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by Now Then Sheffield

383 Abbeydale Road

Housed in the former 1920s ballroom and billiard hall of the Abbeydale Picture House, Picture House Social serve up creative cocktails, craft beer and sumptuous Italian food, plus they have ping pong tables. Run by the same people behind the Great Gatsby, expect to enjoy good food and a relaxed vibe.

Manager Joe said: “To be nominated feels very pleasant. It's always nice to get a little pat on the back. The last year has whizzed by unnervingly quickly. We've gradually learnt more and become so nerdy about pizza that I think our friends are bored of us now.”

Favourite food places: Zeugma, Bragazzis, Forge Bakehouse, Shy Boy Cantina, Thyme Cafe, Top Thai.


354 Sharrow Vale Road

Porter Brook Deli is an Aladdin’s cave offering goodies including olives, cured meats and a fantastic cheese counter stocking over 50 cheeses. It’s run by enthusiastic husband and wife team Nick and Nicky, who are only too happy to chat food and offer advice.

Nick said: "It is lovely to be nominated for an award. I hope it means we are doing something right. I can't believe we have been open for over two years now. We have learnt a lot from listening to what customers tell you about what they are cooking or where they have visited. We’re now selling some great cheeses and relatively unknown ones made by small-scale producers."

Favourite food places: Ashoka, Sebastian's, Seven Hills Bakery, Made by Jonty's, Homemade by Thelma's.


Folkwood Grove

Based behind Bents Green school off Ringinglow Road, Hidden Gem Cafe is run by Work Ltd, a local charity providing work experience to people with learning difficulties. They offer homemade dishes which make the most of local and seasonal ingredients.

Sarah said: "We are so proud to have been nominated. This in itself is a huge achievement. The last year has been extremely busy and we can't believe the increased footfall that we have had in such a short space of time. The highlight for us is the amount of people that are spreading the word and putting our wonderful charity, cafe and bijoux gift shop on the map."

Favourite food places: Peppercorns, Smith & Baker, Forge Bakehouse.


56 Trippet Lane

Bia Comida run the kitchen at the Dog & Partridge. The menu offers pub classics alongside Spanish-influenced tapas, including paella and empanadillas. Enjoy a beer or two and sunshine food in a cosy Irish pub.

Chef Jimmy said: "It is very exciting to be nominated. The last year has been great. We had been open for one year in May, so that was a real milestone for us. The tapas has been really successful and what is particularly satisfying now is that I can get out of the kitchen and talk to people about the menu. A lot of the regulars know they can ask me for certain things and I know how they like it, so that's really fun."

Favourite food places: Vero Gusto, Craft & Dough.

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