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Where to Eat in and around Sheffield - Cafés, Bistros and Gastropubs

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Sheffield's eateries tempt diners with modern versions of traditional dishes such as roast beef and roast lamb and seafood from the Yorkshire coast. You'll find British cooking with a modern twist in gastropubs in and around town. Looking for something spicier? Sheffield has plenty of curry houses and Tex-Mex diners. Trattorias and Chinese restaurants add to the city's variety of flavors.

Typical dishes


Sheffield locals love their pies. They're traditionally filled with lamb or beef, but you'll find vegetarian options too. Other favorites include Sheffield fishcake - a slab of fish sandwiched between potato slices, battered, and fried.

City centre restaurants


There are plenty of eating places for you to choose from in central Sheffield, within easy walking distance of the city's main attractions and entertainment venues. You'll find typical dishes like fish cakes and mushy peas on the menu at restaurants like Silversmiths, along with hearty beef and lamb pies and vegetarian dishes like pea and mint risotto. VeroGusto brings a light touch to traditional Italian cooking, serving delights like pan fried duck breast with mixed berries and linguine with monkfish and almond pesto.


  • Silversmiths, 111 Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2NT; Tel: +44 114 270 6160; Website: Silversmiths

  • VeroGusto, 12 Norfolk Row, Sheffield S1 2PA; Tel: +44 114 276 0004; Website: VeroGusto


Museum cafés and bistros


You'll find cafés and bistros where you can take a coffee break or eat lunch in most of Sheffield's museums and galleries. At the Millennium Gallery, the Gallery Café serves hot and cold sandwiches and more substantial meals including burgers for carnivores and vegetarians. If culture gives you a healthy appetite, you'll like the "pie of the week" option here. On Kelham Island, a rejuvenated post-industrial location, Little Mesters Sheffield serves a full English breakfast of sausage, bacon, black pudding, egg, beans, and toast as well as burgers and Sunday roasts.


  • Gallery Café, Millennium Gallery, Arundel Street, Sheffield S1 2PP; Tel: +44 114 278 2633; Website: Gallery Café

  • Little Mesters Sheffield, Kelham Island Museum, Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RM; Tel: +44 114 275 6244; Website: Little Mesters Sheffield


Sheffield gastropubs


Like most of Yorkshire, Sheffield has wholeheartedly embraced gastropub dining. City centre gastropubs take pride in offerings based on local, seasonal produce from Yorkshire's fields, moors, and coasts. At spots like The Milestone, on Kelham Island, the tasting menu tempts you with imaginative dishes like crispy pig's head with salsify, miso glazed scallops, and cod with Jerusalem artichoke. At The Wig & Pen, a couple of blocks from venues like Crucible, you can tuck into brunch dishes like eggs benedict, or for something more substantial choose from half a dozen burger options.


  • The Milestone, 84 Green Lane, Kelham Road, Sheffield S3 8SE; Tel: +44 114 272 8327; Website: The Milestone

  • The Wig & Pen, 44 Campo Lane, Sheffield S1 2EG; Tel: +44 114 272 2150; Website: The Wig & Pen


Asian dining in Sheffield


Lovers of spicy dishes from will find no shortage of curry houses and sophisticated Asian influenced restaurants in central Sheffield. On trendy Leopold Square, Aagrah offers a set price buffet twice a week and a seafood menu with whiffs of Goa, Sindh, and Kashmir. Sheffield locals speak highly of the eclectic Chinese menu at Hui Wei, which includes substantial dim sum and reliable favorites like crispy chilli beef. With a nod to Japanese cooking, Hui Wei also serves bento boxes.


  • Aagrah, Leopold Square, Sheffield S1 2JG; Tel: +44 114 279 5577; Website: Aagrah

  • Hui Wei Bar and Restaurant, 221 Glossop Road, Sheffield S10 2GW; Tel: +44 114 201 3482; Website: Hui Wei Bar and Restaurant