Food and drink is a big deal in Sheffield!

Over recent years, Sheffield has seen a boom in independent eateries, breweries and bars, and the city's food & drink scene is getting some real attention right now. From food halls to fine dining, street food to cosy cafes, across the city you'll be spoilt for choice.

We're a brewing capital of the world with a proud tradition of making our own ale and have plenty of characterful pubs to enjoy it in. But if beer isn't your thing, don't worry- there's a wealth of inventive bars to whet your whistle too. Whether it's gin, wine or cocktails- whatever your taste, we've got you covered!

A Brewing Capital of the World

Back in 2016, a report by the University of Sheffield named us the Real Ale Capital of the World - leading the charge in the upsurge of independent brewing in the UK. We're proud of our pubs and always pleased to see new breweries popping up all the time.

So, whether you favour a hoppy pale, a sour or a milk stout, we're sure you'll find something to your taste. 

Great places for Craft Beer fans

Check out one of Time Out's coolest neighbourhoods in the world and their recommendations for the best places for food and drink in Kelham Island!

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Inventive dining at its finest

Rafters Restaurant

Rafters is an exceptional dining experience with friendly Sheffield service. They’ve retained 2 AA rosettes and achieved a Michelin Guide listing - so you know you're getting quality throughout. The restaurant is in a beautifully converted attic in Ranmoor.


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.


Bench is a scintillating restaurant slash neighbourhood hangout with communal bistro-style dining serving seasonal dishes alongside cocktails, natural wine and beer.

Juke and Loe

Distinctive seasonal cooking, fine food and friendly service is what defines this Michelin listed restaurant in trendy Kelham Island.


Fischer’s Baslow Hall, is a multiple award-winning, individual, stylish, boutique country house hotel and restaurant. An exquisite menu, impeccable service and a prestigious wine list ensure this is a place you won't forget on those special occasions.


Since opening in 2016, this urban restaurant influenced by nature, has been busy wowing food critics and customers alike, garnering awards and is consistently ranked amongst the best restaurants in the country via the likes of the The Good Food Guide and Michelin Guide.

Great pubs as part of a walk, run or ride

When you are The Outdoor City and one of Europe's brewing capitals, it makes for a mighty fine combination. We put together some hand-picked pubs that match up perfectly with exploration of our parks, woodlands and Peak District so that your day is sorted.

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Public is quite simply stunning. Occupying the former gent’s toilet below the grade-1 listed Victorian town hall, Public is a tiny haven of fine drinks and delicious food - or as it was once described: ‘A Wes Anderson train carriage crowbarred in to an old bog’.


An intimate venue with funky soundtracks and swanky decor to create an atmosphere filled with great vibes. The drinks include masterfully crafted cocktails, the finest spirits, select wines and premium draught beer. All you have to do is bring the people you love.

The Gin Bar at Vintedge

A bar selling premium and local gins, The Gin Bar is located in the heart of the Abbeydale Road scene with a vintage look and feel.

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.


Sheffield's very own Danish themed bar and coffee house. It's a beautifully designed interior with a cosy scandi vibe, and some absolute decadence when it comes to cocktails. Plus there's tasty brunch fare and some tapas and slider type food to satisfy your hunger.

The Old House

The Old House is a welcoming & friendly boozer in the city centre with craft beers, cocktails, homemade eats & eclectic beats. The venue boasts award-winning pies, customisable Sunday roast dinners, an extensive cocktail menu and a range of craft beers and real ales.

Monk Bar

A cool little cocktail bar on the trendy Ecclesall Road, Monk Bar is open daily with a promise to deliver you some of the best cocktails in the city.

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. 

Top notch food halls


Bringing together some of the most exciting independent kitchens and traders from across the country, Kommune is a social all-day dining experience foodhall, situated in a unique Grade II listed building at the very heart of Sheffield and on the edge of the trendy Castlegate district.

Cutlery Works

Cutlery Works has gone down in Sheffield as one of the best redevelopment stories in a good while. It took a decrepit former cutlery factory in an up-and-coming area, and redesigned it into what it is today; a popular food hall in the Kelham Island area of Sheffield.

Grab a bite

Sheffield Street Food Guide

From juicy burgers and crispy fried chicken to burritos and boa buns, not forgetting some indulgent vegan delights too, see our guide for Sheffield’s street food highlights.

5 Quirky Cafes

While Sheffield is home to a plethora of amazing cafes and coffee shops right across the city, there are some that are particularity unique in their offer.

Sheffield’s best brunch spots

From a classic full English fry up to stacks of pancakes and avocado on toast, or maybe even just a really good cup coffee, these places won’t disappoint on the brunch front.

Alfresco Sheffield

From suntrap terraces to cobbled courtyards in former cutlery workshops and even the odd rooftop, here's a selection of great places to enjoy outdoor drinks and fantastic food in Sheffield.