Juke and Loe Sheffield: What will change as Michelin-recommended restaurant re-opens at new site
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Apart from the new building in Kelham Island, diners visiting brothers Joseph and Luke Grayson’s eatery can also expect an extra day’s opening, an important new item on the menu, and a slight name change.
The restaurant, which is one of Sheffield’s best-rated and features in the Michelin Guide, is due to reopen on Friday, November 18 and is set to be busy on Friday and Saturday with many bookings already in place.
Joe said he was looking forward to re-opening again for the first time since the previous location, on Ecclesall Road, closed in May. And he revealed that they would be opening on Sundays for the first time at the new premises, on the corner of Green Lane and Ball Street, in Kelham Island.
He said it will be opening five days a week, rather than four, with the addition of Sunday lunches, which will be served until 3pm on Sundays. And serving Sunday roasts would be another change, as it was something they had not done previously.
"We will be serving Sunday lunches this time,” he said. “We felt we should, because we're going to be a dining pub. We felt because we are in a former pub building it would be a massive shame not to do a Sunday roast. First and foremost we see ourselves as a restaurant. But we have moved into what has in the past been a traditional pub, which has been beautifully renovated. We feel serving Sunday roast will be a continuation of its heritage as a pub, and we think it is a good opportunity.”
He also revealed that there will be a slight change in name – the new site will be called Juke and Loe at The Milestone. And it will also serve draft beer. The beers will vary as they are not tied so can sell whatever types they want to.
The venue will be able to fit in twice as many bookings as the previous premises. Joe said: “The business was really well established, but we have had a hiatus, as the last day at the previous site was May 28.
"We are hoping that the re-opening is a continuation, and things go the same way as they had done, but it is natural to feel a bit nervous. There has been lots of interest from former customers. I’m happy about that and want old and new customers to come to us. We’re happy to be down here in Kelham Island and see the new site as a step up. We want to get open and are chomping at the bit.”
Juke and Loe has been included in the last two editions of the Michelin Guide, which recognises gastronomic excellence, and despite still being closed at the time also made it onto The Restaurant Guide 2023 published by the AA last month – one of just six Sheffield restaurants to do so. Guardian food critic Jay Rayner is among Juke and Loe’s high-profile fans, praising the 'delightful and impressive cooking' after visiting the restaurant earlier this year. It has also been named among the UK’s top 100 restaurants by SquareMeal.