A taste of Sardinia is coming to Kelham Island
An authentic Sardinian restaurant and bar is opening in Kelham Island’s historic Eagle Works building in May.
Domo, which will be moving into the ground floor of the building as part of the Little Kelham development, is a project from local Sarah Elliott and partner Raffaelle who have both worked in the restaurant business for a while.
“It’s always been a dream of ours to open our own venue. We’ve worked in the restaurant business for 10 years and now we’re really glad to be finally doing it,” Sarah tells us. “We think we’re bringing something that maybe Sheffield hasn’t quite got yet.”
Sarah’s partner Raffaelle co-owns Rocca ‘Ja, a restaurant in Sardinia which he runs with his uncle. “Raffa’s uncle will be coming over and training the staff and helping out – it will absolutely be an authentic Sardinian experience!”
A big part of Domo will be its aperitivo nights from Monday right through to Friday. “We’ll be putting on some free nibbles every day so people can stop by after work for a cocktail and sample what is a big part of the Sardinian way of life.”
The building work on the ground floor of Eagle Works is well underway. “We’re in the middle of our fit out right now. We’re working with 93ft on the design – they’ve been great and we’re big fans of what they do. The building itself has a rustic vibe, so that’ll fit well with the authentic Sardinian vibe.”
From 8am, Domo will be serving a breakfast menu and a range of antipasti, including a dish from Raffaelle’s mum – Melanzane alla parmigiana Mamma Angela (fried aubergines layered with tomato sauce parmesan and mozzarella). The restaurant’s menu also features pizza (Pizza Anglona – fresh Sardinian sausage, grilled antunna mushrooms, sautéed onions and pecorino shavings), and a number of traditional Sardinian main courses.
Sounds outrageous, dunnit?
The opening date is to be confirmed, but Sarah tells us they are aiming for a mid-May opening. For more information, head over to domorestaurant.co.uk.