MP Paul Blomfield was the guest of honour at the official opening of Sheffield University’s £20 million revamped student union bulding.
Celebrations continued later at the new restuarant in the complex Inox Dine, where the Sheffield Central MP met head chef Joe Berry and assistant Nick McMahon.
Also in the spotlight at the event was Chinese X Factor winner and former Sheffield University student Mary Jess Leaverland.
Mary Jess studied Chinese and music in Sheffield and later her studies took her to Jiangsu province where she came across auditions for the talent show.
The restaurant was host to more than 100 guests who tucked into a Sheffield-themed menu prepared by a young team of chefs.