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 – once the Peace Guest House where Picasso is believed to have stayed on his trip to the Peace Congress in 1950 – is now a perfect marriage of pared-down Scandi chic and British comfort. Tiina’s theme, executed with the lightest of touches, is birds (think Picasso and his dove); 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 honesty bar for hotel guests, is given over to a stylish indoor/outdoor ‘neighbourhood kitchen’
for relaxed all-day dining (‘seasonal, a little bit Scandinavian and unmistakably Sheffield’) with plenty of choice.
Doubles from £110
+44 (0)1142 661233; brocco.co.uk
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.
CLAIM TO FAME
Pablo Picasso is alleged to have slept under Brocco on the Park’s rafters during his trip to Sheffield’s Peace Congress in 1950.
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