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.

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Last updated on 21st February 2024

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.

The Botanist, Sheffield

Make your way into the city centre to dine at this eclectic restaurant, decorated with hanging lanterns, fairy lights and plants that make it seem like a mystical playground. The Botanist is the ideal restaurant choice when it comes to dining somewhere that's a little bit different. It's menu boasts bespoke cocktails like the Poppy and Pink Gin Punch, as well as its world-famous hanging kebabs to eat, plus curries and juicy burgers. 

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.

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.


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.

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.