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6 great places to eat and drink alfresco

If you're looking for some inspiration for where to eat and drink as lockdown restrictions ease, look no further. Here’s a selection of Sheffield independents to visit this spring.

As lockdown restrictions have been eased we’ve seen pubs, restaurants and cafes welcoming customers back for alfresco eating and drinking.

It feels good to see places opening up and to have a few more social options, other than our own four walls and gardens. Hopefully this is an opportunity for more normality for everyone and a much-needed boost for the city’s independent hospitality industry.

You might already have been to your favourite beer garden for your first pint in a good while or enjoyed lunch outside at a local cafe. If you are looking for some more inspiration for where to eat and drink, read on.

Gatsby

The Gatsby Bar

We’re pleased to see The Gatsby has returned to Division Street after a year of closure. You can tuck into some Mexican Shy Boy classics and try new dishes. There’s lots of appetising options, from Thai tanic wings and burritos to tacos and chilli cheese fries.

You can book a beer garden table online, click and collect using City Grab, or grab drinks and food to take away from the Great Hatchby.

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73-75 Division Street, S1 4GE

Smorgas 2

Smörgås

Scandanavian cafe Smörgås is now open Monday to Friday, 8am to 2pm. They have a small menu including great coffee, cakes, salads and sandwiches. You can take away or enjoy the undercover seating in the garden.

There’s no need to book - you can just turn up, order at the hatch and be served at your table, if you are sitting in the garden.

You can try their famous rød pølse (Danish red hot dogs) with all the trimmings or nutritious mixed salad boxes, with the option to add extras like ham, feta, boiled egg or houmous.

Take part in the Friday Bun Club by placing your order via their online shop for boxes of kanelbullar (Swedish cinnamon buns) and a weekly special for a Friday collection.

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401 Glossop Road, S10 2PR

Marmadukes sandwiches

Marmadukes

Marms have two city centre venues to choose from. Table bookings are available at Norfolk Row and takeaway at Cambridge Street, with some limited outside seating.

If you're treating yourself to lunch there’s seasonal salads, coffee and cakes on the menu. Recent in-house bakes have included peanut butter blondies, morning buns and wild garlic scones.

Look out for Marmadukes 3, coming soon to Ecclesall Road South...

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22 Norfolk Row (S1 2PA) and 42 Cambridge Street (S1 4HP)

Pangolin

The Pangolin

The Pangolin is Hillsborough’s first craft beer shop, run by beer aficionado Nick Davy. You can buy takeouts of cask, canned and bottled ales. Look out for your favourites or ask for recommendations if you want to try something new.

There’s a great selection, including local breweries Abbeydale, Hillsborough’s Lost Industry, St Mars of the Desert and plenty from others. The thirst-quenching mango and passionfruit tea berliner weisse from Beer Ink is on our list to try.

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80 Middlewood Road, S6 4HA

Coles Corner

Coles Corner

Coles Corner boasts a café with an outside terrace. The menu includes lots of local and seasonal choices for veggies and vegans, including homemade soups, grazing plates, coffee, local ales and more.

Their pop-up events are starting up again too, with the Wednesday Ramen Club and a Tacos and Tequila night in May. To book, email info@colescorner.co.uk or visit their website.

The Coles Corner team have just finished covering the outside terrace ceiling with 1,000 handmade origami cranes. You can adopt a crane from £2 to help raise money for mental health charity Blackdog Outdoors. Visit the Gofundme page to donate.

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322 Abbeydale Road, S7 1FN

Cafe 9

Cafe #9

Take a trip to Nether Edge and visit the lovely, laidback Cafe #9, open Wednesday to Saturday, 9 till 9. If you're lucky you can enjoy a delicious dish of organic roast sweet potato and spinach dhal with chickpea salsa, rice and flatbread.

Alternatively, check out the nutritious No9 granola bowl, made with house-baked mixed seed and nut granola, banana, yogurt, house-made mixed berry compote and topped with Spanish blossom honey.

Outdoor seating is available to book on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays by emailing cafeninesheffield@gmail.com.

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9 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU

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