after dining at the Crucible corner it is no more expensive.

After this we did some shopping, I decided that I needed a new suit etc, we also bought a new Panasonic TX-P42GT30B 3D Plasma TV – from the Panasonic Shop on Pinstone street (6 year guarantee) very happy chappy

Saturday evening all dressed up in my new suit, my wife in her best both with our best aftershave for me and my wife’s expensive perfume off we went - Because it is very close to the Lyceum we decided to eat at the Crucible Corner – We both had Soup which was excellent then I had the Sirloin steak, my wife had Trout, both dishes where very nice indeed, we did not have desert, both quite full. The downside of the CC experience was when I got the bill there was 2 items to a value of £6 on it which we had not had, I can’t and would not suggest this is a regular thing at CC but as with anywhere it is very important to check your bill. In reality I think I was a little naive when stating I only wanted to spend £35 including drinks because the final bill was £48.

We are a 72 year young couple now sitting after breakfast Sunday morning reflecting what was a very nice weekend, Oh the show at the Lyceum was not very good but it did not distract from what was a nice time – we have now got the Theatre Bug. Look out for us, I am a Grey haired chubby chap with a walking stick, you will recognise my wife – she is the one that is always telling me off for something

Thank you EdnaKrabappe very much for your kind wishes

Claret
15-05-2011, 14:02
Thank you everyone who gave us advice.

We decided to have a run into Sheffield on Friday and check out the following - Silversmiths the restaurant that Gordon Ramsay "helped along – Hmm, can’t stand the man, all he knows is the “F” word so would not go there even if it was the best food on the planet - Wick at Both Ends on West Street – had a look in but the venue did not appeal to us, it was dark and more like a tap room than a restaurant. - Devonshire Cat – as LitleMermaid said “a lovely pub with a fabulous selection of beers and a great menu”. We agree the place is quite nice very clean looking and bright, we had lunch there I had the steak and ale pie, my wife had the fish and chips, very good quality and service, the short crust pastry on top of the SA pie let it down, it was much like a biscuit, if only they had put a puff pastry lid on top it would have been much better - The London Club – This is our next pre theatre restaurant, it is a very nice venue which is very important to us, and after dining at the Crucible corner it is no more expensive.

After this we did some shopping, I decided that I needed a new suit etc, we also bought a new Panasonic TX-P42GT30B 3D Plasma TV – from the Panasonic Shop on Pinstone street (6 year guarantee) very happy chappy

Saturday evening all dressed up in my new suit, my wife in her best both with our best aftershave for me and my wife’s expensive perfume off we went - Because it is very close to the Lyceum we decided to eat at the Crucible Corner – We both had Soup which was excellent then I had the Sirloin steak, my wife had Trout, both dishes where very nice indeed, we did not have desert, both quite full. The downside of the CC experience was when I got the bill there was 2 items to a value of £6 on it which we had not had, I can’t and would not suggest this is a regular thing at CC but as with anywhere it is very important to check your bill. In reality I think I was a little naive when stating I only wanted to spend £35 including drinks because the final bill was £48.

We are a 72 year young couple now sitting after breakfast Sunday morning reflecting what was a very nice weekend, Oh the show at the Lyceum was not very good but it did not distract from what was a nice time – we have now got the Theatre Bug. Look out for us, I am a Grey haired chubby chap with a walking stick, you will recognise my wife – she is the one that is always telling me off for something

Thank you EdnaKrabappe very much for your kind wishes

Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your trip to Sheffield. You're right re Wick at Both Ends. Although I love this place, and I really do, it is more for the younger crowd and dinning is very informal. If you're after the nicer end of the scale then you should try Wig and Pen by Milestone, but I think the London Club will suit you well too.

Gerald Haber
15-05-2011, 14:35
Fantastic! Glad you enjoyed your trip to Sheffield. You're right re Wick at Both Ends. Although I love this place, and I really do, it is more for the younger crowd and dinning is very informal. If you're after the nicer end of the scale then you should try Wig and Pen by Milestone, but I think the London Club will suit you well too.

Thank you for your kind words - we live in Sheffield but we have only just after all these years decided that the theater is for us, our main likes are Musicals, I am quite deaf so I don't think plays would be in my best interest, I would miss quite a lot.

chat2chel
15-05-2011, 18:15
Frog and Parrot is amazing.

Silversmiths
24-05-2011, 14:32
Thank you to the previous posts that have mentioned and recommended Silversmiths Restaurant!

We are located on Arundel Street (next to Hallam University) so only a 3 minute walk from Sheffield Theatres. We offer a Pre Theatre/Early Bird Offer Wednesday-Saturday:

2 Courses for £14 / 3 Courses for £16

We open from 5.30pm Tuesday-Thursday and from 5pm on a Friday & Saturday.
(On a Tuesday we have our Silversmiths Pie Night which is £8.50 all night so again ideal for a pre theatre bite!).

Please call us on 0114 270 6160 if you would like any further information or to make a reservation. You will also find sample pre theatre menus on our website silversmiths-restaurant.com

Many thanks

Donna - Silversmiths Restaurant

Bulgarian
24-05-2011, 18:17
the italian Mamas is great, nice atomosphere and great food

Agree, it's not a proper Italian restaurant but they do some Italian dishes (the lasagne and garlic bread are great) but I go for the burgers, the chili and the Peroni/Budvar