Cool And Quirky Restaurants In Sheffield

On the hunt for some slightly more off-piste eats? This city is home to some unique dining experiences that are keeping all you foodies on your toes. From acclaimed venues offering ever-changing menus, to the party bars putting their own bizarre twists on classic cuisines, we've rounded up some of the quirkiest restaurants in Sheffield.

Last updated on 4th December 2023

YO! Sheffield Meadowhall

Whether it's dinner or lunch in Sheffield, fans of sushi and Japanese street food can expect a fun experience at YO! in Meadowhall. Take a seat at their 'kaiten' conveyor belt and grab what you fancy as it passes by, or order something warming from their hot menu.

Thyme Cafe

Nestled on Glossop Road, Thume Cafe is a cute, cosy getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. Boasting a sun-soaked garden and industrial-chic interiors, it's as cool as. Head on over to chomp on internationally flavoured small plates and mains that are sure to make you drool.

ChaoBaby Meadowhall

Boasting the spirited and bustling atmosphere of a Bangkok street market, ChaoBaby offers a unique blend of flavours from Thai and European cuisine with classics like khao soi gai curried chicken noodle soup and pad Thai on offer. With top-notch ingredients and classic interiors, this popular Sheffield haunt has got a real flavour for success. Yum.

Pom Kitchen

A vibrant and creative café on Ecclesall Road, Pom Kitchen is one of the coolest and quirkiest places to eat in Sheffield. The Aussie-inspired brunch spot serves up a selection of plates to match its interiors, with colourful smoothies, edible flower-filled salads and even bright pink hot dogs.


The premier vegan restaurant in Sheffield, V OR V is the quirky plant-based eatery fronting delicious dishes and one of the best bottomless brunches in the city. Take a seat inside this fun and relaxed venue and feast on sustainably-minded small plates and biodynamic wines.

Cutlery Works

One of the coolest places to eat in Sheffield, Cutlery Works is not just the largest food hall in the city, it's the biggest in the whole of northern England. Head over to Neepsend Lane where the former factory is housing a whole load of excellent independent vendors, from artisan chocolate makers to sandwich connoisseurs.

Lucky Fox

For some of the city's best American-inspired eats, Division Street's Lucky Fox is the place to check out. The fun Sheffield restaurant specialises in delicious fried chicken served however you like it - in a bun, on a waffle or dipped in hot sauce.


Michelin guide restaurants Sheffield? Holder of numerous accolades including AA Rosettes and Bib Gourmands, Jöro is not only one of the best, but one of the most unusual restaurants on Kelham Island. With a focus on hyper-seasonal ingredients, their eight-course tasting menu will keep you coming back.