"The UK's Foodie hotspot" (Observer Food Monthly)

An exploding scene

The revival of post-industrial spaces, coupled with a thriving real ale scene and a whole host of inventive chefs with a true passion for local produce, has created quite a distinctive independent food & drink scene here in Sheffield- and it’s starting to get some real attention!

From food halls to fine dining, street food to cosy cafes, across the city you'll be spoilt for choice. We're also a brewing capital of the world, with a proud tradition of making our own ale and plenty of characterful pubs to enjoy it in.

But if beer isn't your thing, don't worry- there's a wealth of great bars to whet your whistle too. Whether it's gin, wine or cocktails- whatever your taste, we've got you covered.

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Romantic meal for two or a group outing? Whatever you want to eat you can find it in Sheffield. Sure, there’s plenty of the familiar national chains on offer, but don’t be afraid to venture off-piste into Sheffield’s thriving independent scene.

Here you’ll be rewarded with artisan cafes, impossibly cool coffee houses, mouth-watering street food and innovative restaurants using local produce and drawing inspiration from all continents.

Fine Dining

There is a fantastic range of fine restaurants in Sheffield to choose from.

Cafés & Coffee Houses

There's a mouth-watering range of cafés in Sheffield just waiting to be discovered.

Vegetarian & Vegan

Sheffield has a load of vegetarian, vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants and cafés.


Eat your way around the world, without leaving Sheffield as an excellent range of restaurants from all continents are waiting to welcome you and your taste buds. While the city centre is home to many well-known chains, be sure to seek out something truly independent and authentic and you won't be disappointed.  A mere hop and skip away from the city centre, many of Sheffield's suburbs are worth venturing to for a culinary tour.

Local Produce

There is plenty of food and drink produced locally; here is a small selection of all the great stuff made in Sheffield.

Food on the go

If you are after a quick pit-stop to refuel there is plenty of fantastic places to choose from.

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The Buzz for Sheffield's Food Scene

Is Sheffield the UK’s most exciting food city? Quite possibly, as an increasing number of the city’s restaurants and bars have been popping up in national listings and awards. Here we take a look at those attracting the attention...

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.

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. 

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...

Kelham Beer Trail

Kelham Island has long been at the forefront of Sheffield's brewing reputation and has become a mecca for renowned real ale pubs and microbreweries.

Sheffield's Best Beer Gardens

Being both a Beer City and The Outdoor City, rest assured Sheffield isn’t short of pubs with great beer gardens! With surprising urban gardens to great vistas of the Peak District, these pubs certainly offer unique settings to enjoy a pint in the sunshine.

A hand holding a glass of beer in front of the Sheffield skyline on a sunny day.

A Brewing Capital of the World

Back in 2016, a report by the University of Sheffield named Sheffield as 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. 

Great places for Craft Beer fans


Sheffield has a proud history of beer. Small but numerous breweries formed during the industrial revolution, provided refreshment to men in factories, forges and furnaces. Nowadays, Sheffield’s brewing scene has evolved so much that the city is truly a premier destination for beer connoisseurs and stands amongst the best in the world, great pubs in every corner of the city.


Sheffield has some really lovely bars where you can get a nice cocktail or two.

All Food & Drink

Browse through everywhere that you can eat and drink in Sheffield that we have listed.

Looking for a great weekend away?

We've put together 11 recommendations for somewhere to have a drink, some great food, and stay for the night - so that you know however long you stay you've got one night sorted, and can just explore for the rest.

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