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If eating out in the steel city’s what you’re after, our roundup of the best restaurants in Sheffield will help you navigate the many options available.
If eating out in the steel city’s what you’re after, our roundup of the best restaurants in Sheffield will help you navigate the many options available.
Whether you’re after a sociable meal out with friends, a romantic fine-dining experience to mark a special occasion or can’t wait to test out a new and exotic cuisine – we’ve got you covered.
On the list you’ll find restaurants in Sheffield varying in price point and atmosphere, but for the foodies out there, working through them all will keep you busy well into the future.
So buckle up and find your future favourite restaurant in Sheffield.
Few restaurants in Sheffield have a better reputation than No Name in Crookes. With an array of unique selling points that attract enough patrons to ensure a bustling atmosphere, No Name’s restaurant changes as quickly as the seasons, meaning there are plenty of reasons to keep coming back.
Their 6-course tasting menu costs £60 a head and is a blind tasting experience; meaning you won’t know what you’re eating until the evening.
Their menu is suitably compact as they focus heavily on seasonal produce, making for a fantastic dining experience no matter the time of year.
When it comes to ambience, the restaurant is intimate and has a cosy vibe about it. What’s more, they’re also a BYO establishment so you can bring your favourite tipple to enjoy with the food.
With countless guests shouting from the rooftops, it will comes as no surprise when we say that No Name is often bursting at the seams. Therefore, booking is highly recommended.
On the look out for a slice of Napoli without leaving the steel city? Pizza is the name of the game at Napoli Centro, and it’s no secret that they serve up some of the best pizza this side of the Alps.
You’d be forgiven for mistaking Neapolitan style pizza as simple, but to get it right requires great skill and dedication.
Authenticity is high on the agenda, meaning there’s not a pineapple in sight. The pizza here is cooked in a wood-fired oven and it’s the care and attention which goes into the slow-proofed dough which distinguishes it from most pizzerias and ensures a light and delicious flavour.
What’s more, the tomato base is bursting with flavour as it’s created with imported Italian ingredients. So, if you’re in Sheffield and fancy a next level pizza – look no further than Napoli Centro. As well as superb food, they’ve also got some great authentic Italian beers on offer, provide welcoming service and everything is reasonably priced.
Oisoi is not only one of the most Instagrammable spots in Sheffield, but if you’re a fan of East Asian cuisine, it’s an absolute dream.
Not restricting themselves to a specific cuisine, their menu focuses on quality, presentation and great taste. One for a special occasion, eating at Oisoi is a wonderful experience.
We highly recommend sampling their made to order Dim Sum, although the Al La Carte menu includes delights such as Malaysian Beef Rendang Curry, their signature Whole Lobster Curry, Thai King Prawn Massaman Curry and Seared Seabass & Scallops.
As you can tell, it’s eclectic! But luckily, they also serve delicious cocktails so there’s plenty to keep you occupied whilst you study the menu and make those difficult decisions.
Serving up a storm on Ecclesall Road is Juke and Loe. With an AA Rosette under their belt, they’ve built a spectacular reputation for their relaxed, friendly atmosphere and exceptionally delicious food.
Headed up by two brothers with a passion for classic British cuisine, Juke and Loe source their ingredients locally and natural flavour is at the centre of their dishes. They’re cooking from Brunch until Dinner and their dishes are presented in a beautifully modern style.
If you’re in the region for a relaxed, delicious meal out, Juke and Loe is great for any occasion, be that Brunch with the girls or a romantic meal in the evening.
Found in Sheffield city centre and known for its stylish yet cosy interior, Silversmiths is a favourite for many local diners.
With a diverse menu of British classics like Scampi, Steak and Yorkshire Ale Pie and various other classics, local produce is the star of the show at Silversmiths. As you might expect from an establishment like this, they do a brilliant Sunday Roast, which many cite as being among the best available in Steel city.
With great attention to detail, excellent service and a welcoming atmosphere it’s the perfect destination for a relaxed Sunday dining experience or even a mid-week plate of great Yorkshire food.
Who doesn’t love a family-run restaurant? Well, that’s exactly what you’ll find at Kelham Island-based Domo, which serves up tasty Sardinian cuisine.
Found within the intriguing Eagle Works building, and retaining heaps of character, they even have an inviting terrace which is perfect for al fresco dining once the nights begin to get longer.
As well as focusing on produce from local retailers right here in Sheffield, they also source speciality ingredients directly from Sardinia, so you can be confident in its authenticity. Their menu extends from Breakfast through to the evening, so no matter the time of day you’re dining, you’re well catered for here.
To give you a flavour of what to expect, highlights from the menu include delightful pizza’s, a variety of antipasti and a range of delicious pasta dishes.
Exposed brick, carefully assembled dishes and an open kitchen are all on the menu at Sheffield restaurant Tonco.
Found in Dyson Place, this place is a great spot for those looking for a special occasion eatery.
The kitchen pushes the boundaries, offering something a little different including a selection of small plates like Squid with cabbage, squid ink and pickled chilli, Lamb’s heart with fava bean puree, quince and brown butter vinaigrette as well as Rye grain risotto, beetroot and Caerphilly.
So, if you enjoy watching the inner workings of a talented kitchen and are looking for something out of the ordinary, a visit to Tonco should be on your agenda.
Found in Nether Edge, the wine and cocktail list at Bench is as much a part of the experience as the food. With a communal dining feel, Bench is the brainchild of an experienced duo with some heavyweight experience in the hospitality industry.
Launching in 2018, the food is designed to complement the drinks with bites like Oysters, Olives and Free-range herb-fed chicken glazed in gooseberry & elderflower. As well as an inviting ambience, the service here is on point.
So if you’re in the region for some light bites and delicious drinks – Bench is the place to be.
Another great option if you’re a pizza lover. Proove focuses on serving delicious pizza, and they do a great job.
Set over two floors and found in Broomhill, you’ll be greeted by stylish décor, welcoming service and a selection of deliciously crafted pizzas.
Quality runs throughout their menu, with great ingredients doing all the talking. A perfect venue if you’re after a chilled out bite or celebration. Like with most great pizzas, the magic happens in their dough recipe which is made with top-grade Caputo flour and slow-proved forever 20 hours.
Food & Wine are considered a match deserving of equal attention at Lavang. The sleekly done out restaurant, situated in the heart of Fulwood is a fine establishment where the teams passion is easy to spot.
Taking inspiration from a vast range of Asian cuisines, the menu has been curated by skilful executive chef Jay Kauser, who has a pedigree of experience in the fine-dining space.
But it’s certainly not a solo-act, as the in-house Sommelier works closely with the chef to ensure that each wine on their extensive lists complements the vibrant food.
Sourcing ingredients locally where possible and combining decades of experience results in a menu filled with dishes such as Punjabi Gosht – Lamb on the bone, ground spices and mustard seeds and Maach – Seabass, Sumac, butternut squash, red split lentils and pickled garlic, to name just two which stood out on their menu. Booking ahead is highly recommended.
If Bao buns, loaded fries or rice bowls tickle your fancy, Barrowboy’s the way to go. A chilled out eatery found within a former grocery store, Barrowboy’s serves up an eclectic range of dishes – perfect for lunch or a quick bite to eat.
All the dishes have been carefully crafted to deliver maximum flavour, and inspiration comes from the four corners of the world with a vibrant mix of spices and flavours being used.
What’s more, they’ve also got an extensive drinks menu, which spans from the familiar suspects like Peroni, Guinness and most spirits all the way to a series of creative cocktails that are certain to complement the food and help to create good times.
You’ll find them on Abbeydale Road, and with main dishes starting from £5, what’s not to love.
They say it’s hard to find a restaurant to suit everyone’s taste, but no one’s ever had that problem at Cutlery Works. With 14 individual food vendors serving up cuisines from the four corners of the globe, your problem will be having too much to choose from!
Found within a building that’s bursting with urban character, and with a welcoming atmosphere, you could easily spend all day eating and drinking here.
Each of the individual vendors brings something special to the table, with cuisines ranging from Mexican to Indian, Thai to Italian – with so much choice it’s a real treat.
With 2 AA Rosettes and a Michelin listing, you don’t need us to tell you how great Rafters is! But, we’ll give you a quick overview anyway.
Found roughly 10 minutes from the city centre and boasting a luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere, there’s plenty to get excited about if you’re a fan of skilfully crafted dishes with intricate and delicate flavours.
Beyond the exceptional food, which includes an eclectic selection of delicate dishes based around everything from Scottish Venison to Cornish Cod, their service is second to none. That’s what’s lead them to attaining some of the highest accolades in the industry and countless rave reviews from patrons.
So, if you’d like to mark a special occasion with something fancy, Rafters will be right up your street.
Don’t be fooled by the modern branding and slick interior – Asoka’s got a serious history when it comes to the foodie scene in Sheffield.
Dating back to 1967, it’s one of the longest running restaurants in the area, and if that’s not enough to convince you of their quality, their countless 5 star reviews should do the trick.
With an eclectic menu containing some delightful Indian dishes, and others leaning on the more unheard of side, if you’re after a good curry, look no further. Their tag line is – inspired by India, Made in Sheffield, and we think that encapsulates the dining experience perfectly!
If you want to experience a part of Sheffield’s culinary heritage – Ashoka’s the way to go.
Another Michelin star listed restaurant in Sheffield, Brocco on the Park is set within a charming Edwardian building that’s been lovingly restored to become an exceptional Boutique Hotel and Restaurant.
On the menu, you’ll find great quality food, served from breakfast, throughout the day and into the evening. If you’re hankering after an English breakfast, you’ll be hard pressed to find better, and their Sunday Lunch offering has become renowned for being up there with the best in the region.
Personal and attentive service is also on the menu, with the restaurant describing their approach to service “Our mantra is eat well, sleep well, live well and everything at Brocco has been thought about: if it can be home-made, hand-picked or personalised, it has been. Nothing is too much trouble when it comes to making you feel at home.”
Although they’re slightly more expensive than your average restaurant, they back up their prices with great quality. So if a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinners on the cards, Brocco on the Park certainly get’s our recommendation.
Public is one of the smallest venues in Sheffield, if not Yorkshire.
With such a small kitchen you’d be forgiven for underestimating the quality of food available. But if there was ever an example of “size doesn’t matter” it’s Public.
Found within a former gents toilet, it’s a million miles from it’s former use and what remains now is an intimate, inviting and surprising eatery.
Every detail has been considered at Public, with an incredible cocktail menu and refined dishes including Mussels, Leek Rarebit and Oysters featuring. If you’re looking for something different, Public should be the natural option.
One of Sheffield’s best loved Italian restaurants since 1996, Nonnas has an exceptional reputation.
Ideal for group bookings, you’ll find all the usual suspects on their menu, including an excellent selection of pasta dishes, antipasti’s and risotto’s.
The food is bursting with flavour and the atmosphere during their ever-popular live music events is second to none. With an inviting decor and welcoming service, you’re in for a treat if Italians what you’re hankering for.
Watch out for their regularly evolving menu’s where they provide exceptional Tuscan dishes, which complement an excellent setting for celebrating a special occasion.
Mowgli has fast become one of the most popular Indian street food brands in the UK, and a visit to their Sheffield restaurant makes it easy to understand why.
Each component of Mowgli has been skilfully refined, be that the attentive service or the delicious food. They describe “Mowgli is not about the intimate, hushed dining experience. It is about the smash and grab zing of healthy, light, virtuosic herbs and spices.” We think this describes dining at Mowgli perfectly and adds up to a great experience.
When combined with the intriguing décor, which includes hanging seating and interesting artefacts, it’s a great setting for all kinds of dining, whether that’s a date night, workday lunch or to celebrate a special occasion. We’ve sampled a number of their dishes and have never left disappointed. If you’ve not visited yet, what are you waiting for?
On the edge of the Peak District is the quintessentially British pub Cricket Inn.
With a great variety of dishes on their inviting menu, there’s plenty to get excited about. Locality and seasonality is at the heart of the Cricket Inn, which shines through in their creation of dishes which showcase wonderful local produce.
If you’re looking for a great place to eat to break up a day of rambling, with welcoming service, a great range of beer, hearty, well-portioned meals, Cricket Inn is the one for you.
What’s more, they do a brilliant Sunday dinner, which is great for all the family. Feel free to take your dog along too.
One of the most exciting venues in Sheffield is Kommune.
It combines an eclectic selection of food from a variety of individual restaurants, excellent drinking, an urban setting tied together by a vibrant social atmosphere.
Whether you’re after a stacked burger, a creative vegan dish, South Asian cuisine or even a Sunday roast, Kommune offers it all. They have a number of different kitchens operating six days a week and a communal eating space where good vibes are assured.
Spending a full day here eating and drinking would be effortless, and the price points vary from kitchen to kitchen so different budgets are catered for. This makes it the perfect setting for a group booking, or a lively pre-night out bite.
Boasting cosy vibes and surrounded by beautiful countryside, The Devonshire Arms is a fine option if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of Sheffield City Centre.
Complement a day of rambling with a dish from their extensive menu which includes everything from sharing platters to modern pub staples. They serve up a beautiful breakfast and even have a range of homemade desserts on offer.
But no countryside pub would be complete without a great selection of tipples, ranging from local and imported beers, plenty of craft spirits and an extensive wine list.
As well as that, their adjacent accommodation is highly rated, which means if you’d like to extend your stay away from city life and turn it into a retreat, the Devonshire Arms has it all.
Another contender for the accolade of Sheffield’s most Instagrammable restaurant is Tsuiki, which specialises in Japanese cuisine.
With a vibrant selection of dishes ranging from staple Japanese dishes like Ramen and Sushi, the focus on flavour, presentation and attentive service shines bright here.
If you’re feeling hungry, their all you can eat option starts at £32.95 a head and allows you to sample over 150 dishes. Their regular menu is reasonably priced and full of dishes which gives you plenty to explore.
Not only that, but Tsuiki is big on booze, too. Their range of traditional Japanese spirits is great for anyone looking to try something a little different, and you can be confident that they showcase some of the best quality Sake you’ll find in Sheffield.
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