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
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
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
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
The brand new Furnace is inspired by Sheffield's industrial heritage and has only recently opened (summer 2021) in the Heart of the City. The restaurant is owned by New World Trading Company, who also own The Botanist and The Florist brands.
Unit 7 & 8, Block D, Heart of the City, S1 4HS
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
Trendy craft beer and American food bar with a sweet and savoury menu.
72 Division Street, S1 4GF
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
Sheffield’s latest food destination (Sept 2021) brings together local independent street food vendors, bars and live entertainment and offers food from around the world including Sri Lanka, Romania, Peru, Thailand and Portugal.
41 Orchard Square, S1 2FB
Opening onto the terrace overlooking Orchard Square, this spot is a great place for divine fast food, cocktails and people watching. It serves pizza by the slice, poutine (a fancy take on chips, cheese and gravy), fried chicken or halloumi, and more.
Orchard Terrace, Orchard Square, S1 2FB
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
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
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
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
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
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 is an intimate, independently-run, city centre restaurant that offers a fantastic selection of authentic Mexican and Italian dishes.
10 Cumberland Street, S1 4PT
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Simple, generous and seasonal dishes with influence from around the Mediterranean region and Italy in particular.
18 Church Street, S1 2GN
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
Cantonese restaurant serving traditional claypot rice, nutritive detox broth and cantonese delicacies.
51 Furnival Gate, S1 4QQ
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
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
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
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 noodleinncentro.com
Serving an extensive selection of authentic and flavoursome Malaysian and Chinese cuisine, in great portions and at great prices.
34 Trippet Lane, S1 4EL
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
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
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 westoneplazasheffield.com/wa_ding
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.
- All Bar One – allbarone.co.uk
- Alto Rooftop Bar - samdai.co.uk/alto
- Bankers Draft – jdwetherspoon.com
- Brewdog – brewdog.com
- Bungalows and Bears – bungalowsandbears.com
- Cavendish – thecavendishsheffield.co.uk
- Frog and Parrot – greeneking-pubs.co.uk
- Genting Casino – gentingcasino.com
- Sheffield Water Works Company – jdwetherspoon.com
- Museum – greeneking-pubs.co.uk
- Pitcher & Piano - pitcherandpiano.com
- Public – publicpublic.co.uk
- Revolution – revolution-bars.co.uk
- Revolucion de Cuba – revoluciondecuba.com
- Roebuck Tavern
- Sheffield Tap - facebook.com/thesheffieldtap
- Showroom – showroomworkstation.org.uk
- Slug and Lettuce – slugandlettuce.co.uk
- The Beehive – greatukpubs.co.uk
- The Benjamin Huntsman – jdwetherspoon.com
- The Bessemer – greatukpubs.co.uk
- The Common Room – common-room.co.uk
- The Forum – forumsheffield.co.uk
- The Graduate – pubswithmore.co.uk
- The Head Of Steam – theheadofsteam.co.uk
- The Old House – theoldhousesheffield.com
- The Red Deer - red-deer-sheffield.co.uk
- Trippets Lounge Bar - trippetsloungebar.co.uk
- Walkabout – walkaboutbars.co.uk
- Yates – weareyates.co.uk
Check out ale trail if its the beer scene you're looking for.
Cafes and coffee shops
The coffee culture is thriving in the city, and Sheffield is quickly making itself known as a hub of ethical, carefully crafted coffee. There are unique coffee shops springing up all over plus plenty of high street cofee shops. If its a cafe you're looking for, head over to our cafe culture guide.
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