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“Give Thyme the time of day” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thyme Cafe

Thyme Cafe
490-492 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2QA, England
+44 (0)114 267 0735
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Ranked #81 of 1,080 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $41
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Give Thyme the time of day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It would seem that the word’s well and truly out in Sheffield, as on every occasion I’ve visited Thyme Cafe – usually on a Sunday – the place has been packed to the rafters with happy diners.

It’s always reassuring to see a busy restaurant, particularly in these difficult times – give Thyme the time of day and you’ll understand why.

There are more main courses than you can shake a stick at – varying in price from around £9.00 to just shy of £20 for a ribeye. I’d come over all ‘roasty’ so went for the traditional roast beef dinner. I have to say the only thing traditional about this were the ingredients – I’ve seldom tasted such good beef – and served a perfect pink.

My companions went for Seabass (£17) and Steak & mushroom pie (£13) – all portions were a decent size – but I guess Yorkshire folk must expect that.

A couple of puds, a half carafe of house red and a pint from a large range of beers brought the bill to £71.40.

I understand the menu changes daily and offers whatever’s in season – their website provides a good guide to what's on offer. Don’t worry if you have young ones in your party. They are well catered for in the menu and appear to made very welcome by the very friendly and helpful staff.

A great find and even worth a trip to Sheffield for.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
West Kirby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Sunday lunch - Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Can only wish that lived closer. Took daughter for lunch tidy, in first term st university in Sheffield, the Thyme cafe had been recommended by colleagues, friends and Tripadvisor. Lived upto expectations - great food and atmosphere, and excellent beer - Abbeydale(?) pale ale was too notch and well kept. we will back - if only a few times 'per term'.

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Sheffield South Yorkshire
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent weekday late lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012 via mobile

Efficient and friendly staff and a relaxed but bustling atmosphere - we were given a warm welcome when we arrived in the still crowded restaurant at about 2.30.p.m. Excellent choice of food from a variety of main meals and sandwiches to a lunchtime and early evening menu offering a choice of simple main courses plus a drink for £10.00. Or you could just have coffee and cake. We chose steak and chips served with a rocket salad and fish and chips with a little bowl of mushy peas and tartare sauce. Both dishes are small portions - just what we wanted - but of excellent quality and beautifully cooked. I'm looking forward to calling in again for an evening meal.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
“Good food and even better beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

i went for lunch had fish and chips with a thornbridge beer.
food was very good, and service excellant
will be going again

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Gastro heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Always a winner, Thyme Cafe will never fail to impress you with friendly service and great food and wine. Their Shrimp & Chilli Linguini is a delight. The wine list is well thought out to compliment the food and is kept reasonable. The Cloudy Bay at £30 is affordable.

Visited June 2012
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