Brocco on the Park, Sheffield
BROCCO ON THE PARK: SHEFFIELD
*AD: Gifted - this was a press visit and I was given a complimentary stay with breakfast in return for an honest review*
Why you should visit:
For the central yet leafy location
To stay in stylish and comfortable surroundings
Relax with a complimentary early evening glass of fizz
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, which is served until late morning!
Sheffield has a special place in my heart, as it’s where I lived for three years whilst studying my degree at university. Apart from a hen do a few years back, I hadn’t visited for a long time, so I was pleased to be returning for the night.
Brocco on the Park is right next to a park, as the name suggests, and it is next to Endcliffe Park in the Hunters Bar (try and say that without singing the Arctic Monkeys, I can’t) and Ecclesall area of Sheffield. It is an area I know well, as I used to live just off Ecclesall Road, which is filled with bars, restaurants and independent shops. Adjacent to it is Sharrowvale Road, which features antique shops, boutiques and more restaurants. It’s a leafy yet vibrant area to stay, as there are shops to visit and the Botanical Gardens to relax in during the day, and multiple choices for great food and drinks in the evening.
It’s easy to walk into the city centre, which we did and it took around 40 minutes, or it’s only a fiver in a taxi - something we found out when we couldn’t face the walk back after wandering around all day!
There is a very relaxed and stylish interior throughout the whole of Brocco on the Park which has a Scandi style to the decor with lots of white, wooden floors and soft Hygge furnishings. Featuring only eight bedrooms, there is a cosy and intimate feel and you feel at home as soon as you enter the boutique house-like hotel.
Each of the rooms are named after birds and we were staying in Chiffchaff’s Post, which was a bright and airy room with a modern four-poster bed, French shutters, a period fireplace and hints of green throughout. Outside the room was a small fridge with fresh milk and chilled water and we were greeted with a piece of cake each to enjoy with a cuppa whilst we unpacked. The hotel also offer a complimentary early evening glass of prosecco to guests in the lounge area, which we took full advantage of after a full day of walking and exploring!
I can honestly say that I had one of the best night’s sleep I’ve had in a hotel. The bed was extremely comfortable, the sheets felt luxurious and the pillows were perfect. Despite being just off a busy road, it was really quiet and the shutters blocked out all of the light, meaning we enjoyed a lovely lie-in.
The hotel also has a restaurant, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We only dined there for breakfast and it was nice that they served until 11.30am; a pet hate of mine is when a hotel stops serving breakfast before 10am, meaning you can’t have a lie-in (surely one of the reasons to treat yourself to a hotel).
The breakfast menu was more interesting than your usual continental or full-english and I decided to opt for the Gardener breakfast (tomato, thyme portobello mushroom, potato and onion rosti, smoky beans, hummus and sourdough toast), with an added fried egg, and Steve chose the Waffles with Blueberry Compote and Greek Yoghurt. Both were well-presented and absolutely delicious.
We managed to fit in visits to a few food and drink spots during our visit. We visited the very stylish Ambulo, co-owned by AM’s Matt Helders, which was a great place for lunch (although I imagine it would be fab any time of the day) and they do a mean sandwich. We managed to get a spot in the aptly named Public (it used to be a public loo) for an early evening cocktail and it was as good as I’d heard, with completely unique and pleasingly exciting cocktails and great tunes. Lastly, we hadn’t booked anywhere for dinner, but decided to take a chance on All-Siam near to our hotel and were so glad we did. We tucked into tasty Thai food, which was packed with flavour and spice.
Brocco on the Park is most definitely a home away from home and it’s the perfect place to visit for romantic break, whilst exploring the city of Sheffield. Expect friendly service, cosy surroundings and a 10/10 night’s sleep.
Brocco on the Park, 92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield, S11 8RS