It’s heading towards noon and you’ve cleared your email inbox (well, just about) and finished and fired off that much put-off report.

Now it’s time to grab a bite to eat to break up the working day – lunch with a client, prospective customer or colleague.

But where to go? From Marco’s New York Italian to Graze Inn, in Sheffield we’re spoilt for choice and not limited to just the city centre.

All the more reason to combine great food with a great meeting.

So here it is, our picks that do just that, suitable for any corporate lunch – some more of a casual nature, others locations to impress.


Handmade Burger Co.

Address: Upper Level of the Meadowhall Oasis Dining Quarter


Contact number: 0114 256 8945

Opening hours: Weekdays: 11:30am – 10pm

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About: If you are based in or around Meadowhall and a burger lover, then this is the perfect place for a more casual corporate lunch. As indicated from the restaurant’s chain name, all the burgers are handmade from fresh, quality ingredients, every day.

There’s a wide range of options available including beef, chicken and lamb, alongside vegan options. Teamed with a milkshake and a side of fries, this really is that treat you need in the working week.



Address: Upper level of the Meadowhall Oasis Dining Quarter


Contact number: 0114 251 6767

Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am – 10pm

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About: If Italian cuisine is more your style than Carluccio’s is a top pick. The restaurant is decorated in a warm and modern style, while the menu features traditional classics such as spaghetti carbonara and lasagne. When the food arrives, it is also beautifully presented, inviting you to dive straight in. The mains can be teamed with sides and followed by a dessert for a lovely lunchtime meeting.


Graze Inn and Cow Shed

Address: 315-319 Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8NX


Contact number: 0114 267 6666

Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am – 9:30pm

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About: On the bustling Ecclesall Road, this lovely, elegant restaurant provides a perfect place for a meeting with a client. It’s a contemporary open space, filled with unique furniture including stylish red chairs and a large chandelier. Choose between a naughty milkshake or the healthy juices options. The brunch and sandwiches menus, featuring all day breakfast, spicy burritos, and chargrilled steak on a rosemary ciabatta, will ensure you will leave feeling full and planning your next return.


Red’s True Barbeque

Proper setting for some authentic BBQ

Address: 383-385, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield S11 8PG


Contact number: 0114 346 3260

Opening hours: Weekdays: 12pm – 11pm

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About: For fans of all things BBQ. Although a chain restaurant, the industrial decor – the ceiling exposes the grey pipes and there are metal walls separating the different seating areas –gives it a different feel. Fitting the theme, the food is presented served on its own tray, teamed with a Red’s True Barbeque styled newspaper underneath. It really is a meat feast here as Red’s creatively put a twist on the BBQ classics.


Lucky Fox

Address: 72 Division Street, Sheffield S1 4GF


Contact number: 0114 278 0811

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 11am – 6pm, Friday: 10am – 8pm

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About: The Lucky Fox is a Brooklyn-inspired dinner with a range of sweet and savoury treats to feast your eyes, taste buds and smartphones on. The chick n’ waffles are something to behold – and the subject of many a #foodporn capture on Instagram – as is The Fat Elvis, double-dipped fried chicken with cheese, slaw, bacon and fries all on a brioche bun. There are two sites – one on Division Street and the other on Ecclesall Road – both with different features on the menu. Both diners have all the right ingredients to make your casual corporate lunch a good one – but get there early to bag a table if it’s for a meeting as the popular venues fill up quick!


Tapton Hall

A classic, Fish, Chips and Peas wrapped in newspaper

Address: Shore Lane, Sheffield S10 3BU


Contact number: 0114 266 0051

Opening hours: Tuesday – Thursday: 12pm – 2pm, Friday: 12pm – 4pm

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The picturesque Tapton Hall provides a perfect setting for any lunchtime occasion, especially for corporate lunches. There is a variety of menu options ranging from the business and bar lunch menu to the full-blown banquet to suit any meeting. Also available is a wide range of stylish rooms to allow you to fully enjoy the delicious food. These are all tailored to suit your individual and group requests. Additionally, meeting rooms are available which can be equipped with a projector, screens, whiteboards and flipcharts. The centre is fully licensed with two bars and catering is all carried out on-site in their extensive kitchen facilities.

The head chef and team create menus for events of all sizes and are able to cater to your personal taste. There is also a free 200 space car park here, ensuring this venue is a suitable and easily accessible location for any corporate or team lunch.


Wagon 1871

Address: 4 LeadmillRoad, Sheffield S1 4SE


Contact number: 0114 312 2358

Opening hours: Weekdays: 7am-8pm

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About: Located opposite the city train station – and underneath The Showroom – Wagon 1871 provides a great lunchtime location for any client meeting, especially if your dinner guest is commuting in. The menu features classics from burgers, to jacket potatoes, foot-long hot dogs, wraps and fajitas. These can, of course, always be followed by a cheeky ‘cuppa’ and an irresistible dessert – a warning though, they all look so delicious it’ll be hard to choose. The food here is well presented and the wooden décor is simple but effective.



Address: Unit 2, No. 2, Paul’s Place, 121 Norfolk Street, Sheffield S1 2FJ


Contact number: 0114 275 6566

Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 11:30am – 9:30 pm, Friday: 11:30am – 10:30pm

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About: OISOI is a contemporary restaurant, cocktail bar, café and patisserie with a wide range of Asian classics and contemporary fusion dishes. Located near the Peace Gardens, this restaurant is well situated for anyone working in or near the city centre. Stylishly decorated with wooden floors and quirky tiles and furniture, OISOI provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sit in their comfy chairs and choose from an array of fabulous food. The dishes are brilliantly presented and taste incredible, too. This place makes any corporate lunch a memorable one.


Afternoon Tea at Brown’s

Address: St Pauls Chambers, 8-12 St. Pauls Parade, Sheffield, S1 2JL


Contact number: 0114 276 6710

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Monday – Thursday: 9am – 11pm, Friday: 9am – 12am

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About: Overlooking the Peace Gardens, providing a great spot for any city centre business meeting, the all-day British chain brasserie and bar easily adds some elegance to the more formal corporate lunches. Browns showcases a simple yet stylish décor which incorporates the friendly atmosphere. Although the lunch menu only features a few options, there is still choice for vegetarians and all the food available is tasty and impeccably presented. There is also the choice of a three-course meal to prepare you for a productive meeting.


The Holt

Address: 156 Arundel Street, Sheffield, S1 4RE



Opening hours: Weekdays: 9am – 5pm

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About: The Holt is well situated on Arundel Street, allowing you to mix business with food – and not forgetting the coffee! This café really does have a striking and truly original interior décor. The bunting, fairy lights and unique serving counter, featuring a mixture of colourful wooden panels, are distinctive and there’s usually eye-catching art work on the walls. Tempting options on offer include sandwiches, eggs benedict and homemade beans on toast. There is also a wide range here for vegetarians and vegans.

The Holt works in partnership with Smith Street Coffee Rosters who are now a permanent resident, creating amazing house coffee, roasted on site in a beautiful hand-built Giesen roaster.

Also the venue where we met to plan this very edition you’re currently tucking into! If you are wanting a twist on a business lunch meeting venue then ‘holt’ – you’ve found the right place! (sorry).


Marco’s New York Italian Sheffield

Address: West Bar Green, Sheffield, S1 2DA


Contact number: 0114 399 0990

Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:00pm – 10pm

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About: Marco Pierre White’s restaurant has been inspired by the celebrity chef’s Italian heritage and his love for American/New York dishes. The restaurant is decorated with sleek tiles and wooden floors for a modern touch, while snaps of the food are regularly shared on social media. Once you tuck in it is clear to see that Marco’s makes the most of fresh and local produce. The menu delves into the traditional while adding an inventive twist, offering something for every taste and palette. For those wanting to visit in your hour lunch break then there is the option of the Express Lunch menu. Still featuring the delicious classics of pizzas and pasta, this option guarantees you will be in and out of the restaurant within 45 minutes – or the meal is on them.


18Fifty5 restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel

Address: Bramall Lane, Sheffield, S2 4SU

Website: www. millenniumhotels .com/en/sheffield/copthorne-hotel-sheffield/18fifty5-restaurant

Contact number: 01142 525 480

Opening hours: Weekdays: 6:30am – 9:30pm

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About: Organise a corporate lunch in style at the award winning 18Fifty5 restaurant at the Copthorne Hotel Sheffield. On the menu is the ultimate in fine British cuisine as local and traditional favours are served with a contemporary twist. On to the business side of things and there are three multi-functional suites to choose from to create a professional environment. For smaller occasions, chose their elegant and well-equipped Pavilion Boardroom, which can seat up to 12 guests. For all meeting and events confirmed and held before 31 December 2018, there is the Pick & Mix offer – allowing you to choose from a selection of complimentary benefits including: Chef’s selection of upgraded lunch options, upgraded tea and coffee breaks, one in every 10 paid delegates goes free, and many more goodies.


Bhaji Shop, Thali café

Address: 2A-2B, Ball Street, Sheffield, S3 8DB


Contact number: 0114 275 5511

Opening hours: Monday: Closed, Tuesday – Saturday: 11am – 9.30pm

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About: The Bhaji Shop, Thali Café is the perfect place for fans of Indian cuisine with a western twist. The mezze allows you to eat a range of tasty treats including a delicious meat, fish or veg curry, tarka daal (a spicy lentil soup), two of their daily special salads, fragrant basmati rich, flatbread and homemade chutneys – yummy! The bold and bright blue exterior continues inside with a matching coloured wall and some fashionable décor – including some lovely patterned chairs and tiles. This café will brighten not only your business meeting, but your day.


Craft and Dough

Address: 1A, Kelham Square, Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8SD


Contact number: 0114 276 2803

Opening hours: Weekdays: 11am – 11pm

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About: A wide range of craft beers are available to try and beautifully worked doughs create mouth-watering artisan pizzas. This restaurant is beautifully decorated with stylish seating and a beautiful bar area, showcasing the beers on offer. The pizzas not only look amazing but taste amazing, too, and are the perfect option for any lunch meeting. And yes, we are a bit biased because we held our planning meeting for edition 2 here – and so were some of the first few people to sample the Sausage and fennel with ricotta, blue cheese and honey!


Brocco on the Park

Address: 92 Brocco Bank, Sheffield, S11 8RS


Contact number: 0114 266 1233

Opening hours: Monday-Saturday: 8.30am-10pm. Sunday: 8:30am – 6pm

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About: Recently listed in the Michelin Guide to UK and Ireland, the neighbourhood kitchen’s smorgasbord lunch is unique in Sheffield. With bold Nordic flavours, the menu changes each season, meaning there’s always something new to try. Choose from small plates like crab cakes with saffron yoghurt, bruschetta with chorizo, tomato and poached egg or smoked cheese and leek tart. With an imaginative wine list as well as hand-crafted coffees and desserts, Brocco Kitchen is the perfect venue for a work lunch, whether it’s a treat between colleagues or serious business.


The Grind Cafe


Address: Cornwall Works. 3 Green Lane, Kelham Island, Sheffield S3 8SJ


Contact number: 0114 272 3929

Opening Hours: Saturday: 8.30am – 5pm, Sunday: 9am – 5pm

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About: The lunch menu is packed full of colourful sandwiches, tasty quiches and mouth-watering salads. But also three words: Giant. Sausage. Rolls. New dishes are often added to the menu but as the website itself says: ‘Don’t worry we still do our sausage rolls which seem to have a following all of their own’. Agreed.


The Greedy Greek

Address: 418-420 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield, S11 8ZP


Contact number: 0114 266 7719

Opening Hours: Seven days a week: 10am – 10pm

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About: The Greedy Greek Deli is a long-established family business providing fresh home cooked Greek food from its own manufacturing kitchen. In the restaurant the three-course meze meal deals (typically for 2-9 people) are great value and cover a large selection of the menu. Tables are available indoors and out, while the relaxed first floor dining space is ideal for group bookings like meetings. The venue also has a catering business – Greek Deli Direct – for outside events, weddings and birthday parties, as well as for company meetings and events with everything from simple buffet menus to three-course hot lunches plus a waiter service available if required.