In Bloom: 7 spring openings in Sheffield
As always, Sheffield’s bar and restaurant scene is ever changing. If it weren’t for your friendly neighbourhood Exposed Magazine, you’d hardly keep up, would yer? That’s why we’ve knocked together seven of your future favourite haunts in a handy little feature. Spring has sprung, or summat like that…
The Lounges is transforming its second Sheffield site into a family-friendly retro-inspired cosy retreat, where eclectic artwork and quirky curios sit next to oversized vintage sofas and old-school benches. Afternoon cocktail and tapas, anyone?
Weston Park Museum
James O’Hara and Matt Helders’ first cafe opened up at the Millennium Gallery at the start of the month to rave reviews from you lovely lot. They’re keeping us on our toes though, with Ambulo 2 in the works for a late-spring opening over at Weston Park Museum. Eyes peeled for that one!
Part of the Citu development down at Little Kelham, Domo promises to bring a truly authentic slice of Sicilian food to Sheffield. On the restaurant’s website, Sardinian-born Raffaele Busceddu and Sheffield-born Sarah Elliott say: “We pride ourselves serving up food from our family to yours, sourcing fresh produce from local, independent retailers and food direct from Sardinia.” Sounds brilliant, doesn’t it?
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 currently powering up for a late-spring launch.
Sheffield’s newest social destination inside the old Co-Op on Castlegate has us all on tenterhooks after announcing the first few traders inside the food hall. Hop Hideout, Pom Kitchen, Shoot the Bull and the Depot Bakery – to name just a few – are sure signs that Kommune are ready to be welcomed to the community with open arms.
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 reportedly opening over the next couple of months.
Former owners of Peppercorn, Charlie Curran and Kelly Ware are packing up and taking on the role of Exposed’s new brunch spot in Kelham Island. Inspired by a trip to the Sunshine Coast in Australia, Noosa will have a keen focus on brunch food “eggs benny, the locals call it over in AUZ” until around 4pm where you’ll find the Exposed team piling in for some after work drinks.
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