Mystery surrounds future of Sheffield city centre restaurant which opened less than a year ago

Customers have been left confused over the future of a Sheffield city centre restaurant which opened in September last year.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 04 April, 2019, 11:07

Cargo Hold opened on Church Street in Sheffield city centre last year to a wave of excitement.

The Mediterranean-themed bar and restaurant was set up in Cairns Chamber, a Grade II-listed building built between 1894 and 1896, which had stood empty for 15 years.

Cargo Hold - Google Maps

As well as seafood, Cargo Hold served ‘dramatic cocktails’, fine roasted coffee and a full lunch menu.

However, after just seven months, the restaurant now shows few signs of business with customers questioning if the site has closed down.

Cargo Hold still offers a Groupon deal for a 6oz rump steak meal and a bottle of wine, but one customer said they turned up with the deal to find the restaurant closed.

Posting on Trip Advisor, they wrote: “I was taking my wife for a steak meal that was pre-booked using the restaurant’s system.

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"But, shock horror, it was closed. The large door was padlocked and there was no sign of life and no notice on the door.

“Has it closed down? I’m now in a battle to get my cash back.”

Other customers have taken to the restaurant’s Facebook page to question whether it is still trading.

Laura Carnall wrote: “Booked - all locked up, phone cut off, looks like the have gone out of business.”

Margaret Mcfie said: “Booked in for a midweek treat for me and my family and the restaurant is all shut… No lights on, doors locked? What's going on?”

The Star approached Cargo Hold for comment.