Japanese restaurant and two new bars set to arrive in city-centre development

The operators of one of Sheffield’s hottest new food and drink destinations have announced they are set to welcome two new bars and several new restaurants to the square in the coming months.

Elegant Japanese restaurant Doki Kagoshima will open next month at the £70m New Era Square development at St Mary’s Gate and has strong ambitions to become the number one, flagship Japanese restaurant in Sheffield.

As well as the Asian fine dining, visitors will also be treat to a modern sports bar, as well as an elegant and sophisticated wine and cocktail bar called La Belle Vie, set to open its doors in time for the festive period.

New Era Square

La belle Vie will offer large comfortable booth seating and bespoke bar stools and high tables which look out onto the square.

Operators are remaining tight-lipped about their plans for the bars, but New Era’s Managing Director, Jerry Cheung, revealed how the bars will form key cornerstones of his visionary development.

“In the months since covid restrictions began to be lifted, we’ve worked incredibly hard to finalise deals and bring some of the most exciting independent food and drink retailers in the UK to Sheffield.

“These two bars will act as important anchors to the whole development. They will significantly contribute to both the day and evening local economy – supporting several of the other businesses within the scheme.

image of New Era Square in Sheffield

“I’m sure the new sports bar will also prove popular with the city’s football fans on matchdays. It will be a modern, stylish sports venue, with amazing food and drink. It will also have private rooms with waitress service where visitors can watch sport.”

New Era Square features restaurants, street food kiosks, the city’s largest oriental supermarket and shops – all located around a modern public square with iconic panda art installations.

The award-winning 430,000 sq ft development, which businessman Jerry Cheung first envisioned more than 15 years ago, also includes 650 student residences, apartments and penthouses, plus a Grade A office building and gym.

“It was always my dream to create a bustling destination for visitors looking to discover somewhere new and exciting to socialise with friends and family.


“The whole site is now buzzing with restaurants and street food outlets and over the next few months we’ve got several more high-quality openings planned.”

OISOI Gathering at New Era Square is now open, while another new addition, Yum Yum Bites, is serving up Taiwanese street food.

Lykke – a cool Scandinavian-styled café serving up Nordic and north European cuisine – is already open and proving popular with both city centre and London Road foodies.

Three new restaurants will open in January. These include an authentic Indian restaurant with tasting menu, Naco Brazilian Steak House, which is a Portuguese restaurant, offering delicious barbecue meats and limitless salad and a new vegetarian/vegan restaurant which promises sensational Chinese cooking techniques and a perfect fusion of Western flavours.

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