Here’s when Sheffield’s newest city-centre food hall opens

Back in May we brought you news of an exciting new food destination and music venue opening in Orchard Square and anticipation for Sheffield Plate has been building over the summer.

Today, we can reveal that the wait is finally over as the new food destination opens its doors this week, bringing together local independent street food vendors, bars and live entertainment.

Sheffield Plate, spanning two floors in Orchard Square, located in the heart of the city centre, will offer food from around the world including Sri Lanka, Romania, Peru, Thailand and Portugal – as well as from across the UK.

Madusha Wettasinghe, owner of Colombo Street Food, one of six local independent traders said: “We are really excited to be part of Sheffield Plate which marks the opening our third outlet. We just know because of the variety of cuisine on offer – along with the venue’s vibe itself – that this is going to be a very popular choice for so many people in Sheffield.”

INside new food hall Sheffield Plate

Situated in the former Evans ladieswear store, the street food venue is the brainchild of leading market and food hall operator Market Asset Management (MAM) and the owners of Orchard Square, London & Associated Properties (LAP).

Hayden Ferriby, Commercial Director at MAM, said: “After months of hard work it’s fantastic to now open Sheffield Plate as the vibrancy of the city centre returns following the pandemic.

“The food hall is perfectly situated to not only serve existing shoppers but also increase footfall by attracting new visitors who will come for the food, bars and mix of live entertainment each week.”

The venue will complement the existing independent food traders at Orchard Square, including Terrace Goods and Macpot, which offer customers food and drink across an outdoor terrace overlooking the square.

Sheffield Plate: Artist impression of new food hall in Orchard Square

John Heller of LAP said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Sheffield Plate to the retail, food and entertainment line-up at Orchard Square.

“Presenting a diverse range of independent food and entertainment to suit all tastes, Sheffield Plate will both complement and build on our current offer for customers, creating valuable, inclusive and safe places that bring communities together. As a destination venue it will further work to drive footfall, thus supporting the local and regional economy as shoppers return to the city.”

Sheffield Plate will open on Friday 24th September with live music and entertainment and offer an ongoing schedule of events from weekly quizzes to live music and spoken word, giving local artists the chance to showcase their talents.

David Shaul, Digital Media Strategist for MAM said: “The whole concept of being able to come out with your friends and family and all eat something completely different whilst enjoying it together in one place is definitely the way forward when it comes to socialising.

“Sheffield Plate will bring exciting food, drinks and be a platform for local artists from all genres to showcase their skills, right in the heart of the city centre.”

To find out more about the opening and upcoming events follow Sheffield Plate on Facebook.

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