Alfresco Sheffield

When the sun favours our corner of South Yorkshire, lots of the city's bars, restaurants and cafes have some great alfresco spaces for you to make the most of it. 

From suntrap terraces to cobbled courtyards in former cutlery workshops and even the odd rooftop, below you'll find a selection of great places to enjoy outdoor drinks and alfresco food. 

Of course, being a beer city, there are plenty of great pub beer gardens across the city too, but we've listed those separately. Read our guide to Sheffield's Best Beer Gardens here

Forum Kitchen + Bar

The Forum Kitchen + Bar serve a wide range of food and drinks including breakfasts to kick start your, brunch if you are running a little later and from 12 noon onwards they have a great range of sandwiches, pizzas, burgers and powerbowls.

The Lost & Found

The Lost & Found is a botanically inspired venue that has taken root on Ecclesall Road. Cocktails, sumptuous food and great decor make this a fab place to get a drink on the way to or from the Botanical Gardens and Endcliffe Park, or hang out for the day in.

Picture House Social

Down the stairs, under the old Abbeydale Picture House building, you'll find a bar, canteen, rear terrace, Shuffle Shack and live music venue.

Terrace Goods

Cracking street food on a beautiful terrace overlooking Orchard Square with award winning street art at the side of you.

Brocco on the Park

Brocco on the Park is an award-winning Sheffield boutique hotel and Michelin Guide-listed neighbourhood kitchen restaurant serving thoughtful, modern British seasonal food with a nod to Nordic flavours.


Located in Millennium Square, Piccolino brings a true taste of Italy to the heart of the city. Their dishes are rustic, simple and delicious and are created using the best, freshest ingredients. 


Dining at Lavang is about taking guests on a culinary journey, as their dishes uncover the unique flavours and secret recipes from different parts of Asia.


Specialising in Sardinian soul food in the heart of Little Kelham, this family run gem delivers an authentic and vast variety of dishes. A beautiful outside seating area is perfect for aperitivos in the sun.

Church - Temple of Fun

Church is Sheffield's first arcade bar, inspired by South American religious iconography, with a 100% vegan bar and food menu.

Cubana Tapas Bar

Sample authentic Cuban ambience & welcoming Latino vibes at one of Sheffield's most well known establishments, that provides great food but also live music and dancing.


Tonco is one of the most friendly restaurants you'll find. Working with big, bold flavours in a really modern and unique way, they offer eclectic sharing plates and fabulous wine.

Steam Yard

Located along one of Sheffield’s liveliest indie districts, Steam Yard has a cool atmosphere and great outdoor seating area.

Tamper Coffee

Recreating a slice of contemporary kiwi café culture in the heart of Sheffield, Tamper serve speciality coffee, teas and fresh smoothies, alongside a freshly prepared brunch menu.

Saw Grinders Union

A beautiful repurposed space and cobbled courtyard, combining their passion for heritage with an equal passion for coffee, beer, cocktails, and burgers. 

Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen

Built in a converted former cutlery-machine factory, Birdhouse have drawn on their expert tea knowledge to create a modern dining and drinking experience, with tea at the heart of it all.


Alto is a late night bar with a roof terrace in the centre of Sheffield. It's on top of the Cubo shared workspace, meaning it gets pretty lively after working hours.


Decks is an Ibiza style terrace bar in the Steel Yard's cool shipping container complex, down in Neepsend, Kelham Island. With a fantastic open air rooftop deck, it's a great spot to listen to some tunes, have some drinks and hang out with friends.

The Cricket Inn

The Cricket has long been regarded as one of South West Sheffield’s favourite pubs, with great food and beer in an idyllic location at the foot of Blackamoor.