Sheffield’s first mac and cheese spot to open this month
The city’s first mac and cheese restaurant is set to open later this month as part of the rejuvenation of Orchard Square into an independent foodie area.
Sisters Emily and Hatty Webster, who run the Fizz and Fromage food truck that you’ll have seen at the likes of Sheffield Food Festival, will be lending their expertise to new restaurant Macpot, which will be located at Orchard Square Terrace.
“We’ve seen it work in other cities like in Manchester and Leeds where people do just one thing really well, so that’s what we’ll be doing with Macpot,” owner Hatty tells us. “Loaded mac and cheese pots, with pulled pork, or a veggie option. We’re doing a carbonara offering and a vegan cheese sauce too.
Alongside fellow newbies Fool’s Gold (artisan pizza – more on them shortly), Macpot is part of a wider development at Orchard Square. “It’s a little 40 seater plot, Orchard Square is a lovely part of town and they’re trying to turn it into a food and drinks location where people can come and sit in the sunshine and maybe have a drink after work.”
For Hatty, opening a place with sister Emily won’t be too unfamiliar, having ran the popular Fizz and Fromage truck for the last three years. Initially, the sisters looked at launching a gin van but chose to go down the fromage route. “We always wanted to get into the street food business. We’ve worked together for a few years, she has a background in hospitality and I’ve worked in marketing, so it’s nice to have a permanent premises.
“You can’t go wrong with cheese. It’s sociable, accessible and delicious!”
Macpot is set to open at Orchard Square Terrace in mid February. Head over to facebook.com/MacpotKitchen to keep an eye on news of the opening date.