The famous not-so-little 3.8 mile stretch in Sheffield, Ecclesall Road, has practically everything you could possibly want, and that’s before you even consider its quirky little neighbour, Sharrow Vale Road.
We take a closer look at what makes Ecclesall Road & Sharrow Vale Road one of the most popular destinations in Sheffield.
Fancy something unique? Ecclesall’s Koko pride themselves on their handmade Japanese dishes that are not available anywhere else in the world. We’d recommend visiting during the day for an oriental take on Afternoon Tea to sample the fruity Strawberry Yuzu Cream Rolls and Crispy Chocolate Onigiri.
This Ecclesall Road hideaway might be small on space, but it sure is big on flavour. Not that this should come as a surprise, Ashoka’s chefs have been mastering their delicious spices since 1967.
You could, of course, go for a classic Tikka with your choice of filling, but you’d be better off expanding your horizons and opting for the sensational Karamalised Kashmiri, or even the beautifully rich, Keralan Coconut Curry. Sheer heaven.
Sharrow Vale Road’s Seven Hills Bakery is the home to Sheffield’s sourdough experts. Their dough is delicately kneaded and baked fresh each day using wholefoods and local ingredients.
Their simple, little café is open for lunch all week as a showcase for their amazing sandwiches and crumbly pastries. Be sure to sample a magnificent Monmouth Coffee too while you’re there.
The Porter Pizza Company might just be the ultimate take-away destination for Sheffield’s pizza lovers.
Authentic Italian Ingredients? Check. Freshly kneaded dough? Check? Baked to perfection at 500 degrees in a wood-fire oven? Absolutely. You can’t really go wrong with this one.
A Sheffield institution since 1996, Nonnas has upheld its impressive reputation and is often considered the place to see and be seen on Ecclesall Road.
Run by Maurizio Mori, guests can expect authentic Italian dishes and an excellent selection of wines. Maurizio works hard to source the finest ingredients, with many coming directly from Italy, and the Lasagne Della Nonna is a regular’s favourite.
There is also a bar area serving brunches, cakes, pastries and slices of pizza, or if you’re a group looking for more of an exclusive area you can request the table in the Montecatini Alto’s piazza.
Pudding wise, don’t miss the Nonnas classic pick-me-up Tiramisu!
Brocco offer up an array of seasonal dishes, covering breakfast, lunch, dinner and an exquisite afternoon tea. The Scandinavian inspired meals are full of nourishment without compromising on flavour.
Housed in an Edwardian villa overlooking Endcliffe Park, everything about Brocco feels personalised and you will feel right at home in the lovely, relaxed surroundings. They also offer eight, luxury hotel rooms each with their own avian theme – from Nightjar’s Nest to Woodpecker’s Roost.
Let’s be honest, everyone loves a bit of chocolate. Cocoa Wonderland is Ecclesall’s Road’s bright-pink, shining beacon of all things rich, creamy, and unhealthy.
There is an enormous choice of hand-crafted truffles, chocolate, and retro sweets that are just perfect for that special someone… or for yourself.
Getting that unique something for the home can be quite a challenge, but with Ecclesall’s Hilary & Flo, there is no need to panic.
This quaint shop specialises in all things quirky and unusual, with everything from starfish cushions to a big chimp plant pot. Your home will never quite be the same.
If you’re struggling to find the right gift for your loved one, then you should pop in for a look at Mookau.
This unusual store specialises in all things cute and quirky, so it’d be a tremendous task to leave here empty handed. The real challenge is to not keep everything you buy for yourself!
This little Deli on Sharrow Vale Road is stacked full of cheeses, charcuterie, olives, jams, chutneys, cakes, biscuits, sweets and much more.
Their backroom is full of different types of Olives to choose from and they stock around 60 cheeses.
Produce is locally sourced wherever possible, and their delicious treats can be brought as gifts for someone else or just a gift for yourself!
Embedding itself seamlessly into the independent community that is the lifeblood of the Sharrow Vale area, Starmore Boss is a boutique and bespoke off-license offering up specialist quality wines, craft beers and captivating spirits to excite and delight any palate or taste.
Want to let your inner David Dickinson loose? Then look no further than Sheffield Antiques Centre where you’re bound to find yourself some unique hidden treasures. As one of the City’s leading antique stores you’re sure to find an array of different pieces, from furniture to collectables at affordable prices.
Alternatively, if you think you may be sitting on a small fortune in the form of an old family heirloom or a knick-knack of undetermined origin hiding in your loft space; Sheffield Antiques Centre has you covered. Offering competitive sums for your pre-loved items.
A quiet walk through Ecclesall Road’s Botanical Garden’s is a wonderfully, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.
There are around 5000 species of vibrant plant-life to take in as you stroll through 19 acres of land. Of course, don’t forget to say hello to the garden’s wildlife, including many very friendly squirrels.
Endcliffe Park, found just off the roundabout near the centre of Ecclesall Road, is a big, lush green space that is perfect for a day out with the family.
You could take some bread to the cute pond full of hungry ducks, bring a football and get some exercise in the huge field, or even take your little ones for a push on the swings. Don’t worry, you can stop by at the café afterwards to relax.
Monk Bar started off small back in 2016, but it quickly became a popular stop for anyone looking for a drink, or more specifically, a cocktail.
You can take your pick from almost 65 different alcoholic delights, from the classic Mojito to the creamy Raspberry Ripple, and at 2-4-1 seven days a week, who could possibly complain?
If you’re after somewhere to meet up with some friends for a quick coffee and chat, then you’ll be hard pressed to find anywhere better than Eve’s Kitchen. The only issue is you might just find it a bit of a struggle making any conversation whilst you’re so immersed in one of Eve’s unbelievable donuts.
A recently-launched Italian wine café, Veeno is the first of its kind in the city to specialise in the Italian dining style of ‘Aperitivo’ – an after-work culture of drinking, eating Italian-style appetisers and relaxing with colleagues, friends and family.
Veeno takes inspiration from Caruso and Minini – a vineyard in Sicily established by Antonio Caruso, great-grandfather to one of Veeno’s co-founders, Nino Caruso.
As well as its exclusive wine and authentic Spuntini offering, Veeno offers fun, informal and informative wine tasting experiences. Go with just a friend or in a larger group and you’ll love it. James the manager looks after you from the moment you step through the door, and his passion and knowledge shine through when he talks you through their premium wines and the Spuntini served with each.
If you’re looking for a masterclass in mixology, decadence in abundance and a bar that offers all the finer things in life, then Kettle Black is the place to go.
Sip a cocktail whilst soaking up the Sheffield sun on the heated outdoor terrace or celebrate the night away in style on the luxurious VIP mezzanine. Kettle Black is arguably the shining light of Sheffield sophistication with a stellar reputation that is as extensive and notorious as the drinks list.
The Pointing Dog is a must visit in Sheffield, boasting an open an airy restaurant space, the ‘New York Tavern Bar’ and arguably the city’s largest outdoor terrace. The terrace provides you with an unparalleled external space to breathe in the heritage of the clubhouse and enjoy the selection of exquisite cocktails, fine wines, local ales and fine dining options.
Previously known as The Polish Club, The Pointing Dog Clubhouse maintains the historical DNA of the grand house by continuing to implement a membership system that has been in place since 1953. Don’t fret however, memberships are free, open to everybody and can be received by completing your details when you visit us for the first time.
There is perhaps nowhere more intense in all of Sheffield than Trib3, which offers a gym experience quite like no other.
There are no big fees or lengthy, membership subscriptions. You just turn up and experience an extreme TRI session. You’ll be pushed to your limits through resistance training, high-intensity floor training and the treadmill surrounded by disco lights and music blasting through speakers.
Conrad Blandford really understand the importance of beauty, and that’s why their elite stylists and therapists start every hair appointment with a scalp analysis to ensure everything is completely healthy.
After that, the stylists will not only listen to what sort of makeover you’re after, but also provide you with the best possible styling advice for your face and tone so you come out of the salon looking like a superstar.
535-541 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PR
The welcome received and service delivered is excellent at every visit. The food at Nonna’s is sublime, and they have a DJ in the bar on weekends which means you can spend your entire evening there. It’s great for families,