More bars and restaurants coming to £70m leisure and retail scheme

One of Sheffield’s newest food and drink destinations is to welcome two more bars and several restaurants in the coming months.

A sports bar will open at the £70m New Era Square development at St Mary’s Gate.

Opposite the new sports bar, a wine and cocktail bar called La Belle Vie is set to open its doors in time for the busy festive period.

La belle Vie will include large comfortable booth seating and bar stools along with high tables offering views onto the square.

New Era managing director, Jerry Cheung, said: “In the months since Covid restrictions began to be lifted, we’ve worked incredibly hard to finalise deals and bring some of the most exciting independent food and drink retailers in the UK to Sheffield.

“These two bars will act as important anchors to the whole development. They will significantly contribute to both the day and evening local economy – supporting several of the other businesses within the scheme.

“I’m sure the sports bar will also prove popular with the city’s football fans on match days. It will be a modern, stylish sports venue, with amazing food and drink. It will also have private rooms with waitress service where visitors can watch sport.”

New Era Square also features shops, street food kiosks and the city’s largest oriental supermarket.

Doki Kagoshima

The 430,000 sq ft development, which Cheung first envisioned more than 15 years ago, also includes 650 student residences, apartments and penthouses, plus a Grade A office building and gym.

Asian fusion food restaurant OISOI Gathering at New Era Square is now open, while another new addition, Yum Yum Bites, is serving Taiwanese street food. Japanese restaurant, Doki Kagoshima, will begin trading next month.

Lykke – a Scandinavian-styled café serving Nordic and north European cuisine – is now open and proving popular with city centre and London Road diners.

Three more restaurants will open in January. These include an Indian restaurant with tasting menu, Naco Brazilian Steak House, which is a Portuguese restaurant, offering barbecue meats and salad and a new vegetarian/vegan restaurant which promises Chinese cooking techniques and a fusion of Western flavours.