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Jane> 2013.03.31 15:18
Great cafe, amazing food, lovely deli! Brilliant in the summer when you can sit in the outdoor dining area and the kids can play on the bouncy castle!!
We have been a couple of times and its been too busy to get a table inside so advisable to book. Wondered if the owners should consider extending the premises? All in all a lovely place to eat/drink Jane saxton Sheffield
Lucy 2012.05.09 14:52
Their menus are exciting, they use local produce and they've invested in a great chef. Their supper club and bistro nights offer value for money. They've renovated the old school sensitively. I can't find anything that vaguely matches this food experience and value anywhere in the rest of Sheffield, which is why I regularly make the journey from central Sheffield whenever I have special guests. It's heartening to see folk showcasing traditional skills and passion for food.
Steve & Cerys 2011.11.19 20:11
We visited Bradfield on Thursday for a walk round the reservoir and we planned to lunch at The Plough. When we got back, The Plough was full to overflowing so we drove up to The Old Horns and that was just as busy.
We'd passed The Schoolrooms on the way so decided to go there in desperation. What an enlightening experience! Good food, good local beer and excellent service. The young lady who was serving in the café was brilliant. The place was very busy and she was almost overwhelmed but carried on regardless.
We had a while to wait for our food but it was well worth it, I had the burger (no bun thank you) and a bottle of Farmers Blonde. My wife had the lamb hotpot. It was so nice we had a chunk of cake and coffee to finish. Down to the shop and I treated myself to more Farmers Blonde and a bottle of Farmers Sixer, both cracking beers.
All in all, a treat we hadn't expected. Well done.... and in particular, well done to the young lady in the café. We'll be back.
Cheers.... Steve & Cerys, Mottram-in-Longdendale.
Kim Ferris 2011.8.21 09:28
Our first visit to the Schoolrooms for a Bistro meal was encouraging. We were met by a friendly team of people who were waiting to serve us. We arrived at probably the busiest moment in the evening, which resulted in us waiting a while before we were offered any drinks. The menu was concise but all courses were well matched. A board of soft and delicious bread was served whilst we pondered over the menu. Our very reasonably priced drinks arrived, but it was a while before our order was taken. However, we were in no hurry and the bread was keeping hungry pangs at bay.
I opted for the pea & broad bean risotto and my husband the fishcakes with beetroot sald. Both of these were devine. Our next course arrived soon after the starter plates were cleared. My duck cooked two ways was delicious and the pork belly that my husband had chosen was melting. Although feeling quite satisfied at this point, we both opted for the rhubarb and custard parfait. We continued to drink the remains of our bottle of red wine whilst the parfait softened to an acceptable consistency. Again our palettes were not disappointed ( I will try to recreate this at home!). The ginger tuille was disappointingly soft, but delicious all the same. A cup of freshly brewed coffee ended what was an excellent meal.
Overall, this was a good experience and we will most definately return. A few things that would improve the experience for me - Cotton table cloths to match the crisp napkins would help to soften the harsh atmosphere. (Noisy diners overpowered our conversation). I would also like the option of additional seasoning and water on the table. And finally, the use of the board to serve the meals on such small tables is in my opinion a bad choice.
Despite these points, we really enjoyed our visit and undoubtedly we will book again just as soon as we have a free saturday that coincides with the propsed dates for these evenings.
Well done to all and especially the chef!
Jenny 2011.7.11 11:03
I've been to The Schoolrooms for breakfast and (amazing) Sunday lunch a number of times since it opened and have always been very impressed by the quality of the food, so a reunion with my friends from university was the perfect occasion to sample the Bistro menu.
What a lovely evening we had. The smoked salmon risotto was so tasty I could happily have had it again for my main, but then I would have missed out on the taste sensation that was the duo of pork! The fantastic fresh food coupled with the laid back, intimate atmosphere made for the most enjoyable evening we've had in a very long time. My friend from Manchester even said he'd make a special trip over to Sheffield just to eat there again!
I don't know what more you need from a place - beautiful setting, polite, friendly staff and (most importantly) incredible food at a very reasonable price.
This place is what Sheffield has been waiting for. I can't wait to visit again for my Dad's birthday next month.
dave elliott 2011.6.18 12:27
The School Rooms, Low Bradfield
Cafe, Deli, Bistro, Butchery
Our first contact with The School Rooms was at a monthly Bradfield Farmer’s Market, we could not park where we hoped, and as we walked to the Bradfield Hall, we passed a big sign ‘OPENING SOON’, one of us commented, might be worth a try, then we forgot it. Next month’s market and ‘NOW OPEN’, so after spending up at the market We went to investigate.
The drive way was smart, newly finished in black tarmac, up a slope and a bend, is this a private drive we thought, should we be here? However at the top it opened into a fair sized car park, the buildings on our right and door opening onto a good sized shopping area with loos, a delicatessen, butchery, and another set of doors leading to a garden area with bouncy castle. All clean, crisp, shining and very well laid out. The range of meats, cheeses, gluten free and standard products are a delight to see, (the meat pies............), we found stairs taking us to the cafe area, which is open, well lit and ventilated had our coffee, and sticky bun, were impressed and that was that.
We called again a couple of weeks later, again for a drink and illicit sticky bun (diabetic) and noticed an advert for a Bistro Evening, the first of what promises to be a regular program. Di and I agreed that we needed to give it ago, so we signed up for an early meal.
On the day we arrived to be met by John, who with Rachael, is the proprietor who offered a glass of fizzy white stuff, much appreciated and engaged us in friendly conversation (delaying tactic whilst the last minute adjustments to the room, who cares) it was a pleasant and friendly couple of minutes then we were ushered, clearly we were the first of the first on the first night. We were met by a young man, Ashley (Ash) who seated us, took orders, and acted the genial and amusing host whilst keeping a firm grasp on everything that was going on. The menu was not super extensive, but it was complete. It would be difficult to not find something for most tastes, the staff were clearly nervous, but relaxed as the evening got going.
The food is nouvelle cuisine in style and presentation, but NOT quantity and has good quality sauces, the portions are fine giving good value for the £25 a head cost (plus booze which is not over priced either). We had a pleasant meal, leaving us feeling happily replete, but not stuffed, the emphasis being in sufficiency and quality, not quantity for the sake of it.
The only down side was that the till failed to work properly as we wanted to settle the bill, but Rachael (charming in her little black number) proved that where money is involved there is always a will and thus always a way.
So will we go again? Too right.
Di & Dave