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Top Choice Museum in Sheffield

Kelham Island Museum

Sheffield's prodigious industrial heritage is the subject of this excellent museum, set on a man-made island in the city's oldest industrial district. Exhibits cover all aspects of industry, from steel-making to kni…
Top Choice Italian in Sheffield

Vero Gusto

Gusto is a real Italian restaurant, from the Italian owners serving homemade Italian food to the genuine Italian coffee enjoyed by Italian customers reading Italian newspapers…you get the idea. Coffee and home-baked…
Gallery in Sheffield

Millennium Gallery

Sheffield's cultural revival is embodied in this collection of four galleries under one roof. Inside, the Ruskin Gallery houses an eclectic collection of paintings, manuscripts and interesting objects established an…
Gardens in Sheffield

Winter Gardens

Pride of place in Sheffield's city centre goes to this wonderfully ambitious public space with a soaring glass roof supported by graceful arches of laminated timber. The 21st-century architecture contrasts sharply w…
Cafe in Sheffield

Marmaduke's

This appealingly cramped and chaotic cafe, crammed with recycled furniture and fittings and run by a young and enthusiastic crew, serves a breakfast menu (until 11.30am) that highlights local and organic produce, an…
Museum in Sheffield

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

In the days before steel mills, metalworking was a cottage industry (just like wool and cotton). For a glimpse of that earlier, more innocent era, you can explore the restored 18th-century forges, workshops and mach…
Craft Beer in Sheffield

Fat Cat

One of Sheffield's finest pubs, the Fat Cat serves a wide range of real ales (some brewed on the premises) in a wonderfully unreconstructed interior. There are three bars (one nonsmoking), good pub grub, and a roari…
Live Music in Sheffield

Leadmill

Every touring band has played the dark and dingy Leadmill on the way up (or on the way down), and it remains the best place in town to hear live rock and alternative music. There are club nights too, but they tend t…
Tex-Mex in Sheffield

Street Food Chef

Local students flock to this down-to-earth Mexican canteen for its freshly prepared, great-value meals, including nachos, burritos, tacos and quesadillas with a choice of chilli-laced meat or veggie fillings, availa…
Vegetarian in Sheffield

Blue Moon Cafe

A Sheffield institution offering tasty veggie and vegan creations, soups and other healthy dishes, all served with the ubiquitous house salad, in a very pleasant atmosphere – perfect for a spot of Saturday afternoon…