Sheffield is a city of exciting contrasts that combines its rich industrial history with exciting new commerce, a fresh outlook, and urban cityscapes with the glorious green of the surrounding Peak District. It's a young and vibrant city with a diverse population, thanks to both its universities and historic patterns of immigration. Visitors can enjoy fine shopping in the centre and Meadowhall shopping centre, theatre productions at The Crucible, and art and history across the city's base of museums. Food is also taken extremely seriously here, with cuisines from across the world represented. So, why not broaden your horizons and experience one of Sheffield's fine Lebanese restaurants?
The dishes on offer at Sheffield's Lebanese restaurants are diverse and flavoursome, often cooked in olive oil with loads of nutritious herbs, spices and citrus fruits. Ingredients tend to focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, herbs, fish, pulses and poultry. Although meat is used, its emphasis is lighter than in Western European cooking. Dishes tend to be served with wine or the national spirit, Arak, which is an aniseed-based liquor. If you have a sweet tooth, you'll be in heaven with traditional pastries such as maamouland baklava, drizzled in honey. This cuisine is a feast for the senses and designed to entice your eyes and nose as much as your tastebuds!
Thanks to the large student population in the city, you'll find Lebanese restaurants in Sheffield that suit all budgets – from high-end eateries with an emphasis on fine dining through to cost-effective and 'no frills' grills which are perfect for a hearty lunch. Tuck into fattoush salad, also known as peasant salad, which is delicious and hearty and packed with fresh vegetables and greens, kibbeh (fried meatballs) which are wonderful with homemade hummus, or makdous, which stuffed pickled aubergine loaded with flavour.
Rowsha in Steel Bank is one of the most popular Lebanese restaurants in Sheffield. Named after a Beirut suburb, its menu is authentic and beautifully presented. Kick things off with several dishes from the hot and cold meze menus which boast plenty of meat, seafood and vegetarian treats, the chargrilled lamb cutlets served with spices, and the spicy stuffed peppers. Just remember to book your table in advance, as Sheffield's best Lebanese restaurants do tend to fill up quickly.