Tim Hortons opens TODAY: We ate at the new Sheffield restaurant and this is what we thought

A taste of Canada has arrived in Sheffield, with the opening of a new Tim Hortons restaurant.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 11:09 am

The branch on Drake House Crescent in Waterthorpe, near Crystal Peaks, which opened today, Thursday, June 24, is the first in Yorkshire and 29th in the UK.

Tim Hortons is famous in Canada for its coffee, freshly-baked doughnuts and crispy chicken sandwiches, and is rapidly expanding on these shores.

We sampled the menu to see if it’s worth getting your skates on and heading down to the restaurant, named after its ice hockey legend founder.

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Aaysh Nazar at the new Tim Hortons restaurant in Sheffield

The crispy chicken wrap did not disappoint, with tender meat in a pleasantly crunchy coating, accompanied by a moreish sweet chilli sauce (other sauces are available) and a generous filling of fresh salad. The potato wedges were well-seasoned, and at £6.19 for a meal deal including wedges and a small drink it’s reasonable if not spectacular value.

The freshly-baked doughnuts went down a treat, with my personal favourites being the Boston Cream and Strawberry Cheescake.

For me, the one slight disappointment were the Timbits – small doughnut balls with a variety of coatings and fillings, priced at £3.79 for a box of 10.

I found the ones I sampled a little dry, lacking in flavour and less satisfying than biting into a whole doughnut.

Overall, the food was tasty and with the drinks, including its French Vanilla and Iced Capp coffees, having a legion of fans, it’s worth checking out if you’re in the area.

The £1.99 special offer on its breakfast meals, consisting of a wrap, muffin or sandwich with a hash brown and small drink sounds like great value too.