New family-run restaurant serving up classic British dishes coming to Eccy RoadPosted by: Ashley Birch
Turnip and Thyme's chef and co owner Rob Moore
Turnip and Thyme opens later this month
A brother and sister duo are all set to open Turnip and Thyme, a brand new British restaurant on Ecclesall Road serving up ‘homely comfort food’ from Friday 20 September.
The new bistro will take over the unit that was previously home to Swanky’s bistro and bar, just around the corner from Endcliffe Park, and will focus on classic British dishes in a relaxed and friendly environment.
Sheffielders Rob and Louise Moore both have around 15-years’ experience in hospitality and have often worked together in other restaurants in the city, with Rob on cooking duties and Louise at front of house, a dynamic that will be continued into their new venture.
Rob told VIBE: “We’re really excited and looking forward to opening. We’ve been in this game 15 years each, and we’ve worked together in four different place,s so we’ve talked about doing something together for quite a while. When this came up we jumped at it.
“It’s going to be a family run bistro serving up British classics, but done well. Nothing too left field, so it’s going to be homely comfort food like shepherds pie, pork belly, fish and chips, all that sort of thing. It’s what I’m best at and it falls I line with what I’ve been doing for the last ten years.
“There’s nowhere really doing anything like us on this strip. There’s Italians and Indians, but nothing with a British identity.”
Louise added: “We’ve got a nice spot here and we want it to be a cosy, homely destination where people can come in, eat their meal and relax. Guests can come and take as long as they want. We’re looking for regulars to come and enjoy spending time here.”
All the ingredients will be sourced locally wherever possible, and that ethos even extends to the drinks. Louise said: “We’ve got Sheffield Gin, we’re using Forge Coffee, and Abbeydale Brewery on draft so we’re trying to keep it local. It’s not a cocktail bar, it’ll be nice beers, wines and drinks that go with your meals. We’ll do the basics well.”
Turnip and Thyme will be open weekday evenings from 5 – 11pm and weekends from 12pm – 11pm, with a Sunday lunches on the last Sunday of every month. For further updates in the coming weeks, head over to their website here.