Trippets Lounge Bar

Food Review: Trippets

We check out the new sharing menu from Trippets Lounge & Bar.

89 Trippet Ln, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4EL

Tel: 0114 276 2930

The Place

An incarnation of its former self, Trippets has pride of place on the street of its namesake. A suave affair, think slick monochrome décor, velvet clad furnishings and candelabras aplenty. The bar boasts an eclectic range of gin and the wine and fizz list is also designed to impress – with plenty of by the glass options to choose from. After a drink in the bar we settle into a prime people-watching spot by the window with a glass of prosecco and await the arrival of four tasting plates from the newly developed menu.

The Food

We’ve barely tucked into the bread and oils when four small plates arrive – a nice balance of one meat, one vegetarian and two fish dishes are served up, showcasing the diverse range of tasting plates on offer at Trippets.

3Diving straight into the bloody Mary crayfish cocktail, the generously portioned dish is deliciously smoky whilst retaining a fresh, light flavour from its accompanying gazpacho.

The other fish dish was a delightfully creamy halibut and shellfish bisque, with smoked haddock, celeriac slaw and beetroot cured salmon. This again was wonderfully fresh, and beautifully presented, with the rose-shaped cured salmon being a highlight. SalmonNext up was forest mushrooms in a garlic cream sauce served on crispy toast and topped with a poached egg. Simple flavour combinations and different textures deliver what could easily be a fabulously decadent brunch dish… Perhaps the next venture from Trippets? Just a thought.

2Finally we’re given a meat fix in the form of in-house smoked pork fillet wrapped in Parma ham. The tender pork is complemented by a strip of crispy belly, and the saltiness is balanced by sweet calvados caramelised Chinese apples. All of this is served on a bed of black pudding mash – have decided that I only ever want my mash to be laced with black pudding from now on.

4The Verdict

Trippets’ tasting plates are generously portioned and carefully considered – interesting flavour combinations and in-house creations (they love a good smoke!) means you’ll get something truly unique here. With a menu consisting of 11 dishes (plus a few sides) from just £6- £7.50, you can really mix and match without breaking the bank. Add to that their extensive bar and elegant jazz nights and there’s no doubt that this place will soon be a hotspot on the Sheffield nightlife scene.

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