Tuesday August 29th 2017

Dine Sheffield to showcase vibrant restaurant culture

This month, Sheffield BID is turning the spotlight on the city centre’s diverse range of restaurants and cafes to provide a significant boost to the local economy

Sheffield is home to some of the most fresh and innovative dining experiences. From world-cuisine to local breweries, tantalising street food and good old pub grub, Sheffield has it all.

From September 21st – 28th a new initiative Dine Sheffield – part of the BID’s Alive After Five strategy – will celebrate the city centre’s colourful dining scene in a way that hasn’t been done before.

Sheffield BID hopes to encourage several thousand new diners to experience the city centre’s incredible dining choices at an extraordinary value.

Based on the tried and tested “Restaurant Week” first launched in New York, Dine Sheffield is a week-long celebration with amazing savings on a variety of menus. Around 50 of the city centre’s favourite eating places will be serving up fixed price offers to showcase the outstanding diversity of its vibrant food offer. Each restaurant has crafted a bespoke menu for either £5, £10 or £15 per person, which will be available during Dine Sheffield week.

The BID believes the initiative will also attract diners from across the region.

Sheffield BID Manager, Diane Jarvis said: “Sheffield City Centre has a strong food offer comprising big names and independent venues. Dine Sheffield is part of our strategy to develop the early evening economy. It provides a collaborative platform to showcase our great-range of eateries and the diversity of the food and restaurant sector.

“The BID’s ambition is to bring about a long-term step change in the local economy. We are delighted to have received the support of so many local businesses for this initiative. Our businesses play a vital role in driving visitors and residents into Sheffield City Centre and Dine Sheffield is just one way in which we can highlight and deliver a unique visitor experience in partnership.”

Adrian Bagnoli, co-owner of Cubana Tapas Bar and Restaurant and BID Board member says “The Alive After Five campaign is about creating an early evening ambience and bringing an additional buzz into the city centre which people want to be part of. We’ve got such a highly regarded independent offering across the food and drink sector in Sheffield, it’s great to have an opportunity to work together to showcase the offer. I hope that Dine Sheffield will become a twice-yearly fixture on the Alive After Five calendar of events.”

From tapas and BBQ to American, Italian, Japanese and Mexican, there’s a participating restaurant to suit all tastes. Offers are available not just for dinner but also lunchtime and several cafes are also participating. Q-Park, APCOA and NCP are also offering fixed rate and discount codes for diners.

Full details, including all participating venues and relevant vouchers, are available now at dinesheffield.co.uk.

And it’s not too late for hospitality businesses to get involved – if you’re a BID levy payer please contact rob.bracey@sheffieldbid.com for details.

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