Top 10 Yorkshire Restaurants for Dates | 10: Greenhead House, Sheffield

Greenhead House


84 Burncross Road


S35 1SF


Good place to take a date:


Situated in a charming 17th century cottage, Greenhead House is a refreshing change from the urban expanse of Sheffield for a special occasion. On a summer’s day, soak up the sun in the peaceful walled gardens or browse the menu with a drink in the lounge, before being taken through to the humble but smart dining room where you can tuck into some of South Yorkshire’s finest dishes. Meanwhile, the amicable hosts give a personal touch that money can’t buy and will make you feel like friends welcomed into their homely restaurant. Special without the ponce and propriety of restaurants serving the equivalent food, you’ll feel right at home here for a Yorkshire date.


Good place to meet for a first date:


Your date might wonder where on earth you’re taking them when you rock up in Chapeltown after dark, but they won’t feel nervous for long when welcomed by the warmth of Greenhead House. A seemingly makeshift setup, the restaurant is a family-run affair in the equivalent of a front room, but therein lies its charm. Sheffield is notably lacking in fine dining, and Greenhead House fills the gap comfortably for five star food without intimidating its visitors. Proof that good things come in small packages, it’s a quirky alternative to the city centre restaurants and makes a nice drive out in the summer. The pleasant hosts will hopefully prompt you into conversation, and rescue any awkward silences with their friendly banter in the unfortunate event that they do occur.


Greenhead House

Greenhead House


Average age:

The cosy, country feel to Greenhead House combined with the much-steeper-than-Sheffield prices cuts out the younger clientele at this restaurant. Popular amongst couples looking to escape the city or celebrate a truly special occasion, it’s a mature and memorable spot for a Yorkshire date. Wear something nice for your visit, but don’t feel you need to buy a whole new outfit just to fit in. It isn’t that sort of place.


Time of review:

Open Wednesdays to Saturdays, Greenhead House is a family-run restaurant and so takes a relaxed approach that reflects positively through the service. The passion and enthusiasm for what they do shines through, from the menu to the smiles throughout your visit. Great for evening meals throughout the year, it’s also a fantastic summer retreat to make the most of the sun for a lunchtime date on weekends.


Average cost of a meal and a drink:

At £50 per head for canapés, 3 courses, coffee and petit fours, Greenhead House is certainly well above the price range for the area. But for the quality, service and delicious dishes it really is good value for money. If you want to check the place (or your date) out first, try the lunch menu and see the well-kept garden in its daytime glory during the warmer months.


Type of cuisine:

A best of British tour de force brings excellent results on the Greenhead House menu, with traditional favourites cooked to perfection every time. Proving that you don’t need to experiment with weird and wonderful recipes to impress, highlights include the beef fillet steak and bakewell pudding that are sure to make you feel warm and fuzzy regardless of whether your date does.


Final word:

Experience the warmth of proper Yorkshire hospitality on a date at Greenhead House. A super spot just outside of Sheffield, it gives South Yorkshire restaurants a good name and has established itself as a top location for wining and dining in the area. A great place to sample the delights of traditional British dishes with that special someone.

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