Food Review: The Wick at Both Ends
One of Sheffield’s finest late-night bar destinations has over the years proven itself to be something of an all-rounder, building a name not only on great tunes and cocktails but also high quality culinary offerings. The Wick’s latest foodie venture sees the introduction of a constantly changing menu, serving up a wide range of tasty small plates and bar bites – perfect for a spot of tapas.
When visiting The Wick, cocktails are always a must. A negroni rose and gin mojito provided good company while browsing the daily menu, which featured nine small plate options with chicken, lamb, fish and vegetarian dishes providing an option for all taste palates. Spiced hummus and flatbread were brought out to start, and it wasn’t long until the main courses arrived: all presented to perfection and looking almost too good to eat. Almost…
First up: pan-seared turbot placed atop a bed of parmentier potatoes, sprinkled with dill herbs and covered in a velouté sauce. The velvety sauce complemented the succulent fish well. With a good-sized portion that was crispy on the outside and delicate and juicy on the inside, we were already impressed. Next was the lamb belly, cut into three meaty medallions and served with cucumber, yoghurt, harissa sauce and garnished with black pepper. The lamb was packed with flavour, the meat perfectly tender and the spicy harissa sauce lifted the dish with a good kick and the creamy yoghurt was on hand to counter-balance if needed. The final dish: chicken in a red wine sauce, baby onions, carrot, girolle mushrooms and tarragon herbs, made it a hat-trick of good choices; the sweet onions in particular combining well with the savoury meat and rich, tasty sauce.
We finished with a simple but well-done dessert dish – chocolate with cherries. A crumbly chocolate brownie topped with cherries and joined by a scoop of delicious strawberry ice cream. A sweet end to a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
An ever-changing menu may seem like a risky decision, but if the dishes continue to be served to the same standard and boasting the same imaginative twists, then the Wick’s reputation as a quality food outlet will only grow.
149-151 West St, Sheffield S1 4EW
Tel: 0114 272 3039 thewickatbothends.co.uk