Ok, this is just gonna be a quick one.
I think we all know that I love The Wick at Both Ends, don’t we? I must eat here at least once a month and it’s my ‘go to’ place when meeting friends for dinner. See, it’s pub grub, but some of the best pub grub I have had. Yes there are fish and chips on the menu along with bangers and mash. But there’s also carpaccio of duck and those bangers and mash are actually wild boar sausages with black pudding mash. Not bad for pub grub eh? It’s always really well priced too. With three tapas style dishes (or starters) for a tenner and most mains priced at £7/£8 eating here is an affordable luxury.
It’s also a great little bar. With eclectic furniture and décor, chilled out music and a good selection of cocktails it’s a good place to be. The staff are lovely too; friendly, attentive and knowledgeable which will explain how they won Eat Sheffield’s Best Bar Team award last year.
Since the launch of the spring menu I’ve eaten here a couple of times and I thought I’d share what I ate.
Gav and I went for the tapas style dishes. Picking three each and sharing them meant that we could try a lot of the menu and we could both eat for £20.
We had carpaccio of duck which came with a port and cherry reduction, a locally sourced pork pie with a piccalilli and a mackerel pate served with some handmade oat cakes. All were quickly scoffed. The duck was tender, the mackerel pate was creamy and slightly zesty and the pork pie was, er, a pork pie … which is always good!
Welsh cockle pies were two little dishes of cockles in a creamy sauce topped off with puff pastry. And although I often find casseroles with lids insanely disappointing, the size of these little pies meant there was a good filling to pastry ratio so I was happy.
Confit tomato salad was a bit of an unusual choice for me and one I probably wouldn’t go for again, but asparagus soldiers and dipping egg were spot on and a lovely way for us to get some vitamin C down us.