Food and drink is a big deal in Sheffield!

Over recent years, Sheffield has seen a boom in independent eateries, breweries and bars, and the city's food & drink scene is getting some real attention right now. From food halls to fine dining, street food to cosy cafes, across the city you'll be spoilt for choice.

We're a brewing capital of the world with a proud tradition of making our own ale and have plenty of characterful pubs to enjoy it in. But if beer isn't your thing, don't worry- there's a wealth of inventive bars to whet your whistle too. Whether it's gin, wine or cocktails- whatever your taste, we've got you covered!

A Brewing Capital of the World

Back in 2016, a report by the University of Sheffield named us the Real Ale Capital of the World - leading the charge in the upsurge of independent brewing in the UK. We're proud of our pubs and always pleased to see new breweries popping up all the time.

So, whether you favour a hoppy pale, a sour or a milk stout, we're sure you'll find something to your taste. 

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The exterior of the Kelham Island Tavern public house in Sheffield, painted in white green and gold.

Check out one of Time Out's coolest neighbourhoods in the world and their recommendations for the best places for food and drink in Kelham Island!

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Inventive dining at its finest

Rafters Restaurant

A relaxed 26-seater restaurant tucked away in the leafy suburb of Nethergreen, Rafters has been a mainstay of Sheffield's fine dining scene for nearly 30 years.


Tonco is one of the most friendly restaurants you'll find. Working with big, bold flavours in a really modern and unique way, they offer eclectic sharing plates and fabulous wine.


Bench is a scintillating restaurant slash neighbourhood hangout with communal bistro-style dining serving seasonal dishes alongside cocktails, natural wine and beer.

Juke and Loe

Distinctive seasonal cooking, fine food and friendly service is what defines this Michelin listed restaurant in trendy Kelham Island.


Fischer’s Baslow Hall, is a multiple award-winning, individual, stylish, boutique country house hotel and restaurant. An exquisite menu, impeccable service and a prestigious wine list ensure this is a place you won't forget on those special occasions.


Since opening in 2016, this urban restaurant influenced by nature, has been busy wowing food critics and customers alike, garnering awards and is consistently ranked amongst the best restaurants in the country via the likes of the The Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.

Great pubs as part of a walk, run or ride

When you are The Outdoor City and one of Europe's brewing capitals, it makes for a mighty fine combination. We put together some hand-picked pubs that match up perfectly with exploration of our parks, woodlands and Peak District so that your day is sorted.

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Expert Cocktails


Public is quite simply stunning. Occupying the former gent’s toilet below the grade-1 listed Victorian town hall, Public is a tiny haven of fine drinks and delicious food - or as it was once described: ‘A Wes Anderson train carriage crowbarred in to an old bog’.


A cocktail bar at the gates of Kelham Island, hidden above street level... Find your way up the steel stair case & prepare to be transported to a Sardinian paradise with a twist of modern indulgence.

The Gin Bar at Vintedge

A bar selling premium and local gins, The Gin Bar is located in the heart of the Abbeydale Road scene with a vintage look and feel.

Picture House Social

Down the stairs, under the old Abbeydale Picture House building, you'll find a bar, canteen, rear terrace, Shuffle Shack and live music venue.

LYKKE Sheffield

LYKKE is a Danish inspired bar and coffee house, offering a chilled atmosphere in the day and a lively atmosphere in the evening.r.

Monk Bar

A cool little cocktail bar on the trendy Ecclesall Road, Monk Bar is open daily with a promise to deliver you some of the best cocktails in the city.

Saw Grinders Union

A beautiful repurposed space and cobbled courtyard, combining their passion for heritage with an equal passion for coffee, beer, cocktails, and burgers. 

Mr Wilson's & Capone's Speakeasy

Whether you’re looking for an evening of contemporary luxury, or wanting to head back to the 1920s, Mr Wilson has prepared something for everyone.

Factory Floor

A fantastic old industrial space brought to you by the team behind Peddler Market, Factory Floor is all about taste, flavour and experimentation. 


Positioned in the iconic old bank on Sheffield's West Street, Beju delivers contemporary cuisine, fusing traditional flavours with modern cooking methods and exquisite presentation, to create an exciting dining experience.

Top notch food halls


Bringing together some of the most exciting independent kitchens and traders from across the country, Kommune is a social all-day dining experience foodhall, situated in a unique Grade II listed building at the very heart of Sheffield and on the edge of the trendy Castlegate district.

Cutlery Works

The largest food hall in the North of England, Cutlery Works is over two floors featuring a mixture of permanent and semi-permanent unique and independent restaurants, communal dining spaces, bars and coffee roasters.

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Sheffield Street Food Guide

From juicy burgers and crispy fried chicken to burritos and boa buns, not forgetting some indulgent vegan delights too, see our guide for Sheffield’s street food highlights.

5 Quirky Cafes

While Sheffield is home to a plethora of amazing cafes and coffee shops right across the city, there are some that are particularity unique in their offer.

Sheffield’s best brunch spots

If brunch is your favourite meal of the day, these places won’t disappoint! From a classic full English fry-up to stacks of pancakes and avocado on toast, or maybe even just a really good cup coffee...

Alfresco Sheffield

From suntrap terraces to cobbled courtyards in former cutlery workshops and even the odd rooftop, explore our guide of great places to enjoy outdoor drinks and fantastic food in Sheffield.