Where do Sheffield’s top chefs like to eat? This month: Danny Lynn from V. or V.

Ever wondered where Sheffield’s top chefs go to get their snap? … No? Well, we’re gonna tell you anyway…

For last month’s issue, Exposed Magazine caught up with V. or V. head chef Danny Lynn to get his top shouts on the Steel City’s food and drink scene. 

Best for Takeaway: Maveli

In my opinion, the best Indian food in Sheffield. Perfectly executed South Indian cuisine with some dishes you won’t find elsewhere in town, always delivered fresh and piping hot. The menu also boasts a large vegan/vegetarian section and they often host vegan banquets where even the most hardened carnivores will be left smiling.

Date Night Meal: Grazie

Don Vito and the guys down at Grazie are doing big things. Bringing the great taste of Puglia to Sheffield with fantastic fresh pastas and antipasti washed down with a glass of prime primitivo; nothing quite does date night like proper Italian hospitality.

Grazie, Chef Danny Lynn recommendation

Top Value: Napoli Centro

The best pizza in the North for less than the price of your big chain stuffed crust! We are truly blessed that Ricardo and the guys landed in Sheffield, via London and Napoli, to service us with lockdown pizza and fritti joy. They also do a mighty fine negroni for the price of a London pint.

Napoli Centro, Chef Danny Lynn recommendation

Underrated Gem: Golden Taste

I will regret this but it has to be Golden Taste on the end of London Road for the best Huan and Szechuan food you are likely to try, which is quite a claim as we are lucky to have some great Chinese restaurants in the city. Ask for the proper Chinese menu instead of the English one and let the staff suggest some dishes.

Out for Lunch: Bench

Has to be the Bench boys in Nether Edge. I was lucky enough to make it there for a nice, long lunch before lockdown 3.0, which involved some top-notch small plates and excellent wine. Heads-up that they now boast a suntrap terrace out front for when the Sheffield weather decides to play ball.

Brunch Break: Forge Bakehouse

Fingers crossed, they’ll open their intimate upstairs cafe in the near-future for the best baked eggs and kimchi bloody Mary in town, all courtesy my favourite Frenchman, Flo, the head chef at Forge. In the meantime, they are providing the best baked goods for brunchin’ al fresco and at home.

Forge Bakehouse, Danny Lynn chef recommendation

Bookings at V OR V are now open at vorvsheffield.co.uk


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