See inside stylish new bar and restaurant serving up Yorkshire inspired dishes in Sheffield

A chic new bar and restaurant is set to open in Sheffield’s flagship Heart of the City development, and will be serving up Yorkshire inspired dishes.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 8:43 am
Updated Friday, 4th June 2021, 8:44 am
Terrace firepit at The Furnace
Terrace firepit at The Furnace

Chefs at The Furnace, which is set to open within Sheffield’s flagship Heart of the City development on Monday, June 7, have revealed a selection of Yorkshire inspired dishes from their opening menu.

Designed by local chef Guy Greaves and team, the menu is said to pay “homage to the city it serves, pairing famed local products and dishes with cooking techniques inspired by the functions of a furnace – such as cooling, torching, flame-grilling and blowtorching.”

Guy explained: “Yorkshire has so many fantastic unique recipes and traditions passed down from multiple generations.

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The bar at The Furnace

The team and I have dug into our own experiences growing up – combined with our modern styles to provide a menu that evokes nostalgia but stands up to the test of time.”

One such dish from the menu is a Yorkshire chip shop staple – the fish cake.

Evoking that Friday night tradition down the chippy, The Furnace has sought to elevate the humble chippy-tea item into “a first-class fried starter.”

Made to the traditional recipe - two pieces of potato sandwiching a fillet of cod, the starter is served with a perfectly fried egg and warm tartare sauce.

Photo by Jack Kirwin -JK Photography-

For fans of a brew, the second dish revealed might be more your cup of tea – literally.

Chefs at The Furnace – perhaps inspired by their breaktime brew – have smoked their Mackerel with God’s own Yorkshire Tea to create a starter of Yorkshire Tea Smoked Mackerel.

Ensuring The Furnace lives up to its name, there are also a number of dishes that are made with flames, such as main courses of Halloumi and Watermelon Kebab

served with flatbread and Pan-Fried Cod Loin with chicken butter sauce.

Mixing it up for dessert, diners can expect to find normally savoury Yorkshire Puddings served with vanilla ice cream, salted caramel sauce and dried raspberries.

Saving the best until last, The Furnace has what they hope to be their soon-to-be ‘flame-ous’ Crème Brûlée – which is blowtorched to caramelise tableside – served with rhubarb and homemade shortbread.

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