Once you get inside this restaurant with eight rooms, beside leafy Endcliffe Park and close to Sheffield’s upmarket Nether Edge district, Brocco on the Park is a shining example of how imaginative yet practical design can lift a place far above the bar. Its owner and creator, Tiina Carr, is half-Finnish and the hotel is now a perfect marriage of pared-down Scandi chic and British comfort. Tiina’s theme, executed with the lightest of touches, is birds (rooms are given names like Nightjar’s Nest and Pigeon’s Loft); her mantra is ‘sleep well, eat well, live well’ and in her pretty, carefully-crafted interiors that is just what you do. The ground floor, with an honesty bar for hotel guests, is given over to the stylish indoor/outdoor Neighbourhood Kitchen for relaxed all-day dining (‘seasonal, a little bit Scandinavian and unmistakably Sheffield’) with smorgasbord lunches, Jazzy Sundays with live music and Nordic-style tapas, and plenty of choice.
The Sheffield Hallam park run on Brocco’s doorstep on a Saturday morning or stroll out to the Peak District from neighbouring Endcliffe Park.
At the hotel’s neighbourhood kitchen. Modern British cuisine with Scandinavian influences, dishes are daring, with smorgasbord-style tapas on the lunch menu and decadent afternoon teas at weekends.
Artisan, Sheffield-made products from local producers in the surrounding Sharrow Vale neighbourhood.