Burger restaurant, sports bar and Scandinavian-style café all set to open at Sheffield's £70m New Era Square

Sheffield’s food and drink scene is set for a boost with the full opening of the £70m New Era Square development.

By Julia Armstrong
Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 9:11 am

New Era Square at St Mary’s Gate features restaurants, street food kiosks, the city’s largest oriental supermarket and shops – all located around a modern public square with panda art installationsFrom next month, New Era Square – which also includes more than 650 student residences, apartments and penthouses, plus an office building and gym – will finally be able to fully open its doors to the public.Developer Jerry Cheung said the 430,000 sq ft development promises to be an exciting destination for visitors looking to discover somewhere new and exciting to socialise following 12 months of lockdowns.“New Era Square blends the dynamism and energy of modern China and South East Asia with the best of Western culture,” said the Sheffield businessman.

“Despite the difficulties posed by Covid, we’ve completed the development only two months later than planned and the site is now almost fully let. This summer, visitors can look forward to shopping relaxing, socialising and connecting again over food and drink in our vibrant and attractive public square.”OISOI, Sheffield’s hugely popular Asian restaurant brand, has already opened its latest venue, OISOI Gathering at New Era Square, while another new addition, Yum Yum Bites, is serving up Taiwanese street food.Several other new eateries, which are currently being fitted out and will open between June and September, include a stylish burger restaurant, a large sports bar and an elegant Japanese restaurant called Doki Kagoshima, which has ambitions to become the flagship Japanese restaurant in Sheffield.Lykke – a Scandinavian-styled café – will round off the truly global and multicultural offer at New Era Square, serving up Nordic and north European cuisine.Within the development, there are also several kiosks including a Taiwanese food shop, a breakfast restaurant, a BBQ restaurant, a hair salon and a travel agent.New Era Square will open in accordance with Government guidelines throughout May and June.

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Giant rooftop panda sculpture being installed at New Era Square Sheffield. Rongmin Qin executive director and Jerry Cheung MD New Era development UK.