Sheffield-The Return

This was the 3rd time I’ve visited Sheffield this year. After graduating in July 2014, it’s quite obvious I’ve had withdrawal symptoms and no not just because I still haven’t stumbled across Alex Turner down West Street.

Sheffield is known for its steel production and being a history graduate, I should be able to tell you some well known steel producers from the 1800’s should I not?… NO. Can we all just clarify that just because I studied history, it doesn’t mean I know everything that’s ever happened ever ever ever.

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with my ‘steelers’

for example… this issue comes up frequently at pubs quizzes.

“Who invented the umbrella?”
“Come on, you should know this, you do History”

rant over.

The thing that sticks in my mind when I think of the good ol’ Uni days is the MASSIVE hills. Wikipedia describes Sheff as ‘geographically diverse’ but that’s just a posh and polite way of saying the hills are a bloody joke if, like me, you got lil legs.


See, they don’t even touch the ground when sitting on the average park bench.

What Sheffield isn’t particularly well known for is its food, unless it’s a cheeky chicken burger from Adnans at 3am (you know what I’m saying Liv?)fullsizeoutput_1098


But then again, please bear in mind, I am just talking from a student’s perspective and let me tell you, we weren’t exactly on the look out for the most ostentatious and ornate restaurants.

So as this is mainly a blog where I want to review food and drinks, be it fancy or familiar, as well as talking about general things that happen in my social life, I thought I’d go to a restaurant and suss things out…

Right calm down, cause I’m only off to bloody Piccolino’s but why wouldn’t the average Josephine want to visit there?  I’m going with my mate Liv (on the right in the last pic, she also did history at Sheffield with me) & our table’s booked for 7.30pm.

But first, we arrived at the hotel-Travelodge Sheffield (we’re girls on a budget this weekend if you haven’t already worked that one out, or at least that was our intention). They asked us in the Sheffield Travelodge if we’d be wanting room service. How about sending up a larger room? Continue reading