The BBQ collective @ The Hop opened in August of last year. The launch was incredible, and I was very privileged to be invited through work.
It has been a while since I was in Sheffield, and so when I went on a client visit there was only one place to take them.
Its a lovely bar, open plan, light and airy downstairs and super cool. Upstairs is all exposed brick and cool prints and album covers.
The menu is simple, but amazing and if I could I would try everything on the menu. They smoke everything in a custom American smoker, over English apple and oak logs. The BBQ Collective started out as a street food trader based in West Hampstead market, and thank goodness they decided to open a restaurant. There are loads of South American classics on the menu, the pork ribs and buttermilk chicken are personal favourites!
I had the pulled pork sandwich from the express lunch menu for £7, which came with slaw and homemade pickles. I also had the paprika french fries at an extra £2 – in hindsight I didn’t need them; the burger was massive.
Served on a brioche bun with their Kansas City BBQ sauce, and topped with North Carolina red slaw.
The coleslaw was nice, but I would have preferred a better carrot to cabbage ratio, I love carrot.
A lovely venue, with good wholesome food at a really price. Fantastic for lunchtime and I look forward to going back soon.
They have open mic nights on a Thursday, rock nights on a Sunday and live cover bands every Saturday.