Food Review: Graze Inn
Graze Inn has been a foodie favourite on Eccy Road for some years now, and with its newly renovated bar under new moniker The Cowshed, we decided it’d be the perfect spot for an Exposed Friday afternoon meeting. Of course, it’d be rude not to have a bite to eat first…
For starters we ordered a couple of portions of arancini; crispy balls of risotto mixed with mozzarella, truffle, mascarpone and Parmesan. The flavours came together beautifully, and were even better for a dunk in the accompanying arrabiata sauce and herby crème fraiche. We also went for the chicken liver pâté which was rich and silky smooth and served with plenty of crunchy toast and a good dollop of chutney. The king prawn pot was our final starter, which packed a decent punch from the sweet chilli and wasabi lime dips – slightly messy to eat, but totally worth it.
Onto the mains, and after ordering a round of Thornbridge Chiron (hey, it was Friday) we went for the classic fish and chips, rotisserie chicken Greek salad and a couple of flatbreads: the rump steak and the ‘sea flat’. The salad came with crumbly Yorkshire fettle feta, hummus and flatbread, with the chicken tender and generously seasoned with the Graze speciality marinade. The (absolutely mahoosive) flatbreads were thin and crispy, with the sea flat consisting of smoked anchovies, white crab meat, smoked salmon, lemon prawns and salsa verde. It was subtly smoky, salty and zingy all at once, with lovely fresh rocket finishing it all off. On the other flatbread, the steak was cooked to perfection and served on a bed of spinach leaves with sweet red onion jam and garlic mushrooms.
A bustling atmosphere at lunchtime, and even more vibrant at night, Graze Inn/The Cowshed has all bases covered. From their fabulous flatbreads to sizzling grill offerings and signature rotisserie chicken, there’s plenty to get excited about – and that’s before perusing the cocktail menu and craft beer selection. FYI, Happy hour is Sunday-Friday 6pm-8pm.
315-319 Ecclesall Rd, Sheffield S11 8NX
Tel: 0114 267 6666