Spotlight On: The Framery
Nestled nicely amongst the haven of independent businesses lining Sharrow Vale Road, The Framery has provided a bespoke picture framing service for the good people of Sheffield since 1981. Step inside today and you’ll also find a selection of prints showcasing local and national artists as well as a unique gift card selection. After purchasing the venue two years ago, sibling co-owners Gabriella and Emilio Arciello set about refurbing the space and extending its offering to a licensed restaurant and café/bar.
“We thought we could bring something to what is already a great area for independent food and drink in Sheffield,” says Gabriella. “Emilio is a great chef and when the opportunity arose to take on The Framery from the previous owner it was too good for us to turn down.”
The tempting all-day brunch menu is available Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9am-4pm, where you can opt for anything from the Italiano Breakfast featuring nduja hash brown, poached eggs, pancetta strips, Italian sausage, cannellini baked beans, roast tomatoes and Marsala mushrooms; to the Shakshouka – baked eggs in a spicy tomato sauce with feta and sourdough bread courtesy of neighbours Seven Hill Bakery.
The evening menu runs from 6pm on Friday and Saturday, featuring a range of small plates and sharing plates using organic ingredients taken from The Framery’s very own allotment and local Sheffield producers. All of this feeds back into the restaurant’s closely-held ethics: reducing carbon footprint, minimising waste and supporting local business.
Despite opening during a challenging period for the hospitality industry, Gabriella claims that business in the first couple of months has given them cause to be optimisitic. “We obviously didn’t know what to expect opening so soon after lockdown restrictions were lifted, but the response has been brilliant. At the moment we’re taking things steady and only opening Thursday to Saturday, but we’ve had some great feedback on the experience so far and hopefully we can look at offering a bit more in the not too distant future.”