Monthly Archives: October 2014

City Crash Pad Food Guide – Sheffield


After covering the other cities we’ve expanded to, we’ve saved the best for last – Sheffield! Here are a few of our favourite budget eats that are not only value for money, they are real tasty eats that we think you should try. Best of all, all these places are close to the city centre and located near all our serviced apartment locations so if you’re staying with us, do pay a visit to these great places in Sheffield!


For a quick and affordable meal on-the-go, we love getting a falafel wrap from Fanoush.  This Falafel Salad Bar serves up middle-eastern wraps and salad boxes that are vegetarian-friendly and absolutely delicious. Expect a wide range of hummus, vegetables, fresh falafels and hot grilled halloumi. They also serve up aubergines and cauliflower if you want more to choose from. All around, one of our favourite places to get a meal to go.

100 Pinstone Street, Sheffield S1 2HQ, England / +44 114 327 3134


Another great takeaway place that is fiercely loved by locals is Edo Sushi Takeaway, a small Japanese-run takeout place in the heart of the Sheffield City Centre. They pride themselves on quality ingredients, meaning customers get to taste fresh sashimi and sushi at affordable prices. Lunch Specials run from 12-2.30pm every weekday, including one hot special and a variety of sushi boxes to choose from. Deliveries start in the evening which make it the perfect dinner choice when you’re too lazy to leave the house (free deliveries to S1 & S3, conveniently where our serviced apartments are located). Our personal favourites are the Godzilla Rolls and Salmon Deluxe Sashimi.

 24 – 26 High Court Chambers, Sheffield S1 2EP, England / +44 114 275 5123


Tucked away at Westfield Terrace is Tamper Coffee, an independently opened Kiwi-style coffee shop. This specialist place offers boasts a wide range of coffees on offer, including a brew bar for coffee fanatics. To accompany your beverage, Tamper offers up some real good sandwiches and pies that we highly recommend. With much popularity this place has gained through the years, Tamper has opened another branch at Arundel Gate with more seating space and a bigger food menu – the perfect place for a heart weekend brunch.

 9 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield S1 4GH, England / 0114 327 1080


Fancy some Chinese food? Dim Sum Restaurant is a contemporary Cantonese, Seafood and Dim Sum Chinese Cuisine that serves up an authentic meal. If you love to ‘Yum-Cha’, this is the place for you as Dim Sum is served all day and is rated one of the top 10 dim sum restaurants in the UK. Staff here are really friendly and always welcoming, another plus that makes us love this place.

 201 London Road, Sheffield, England / 0114 255 0467


Head down to The Great Gatsby for a Mexican-oriented pub grub. They’ve teamed up with Shy Boy Cantina to bring you quesadillas, burritos, tacos and other delicious Mexican food.  While the food menu may seem limited, every dish packs a punch! Tip: leave room for desserts, the churros are freshly made and are piping hot when they are served, perfect for dipping into the accompanying melted chocolate. If you visit later in the night, choose one out of the many cocktails on the menu. Can we declare this the best cocktails in Sheffield? Try their Pina Coladas and judge for yourself!

 73-75 Division Street, Sheffield S14GE, England / +(44)1142763939



Situated right in the heart of West Street is a gem of a pub called the Wick at Both Ends. This place serves up an extensive selection of cocktails and wine but the real star is their modern British food on offer. They don’t just serve your usual pub grub, they turn it up a notch and put their twists on traditional favourites like fish and chips. The menu also changes seasonally, keeping diners excited for what new dishes will be on offer. We once had an earl grey crème brulee which was so memorable that we cross our fingers they bring it back soon. PS: book a table in advance if you’re heading there on a Friday or Saturday night as it can get quite busy.

149-151 West Street, Sheffield S1 4EW, England / +44 114 272 3039

This is just one of many more posts to come about Sheffield! We love this city and can’t wait to share more about it with you. Let us know what are your favourites and who you think we should feature in our next blog post.

Happy Birthday Peter Stringfellow!

Happy Birthday to Sheffield-born world-renowned nightclub owner, Peter Stringfellow


Stringfellow was born on the 17th October 1940 in Sheffield where he attended Pye Bank Church of England Primary School before moving onto Sheffield Central Technically College. He worked odd jobs from working at the Wicker Cinema to a trainee waiter in the Merchant Navy for 2 years. He returned to Sheffield in 1962 and began his career as a nightclub owner, managing clubs such as The Black Cat Club, The Blue Moon and King Mojo Club. He continued to open more clubs in Leeds, Manchester, London and even America where he became known as one of the most famous nightclub owners in the world, earning his spot in the Nightclub Hall of Fame. His autobiography was released in 1996 and became a best-seller.

Stringfellow and his family now live in London and Marllorca, where has a boat he’s kept for years.

8 Reasons to Book with City Crash Pad this Autumn

We could go on and as to why we’re the top choice for serviced apartments in Sheffield. But here it is in a nutshell, why you should book a stay with City Crash Pad!

21. Luxurious Space – We offer 1 or 2 bedroom apartments, which sleeps 1 – 6 persons. This means everyone in one place without comprising comfort. Our apartments also have spacious living rooms for you to kick back and relax.

 2. Competitive Prices – Unbeatable rates and definitely more value for money than hotels. We also offer special discounts, sign up to our newsletter to be notified so you get more bang for your buck.


3. Central Locations – All our serviced apartments are conveniently located within the city centre, this means easy access to shopping, attractions and other amenities. While many things are within walking distance, our serviced apartments are also close to public transport links.


4. Fully-Equipped Kitchens – Don’t feel like eating out? All our kitchens are fully equipped, which makes self-catering an easy option. There are also washing machines available for you to do your laundry , another great plus if you have a long stay with us.

5. Easy Booking – Bookings can be made through our website or through the phone at 0845 148 9 148. Easy peasy!

6. Excellent Service – We pride ourselves on a high level of service, right when the booking is made till after you leave. Our customer service team aims to provide you with the best stay possible. All apartments also come with complementary wi-fi access and weekly housekeeping services.

7. More Rewards For You – For every dollar spent with us, you’ll automatically earn points under your name. The more you stay with us, the more you’ll be rewarded. It’s that simple!

8. Years of Experience – We’ve been in the hospitality business for many years, and customers always choose to stay with us when they return. Book a stay with us now and find out why.


Serviced Apartment Street – Our new promo!


At City Crash Pad, we put our customers first and always look to offer the best prices for serviced apartments. This month, we’ve launching a fun new promotion for all our customers.

From 1 Oct 2014 onwards, make a booking during the TV broadcasts of your favourite soap operas and we’ll automatically apply a 15% discount off your stay! Simply making your booking between the hours of 7-9pm on the weekdays to take part in this offer, no promotion code is needed – it’s that easy.

Follow us on Twitter @citycrashpad for the latest news on our promotions, including a Christmas deal that will be hard to resist.