If you’re tired of visiting the local pub at the bottom of your road, or ordering takeaways on a Friday night then why not venture out and try something a bit different.
From fine dining to kebabs, from street food to an immersive ‘rude’ dining experience at Karen’s Diner, there’s something for everyone at these recently opened eateries.
1. Raffina by Reece Elliott, Ground Floor, 837 Ecclesall Rd, S11 8TH
Offering modern Italian-inspired lunch and dinner, this venue was opened by former Masterchef The Professionals contestant Reece Elliott. It's rated 4.8 stars on Google. One Google reviewer said: "Went here for a couples outing and it was just absolutely amazing!! We never anticipated how brilliant it actually would be. Absolutely every single bit of our night was fantastic. From the second we walked through the door. The service, the professionalism, the staff, the atmosphere and not to mention the food that was just sensational. It really was brilliant. We will certainly be back and telling EVERYONE about it. The food was so good, we will be back to try everything on the menu." Photo: Scott Merrylees
2. Risto Deli 2 Terre, Highfield, S2 4LA
The Italian restaurant Risto Deli 2 Terre also offers fun pizza making parties for all the family. It has a strong 5 stars on Google reviews. One diner said: "Nice little place! The service was really friendly and the food was tasty. Highly reccomend the burrata with lamb ragu. Everything was very good value. A wine menu wouldve been nice. The wine we had was lovely though." Photo: Risto Deli 2 Terre
3. Karen's Diner, 4 Suffolk Rd, S2 4AF
The social media sensation and pop-up dining eperience opened its first UK site in Sheffield and has proved a hit with Google reviewers, with an average of 4.3 stars. One reviewer said: "Really great food, which I wasn't expecting. The staff played great parts and were exactly as expected. They accommodated us even without a booking and we had a great time. Highly recommended." Photo: Dean Atkins
4. Zaap Thai Street Food, 521-523 Ecclesall Rd, Sharrow
Zaap Thai opened its doors earlier this month and is already proving a hit with Google reviewers, with a 4.7 star average. One reviewer said: "New place in town. Really good quality Thai food. Good atmosphere. Friendly staff. I will definitely be a regular customer." Photo: Scott Merrylees