Popular Sheffield hotel restaurant unveils new outdoor dining area and private pavilion

A hotel restaurant located in a Sheffield suburb has created an outdoor dining area, as well as a private pavilion, and is set to unveil its new menu.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 2:52 pm

This comes ahead of the next set of Covid-19 restrictions being lifted on Monday, April 12, after which time outdoor hospitality, non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms will be permitted to reopen.

Sheffield’s Best Western Plus Mosborough Hall Hotel has been busy transforming its Darcy’s restaurant during lockdown, and has completed refurbishments to create a stylish outdoor dining area and a private dining pavilion, which can be booked exclusively for up to six people.

General manager Richard Beck said: “We are extremely excited to be finally welcoming guests back once again. Lockdown has been an immense challenge of course, but also gave us the opportunity to look at how we could provide guests with an even greater dining experience. So, keen to match the calibre of the food with the quality of the historic setting, we have developed a range of new dishes that we hope will appeal to local food lovers.”

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The new outdoor dining courtyard

He added: “Our outdoor renovations have only added to the ambience of the brasserie. It provides a warm and welcoming al fresco courtyard space for socially distanced dining, with a private dining option in our garden area pavilion for a group of up to six. Perfect for a small celebration or family meal after so long apart.”

The new spring menu, which will be available from April 12, will focus on relaxed al fresco dining, with a selection of wood-fired pizzas freshly cooked in the outdoor oven and authentic BBQ classics.

The menu will be served by the hotel’s team to the customer’s table in the courtyard dining space, with new socially distanced seating areas, or to the garden pavilion which offers a more private dining opportunity.

The May menu has been developed by the hotel’s resident head chef Alex Fretwell and general manager Richard Beck; and a spokesperson for Darcy’s said it will focus on “high-quality fresh ingredients, locally sourced,” and will be presented with Alex’s “simple, contemporary style.”

Wine flights have been selected by the Hotel’s sommelier to perfectly match or enhance each course and add to the overall culinary experience.

Chef’s top recommendations from the new menu include the Pork Cheek Potato Cake or Pea and Shallot Tortellini to start, Rump of Lamb served with Creamed Potato and Baby Vegetables with a Mint Jus or Hake Fillet with Smoked Greens, Fondant Potato, Crispy Kale and Curried Oil, followed with a selection of delectable desserts to finish.

The eight-course tasting menu starts at £45 per person and includes a unique combination of the chef’s selections designed to complement one another perfectly. Within that menu, guests will enjoy Smoked Chicken Roulade, Caesar, Parmesan or Roast Red Pepper Toast, Goats Cheese Curd, Truffle, Yoghurt Sour Dough with Smoked Beef Butter or Yorkshire Blue Cheese Butter. A starter of Glazed Goats cheese, Pickled Beets, Shallot Puree, Crisps, followed by Mallard Duck, Dripping Potato, Carrot, Kale, Maple Jus or Textures of Wild mushroom Risotto, Parmesan, Truffle Oil.

Diners move on to a pre dessert and dessert course, followed by a selection of local cheeses, then tea or coffee with macaroons to conclude. Wine pairing is available at a price of £15 per person.

Darcy’s is also set to lanch a new cocktail menu for the bar and restaurant, which incorporates premium spirits as standard.

To view the menus or make an online reservation please visit: https://www.mosboroughhall.co.uk/brasserie-bar

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