Earlier this week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown will be introduced on April 12 as planned.
This means outdoor hospitality, non-essential shops, hairdressers and gyms will all be permitted to reopen, subject to social distancing rules.
Groups of up to six people, or two households, will be able to meet in outdoor terraces and beer gardens in Sheffield’s pubs, restaurants and cafés.
As our readers begin to make plans for meeting friends and family, we have put together a handy list of 20 establishments in Sheffield that will be opening for alfresco dining from this month.
Please get in touch by emailing [email protected] if you would like your café, pub or restaurant to be added to the list.
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1. EGO Sheffield
EGO Sheffield on Surrey Street in the city centre is set to mark its reopening week by being open for the whole of the week, starting from April 12. The restaurant, which serves up freshly cooked food from across the Mediterranean including French, Spanish, Italian, Greek and Moroccan cuisine, says demand is high and so recommends booking in advance. It will be open every day from Monday, April 12 through to Saturday, April 17 and then every Friday and Saturday between April 23 and May 15. You can book by emailing: [email protected]
Photo: Steve Parkin
2. Tonco Sheffield
Tonco, based on Dyson Place off Sharrowvale Road, is a neighbourhood restaurant specialising in "ecclectic, simple plates". They are due to reopen on Wednesday, April 14, according to their website, and will be open for lunch between midday and 2pm and then again for dinner between 5.30pm and 9.30pm. Customers are urged to book by emailing: [email protected] or calling 0114 3493996. Pictured are owners Joe Shrewsbury and Flo Russell.
3. Peddler Market
The popular Peddler Market on Burton Road in Kelham Island will be opening its car park so customers can drink and dine outdoors. Their website states they will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday, April 16 through to Saturday, May 8 and will also be open on Sunday, May 2 ahead of the May Day bank holiday. They have a different food line-up every weekend, starting with Cow Boys Burgers; Solita Fish Bar; The Cookie Mumsters; Tikk’s Thai on the weekend of April 16 and 17. You will need to book ahead, which you can do via their website at https://www.peddlerwarehouse.com/ but be quick because spaces are bound to book up fast.
Photo: DEAN ATKINS
4. Deckards at Barrow Boy
Barrow Boy on Abbeydale Road is set to open from April 12, and will be serving up delicious bao buns, courtesy of the street food operation based with them, Deckards. They serve up the Chinese steamed bao buns with a variety of fillings, and not just Asian flavours. Barrow Boy is always a popular spot, and booking in advance is a must. You can book via their website here: https://www.barrowboybar.com/book