Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Sheffield
Hardens guides have spent 30 years compiling reviews of the best Sheffield restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 65 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. Rafters British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield 220 Oakbrook Rd, Nether Grn - S11
“Still one of the best”, Tom Lawson & Alistair Myers’s ambitious, small upstairs dining room, ten minutes from the city-centre (and named for its main architectural features) is a “Sheffield gem” combining “excellent service” with “brilliant” modern British cuisine. “The ‘Experience’ label (used to describe its more elaborate weekend menus) is a tad pretentious”, but that’s the only complaint.
2. Vero Gusto Italian restaurant in Sheffield 12 Norfolk Row - S1
“Sheffield’s best Italian” – “this small, family-run, city-centre fixture stands out for its delicious, authentic food and friendly atmosphere” – and is “packed from early on Fridays” for good reason: “genuine Italian bustle and lots of classic dishes served very much to standard”.
3. Joro Scandinavian restaurant in Sheffield 294 Shalesmoor - S3
“Such a great addition to the Sheffield scene” – Luke & Stacey Sherwood-French’s “extraordinary conversion of a shipping container” provides some “outstanding” cuisine with its selection of ‘hyper-seasonal’ small plates, available also as part of ten-course (£65) or twelve-course (£75) tasting menus: “the food’s so exciting… the opposite of style over substance”.
4. Ottos restaurant in Sheffield 344 Sharrow Vale Road - S11
2018 Review: Tucked off one of the city’s main arteries, Otto Damahi’s “always welcoming” local staple offers top Moroccan cuisine, including “gluten-free options”, and very popular tagines. BYO for a small corkage fee.
5. Street Food Chef Mexican/TexMex restaurant in Sheffield 90 Arundel St - S1
“Very cheap Mexican near the station” – you can “always taste something new” (besides burritos, tacos, nachos et al) at this well-established cantina, which also now has a Sharrow Vale Road sibling.
6. Nonna’s Italian restaurant in Sheffield 535 - 541 Eccleshall Road - S11
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”.
7. 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”.
8. Wong Ting restaurant in Sheffield
2017 Review: “The most authentic Chinese cooking in Sheffield” awaits at this “exceptionally good” city-centre venue; the menu is “not very varied, but very consistent” (“Top Tip – you need to ask for the Chinese menu if you want the real McCoy)”.
9. Tamper Coffee Sandwiches, cakes, etc restaurant in Sheffield 149 Arundel Street - S1
“Quirky, high quality and a refreshing change” – this “Kiwi-influenced” joint in “trendy, old factory premises” (a former silversmiths) in the Cultural Industries Quarter is “good for coffee, lunch or just a good vibe any time”. Approaching its 10th anniversary, it now has two offshoots: Westfield Terrace and Kommune in the old city centre.
10. The Cricket Inn British, Modern restaurant in Sheffield Penny Ln - S17
Classic pub dishes are supplemented by more unusual specials from chef/partner Richard Smith at this inn on the edge of the Peak District – with ‘Bertha’, a British-made indoor charcoal oven, put to good use. “Great beers” from local craft brewers Thornbridge – partners in the pub – complete the picture.
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