OK, I admit a tea room is not somewhere you would expect to be reading about in Beer Matters magazine. However Birdhouse is a local Sheffield tea company with a fairly modern outlook. Their tea bar, on Sidney Street in Sheffield City Centre opens all day with an extensive range of teas and blends, brunch and cakes whilst in the evening the mood changes and table service is offered with a menu of high quality tapas style small plates.
Their new evening chef is turning out dishes with a whole variety of inspirations including Pork Bao Buns served with anchovies and Thai salad, Lentil curry on kale, Goats cheese arancini, Asparagus with poached egg, hollandaise & truffle oil, Crispy tofu with teriyaki and avocado, cured salmon gravalax with cured beetroot. Meat eaters, vegans and those on a gluten free diet are all catered for well!
Meanwhile to drink there is more than just tea, a range of craft beer is available in cans for diners to accompany their meal, including their own collaboration with Abbeydale Brewery – Birdhouse, a beer brewed with green tea, jasmine and hibiscus. Also available from Abbeydale is Heathen Pale Ale, which is now gluten free. At the time of writing assistant Manager Elli was planning on updating the beer selection and it is fantastic to see effort being made to serve good beer that compliments the food.