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Here’s our hand-picked guide to the best restaurants in Sheffield. Sheffield is a city bursting with its own sense of culture and style, a place that celebrates all Yorkshire has to offer.
With a love for good quality in all things: ranging from steel, to pubs, to produce, green spaces, art, music, theatre and more, it really comes as no surprise that Sheffield’s food scene is equally of high quality.
Although the city centre has some fantastic places to eat, don’t forget to explore Sheffield’s nooks and crannies; Abbeydale Road, Ecclesall Road, Kelham Island, Broomhill – there are so many quirky places to enjoy!
Specialising in excellent Sardinian cuisine, this family-run restaurant, bar and deli have been a real hit with Sheffielders since joining the Kelham Island community.
The building is nestled inside the iconic Eagle Works building and when the weather is nice, you can sit in their outdoor terrace to enjoy plate after plate of delicious traditional fare with your aperitivo of choice. Fresh produce is sourced from local suppliers and the rest is imported directly from Sardinia. Buon appetito! Another must visit in our guide to the best restaurants in Sheffield.
Eagle Works, 34-36 Cotton Mill Walk, Little Kelham St, Sheffield S3 8DH – 0114 322 1020
For dining inspired by a love for Yorkshire, Silversmith’s is the place to go. Situated in Sheffield city centre this restaurant serves up colourful, modern plates of local produce. Expect excellent cooking and Yorkshire favourites.
Think Cod Cheek Scampi, Steak and Yorkshire Ale Pie, Loin of Lamb and Battenberg for pud. Of course, using local ingredients means following the seasons, so you can be certain that only the freshest produce has made it to your plate. If it’s Sunday lunch you’re after, then Silversmiths serves one of the best roasts in Sheffield, with reasonable prices for a truly scrumptious treat.
Expect an interior that blends cosy with modern – leather chairs, dark tiles and funky lighting – a place perfect for pre-theatre meals, weddings and celebrations as well.
111 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 2NT – 0114 270 6160
Exquisite Indian cuisine…but not as you know it. Nestled in the leafy suburbs of Fulwood, Lavang’s approach is more refined than your traditional curry house. The team pride themselves on offering something a little different, with a focus on serving high-quality seasonal dishes in a stylish and sophisticated setting without being pretentious.
Lavang’s dishes uncover the unique flavours and secret recipes from different parts of Asia and their in-house sommelier has curated a superb wine selection to complement the diverse flavours that make up their menu.
478-480, Fulwood Rd, Sheffield, S10 3QD – 0114 263 0106
Kelu is a little slice of Sardinian paradise, so prepare to be transported to an oasis of warmth, mystery and cocktail mastery. Found in Kelham Island’s stylish shipping container development, Krynkl, this rooftop bar is perfect for date nights or a catch-up with friends.
Disconnect from the outside world and try their selection of much-loved classic cocktails with a Sardinian twist. Better yet, indulge your tastebuds in a range of snacks and appetisers to keep the party going longer. From crispy arancini with buffalo mozzarella and calamari with tartare sauce to generous antipasti sharing boards filled with cured meats, cheeses, homemade bread and truffle honey.
Unit 3.1 Krynkl 294, Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8UL – 0114 299 1331
The Schoolrooms is the perfect place to kickstart your day in the Peak District, from delicious breakfast and brunch dishes to a hearty lunch. They source ingredients locally, wherever possible, and freshly make the majority of their menu items onsite to create wholesome dishes, bursting with flavour. Highlights from the menu include their generous full English breakfast, Bradfield Brewery steak and ale pie, and infamous afternoon tea.
Assembly is their late-night, neighbourhood Bar & Bistro, working the evening shift on behalf of The Schoolrooms. Guests can enjoy a selection of small plates and snacks, mouthwatering mains and delicious desserts. Highlights from the menu include, oak smoked salmon with roasted beetroot, pistachio herb-crusted rack of lamb and Bakewell pudding with vanilla ice cream.
Mill Lee Rd, Low Bradfield, Sheffield S6 6LB – 0114 2851 920
No Name in Crookes has quite the reputation as one of the best restaurants in Sheffield. Don’t bother searching for a menu online, they’re so up-to-date that their menu is constantly changing to reflect the seasons and the best produce available. Previous menu favourites include the Smoked Haddock Risotto, Crispy Ham Hock, Asparagus with Crispy Leeks and Romesco, and warm Chocolate Mousse – but whenever you go their small and finely curated menu will be sure to get you excited.
This little restaurant has a cosy, intimate atmosphere, but HUGE flavours. The good folk of Sheffield can’t get enough so booking in advance is essential. It’s also BYO booze so you can have a glass of your favourite tipple to wash it down!
253 Crookes, Sheffield, S10 1TF – 0114 266 1520
Tucked away in Dyson Place, this hidden gem specialises in eclectic, simple plates and fabulous wine. The menu changes regularly depending on what ingredients are in season (the perfect excuse to keep going back) and it’s all sourced locally.
Having an open kitchen means you can watch the chefs in action or there’s the option to sit outside in the courtyard under the twinkly fairy lights. Beautiful food complemented by a small and easily navigable wine list designed to be enjoyed by everyone, gives Tonco pride of place in our best restaurants in Sheffield guide.
2 Dyson Pl, Sharrow, Sheffield, S11 8XX – 0114 349 3996
Bench is your friendly Nether Edge neighbourhood hangout serving seasonal dishes alongside cocktails, natural wine and beer. The duo behind this venture previously worked at Public which was named the UK’s best bar so you already know the drink selection here is stellar.
The counter seats in the middle of the venue create a communal setting for bistro-style dining and drinking and you can also pop in to pick up some bottles to go along with a selection of other nice things like olive oil, Spanish hot chocolate and nibbly bits.
7b Nether Edge Rd, Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1RU
If you like immersing yourself in amazing smells, a buzzing atmosphere and, of course, the best food from around Sheffield, then Cutlery Works was made for you. With 14 restaurants and 3 bars over their two floors, making Cutlery Works the largest food hall in the North of England, it’s impossible to leave disappointed.
Each restaurant boasts high quality and unique food, so you can experience restaurant quality in a communal, energetic space. For those hip, trendy types, the interior is effortlessly stylish and the coffee freshly brewed, but Cutlery Works is truly a great place for everyone.
73 – 101 Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, S3 8AT
For wood-fired pizza in Sheffield, there are few places better than Proove. A true Sheffield favourite established in Broomhill, Proove is inspired by the ‘fuss-free attitude to dining, meaning quality is paramount but the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly so everyone can enjoy the delights of traditional wood-fired pizza.
With ingredients sourced from Italy and a strong heart for delicious pizza, you can be sure that every mouthful will live up to expectations. With two floors to their Broomhill restaurant and a stylish interior with large wooden tables, Proove is the perfect Sheffield restaurant for a relaxed catch up or birthday celebration.
261 Fulwood Rd, Sheffield S10 3BD – 0114 294 5185
If you’ve been dreaming of New Zealand’s famous café culture but can’t quite manage to jet yourself off to the other side of the world, head over to Tamper instead. Their two locations in Sheffield city centre are both Kiwi-inspired so make for a relaxed meal or coffee.
They haven’t forgotten their location in Sheffield however, with industrial-cool interior – think reclaimed wooden benches, hanging plants and exposed brick. Not to mention their relationship with local suppliers who ensure fresh, seasonal ingredients for their breakfast and lunch menus, and their selection of delicious cakes from Depot Bakery in Kelham Island. Grab a friend for a pick-me-up lunch and quality coffee, whether you’re after steak, hake, or avo on toast, you won’t be disappointed!
Sellers Wheel, 149 Arundel St. Sheffield, S1 2NU – 0114 275 7970
9 Westfield Terrace, Sheffield, S1 4GH – 0114 327 1080
Rafters is one of the best places to go in Sheffield for a taste of fine dining. With 2AA Rosettes, Michelin listing and a Good Food Guide rating of 4, Rafters makes the perfect place for a celebration or treat.
Tucked away in the rafters a ten-minute drive from the city centre, the atmosphere is cosy but classic. You can expect excellent service, excellent drink AND excellent food, as they have committed to providing customers with the full package to make dining a dream.
Experience one of their ‘experiences’ and you won’t leave disappointed, just reading the menu is enough to get your taste buds excited! The food is inventive but showcases the best of British, the perfect blend of relaxed fine dining.
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England – 01142 304819
This has to be one of, if not THE best pizzeria in Sheffield. Potentially the best you’ll find outside of Naples! No chicken. No pineapple. Just traditional wood-fired Neapolitan style pizza made with slow-proofed dough, cooked in under 90 seconds at 500 degrees resulting in a light and airy pizza with a slightly charred crust. So delicious that even the ones who don’t eat crusts will be second-guessing their decision.
The tomato sauce has great depth of flavour and their Fior di Latte is out of this world, probably because they fly in the finest ingredients from Campania. You are going to want to get a pizza this.
343 Glossop Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield, S10 2HP – 0114 270 0050
Inspired by India, made in Sheffield. These guys have been serving Indian food on Eccy Road since 1967 and they’re now known across the city and beyond for their ‘reyt good curreh’. The award-winning restaurant is a Sheffield institute and has lasted this long for good reason.
Expect a mixture of staple classics, wood-smoked tandoor, along with some less familiar dishes such as their famous Taxi Driver Curry specialty and Railway Lamb. Wash it down with some mango lassi or bespoke beer and you’ll leave feeling very satisfied.
307 Ecclesall Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield S11 8NX – 0114 268 3029
Another Eccy Road favourite, Nonnas has established an enviable reputation as one of Sheffield’s best-loved Italian restaurants. Their success comes from continuously providing a mixture of tradition, innovation and consistent quality of service. This has led to them winning many awards and a visit from Hollywood’s one and only Sylvester Stallone.
The menu has a contemporary, urban twist, yet still steeped in the authentic flavours of Italy. Join the hustle and bustle during the day and enjoy live music performances in the evening.
537-541 Ecclesall Rd, Sharrow, Sheffield S11 8PR – 0114 268 6166
Located in New Era Square, also known as Sheffield’s Chinatown, Oisoi offers an artisan East Asian dining experience in a beautiful airy setting. Everything is thoughtfully curated, from the fine bone chinaware used to the stunning artwork displayed on the walls. Each piece of dim sum is handmade to order and this can be enjoyed as part of their afternoon tea package which comes with an assortment of savoury bites, dumplings and sweet treats with tea or champagne. They also offer a fusion A La Carte menu in the evening covering Hong Kong Dishes, Spicy Sichuan Dishes and South East Asian Curries.
121 Norfolk Street Unit 2, No. 2, St Paul’s Place, Sheffield, S1 2FJ – 0114 275 6566
Brocco have taken a leaf out of Scandinavia’s book but paired it with their love for Sheffield to create a truly modern, healthy and seasonal restaurant. The food is Michelin Guide recommended, full of flavour and perfect for whatever time you need an excellent meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, they’ve got you covered!
With a boutiquey, stylish and colourful vibe, there’s nothing you won’t love about Brocco on the Park. If you have dietary requirements Brocco haven’t forgotten you, everyone will enjoy every bite at this bright, informal restaurant. Head down Ecclesall Road before or after you dine to enjoy one of Sheffield’s best restaurants.
92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield, S11 8RS – 0114 266 1233
Kommune marries unique, urban vibes with innovative concepts to bring together a select bunch of independent kitchens, brewers and retailers for a truly ‘Sheffield’ experience. Inside a historic building, Kommune is open and, as the name suggests, communal. The food hall experience is growing in popularity, and it’s easy to see why.
With so many fantastic local, quality businesses, why not bring them together in one place to showcase their unique and creative talents?! Kommune has helped to revive life in the surrounding area in the city centre and makes a great place to hang out day or night.
Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS
Juke and Loe, described as a ‘hidden gem’ along Ecclesall Road, is run by two brothers whose love for local produce and classic British dishes has created a fantastic independent eatery that has been awarded one AA Rosette.
They favour all things natural, contemporary and full of flavour and describe their dining experience as relaxed and friendly. Their flavours are distinctive and perfect for brunch, lunch and dinner. Providing a treat for the eyes as well with modern presentation. Sit back with a glass of fine wine and forget your worries as delicious smells waft from the kitchen!
617 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PT – 01142680271
For those looking for something a little different, Public is the place to try. As a former underground public toilet, Public is a must-try for those bang on-trend. This stylish, modern cocktail bar and restaurant features a speakeasy-style bar and retro colours and celebrates local talent and design to create one of the coolest place to dine out in Sheffield.
The cocktails are imaginative and inspired by the places around Sheffield, so if you’re tired of drinking Long Island Iced Tea or Sex on the Beach, wake up your taste buds with these new flavours. While you’re there, amazed at the fact you’re sat in an old public toilet, order some of their small plates or sides and marvel at the colours and presentation before tucking in!
2 Surrey Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
For an innovative, creative and exceptional quality meal, Jöro is the place to go. Boasting 3AA Rosettes, Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide AND a rating of 5 in the Good Food Guide, if you’re a foodie then Jöro is absolutely not one to miss.
Based in the urban hub of Kelham Island in a converted shipping container, Jöro is modern and unlikely to be similar to anywhere you’ve been before. Its minimal interior creates a great atmosphere and means you can turn your attention to the arty, amazing food.
Their concept is ‘a meal made of many small plates, allowing you to have as little or as much as you want, snacking as you go. Alternatively, go for one of their tasting menus and experience the full effect of Jöro’s concern for natural, seasonal ingredients cooked to perfection. Topping the list as one of the best restaurants in Sheffield.
0.2-0.5 Krynkl, 294, Shalesmoor, Sheffield S3 8US – 0114 299 1539
Mowgli serves up Indian street food bursting with the colours, flavours and passion you would expect were you in the bright sunshine of India rather than the streets of Sheffield!
Their awesome interior concept fits right into Sheffield’s love of cool spaces; with wooden swings suspended from scaffolding, diners can feel like Mowgli from The Jungle Book while they experience the joy of the incredible food.
The dishes are simple and reflect authentic Indian food – fresh, healthy and often vegan. With very reasonable prices and a great location on Ecclesall Road, swing your way over to Mowgli and enjoy a meal you’ll be shouting about for weeks.
631 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield, S11 8PT – 0114 266 0069
Just a stone’s throw from the Peak District, this charming pub offers a great range of dishes, from the simple and hearty to the rich and refined. Their ethos is to provide something for everyone, using local and seasonal ingredients and totally traceable products from brilliant suppliers.
This venue is a local favourite for many reasons, a great pub has a welcoming atmosphere, a great pint, generous portions, friendly service and Cricket Inn ticks all of those boxes. Don’t miss out on their Sunday roasts too! Children, dogs and muddy boots welcome.
Penny Ln, Totley, Sheffield S17 3AZ – 0114 236 5256
Situated in the heart of the countryside, this cosy local village pub serves high-quality, locally sourced food in a bright and spacious dining area with an open kitchen. The menu includes sharing plates, modern twists on pub classics, homemade desserts and a slap-up breakfast. You’ll also get a changing range of real ales, imported beers, specialty ciders, barista-class coffee and a fine selection of wines, spirits and bespoke cocktails.
They have a great selection of luxury accommodation if you fancy a weekend getaway, the views are so picturesque and it’s also dog friendly!
Lightwood Lane, Middle Handley, Sheffield, S21 5RN – 01246 434 800
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