IN BRIEF: The pies have come

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Home-made meat and potato pie is the star of the show at recently revamped Brampton Hall in Brampton Bierlow, Rotherham. The 16th Century pub now has an extensive menu of home-made fare - and a two meals for £10 deal Monday to Saturday before 6pm. Company directors/chefs Jonathan Thomson and Richard Phillips took over last summer. They have run The Chequers in Whiston since 2007. The lads met 20 years ago as chefs at Staindrop Lodge, Chapeltown, then moved to The Royal Electric Theatre, Mexborough, Tankersley Manor and Grange Park Golf Club, Rotherham. Bookings are now being taken for Mothers’ Day lunches on Sunday, April 3.

Tickets are still available for a charity dinner ‘with Frank Sinatra’ at the new restaurant at Napoleon’s Casino on Ecclesall Road tomorrow night. The Lord Mayor will be hosting the event to raise money for his two main charities, Amy’s House and St Luke’s Hospice. Your £35 ticket gets you a Frank Sinatra tribute act and five-courses of fine cuisine. An auction and raffle will be held. To book, call 0114 266 1115 or email

The Devonshire Cat is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a series of live music events.

The popular Wellington Street pub at Devonshire Green hosts 12 popular real ales and 100 international bottled beers and a menu of locally-sourced produce. The Spirit Cupboard every other Sunday at 7pm features live acoustic music by new Sheffield talent, followed by an Open Mic session.

ONE of Sheffield’s classier Italian restaurants, Buon Deli, on Glossop Road, Broomhill, has closed.

Vincenzo (Vinnie) Giove took over the old Beau Deli delicatessen in 2002 and turned it into an Italian deli. After the installation of a coffee machine it sprouted a cafe, then a full-blown restaurant. Vinnie is part of a well-known Anglo-Italian catering family. His brother Marco junior runs Marco@Milano and his father, Marco senior, has had a series of restaurants. Lee Stocks was the chef at Buon Deli.

Tessa Bramley, Sheffield’s only Michelin-starred chef, is pulling out all the stops to throw a sumptuous six-course dinner to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the national Good Food Guide - in which her restaurant, the Old Vicarage at Ridgeway, has long featured.

The evening on March 11 kicks off with champagne and canapes and the menu gives full reign to Tessa’s innovative style. Scallops and lobster tail, Whitby cod with liquorice, calves liver with Madeira sauce, lamb with sweetbreads and fig, Ridgeway wild honey and Yorkshire rhubarb feature. It’s £75 a head, with a copy of the Good Food Guide a parting gift for each diner. For reservations, call 0114 2475814.