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  1. Yes I'd agree with you about that. The pizza's at Napoli Centro are less expensive than Proove as well, from what I recall. I think if you start adding extra toppings at Proove it can become quite pricey. The only thing I would say is that the range of pizza's at Napoli Centro is a bit more limited than at Proove. I like a simple ham and mushroom, "prosciutto et funghi". I can't get that at Napoli Centro. I can get "funghi" for £8, but they don't do prosciutto or even just plain ham as an additional topping. You can have Parma ham, as an additional topping, but I'm not so keen on Parma ham tbh - and it's £2.50 extra if you go for that option.
  2. This little gem just off Sheffield Road at Whittington Moor, (just after the big roundabout with James's Cycles) is technically not in Sheffield of course - but as many of us may travel up and down that A61 between here and Chesterfield I thought it worth pointing out. http://www.margarets-chippy.co.uk/index.html Only open at lunchtimes, Wednesday through Saturday. Downside: Big queues - can take half an hour to get served! Upside: Delicious fish and chips done the traditional way and not expensive.
  3. I think you're right, but for some people, places like Pizza Hut and Domino's are their standard reference points for pizza. They probably wouldn't appreciate what authentic pizza looks or tastes like. The pizza's produced by the two places you have mentioned are so far removed from the mass produced rubbish that Pizza Hut and Domino's make, that they probably wouldn't even like them. Freshly made dough from Italian Caputo flour, fresh ingredients, cooked rapidly in a wood-fired oven. It's a whole different proposition to chain restaurant/take-away pizzas. I spent a few days in Naples a while ago and that's famous for its pizza. I think the ones from Proove and Napoli Centro are the closest thing I've had to that in the UK. Absolutely delicious! As to the closing of the branches: I think the reasons for that are obvious - they aren't making enough profit. And that's a combination of reduced foot-fall and high operating costs. These decisions aren't taken lightly or at random. It's nothing to do with how busy they were when you last went in!🙄
  4. Allow me to just add a little perspective to what you've put... The French, have seen a sharp increase in new coronavirus infections, from 500 a day in July to 7,000 a day last week. Despite this huge increase, the numbers of patients becoming seriously ill or dying from it had remained stable until about a week ago. In the last week there has been a small increase in the number of patients admitted to intensive care and the number of deaths attributable to the virus. Whilst the increase is not large, it does appear that there is a general trend of slight increases in both. Considering the huge increases in the number of new infections seen, the increases in patients admitted to intensive care and deaths are very, very small indeed. I would have expected to have seen far greater numbers than that, if the virus was causing serious illness in those who have contracted these new infections. It further underlines that the majority of people contracting the infection, will not suffer serious illness as a result. A very small minority will - and those are the same ones that we know about, with other co-morbidities and underlying conditions. These same people will remain vulnerable even if, and when, a vaccine becomes available. Do we restrict everyone on the pretext of protecting the few? Or do we make the few fully aware of the risks and get them to protect themselves and let everyone else get on with their lives? If we believe that it is better, morally, medically, whatever, to restrict everyone because of the threat from this coronavirus, then should we do the same for seasonal flu, which killed 12 times more people than coronavirus in the UK last month? And where should we draw the line? At what point do we consider what the implications are for people with other health conditions by having such a focus on coronavirus, and what damage will be done to people's lives because of the economic impact on society? So, we are not going to open our theatres then? OK fine. Personally, I think we should. I think we should get on with life and allow people to make their own choices.
  5. You'll have to tell us where that one in Manchester is? Not the one on Liverpool Road is it by any chance? This one does - open 11am - 9pm. I've tried it twice and the quality is good. https://www.whitbysrestaurant.co.uk/ And if you should ever get the wanderlust to explore the outer reaches of the Peak District, then this little place in the charming village of Longnor is well worth a visit, as I think you can tell from the photo (link below). Opens lunch and evenings (not Monday, Wednesday or Sunday unfortunately) and turns out excellent quality fish and chips - you can sit in as well as take away. https://www.google.com/maps/uv?pb=!1s0x487a3af2d0728bb3%3A0xf9a0497f5c292317!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipOn7EIazDWQFDuWlgusoQvDLXXfvY0wsHE6Vy88%3Dw120-h160-k-no!5slongnor fish and chips - Google Search!15sCgIgAQ&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipOn7EIazDWQFDuWlgusoQvDLXXfvY0wsHE6Vy88&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiUt-u699PrAhWIC-wKHbJ3B_4QoiowCnoECBgQBg#
  6. I expect it will be. I think there was a problem with the lease or something on the building in St Paul's place. It would be great if they could resolve that because it was such a nice restaurant in a very nice part of the city centre. Just what Sheffield needs. Although I think they said they were moving out to other premises. The Oisoi gathering place on Boston Street isn't anything like on the same scale of course. It's quite small, but they've done a good job with the decor all the same. I suspect it's something to do with "KH Oriental" as they have a super brand new oriental supermarket in the same building. I used to go to the previous KH oriental supermarket when it was in the old building around the corner - that's all been demolished now. I'm sure someone mentioned that the whole area around there was going to be a bit of a Chinatown? I don't know if that's still on the cards, I suppose like everything else, the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted a lot of plans. But again, that would be great for Sheffield if so. I enjoy visiting Chinatown in Manchester. Just wandering around those streets and seeing all these oriental shops, with ducks hanging in the window and the smells of oriental food in the air.
  7. Yes us too. We had a table for 10 booked on the Saturday evening for a family get together - they phoned us on Saturday morning to say they'd closed down. They offered some vouchers or something for the inconvenience, but of course it's never re-opened. Which is such a pity because it was fabulous food in what felt more like a top end London restaurant.
  8. That name rings a bell. Didn't he run the Beauchief Hotel a few years ago? I seem to remember reading something about that. All I know is, they wanted to revive it as a nice restaurant and they did a very nice job of the decor and stuff, but the food and the service let it down. I thought at the time that it was a shame because the place had so much potential. Of course, it's now being made into residential homes. Pity.
  9. Yes. It's on Boston Street. If you know where "CandyTown" is (or was) on London Road, then you'll know Boston street, it's the street with Sainsbury's local (used to be Tiffany's nightclub) at the London Road end. Go down there, passing Aldi on your left, and it's in the next block right at the end. A new building. There are escalators up to the KH Oriental supermarket on the first floor and Oisoi "gathering" is up there. I had a take away from there two weeks ago and it was really excellent. I was most impressed by the cartons it came in as well! Not your usual take-away foil things, but very professional job. I tried to book in for a meal this week but fully booked. It's good. Very good. A cut above most other oriental restaurants in this city I'd say.
  10. I think the OP is probably looking for a cafe that serves cakes, rather than a restaurant?
  11. I'm not certain, but you may find it here? http://www.publicpublic.co.uk/index.php It's one of the best bars in Sheffield for cocktails - so maybe? The thing about Sangria is, it's not such a straightforward cocktail to make. It's not like mixing 2 or 3 spirits/liquors and that's it. There's a fair bit of preparation that needs to go into it if you want to reproduce something similar to what you may get on holiday in Spain. And it really needs to be made in quantity - the fruit needs to stand and macerate in sugar and cinnamon for a while to get the full flavour. So, the idea of going into a bar and them just knocking up a glass of it, whilst not impossible, means it's not going to be much like the real thing. I occasionally make my own because the bought stuff is just rubbish imo. If you've never had a go at making it then it's worth the effort. Here's a good recipe from the BBC Good Food website: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sangria
  12. I've not tried Cintra's, although I was parked up outside it only last week and I thought it looked a nice place. I usually go to Coleman's deli if I'm looking for a sandwich and coffee in Hathersage. That's also very nice, although they have a limited selection at present - all the sandwiches are pre-packed - it's still good but not the same experience as before. A favourite of mine in that area is the cafe at David Mellor's cutlery factory at Hathersage. That's also a lovely place to eat, especially in summer when there is outdoor seating on the terrace. They do really nice food and some of the best home-made soups I think I've ever had anywhere. Unfortunately they are closed until further notice, due to the pandemic. I've not tried it myself, but the Hathersage Social is also supposed to be really nice. It sounds like a working man's club, but it isn't! It's a very nice place just next to the Little John pub.
  13. Just to let you know Mr Bargepole, I paid a visit to the Beestro at Troway Hall the other day, as a result of your recommendation. It is a lovely spot I agree. The food looked nice too, although I only stopped off for a pot of tea for two, but I may try the fare on offer another time. Regrettably, due to current circumstances, a "pot of tea for two", is two paper cups filled with tea, with two cartons of UHT milk and two lollipop sticks to stir it. £5. I was expecting a nice hot tea pot, with china cups, a little jug of fresh milk, and maybe even another little jug of hot water to make a refill. If this is what they have to do to abide by the restrictions imposed upon them due to the coronavirus, then I'm not being critical of them at all. But, like a lot of places we go to now, we come away slightly disappointed because the experience is not what it should be. Hopefully normal service will be resumed as soon as possible for all of us.
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