Food for thought: Simon Waller

Simon Waller is an account Manager '“ video and creative - at Sheffield PR company HR Media. He lives in Bents Green with wife Eva.

Thursday, 2nd March 2017, 6:43 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:53 am

Are you a cook?

Yes, I used to watch my mum cook. I come from a family of good chefs – both my nans were excellent, as well as my brother – but not my dad, who burned Ready Brek.

Any cooking tips?

Less is more. I try to do everything in one pot as well as it saves on washing up!

What’s your favourite dish?

It would have to be crispy duck pancakes. Candy Town on London Road do amazing ones.

And a drink to go with it?

Ideally it would be Anchor Steam or Sierra Nervad. However, this year, I’ve set a challenge to not drink alcohol, so for me, it’s a lime and soda water.

Your favourite restaurant in the Sheffield area?

Zeugma on London Road. It’s a fantastic Turkish restaurant, they do the best mixed grill I have ever tasted.

And pub?

The Greystones or The Blake in Walkley -proper drinking pubs with a good atmosphereand old-fashioned feel.

What’s the worst meal you’ve ever had?

I’m not a fan of chain pub meals because I like food to be freshly prepared.

And the best?

The mixed grill at Zeugma!

Your favourite TV cook?

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall – I like the way he lives his life and his views on food.

What do you think of Sheffield as a place to eat out?

Brilliant – the outskirts have a lot of hidden gems, I love finding new places to go.

There’s something for everyone.