New kids on the block: 11 new openings in Sheffield
We’re only halfway through the year and 2019 has already proven to be an exciting one for Sheff’s ever-growing food and drink scene. From urban eateries to craft breweries – we look back on the new openings that have caught our attention this year.
Saw grinders Union
The latest addition to Kelham’s thriving foodie scene, The Saw Grinders Union set up shop in the historic Globe Works building earlier this summer. Serving a host of North American comfort food washed down with craft ale and bespoke cocktails from their outdoor courtyard; this is a great spot to enjoy the last of the summer sun.
The Crow Inn
Recently opened hop haven The Crow Inn offers an array of craft and local beers. The Crow is in good company, joining the well-established pub scene of Kelham Island. It has been a welcome addition to the area and has attracted a wide range of customers from young professionals and students to local ale lovers.
If craft beers and grilled cheese sandwiches are up your street, head down to this no-nonsense Abbeydale Road bar shaking up the Sheffield pub scene. The first venture from brothers Ed and Doug Daly, both veterans of the hospitality industry, Dead Donkey is a down to earth bar where staff and customers alike share a love of locally produced ales and good quality grub.
The Old House
An old favourite that reopened its doors this year, The Old House boasts award-winning pies, customisable Sunday dinners and an extensive range of craft beers and real ales. The once-popular boozer is decked out with mid-20th century décor giving it a home-from-home feel, perfect for a cosy afternoon drink.
Bringing a taste of the Sunshine Coast to the Steel City, Exposed’s favourite brunch spot serves up a selection of breakfast and brunch dishes with a twist. This Australian-inspired café bar in Kelham Island is the newest project for couple Kelly Ware and Charlie Curran, who previously ran the popular Peppercorn restaurant at Dore.
SMOD (St Mars of the Desert)
Boston brewing duo Dann and Martha have left the States and arrived on our doorstep, bringing their twenty years of experience to the (self-proclaimed) beer capital of England. A mash up of old brewing tradition and modern décor, their vibrant taproom is open for business in Attercliffe, offering a selection of homemade ales and beers.
Following the success of the Ecclesall Road bar, owners Danny Grayson and James Dobson have rolled out two more of the popular micro-sports bars in 2019, with a first site joining the host of pubs along Woodseats’ Chesterfield Road and another in Hillsborough, close to Sheffield Wednesday’s ground. Head down for cheap drinks and wall to wall entertainment.
This Sheffield-based brewery turned bar is the invention of father and son duo Mike and George Brook who wanted to create an exciting range of new beers. Their focus is on brewing lager, and creating an alternative to mass produced, globally sourced beers. A family-run business in the heart of the city, this is one not to miss if you’re a fan of hoppy flavours.
Part of the Citu development down at Little Kelham, Domo has brought a truly authentic slice of Sicilian food to Sheffield since July. 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.”
Following the success of the first Ambulo at Millennium Gallery, the team launched a second all day café at Weston Park Museum. Co-founders James O’Hara and Matt Helders have created an inviting, family-friendly space where parents can indulge in a ‘slap up dinner and an Aperol Spritz’ while the little ones enjoy a tasty treat from head chef Tom Aronica’s innovative and healthy kids menu.
An instant hit when it opened in March, Kommune food hall has fast become a staple of the Sheffield foodie scene. Breathing new life into the old Co-op building on Castlegate, the urban eatery is now the hottest social destination featuring a host of Sheff favourites including Tamper Coffee, The Depot Bakery and Fat Hippo.