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“Stairway to heaven”
Review of West 10 wine bar

West 10 wine bar
Ranked #505 of 1,516 Restaurants in Sheffield
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 November 2013

These are hard times for the restaurant-goer in Sheffield. The choice of good eateries has shrunk and too many diners seem willing to tolerate mediocrity.
So it's a big surprise to come across an unsung place, all the more so to find that the cause of good cooking is being championed by a chef who's tender in years but a star in the kitchen.
James Mellor is 25 but could easily pass for 18. But what he lacks in years he more than makes up for in what he puts on the table.
West 10 has not until now been known primarily for its restaurant. Mention the place to anyone who knows it and they'll probably tell you it's the hangout of the over-50s divorcee set on the pull. And it's true, the downstairs wine bar is funded by the grey pound. Go there most days of the week and it will be awash with marvels of cosmetic surgery, bad hair transplants and viagra-fuelled smooth talk.
If you can make it through to the stairs without being accosted, the small upstairs dining room with its even smaller kitchen awaits.
The menu choice is comprehensive, the theme of the food built around classic combinations cooked to perfection.
I greatly enjoyed a nutty, earthy mushroom tart with a chestnut puree while my other half was no less impressed by a smoked trout salad. Moules mariniere were faithful to the original and of excellent quality, while the whole plaice tasted delightfully fresh.
If anything desserts were even better - a French apple tart that would grace the window of a good Parisian patisserie and a darkly seductive chocolate roulade. Bill to include two glasses of Champagne (I omitted to ask what house it was from, but it was first rate) and a bottle of Sancerre, just over £100.
Young Mr Mellor is clearly going to be one of the stars of the future, but while he's here at West 10 he's quietly working wonders. We enjoyed it and will go again.

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3  Thank marwoodSheffield
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

This is more of a wine bar than a restaurant and there a only a few covers available in a small upstairs room. A shame then that the service was so slow and the food poorly timed. Both the pork starter and the lamb main had clearly been left warming as they were very dry. The tastes was good and there are some interesting flavours being tried out but overall we were disappointed and will try somewhere else next time.

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Thank Blue_Speke
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Reviewed 9 October 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is vet small as this is mainly a serious wine bar. The foodis really very good but is secondary to the main business of social wine drinking. Waitress service in restaurant was the only thing that let the restaurant down.

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Thank Rcrsheff
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Reviewed 24 August 2013

Booked a table upstairs, the food was superb. We shared scallops with wasabi pea purée and bacon which was really well cooked and tasted lovely. Mains were Fillet steak surf and turf which was simply melt in your mouth delicious, the steak cooked perfectly rare and although my husband had that I confess I ate almost half of it! I had sea bass which again was perfectly cooked and delicious. They were very busy but the staff were attentive and lovely - so highly recommend a visit.

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Thank Sutton14-s11
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Myself and my husband have recently discovered west 10 wine bar and it has very quickly become one of favourite places to call after a hard days work for a couple of drinks and quality food and a very warm welcome!
The bar has a fantastic atmosphere, the guys behind the bar Jonny (the owner) & Nigel (his side kick) are absolutely fantastic, they both have the knowledge and personality to do the job to perfection! Always smiling and friendly! The wine/champagne knowledge of Jonny is amazing, you don't just get a great choice of drink, you get a background of it as well! and selection of wines available is certainly impressive!
It is well worth a visit if you are looking for somewhere with personality and style!

If your thinking of visiting here please do not listen to comments that stereotype!! I am certainly nothing like the people mentioned in the last comment and to be honest haven't come across any in this bar! Live & let live!! Go visit and try for yourself!
Oh and just to mention James the chef has just won the "Westside Young Chef of the Year" which I must say he definitely deserves! the food is anything but average!! All in all if your looking for a place to chill, drink quality wine and eat quality food with a friendly, fun and individual atmosphere then west 10 is the place!!

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1  Thank DanE0204
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