Favourite Things: Such anÂ eclectic mix of taste across Broomhill
Remo Simeone has been a much-loved part of Broomhill life since he first opened his ItalianÂ cafÃ© there 18 years ago.Â A lot has changed in the area in the near two decades since he started.Â But the biggest transformation of late has been Remo's CafÃ©.Â
Â He's now open for business every Friday and Saturday evening following a stylish makeoverÂ and the addition of first alcohol licence.Â
This is in addition to his regular seven-days-a-week daytime opening.Remo Simeone has come a long way since he first started working at Nonnas on EcclesallÂ Road over 20 years ago.Â
The experience persuaded him that Broomhill needed its own piece of Italian authenticityÂ and Remo's CafÃ© was born.
As popularity increased, so did the size of the cafÃ© as he extended into the downstairs of theÂ premises.
Remo's now welcomes a new chef '“ Lendi '“ and an ever-changing menu.Â He also boasts fine Italian wines and draft Italian lager.
Remo Simeone said: 'It has been a true honour to bring a touch of my homeland toÂ Broomhill these past 18 years. We've tried regular bistro nights in recent years which haveÂ provided popular. We're now taking things one step further by serving alcohol and openingÂ every Friday and Saturday night.'
Remo's bookings can be made on 0114 267 1525. Remo's is situated at 259 Fulwood Road,Â Sheffield S10 3BD.
Zara's Indian Restaurant '“ Crookes:
If you want a quality Indian there really is one destination. I'm very picky about the kind ofÂ place I go '“ I like a spotlessly clean premises and quality food. Zara's has it all. You reallyÂ can't go wrong with a single thing on their menu. There's no better feeling that relaxing inÂ their sumptuous red interior complete with chandeliers and plush booths.
Two minutes from greenery:
It's well used clichÃ© but it always stands true.... I love Sheffield's prominence to the PeakÂ District. Surely there's few cities that are so lucky? We are so blessed to be surrounded byÂ such breathtaking countryside.
It has been my second home for the past 18 years and I truly love the area. Few places inÂ Sheffield have the mix of students and young professionals '“ it is an amazing vibe. Such anÂ ecletic mix of tastes. And I have to give a special mention to the amazing and loyal customerÂ
base I have had the honour of building up over the years. Many of them are far more likeÂ friends than customers.
Cubana, Leopold Square:
What is there not to like about this place? The vibe is amazing. TheÂ staff are the friendliest anywhere and everything from the food to the entertainment isÂ always first class. Co-owner Adrian Bagnoli '“ one of my oldest friends - really is the perfectÂ host '“ he makes time for everyone.
Nonnas, Ecclesall Road:
I owe a lot to Maurizio Mori and Nonnas. He gave me a job that I loved when they firstÂ opened in 1996. I spent four years there and learned so much. That gave me the groundingÂ and confidence to open Remo's. I've never looked back!Â And neither have they '“ they're still a destination after all these years!Â
Sheffield the cycling city:
I must admit it's regularly hard to switch off when you're running your own business and you're theÂ face of it. But cycling is a big passion of mine. It's the Italian in me! And Sheffield offers plenty to testÂ you '“ especially if you like hills. And that's before you even get out into the Peak District!
Sheffield the running City:
I'm a big fan of running. It has been a passion of mine for a long time. I like nothing better thanÂ running from my home in Crosspool up to Hallamshire FC. I'll often carry on to Ranmoor and throughÂ Endcliffe Park. My partner Stacey and I have a regular run of 9k from my home. We have some trulyÂ breathtaking scenery in this city and it's far more enjoyable when you're running rather than driving.
The Botanical Gardens:
The Botanical Gardens provide a perfect setting to appreciate the good things in life and to reflectÂ when things are tough. The beauty of this place is a tonic in itself. We are so lucky to have a spaceÂ like this in the confines of a 500,000 population like Sheffield.