April 12th is the second big step in the UK’s lockdown easing, and many Sheffield cafes, pubs, restaurants, and shops will reopen for locals to enjoy. Here’s our list of which local businesses you should visit this week!
1. Best Beer Gardens
For Uni of students, the Hallamshire House and Dam House offer some of the best beer gardens in Crookesmoor, but if you’re looking for a treat, head down to Kelham Island to check out the Fat Cat and Kelham Island Tavern. Both venues are known for their traditional look, great beers and greenery. If you’re in the city centre, check out The Great Gatsby, The Forum and Triple Point Brewing. Hallam favourite The Nursery Tavern also reopens this Monday (12th April) along with other Ecclesall Road pubs such as The Beer House and the Ecclesall Ale Club.
2. Best Cafes
Fortunately, a lot of our fave cafes have been open for take out throughout lockdown. Venues such as Cawa, 200 degrees and Pom Kitchen will continue to offer to take out service whilst cafes with outdoor seating prepare to reopen on the 12th. Check out Gaard coffee in the city centre or Kelham Island if you fancy scandi vibes or if you like doughnuts and other sweet treats, Steam Yard is a must visit.
3. Best Restaurants
We’re praying that the weather is good this week so we can enjoy Sheffield’s new and old restaurants. New outlets include Get Wurst on Abbeydale Road, which serves vegan wurst and delicious beer. Visit your old favourites, the Vietnamese inspired Nam Song, Twisted burger Co and brilliant Mexican restaurant, Pina, when they open on April 12th.
If your Depop addiction hasn’t bankrupted you yet, you might be able to enjoy some shopping this week. An exciting new outlet is the White Rose Recycled Fashion on Ecclesall Road. Run by two Nottingham Trent grads, this shop supports the Aegis Trust so you can enjoy trends whilst supporting charity. Despite the closure of the popular vintage shop, COW, many are looking forward to visiting other vintage stores such as Vulgar on Division Street. Although many high street chains have left Sheffield city centre, there are still plenty of shopping choices, including loads of independent gems such as Bird’s Yard on Chapel Walk, which sells tons of cute Yorkshire themed gifts.
Many hairdressers, nail salons, gyms and barbers will reopen with lockdown easing. Have you been itching to finally get that ink? Check out Street Art Tattoos in Crookesmoor. Perhaps like us, your split ends are driving you crazy, and you need to visit a hairdressers; we can’t wait to visit Wigs and Warpaint near Devonshire Green. Maybe you ate a few too many easter eggs and need to shed a few pounds in Steel Physique in Kelham Island.
Now all that’s left is for everyone to pray for sunshine so we can actually use the beer garden.