Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Sheffield
Hardens guides have spent 32 years compiling reviews of the best Sheffield restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 26 restaurants in Sheffield and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Sheffield restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
Featured Sheffield Restaurants
1. Losehill House Hotel & Spa British, Modern restaurant in Hope Valley Losehill Lane, Edale Road - S33
“From the homemade bread and the hors d’oeuvres to the dessert course everything is just perfect”, say fans of this characterful hotel, which has a “wonderful setting” in the Peak District National Park, and is praised for its “professional and friendly” staff and “fantastic food” (from an à la carte three-course menu).
2. Vero Gusto Italian restaurant in Sheffield 12 Norfolk Row - S1
A charming “family-run” operation, which after 16 years is “now a Sheffield institution”. Neapolitan-born Ester’s “delicious” dishes are backed up by Saverano’s “mind-boggling wine listed topped by super-Tuscans”, while “there’s a small bar for pre-dinner drinks”. Top Menu Tip – “sublime ravioli”.
3. Silversmiths British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield 111 Arundel St - S1
2019 Review: “One of Sheffield’s old industrial spaces, converted into a comfortable restaurant with quirky style”, and going like a dream since the then ‘Runaway Girl’ featured on Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares in 2008; “they have a nicely considered menu with some interesting (Yorks-centric) choices”, and the fishcakes are a “classic well worth trying”.
4. Street Food Chef Mexican restaurant in Sheffield 90 Arundel St - S1
Richard & Abi Golland’s street-food operation wins high ratings for its tacos and other lively Latino dishes, available at its city-centre Burrito Bar or the fully licensed Mexican Canteen in Sharrow Vale Road.
5. Tamper Coffee Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Sheffield 149 Arundel Street - S1
2022 Review: “The best freshly ground and tasty coffee in the whole of South Yorkshire, can’t beat it” – insist fans of this Kiwi-style spot in the Cultural Industries Quarter – now in its 12th year, so a veteran in the fast-moving world of artisan coffee. It has an all-day menu of brunch-ish eats, and serves cocktails as early as 11am. The industrial-style interior is replicated at its second site, at Sellers Wheel.
6. Joro Scandinavian restaurant in Sheffield 294 Shalesmoor - S3
“World-class cooking” – “a blisteringly good fusion of Nordic, Japanese and modern British ingredients and techniques” – continues to win ever-more renown for Luke & Stacey Sherwood-French’s “brilliant and imaginative” venue, in a “slightly cramped” converted shipping container (but see note below) “with a great playlist of music that you wouldn’t normally hear in a fine-dining restaurant!”. “It’s a travesty that this place hasn’t been awarded a Michelin star, as it’s definitely operating at that level and restaurants less deserving are awarded one (one guesses that the shipping container location has put off the traditionalist tyre men)”. “A light touch and high-end technique in the kitchen make unusual combinations feel natural” – “every dish is a flavour bomb!” – while “inventive drinks flights showcase some bold pairings”. Watch this space, as a move is afoot to a new location in late 2022/early 2023, and the couple are also expanding their local empire (which includes House of Jöro, see also) with a new deli concept: Grocerant.
7. Luke's Place British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield 132 Infirmary Road - S6
2022 Review: No feedback as yet on this brave September 2020 opening – a tiny, 8-seat chef's table restaurant (all seats are at the counter) with an ever-changing and affordable tasting menu (7 courses for £30 on opening) from chef Luke Reynolds. Reports please!
8. Nonna’s Italian restaurant in Sheffield 535 - 541 Eccleshall Road - S11
2021 Review: Maurizio Mori’s long-established Italian (est. 1996) has earned its local popularity with “good food that’s consistently authentic” and “staff and an atmosphere that help improve your day”.
9. Rafters British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield 220 Oakbrook Rd, Nethergreen - S11
“Still one of the best, with great service (and also good for special events)” – Tom Lawson & Alastair Myers’s small (26-seater) dining room in Nethergreen is ever-more focused on its tasting menu format, delivering 6 courses for £95. There’s also the option of eating at the ‘Kitchen Bench’.
10. The Cricket Inn British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield Penny Ln - S17
2022 Review: A collaboration between Sheffield cook Richard Smith, his restaurateur wife Victoria and the award-winning craft brewers Thornbridge; “creative fish dishes” feature alongside meats – all well-singed on the fancy Bertha indoor charcoal oven – and the “great location” (skirting the Peak District) makes it particularly “good for outdoor eating”.
11. Native Fish & seafood restaurant in Neepsend 169 Gibraltar Street - S3
This “excellent seafood restaurant” was opened in 2021 by “top Sheffield fishmonger J H Mann” – an institution that opened a century earlier in Hillsborough. “Being run by a fishmonger means they have varieties way more exciting that the usual offerings, including lobster, oysters and scallops” – which means it’s “a wonderful place for fish lovers”. The retail part of the business is now based in Sharrow Vale, with a second shop in Bakewell.
12. Maveli Indian, Southern restaurant in Broomhall 223 Glossop Road - S10
2022 Review: “The food is authentic and quite different from average North Indian establishments (dishes from Kerala are featured)” at this “very consistent” spot proclaimed in particular for its “fine dosas”.
13. Tonco British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield 2 Dyson Place - S11
Flo Hiller and Joe Shrewsbury opened this modern and minimalist small-plates restaurant in late 2019, since which time it’s made waves locally in the local press (if not our annual diners’ survey). In April 2022, it caught the eye of Marina O’Loughlin in The Sunday Times, who gives it a full-on rave: in the city’s “coolest, restaurant-lined neighbourhood” she finds it “warmly ramshackle… as far from fancy as it’s possible to get”. The menu is “a box of delights” that “fairly jitters with promise” with a “maverick touch” that pairs mussels with rhubarb and “ajo blanco (Spanish-style almond and garlic ‘soup’)”… “sounds like madness, tastes like genius”.
14. Bench British, Modern restaurant in Nether Edge 7b Nether Edge Road - S7
“Nice, if somewhat out-of-the-way, neighbourhood-style spot serving small plates and good wine”, outside Sheffield – a bar / kitchen and shop that started life with sell-out pop-up dinners. Its cuisine was given a strong plug by The FT in early 2022.
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