8 sun-drenched restaurants in Sheffield for al fresco and rooftop dining

With the UK currently basking in the scorching summer heatwave, there's every excuse to head outdoors and soak up the sun while it lasts.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th June 2018, 10:37 am
Updated Friday, 29th June 2018, 3:41 pm
Make the most of the warm weather at one of these al fresco dining and drinking destinations
Make the most of the warm weather at one of these al fresco dining and drinking destinations

These swanky Sheffield bars and restaurants are perfect for enjoying the hot weather, offering al fresco dining and rooftop views which makes for the most idyllic outdoor drinking spot.

Inc Sheffield

Piccolino boasts an all-weather outdoor dining terrace, complete with suspended heated lamps, candle lights and pashminas

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Nestled on the rooftop of Krynkl (Sheffield’s quirky shipping container development at Kelham Island), Inc provides a casual space with comfortable sofas and superb views to unwind with a drink, with an eclectic mix or cocktails and craft beers to choose from.

Visit: 294 Shalesmoor, S3 8UL – i-n-c.co.uk

Devonshire Arms

Nestled in the heart of the countryside, just nine miles from the centre of Sheffield, this charming country pub boasts a newly refurbished terraced area so guests can sit out and make the most of the summer sun and scenic views with a chilled drink or two.Visit: Lightwood Lane, Middle Handley, S21 5RN - devonshirearmsmiddlehandley.co.uk

Enjoy an array of cocktails, fine wines and local ales at the Pointing Dog


Tuck in to a tempting menu of delicious Italian cheeses, meat, seafood and seasonal produce while relaxing on Piccolino’s inviting all-weather outdoor dining terrace, where you'll find suspended heated lamps, candle lights, comfortable seating and pashminas for those cooler evenings.

Visit: 4 Millennium Square, S1 2JJ – individualrestaurants.com

Pointing Dog

Good food and fascinating history meet at this grand building, which is home to a New York tavern bar serving an array of cocktails, fine wines and local ales, and an outdoor terrace where guests can eat and drink the night away away.

Visit: 516 Eccleshall Road, S11 8PY – pointingdog.co.uk


Get into the holiday spirit and soak up some lively Latino vibes at Cubana tapas bar, where delicious Spanish and South American cuisine are complemented by the best in Latin music - and there's plenty of outdoor seating, perfect for sipping rum in the sun.

Visit: Unit 4, Leopold Square, S1 2JG – cubanatapasbar.co.uk

Curzon Sheffield

Housed inside a beautiful Grade II listed building (formerly occupied by the Sheffield Banking Company), this stylish conversion is now a cosy, three screen cinema, complete with only 150 seats for a more intimate screening experience.

Inside, the Curzon has some comfortable lounge areas, as well as a popular rooftop bar and terrace – the perfect spot to grab a pre-film drink in the sun.

Visit: 16 George Street, S1 2PF – curzoncinemas.com

Marco at Milano

Located in an elegantly refurbished old police station with views overlooking Millhouses Park, diners can make the most of summer evenings at in the al fresco dining area, while tucking into a selection of traditional, homemade Italian dishes and an extensive wine list.

Visit: The Old Park Lodge, Archer Road, Millhouses, S8 0LA – marcoatmilano.com

The Garrison Hotel

Situated within Hillsborough Barracks, this unique venue is home to two restaurants, serving a seasonal menu and bar classics, along with a sunny rooftop terrace, a cosy bar, and outdoor garden areas, making it a great location for summer dining.

Visit: Hillsborough Barracks, 635 Penistone Road, S6 2GB – garrisonhotel.co.uk