Open for business! 6 new Sheffield spots that opened before and during lockdown
It’s a difficult enough time for the indie businesses out there, especially when your grand opening coincides with a global pandemic. So here’s a shout out to the places who’ve opened their doors over the last few months, why not chuck some support behind them, kick back with some food and grab a Paddy Power code from this site do back you favorite teams in the last games of the season..
Urban Pizza Co.
Made from two shipping containers and part of the Steelworks development in Kelham Island, this rustic pizzeria officially opened on the night lockdown
was announced. Despite such unfortunate timing, they are now keeping themselves afloat on a deliveries-only basis. Once it’s safe enough out there, Urban Pizza can promise music, live events and outdoor cinema, but in the meantime keep an eye on their socials for the latest development and grab a delicious takeaway.
North Town Deli
Opening in May, this Italian deli was forced to alter its plans for a grand opening as a dine-in restaurant. Instead, you can order online for collection, or you can get a Friday-night feat bundle delivered to your door through the CityGrab app.
Nam Song is a multiple award-winning coffee house and restaurant inspired by Vietnamese street food and culture. You may already know about their Broomhill site – a bright orange building decorated on the interior with gorgeous, multi-coloured Vietnamese style lamplights. However, a second site at Dyson Place was due to open before all this started. For now, the second site has opened quietly, mid-lockdown, and will be offering takeouts and table bookings making use of its lovely outdoor area.
Formerly known as Pinch N’ Pull, these travelling vendors fill Sheffield’s bellies with Mexican and Mexican fusion-based cuisine. They are known primarily for their street food offerings and cater for weddings and events. After a total re-branding effort complete with a new, redesigned horsebox to serve food from, Pellizco have now moved into a brand new space at Steelyard Kelham. Pay ‘em a visit or order your choice of wraps, tacos and patties via the City Grab app.
No gimmicks, just fresh ingredients and high-quality pizzas. Inspired by New York’s pizzerias, Fools Gold opened its doors in February, only to close them again in March. If you like the idea of New York style pizzas available on your doorstep, give them a visit as soon they reopen. Or purchase a gift card now that will be redeemable as soon as they reopen.
By day, an art gallery. At other times they host club nights, live music, live comedy, dance performances and more. They also have a nice dim lit bar with craft beer to relax in. Another case of unfortunate timing as they opened just before lockdown. When they are up and running again – as they’ve announced they plan to be – be sure to get yourself down to Rivelin Works and check it out.
STILL TO COME!
Heart of the City II
Sheffield City Council has a masterplan to rejuvenate Sheffield’s city centre. Alongside strategic development partner Queensberry, the plan is to attract jobs and investment with proposals for premium retail brands, office spaces, restaurants and bars simultaneously creating around 500 construction jobs through its execution. The plan was forged before lockdown and is unrelated to it, but hopefully it will go someway towards mitigating the economic damage and job losses that are likely to hit Sheffield.
On a West street that is packed with raucous crowds and rowdy students on a Saturday night, Mr. Wilson’s will be a refuge for the adults who want to have a good time, but still be able to hear each other speak. At ground level, you can expect a high-spec cocktail bar that feels like nowhere else in the city. On the floor below, a 1920’s style speakeasy, described by the owner as ‘intimate’ and ‘somewhere you can meet up with friends or take partners on a date’. The venue will be run by the founders of ‘Code’ and ‘Molly Malone’s’ so you can rest assured they know how to throw a party.
Heist Brewing co.
This bar and burger joint is originally from Clowne, Derbyshire. They recently decided to relocate to Neepsend Lane, here in Sheffield, but their plans were scuppered by covid, and they have still yet to open their doors to customers. Once open fully, you can expect 30 craft beer lines, a bar space that houses gaming, and a sit-down burger joint. The bar is owned by good Samaritans too. Already they have donated over £600 to the NHS with the takings from an auction. And now they are participating in a global brewery campaign called All Together, which generates vouchers, experiences and tours around a number of bars, coffee shops and restaurants for NHS staff in Sheffield to enjoy when lockdown ends. Cracking idea, that.