City centre on a plate

Lots of our restaurants and eateries are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that they can open their doors again in the safest way possible - keeping customers and staff safe is the number one priority. Find out which businesses are reopening and when.

The dining experience will be a little different for a time. You can expect restrictions on the number of people you can make a reservation for. Government guidelines allow for a maximum of two households including support bubbles to dine together.

We’d really recommend that you do book ahead with your favourite eatery to avoid disappointment. Check the venue’s website and social media to keep up to speed on the changes that they’ve made. It will vary from venue to venue depending on the space and safety measures needed.

What city centre venues can promise you is excellent food, drinks and service and they’ll be working hard to ensure you have a great time and a memorable experience.

Some restaurants are planning a phased reopening and will not be opening their doors straight away. We’ve updated our restaurant guide below to include details of which venues will be reopening from 4 July onwards (this is correct at the time of posting and may be subject to change).

Something for everyone

Whether it’s a food court that houses all manner of vendors or a buffet of dishes from around the world, there are plenty of options in the city centre that promise to tickle every tastebud. Perfect for pleasing everyone, all at once.


Millennium Gallery’s on-site cafe opens into the evening, after the doors to the exhibitions close. Its focus is sharing plates – ranging from beef ragu to mushrooms on toast to charcuterie – as well as wine and cocktails on tap.

Millennium Gallery, 48 Arundel Gate, S1 2PP

Botanist, The

Leopold Square’s secret garden of foodie delights – deli boards, kebabs, pies and more. The botanical theme continues in the cocktail menu, where unusual concoctions come garnished with herbs and fresh fruits.

5A & 5B Leopold Street, S1 2JG


A relaxed brasserie-style spot with an à la carte menu taking influences from across the continent – starring the likes of lobster risotto, chicken schnitzel, mussels and frites, and steak and Guinness pie.
10-12 St Paul’s Parade, S1 2JL

Cabin, The

Pancake, waffles, milkshakes and coffee restaurant

20-24 Fitzwilliam Gate, S1 4JH


Tour the world with Cosmo’s buffet of dishes, featuring everything from Mongolian stir-fried lamb to Japanese teppanyaki to Greek moussaka to a traditional British carvery.

2 City Lofts, Tower, St Paul’s Place, S1 2PT

Closed until further notice

Crucible Corner

You don’t have to try hard to plan a pre-show (or, during the World Championship, pre-snooker) meal, with the Crucible’s very own restaurant just a stone’s throw from the theatre itself. Spilling out onto Tudor Square, the Crucible Corner is a cheerful spot for light bites, burgers, and even a vegan take on traditional fish and chips.

101 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE


Taking its cues from the Mediterranean region, the menu at Ego ranges from Greek mezze to paella to stone-baked pizza. It overlooks the beautiful Winter Garden too.

88 Surrey Street, S1 2LH


Found within the Genting Casino, Fahrenheit is a smart and atmospheric evening spot. The restaurant serves a range of food – including quality steaks fresh from the grill, salads, and a 100% plant-based burger – and offers package deals to cover your meal and your first token for the games.

St Paul’s Place, Arundel Gate, S1 2PN

Closed until further notice


A spanking new food court for the Castlegate area, bringing together pizza, fish, falafel, curry, and more under one roof, alongside a bar, gallery and beer and book shops.

Castle House, Angel Street, S3 8LS


Lonestar is a recent addition to Division Street (2019). It's a fabulous cafe, bar and kitchen in the former Costa - and before that the Fopp record store. Lonestar serves all your favourite hot drinks throughout the day. The lunch menu (11:30am-3pm daily) offers a choice of flat breads and wraps, a selection of our quality small plates, and a range of 6" pizzas for those of you needing to fill that lunchtime hole. Their evening menu (5pm-9pm) features a selection of global delicacies for you to try, either mezze style with friends or just pick'n'mix for yourself. The bar is open every day from 11:30am, with seven draught beers and ciders for you to try alongside a choice of bottled and canned beers, our specially curated selections of gins and wine, some exquisite cocktails, plus plenty more.

40-44 Division Street, S1 4GF

Closed until further notice

Lucky Fox

Trendy craft beer and American food bar with a sweet and savoury menu.

72 Division Street, S1 4GF


Enjoy the stylish and luxurious surroundings of Ohm while you sip cocktails from their fantastic menu which features twisted classics, tropical tastes and sweet treats amongst others. There really is something to please every palate and you can take advantage of their happy hour deals every day from 4pm. Plus, if you’d like to dine while you drink, you can choose from a wide range of sharing plates, salads, burgers, pizzas and southern fried chicken. Keep an eye out for their special events too, bottomless pizza and prosecco is a favourite.

West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street S1 4BJ

Pie Minister

Next door to the City Hall, the former National Union of Mineworkers headquarters has been transformed into this nicely designed restaurant bar complete with roof terrace. The ethos for the food is simple and fresh, with dishes including beef skewers, salmon fillet, red bean burger and a range of Sunday roasts.

67 Division Street, S1 4GE


A ‘Yorkshire restaurant’ with a seasonal menu of specialities rustled up from ingredients sourced across the region – wild mushrooms, scallops, bacon chops, parkin, stout, and more.

111 Arundel Street, S1 2NT

Yard, The

The Yard at The Mercure St. Paul’s Hotel offers contemporary British cuisine including steaks as well as the freshest and most beautifully prepared fish and seafood delicacies.

119 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE

Burgers & BBQ


Follow these pointers to city-centre specialists in the field of US-style burgers and mountains of marinated, barbecued meat. Expect things to get a bit messy.

Bronco’s Rodeo Bar & Grill

Big-plate American restaurant in a chilled, family environment.

53 West Street, S1 4EQ

Firepit BBQ

Using only the best ingredients and creating all their sauces and marinades in-house, you can expect a range of flavoursome dishes here including sumptuous steaks and vegan skewers.

138 West Street, S1 4ES

Gourmet Burger Kitchen

Just up the escalators on the Moor, next door to the Light cinema, GBK is ideal for a pre-film feast. Slide into an American diner-style booth and tuck into your choice of burger creation – whether beef, chicken, lamb, or veggie – with generous servings of fries and indulgent milkshakes.

Unit 8, 24 The Moor, S1 4PA

Closed until further notice


Aim for a seat close to the open pit grill and watch the house-smoked meats cook away. Whether you go for ribs, pulled pork, turkey leg or steak, the main portions are like challenges in themselves. For non-meat eaters they do a veggie burger and some great sides – jalapeño muffins, smoked beans, and mac and cheese.

1 St Paul’s Place, S1 2NB

Smokin’ Bull

Good value burgers and fries in a range of combinations – from classic beef with pickled onion, ketchup and mayo to Korean-style fried chicken to cauliflower fritter. The specials have a theatrical twist, coming served under a glass dome that traps in the smoke.

9 Leopold Street, S1 2GY

Twisted Burger Company

A mouth-watering array of decadent burgers from this popular student haunt

178 Shoreham Street, Sheffield S1 4SQ

Unit Sheffield

This American diner is a burger lover’s haven. You’ll find a mouth-watering selection of beef, chicken, seafood and veggie burgers on offer, as well as tasty philly cheese steak, a range of delicious sides and of course, their famous freakshakes which are piled high with an array of sweet treats for when you’re feeling especially indulgent. The portions are big and the staff are friendly and attentive.

88 Headford Street, S3 7WB

Latin American and Caribbean

Modelling their menus on the diversity of the cuisine found in countries and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean islands, these restaurants may vary but they each know how to handle distinctive spices and tasty, aromatic ingredients.

Burritos y Mas

Catering for meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans, burritos are prepared every day using only fresh ingredients. So, if you work in town or find yourself doing a bit of shopping, take a break and come and have lunch with Burritos y Mas! Churros and coffee from early morning.

Orchard Square, S1 2FB

Las Iguanas

Taking cues from Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, the menu in this dining room covers tapas, featuring the likes of halloumi skewers, chicken wings and jackfruit tacos, as well as creamy coconutty curries, fajita, burgers, and, to finish, indulgent churros.

8-9 West One Central, S1 4JB


Located in a beautiful building in Leopold Square, Cubana is a vibrant tapas bar transporting its customers to colourful Cuba. Merging both Spanish and Latin-style tapas dishes together with a fantastic choice of cocktails and live music, Cubana is a great spot for dinner, and afterwards you’ll be ready to continue the evening dancing downstairs.

Unit 4 Leopold Street, S1 2JG

El Paso

El Paso is an intimate, independently-run, city centre restaurant that offers a fantastic selection of authentic Mexican and Italian dishes.

10 Cumberland Street, S1 4PT

Turtle Bay

Inspired by the delights cooked up in beach-side shacks in the Caribbean islands, the menu here includes crispy squid, barbecued jerk chicken, curry goat, sweet plantain, and desserts that make excellent use of rum as an ingredient. All rounded off with a reggae soundtrack and great atmosphere.

Unit 2 NUM Building, 18 Holly Street, S1 2GT

Street Food Chef

Street Food Chef

From its humble beginnings as a catering service in a van to now representing four outlets in Sheffield, the Street Food Chef has won the hearts of many thanks to its delicious Mexican cuisine, including chicken mole tacos, veggie quesadillas and beef brisket burritos, as well as authentic Mexican beers and sodas.

90 Arundel Street, S1 4RE

Italian and Pizza

Pizza is Italy’s most delicious export, and you’ll find it all over Sheffield in trusty chains and independent pizzerias, alongside restaurants dishing up a whole range of authentic Italian cuisine.


In the very heart of Sheffield, just opposite the City Hall, ASK is a go-to place for traditional-meets modern Italian flavours. Starters include arancini (fried risotto balls), fondue and giant Sicilian olives, while mains vary from classics like lasagne and stone-baked margherita pizza to lentil ragu and goat’s cheese and spinach calzone.

8-10 Cambridge Street, S1 4HP

Closed until further notice


A cosy, homely and traditional family-run restaurant on the edge of the Devonshire Quarter, that’s been dishing up traditional Italian meals since 1999.

119 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB

Bella Italia

Experience the taste overlooking Sheffield’s Peace Gardens. Bella has something for everyone. A full menu packed with bold new flavours like the Basilicata Broccoli Pizza and a mix of favourite Italian Classics.

Unit 1, Sheffield Centre, St Paul’s Place, S1 2JL


Bloo88, West Street, Sheffield

Serving an eclectic range of pizzas, from classic to veggie to Americana, along with a stellar list of cocktails, in one of Sheffield’s most beautiful old drinking dens.

182 West Street, S1 4ET

Café Piazza

Simple, generous and seasonal dishes with influence from around the Mediterranean region and Italy in particular.

18 Church Street, S1 2GN

Craft and Dough

Craft and Dough is renowned in Sheffield for an innovative take on pizza. They’re not afraid to experiment with unusual topping combinations and their selection of craft beers and cocktails make this restaurant a great choice for a unique yet relaxed dining experience, be it for brunch, lunch or dinner.

44 Campo Lane, S1 2EG

Forum, The

A Devonshire Quarter favourite, the Forum has it all: excellent cocktails, a sun terrace, and a dedicated pizza bar. Toppings range from the classics to the less common likes of bacon and maple syrup or jerk jackfruit and vegan cheese, and they’re served whole or by the slice. The food menu extends beyond pizza into brunch, sharing plates, burgers, and power bowls too.

129 Devonshire Street, S3 7SB


A family run southern Italian restaurant specializing in fresh homemade pasta. The inspiration comes from the owner’s hometown Polignano a Mare, Puglia where his nonna Maria used to make fresh orecchiette (apulian ear shaped pasta) and cavatelli (shell shaped small pasta) daily.

1-3 Leopold Street, S1 2GY

La Gondola

An authentic yet affordable little family-run place, with all the classic pizza, pasta dishes and Italian desserts, as well as interesting chefs’ specials.

33 Carver Street, S1 4FS

Mama’s & Leonies

Combining friendly service with a thoroughly welcoming atmosphere, this family restaurant has served tasty and authentic Italian food since 1968.

111-115 Norfolk Street, S1 2JE


An elegant restaurant that prides itself on sourcing excellent produce, cheese, fish and meat. Its menu follows Italian traditions, with classic antipasti in the form of minestrone, bruschetta and calamari, pizza cooked the way they do in Naples, and dishes made with pasta from the Puglia region. Just opposite the Winter Garden and close to the Crucible theatre, its outside terrace is particularly vibrant during the World Snooker Championships in April-May.

4 Millennium Square, S1 2JJ

Pizza Express

You can always trust the chefs at this relaxed pizzeria chain to deliver fantastic dough-based creations. You’ve got three options for Pizza Express in Sheffield city centre – one is ideally situated for a trip to the theatre, another for catching a film at the Light, and the third is right next to the nightlife of the Devonshire Quarter.

Unit 1, City Lofts Tower, St Pauls Place, S1 2PT

The  Moor and Devonshire Street premises remain closed

Pizza Hut

The longstanding high street favourite, now with added gluten free and vegan options.

41-47 High Street, S1 2GB



The perfect restaurant for a special evening, serving up luxurious antipasti, risotto, fish, choice cuts of meat, and incredible desserts in a beautiful blue dining room.

12 Norfolk Row, S1 2PA

Closed until further notice


Casual dining, with all the delights of Italy – risotto, crispy pizza, folded calzone, meatballs (or, for vegan diners, ‘beetballs’), courgette fries and seafood, all washed down with prosecco, Peroni or Sicilian-style lemonade.

8 Leopold Street, S1 2JG
Unit 3, 24 The Moor, S1 4PA

Closed until further notice

Eastern African

Beteseb Ethiopion

A family-owned restaurant serving Ethiopian Eritrean and Mediterranean traditional dishes and vegetarian options. Complete your meal with imported Ethiopian drinks or with a traditional coffee ceremony.

9-11 Castle Street, S3 8LT

Frehiwat Habesha

A delightful little eatery that serves all manner of Ethiopian and Eritrean style fare. The unassuming venue boasts a friendly service serving a fabulous blend of family favourites and tantalising chef specials including pasta, veggie, meat and fish-based options readily available.

35 Exchange Street, S2 5TR

Indian cuisine


The Sheffield outpost of this family-run Yorkshire chain can be found in beautiful Leopold Square. It’s a contemporary, roomy space fit for banquets, dishing up recipes from the Indian subcontinent ranging from award-winning seafood and chicken specialities to Kashmiri, Punjabi and Pukhtoon regional dishes to vegetarian favourites, and even some very special marinated meats that can only be ordered 36 hours in advance.

1 Leopold Street, S1 2JG


Housed in the contemporary West One complex, Akbar’s is a spacious balti house with great chefs’ specialities as well as a few money-saving set menus.

10 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JB

Butlers Balti House

Loved by the locals, this modern restaurant serves authentic and aromatic Indian dishes quite unlike anywhere else in Sheffield, with spice levels to suit all tastes.

44-46 Broad Lane, S1 4BT


A family-run restaurant in a quiet corner of the city, providing a friendly welcome and incredible Indian and Bangladeshi flavours since 1979.

26-28 Cumberland Street, S1 4PT

East Asia/Asia

Taking inspiration from across a huge chunk of the Asian continent – China, Japan, the Koreas – these restaurants cover super sushi, slurpalicious bowls of ramen, steaming rice dishes, and much more.

BoBo Express

Cantonese restaurant serving traditional claypot rice, nutritive detox broth and cantonese delicacies.

51 Furnival Gate, S1 4QQ

Chinese Kitchen

A busy and friendly place, conveniently right by the Crucible theatre, that plates up fresh and flavoursome classics like duck pancakes and sesame chicken.

43 George Street, S1 2PF

China Red

Authentic SzeChuan cuisine in the heart of Sheffield. This is a simple, eatery serving Chinese staples such as fried rice and lo mein in unfussy surrounds.

3 Rockingham Gate, S1 4JD

Edo Sushi

Fresh delicious handmade sushi, Japanese hot food, tempura & teriyaki dishes.

26 High Court, S1 2EP

Fresh Choice Noodles

A contemporary modern East Asian Restaurant and take-way.

21-23 Matilda Street S1 4QB


Serving a wide selection of Korean dishes from traditional recipes to Korean barbecue, Ginseng offers a cuisine unlike anywhere else in Sheffield.

8 Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JB


The freshly cooked, subtly spiced and highly flavoursome menu is prepared in a way that creates a unique taste and distinctive combinations. Lunch is served from 12 noon until finished, Monday - Saturday. Offer Nepalese Thali every day, featuring rice, dal, homemade pickles, chutneys and a choice of vegan, vegetarian or meat curry. Washed down with traditional Nepalese tea.

The Moor Market, 77 The Moor

Lemongrass Thai Street Food

Moor Market, 77 The Moor S1 4PF

Let’s Sushi West One

Experience fresh and authentic Japanese cuisine in this high-end Japanese restaurant and bar. Japanese cuisine to either dine in or take away in the comfortable tastefully decorated Japanese setting.

The Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JB (also at Division Street)

Mr Miyagi’s Revolving Sushi Bar

This conveyor belt sushi spot boasts a fantastic choice of Japanese dishes, from gyoza to yakisoba. It’s a sushi lover’s heaven.

169-171 West Street, S1 4EW

Mount Lebanon

Traditional interpretations of classic Lebonese dishes.

169-171 West Street, S1 4EW

Noodle Inn Centro

A Chinese restaurant based in the city centre, Noodle Inn Centro serves its speciality noodles with a range of tasty and sumptuous Chinese dishes.

15 Westfield Terrace, S1 4GH

Noodle Doodle

Serving an extensive selection of authentic and flavoursome Malaysian and Chinese cuisine, in great portions and at great prices.

34 Trippet Lane, S1 4EL

Pho Sheffield

A family-run business serving healthy Vietnamese street food that is cooked fresh daily.

6 Leopold Square


This conveyor belt sushi spot offers a super selection of Japanese cuisine, from Don Buri to Ramen noodles at its quiet but friendly location in the city centre

27 Campo Lane, S1 2EG

Sushi Express

From tempura to gyoza, Sushi Express offers an extensive selection of Japanese dishes and a rich fusion of flavours right in the heart of Sheffield.

8 Milton Street, S1 4JU 0114 279 7669


Unfussy option for Chinese cuisine. A simple, laid-back venue serving heaping plates of Chinese fare from soups to noodles and rice dishes.

46 Castle Square, S1 2GF


Dedicated to Japanese dining, let Tsuki's love of the freshest ingredients and authentic provides exploration of Japan’s most delicious ways to eat. Tsuki combines the elegance of Tokyo, the glamour of London with the freshest flavours of Yorkshire.

58-60 West Street, S1 4EP


Take a seat at one of the long communal tables and take your pick from the Japanese-inspired menu of the likes of teppanyaki, katsu curry and miso soup, all washed down with an Asahi or Kirin beer.

2 Leopold Street, S1 2JG

Delivery and click/collect only

Wa Ding

With an oriental supermarket on the floor below, the Wa Ding canteen offers a wide range of Asian dishes which are full of flavour.

7 West One Plaza, Fitzwilliam Street, S1 4JB 0114 272 8893

Vegetarian and vegan

It’s getting ever easier and ever more exciting to eat vegan in Sheffield city centre. Major chains upped their game recently, learning that it’s possible to offer a range of dishes that cut meat and dairy without cutting down on taste. Alongside these, there are a bunch of places that make plenty of space for all things plant-based on their menus. Here are some highlights.


Bill’s started out life as a greengrocers in Sussex, so it makes sense that they have a particularly strong vegan and veggie offer. Their vegan wellington is the star on this front, while also on the dinner menu are crispy fried cauliflower, a halloumi burger, and a ‘glow bowl’ made up of a mix of falafel, grains, tapenade and more. If it’s meat you want, though, there’s plenty to keep you happy too.

2 Paul’s Place, 127 Norfolk Street, S1 2JF


Traditional style hummus in a bowl with fresh warm pita on the side to rip and dip!

45 Leopold Street, S1 2GY


It may come as a surprise to see a place famous for its peri-peri chicken listed here. Recently, though, Nando’s has become one of the best of the major chains for plant-based eaters. A bunch of its veggie offerings – burgers and wraps filled with sweet potato and butternut squash or super greens – can be made vegan by asking for no mayo, while sides and starters like peri-peri nuts, houmous, and chips are all vegan friendly.

West Street, S1 4EZ
Unit 2, 24 The Moor, S1 4PA

Pubs and bars

Whether you’re looking for a cosy pub serving craft beers or a sleek cocktail bar, Sheffield city centre has a wealth of places to quench your thirst. Luckily many of its drinking spots also serve up food, so you don’t have to worry about going hungry between sampling all the delights from the barrels. Here’s a list of a few drinking holes that double up as eating holes.

Cafes and coffee shops

200 Degrees Coffee

The atmosphere is one of relaxed comfort from expert roasters 200 Degrees. The food is prepared fresh everyday in each shop. Takeaway is available for  coffee and fresh food and they serve a range of fabulous vegan and gluten free sandwiches, salads, cakes and pastries.

25 Division Street, S1 4GE

1554 Coffee

Coffee house with unique industrial décor, serving breakfast and lunch. Wide-ranging food menu to suit a variety of tastes. Burgers, pizzas and flatbreads.

Sheffield Cathedral, Church Street S1 1HA

ANDREWS Cafe & Tea Rooms

A family run, independent business you can expect great service and a welcoming smile from owner Andrew and his team. ANDREWS Café Tea Rooms is a favourite with shoppers, theatregoers, ladies who lunch and students alike – in fact, it’s a must-visit for international students eager to experience its quintessential English charm.

Chapel Walk , Sheffield

Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen

Their coffee is provided by Sheffield’s finest, Foundry Coffee Roasters, hand pulled by Birdhouse’s team of specialist Baristas. Grab a drink to go from our takeaway bar, or sit in for while and relax. Birdhouse Tea Bar and Kitchen also offers a delicious and healthy food menu making use of high quality local produce. Menu items include a delicious all day brunch menu with plenty of options for vegan and gluten-free lifestyles. Pastries, cakes and desserts are another highlight, with a variety of beautiful home baked treats to start off your day or finish your meal.

Alsop Fields, Sidney Street S1 4RG

Copper Pot, The

Lovely little venue serving coffee and a selection of sandwiches, Tuscan flat bread melts, hotdogs, burgers, vhicken wings and wedges.

68 Division Street


Coffee house with unique industrial décor, serving breakfast and lunch. Wide-ranging food menu to suit a variety of tastes. Burgers, pizzas and flatbreads.

29–31 Campo Lane, S1 2E

Fusion Organic Café

Social enterprise cafe in a restored butcher works within a design complex, serving daily specials.

74 Arundel Street, S1 2NS

HowSt Café

46 Howard Street, S1 2LX


Home-cooked British food, deli salads and artisan coffee, in a charming, shabby-chic cafe.

22 Norfolk Row, S1 2PA
42 Cambridge Street, S1 4HP

Steam Yard

Indie coffee house serving tempting coffee and tasty treats.

95-101 Division Street, S1 4GE

Tamper Sellers Wheel

Trendy, barista-run cafe-eatery serving carefully sourced coffees and New Zealand-style light bites.

149 Arundel Street, S1 2NU (also at Kommune)

Wagon 1871

4 Leadmill Road, S1 4SE


140 Charles Street, S1 2NE

Fast food

Of course, the city centre is also well served by the classic fast-food chains.

  • McDonald’s – 20/22 High Street, S1 2GE
  • KFC – 163 West Street, S1 4EW / 1 Haymarket, S1 2AZ
  • Taco Bell – 116-118 Devonshire Street, S3 7SF
  • Burger King – Sheffield Railway Station, S1 2BQ