New Era Square, Sheffield’s hottest new food and drink destination, welcomed two exciting new restaurants last month – just in time for the busy Christmas social season.
The exciting new venues include Burger Hub, which offers quality handmade burgers with a difference, and the highly anticipated Doki Kagoshima, a contemporary Japanese restaurant with lofty ambitions to become the ‘top’ Japanese restaurant in the city.
Doki Kagoshima opened on November 12 with an authentic menu that includes rice bowls, salmon rolls, nigiri and sashimi. The clean, elegant décor is complemented by their stylish presentation, which ranges from the beautiful Japanese tea-sets to rice bowls that arrive at your table wreathed in flame.
The menu has been carefully crafted to focus on delicious authentic Japanese cuisine, using the very best ingredients and is accessible to both Japanese enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
The second venue, Burger Hub, serves “elegant designer burgers”, according to the owner Syed Naqvi.
Syed’s dreams of opening his own “cool” burger restaurant started after he noticed a distinct lack of venues serving quality burgers using halal produce in Sheffield.
“Our menu features beef, lamb, chicken and vegetarian burgers – all of which is halal and locally sourced to minimise environmental impact. We wanted to be part of the city’s new generation of hospitality venues that is destined to shake up the food and drink scene.”
Doki and Burger Hub are just the latest additions to the growing community of contemporary independent business that have already opened in New Era Square. Oisoi Gathering began serving their fine-dining small plates last year, alongside a handful of smaller street food outlets, such as the popular Yum Yum Bites.
It’s not just quality Southeast Asian restaurants on offer, however. Lykke, a warm and sociable Nordic coffee and cocktail bar, opened in August and has quickly become a must visit destination.
Alex Moore from Lykke said: “We were inspired by Scandinavian culture. The people there really know how to relax and have a great time.
“So, everything about Lykke, from its interior design and friendly staff to its menu of light bites and sharing platters, is designed to create a calm environment in which to unwind with your friends.”
Other venues are poised to open in 2022. These include a French wine bar called La Belle Vie, a modern sports bar and a Brazilian Steak House.