Here are 12 new restaurants, bars, cafés and shops you can look forward to visiting in Sheffield after the pandemic

Lockdown restrictions are likely to be in place for months in Sheffield – spelling uncertainty for the owners of restaurants, bars, cafés and shops.

Sunday, 10th January 2021, 4:23 pm
Tim Nye, co-owner of Marmadukes, which is opening a third site in Sheffield on Ecclesall Road.

But there are many reasons to be optimistic about the city’s fortunes once the pandemic has eased and life has regained a little more normality.

Plans are still being made to open new venues and businesses, and some have even managed to launch in recent times despite all the upheavals of 2020.

Here are 12 places you can look forward to visiting.

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The Orange Bird on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, had to quickly adapt to offer takeaway meals after it opened in the middle of lockdown in November. It is run by Anne Horner and Matthew Duggan-Jones - eventually the place will be able to seat up to 24 customers.

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Năm Sông - a Vietnamese-inspired coffee business - has sites in Broomhill and Sharrow Vale, with plans for a third venue at a yet-to-be-revealed location on the way.
Marmadukes has two very popular independent cafés on Norfolk Row and Cambridge Street, specialising in excellent coffee, a thoughtful menu and attractive interior design - now a third site is on the way on Ecclesall Road where the Royal Mail delivery office used to be. In October Tim Nye, who runs Marmadukes with his wife Clare, said the new venue would blend a café with a bakery.
The Wildcard Bar & Grill, on Ecclesall Road, opened in October in the building where Napoleon's casino used to be - however, the national lockdown and tier restrictions mean the bar has spent much of its time closed. With an enormous 'jumbotron' screen over the bar, the ability to screen different sports on dozens of TVs and a mini-museum of Sheffield sport, The Wildcard will be something to look forward to when it is able to operate at full strength.
Waterside bar and delicatessen True Loves will open at Victoria Quays after lockdown. Situated in the archway next door to popular bar Dorothy Pax, its original launch date was set for April 2020. Its owner is Bally Johal, who also runs vintage shop Thrifty Store and bar Bal Fashions, both in nearby Castlegate.
The Age UK charity is restoring the derelict Grade II-listed coach house in Hillsborough Park to create a new community café, with the nearby potting shed set to become a space for activities. The aim is to open the £1 million dementia-friendly scheme in summer 2021.
The House of Fraser department store at Meadowhall is to become a large Flannels outlet as part of a plan from Mike Ashley's Frasers Group. There will be areas focused on experiences - such as a beauty hall and a fitness studio.
Fred Aldous opened in Fitzalan Square in autumn but the quieter days of the pandemic mean some people may not have had chance to pay a visit to the shop yet - it's a much-loved family-run arts and crafts firm, with a vast range of products.
Isabellas, on Alma Street in Kelham Island, will be an Italian-inspired venue - the picture shows its home before its transformation. The owners describe Isabellas as a 'classy coffee bar by day serving breakfast and lunch' and a 'cocktail bar/wine bar/tapas small plates restaurant by night'.
The Trading House restaurant and bar - run by the New World Trading Company which also operates The Botanist in Leopold Square - is moving into the podium-style building in Charter Square that is part of the Heart of the City II development, a prime location for the day its opening arrives.
Native, on Gibraltar Street close to Kelham Island and opposite Shakespeares pub, will be a restaurant and bar led by Sharrow Vale Road's J.H. Mann fishmongers - seafood will be very much on the seasonal menu when customers can dine in.
Sophie Wood opened speciality bottle shop Banner Hops on Ecclesall Road South the day before the second national lockdown began in England. The shop sells regional drinks including local ales, craft beers, and a selection of gins from Yorkshire and Derbyshire, as well as beers from European countries including Belgium, Germany, Holland and Spain.