Where to Eat

Sheffield is a city known for its diverse culinary scene. During your stay for EAMT 2024, explore the vibrant flavours that Sheffield's city centre has to offer. From cosy cafes to upscale dining, there's something for every palate. Here are some recommendations.

For more ideas, go to the Visit Sheffield website.

Sheffield's independent restaurants are very popular, even on weekdays, so we suggest booking in advance (especially for fine dining) where possible. If you're looking for a last-minute walk-in, try Division Street or Ecclesall Road, as these streets have lots of great options.  

Quick Bites and Cafes

If you're looking to grab something quickly, try the Diamond Kitchen located on the ground floor of the building. It serves locally roasted coffee, cakes and pastries, sandwiches, and hot food. But if you've got a little more time, Sheffield is host to a huge number of fantastic independent cafes.

Steam Yard Coffee Co.
Known for its speciality coffee and delectable pastries, it's a great spot to recharge during the conference. Less than 10 minutes away from The Diamond.

Marmadukes Café Deli
A charming cafe with a focus on fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Marmadukes is perfect for a light breakfast, brunch, or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. There are two in Sheffield City Centre - Norfolk Row & Cambridge Street.

Copper Pot Café
A small cafe just minutes from the Diamond offering great coffee and breakfast. Includes great options for vegetarians and vegans.

Award-winning New Zealand coffee and food. Located around a 20-minute walk from the University.

Caffè Tucci
Very popular independent Neapolitan cafe and deli with a great selection of paninis. Their other location on Ecclesall Road also serves a selection of Italian street food.

Local Favourites

Cutlery Works
Features a variety of independent vendors serving everything from street food to artisanal desserts. Great for groups, as it's easy for everyone to order from different vendors. Konjö, offering Scandinavian-Japanese fusion street food, is run by the same team behind the Michelin guide-listed fine-dining restaurant Jöro. Reservations are recommended for peak days or large groups. Cutlery Works is in Kelham Island - a short but steep walk from the city centre. For a closer alternative see Cambridge Street Collective below.

A  relaxed, family-run Italian restaurant. It is very cosy, with only a handful of tables so ringing ahead to check for space is recommended. Less than 5 minutes away from The Diamond.

Family-run Sardinian restaurant located in Kelham Island. Awarded best Italian restaurant in the UK in 2022. Also consider their nearby rooftop bar Kelu, serving cocktails and appetisers.

A modern take on traditional British flavours, with a focus on locally sourced, high-quality ingredients in a distinctive industrial setting.

A popular Indian restaurant that has been serving Sheffield for nearly 60 years. Located on the bustling Ecclessall Road about a 20-minute walk from The Diamond.

Casual Dining

Cambridge Street Collective
The newly-opened Cambridge Street Collective is the largest purpose-built food hall in Europe. Conveniently located in the heart of the city centre with a huge selection of vendors from across the world, ample seating, and a lovely rooftop terrace with views across the city. 

Forum Kitchen and Bar
Located in the heart of the city centre, Forum Kitchen + Bar offers a relaxed setting with a diverse menu. Ideal for a leisurely lunch or dinner with colleagues, if you pop next door to Common Rooms you can pay a game or two of pool too!

Experience the vibrant flavours of Cuba at Cubana. This lively restaurant serves up delicious tapas and cocktails, creating a lively atmosphere for socializing. If you arrive in Sheffield early- Cubanas offers Salsa classes and social dancing on Saturday & Sunday evenings.

Fine Dining

No Name
An intimate bistro with an ever-changing menu based on seasonal and local availability. A little outside of the city centre but worth a visit.  Booking usually required.

Located a short drive from the city centre, Michelin Guide-listed Rafters offers a sophisticated menu with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

Jöro in Sheffield is an innovative and sustainable fine-dining restaurant, celebrated for its inventive use of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients in a stylish and contemporary setting.

Pubs and Bars

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The Red Deer
A traditional British pub just minutes away from The Diamond. Serves a great range of real ales and classic pub food.

Nottingham House
A pub loved by students and locals alike, often considered to have the best pies in Sheffield (including vegetarian and vegan options). There are no reservations and pies often sell out, so it's best to go for lunch or an early dinner! Make sure to try beloved local condiment Henderson's Relish on your pie.

This tiny bar in a former public toilet was named one of the best cocktail spots in the country. Located right in the city centre underneath the striking town hall.