Blink and you’ll miss ’em: Openings in Sheffield in 2019
The back end of 2018 saw a few new kids on the block in Sheffield’s restaurant and bar scene, and with some huge plans for the upcoming year, we’ve thrown together our pick of your future favourite haunts. Yer welcome.
308 – 310 London Road
A joint project from the Bath Hotel manager Chris Tremblett and Freak Street Café owner Abbi Brown, Jabeerwocky brings a unique fusion of craft ale and Indian-inspired snack food to an already diverse and bustling part of the city. Try an IPA with Abbi’s homemade hand rolled dumplings for the combo you never knew you needed.
Vegan Social Centre
38 Garden Street
Opening just before Crimbo, Heartcure Collective’s Vegan Social Centre is the first of its kind in the UK. As well as being a great lunch spot (Vibes Food Co is on hand to provide the tasty vegan snap), the centre has spaces for learning, hanging out with a cup of coffee and even a corner to plonk the kids in when they’re running wild.
73-101 Neepsend Lane
The largest independent food hall in the north of England, Cutlery Works has made quite an impression since opening back in November. It’s perfect for a bite to eat, perfect for a quiet morning coffee and perfect for a catch up with a big group of friends. Basically, it’s pretty perfect.
Lost and Found
516 Ecclesall Road
Situated on Ecclesall Road in the former Pointing Dog unit, Lost & Found is a Victorian-themed cocktail bar has undergone a large refurb and is virtually unrecognisable from its previous look. Without giving too much away, there’s a secret bar located behind a certain piece of décor.
The Library Café
10 Leeds Road
The old Attercliffe Library was given a new lease of life in October as American soul singer Aaron Casserly-Stewart, from the band The Sounds of Blackness took on the venue and made it into something truly unique: A café serving wonderful food from around the world and a jazz and soul music venue hosted by a Grammy Award-winner.
Coming in 2019
A venture from former Milestone chef Dalibor Glemba, the Naughty Pig is officially Sheffield’s first ramen bar. Dalibor told Exposed the ramen will be served “Tokyo style so made with a light and clear bone broth with a variety of toppings depending on the season”. Blimey.
Meltdown (Formerly the Boardwalk)
39-41 Snig Hill
The Mucky Duck has risen again! One of Sheffield’s most famous historic music spots has finally re-opened after a series of failed projects threatened the long-term future of the venue. Today, a drum and bass club occupies the upper floor whilst Meltdown – the city’s first e-sports bar – is set to move in at the beginning of 2019.
Following the success of the Ecclesall Road bar, owners Danny Grayson and James Dobson are rolling out two more Sport Shacks across Sheffield in 2019. There’ll be one in Woodseats on Chesterfield Road and Hillsborough, close to Sheffield Wednesday’s ground.
240 Abbeydale Road
Despite the sad news that Mr Pickles’ closed, the silver lining is that a craft ale bar will be opening in its place. The Dead Donkey, ran by brothers Ed and Doug Daly, will feature some foodie delights alongside its selection of ale, with croque monsieur – a French cafe favourite – potentially on the menu.
Abbeydale Brewery expansion
8 Aizlewood Rd
One of Sheffield’s finest exports has taken over an extra 7,500 sq ft, boosting its operations by 20%. This means 20% more Heathen, 20% more Serenity and 20% more of Abbeydale Brewery’s first ever lager, expected to be released in spring 2019.
Whilst details are still thin on the ground, award-winning beer shop Hop Hideout is moving from its Abbeydale Road home to the city centre for a “truly unique and exciting opportunity”. Watch this space…
Ones to watch
True North Brew Co
47 Eldon Street
Gin purveyors and holders of a portfolio including the likes of the Forum, the Broadfield and the Riverside, True North has applied to turn part of its city centre HQ into an intimate speakeasy bar with a max capacity of 60 people.
Ecclesall Road/City centre
Not content with being one of the best places for a coffee and a brunch in the city, Marmadukes has big plans for 2019. The café has outlined plans to open not one, but two new cafes with an Ecclesall Road acting as a coffee and bread supply hub.
From the team behind Hillsborough’s first micropub Brass Monkey, Bonobo will be the city centre’s largest craft beer bar. The venue, which will be opening on Pinstone Street, will feature a large selection of gins, and could be home to the bar’s own distillery. Eyes peeled on this one…