Marmadukes to open second venue in £470m city centre development

Popular city centre cafe Marmadukes is set to open a second venue in Sheffield after signing up for a unit on the ground floor of the brand new  Grosvenor House, underneath the new HSBC offices in Charter Square.

The new 1,500 sq ft venue, complete with outdoor terrace, will have a stronger focus on vegan and vegetarian food. Owner Tim Nye said: “We are proud to call Sheffield our home and are excited to be playing a part in the Heart of the City II regeneration scheme. It is a major development that will significantly transform this district of the city centre.

“We are a family-run business with a small but growing team. Our aim is to offer city centre visitors and weekday workers the best in British daytime food and drink. We are all incredibly passionate about what we do – something we believe is reflected in our café the moment you walk through our door.

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Councillor Mazher Iqbal, the council’s cabinet member for business and investment, said: “Marmadukes is one of Sheffield city centre’s best-loved independents, so we are delighted they are continuing to grow their business within the city centre.

“The plan for Heart of the City II is not just for the big banks and businesses but to give the scheme a beating heart of local energy. That is how we can say that the scheme is distinctively Sheffield and not like anywhere else. Businesses such as Marmadukes will complement some of the bigger chains in the city centre perfectly.”

Jocelyn Holmes, senior leasing manager at Queensberry, the council’s strategic development partner, said: “Marmadukes has a brilliant reputation locally for serving high-quality coffee and food in a stylish and stripped-back environment.

“Major companies and potential investors, such as HSBC, are all looking for something a little bit more bespoke from their surrounding offer these days. Having a café that is distinct to Sheffield, with a strong identity and focus on ethical ingredients, really appeals.”

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