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Bench, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Bench

4.8
4.8
372 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Bench is — (1) A neighbourhood hangout with communal bistro-style dining serving seasonal dishes alongside cocktails, natural wine and beer.

(2) A neighbourhood wine shop.

Please note our policies before booking:

- Our focus is on a communal dining experience so please be aware you may be sharing the table with other guests, socially distanced. We are open until 11pm, last savoury food orders are at 9:30pm.

- The outside terrace and Saturday day time bookings will be offering a separate food menu of light bites, nibbles and what we call "drinking food". The full kitchen menu is available from 6pm Wednesday to Saturday indoors only.

- Standard seats are along the 'Bench'. High-top are tables for two and three on the outside of the room.


- Please note: Bookings between 4pm and 6pm Wednesday to Friday are for 'Aperitivo Hour'. These are 1 hour slots only for drinks, with a small menu of cold snacks available.


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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Barbecue
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 18:00–23:00 Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    070 0000 0000
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress

What 372 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • Yorkshire

    Innovative

  • Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Yorkshire

    British

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Overall

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Food

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Service

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Ambience

  • South Yorkshire

    Best Value

  • South Yorkshire

    Innovative

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Yorkshire

    Hot spot

  • South Yorkshire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • South Yorkshire

    Great for fine wines

  • South Yorkshire

    Good for special occasions

  • South Yorkshire

    Lively

372 Reviews
  1. KathyS

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always really enjoyed our meal at bench , possibly the best food we have ever had there ( but it is always great) . Great service , atmosphere . cocktails and wine was good too .

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  2. SimonR

    London

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a great setting. Interesting wine selection.

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  3. gluwatson

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this little restaurant which is local to me and one of my favourite restaurants in Sheffield ❤️

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  4. DavidG

    N. Ireland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food and great unpushy service. I love all the smallish dishes you can order and try in one sitting. Better than a tasting menu where the portio s are justnone mouthful. 2nd time here and will be coming again.

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  5. Sally

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Bench and I hope it won’t be the last! Excellent food and outstanding service from Biba who even gave us a side dish of the wild garlic sauce because we were intrigued to try it. Great night all round, thank you

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely one of the best places to eat and drink in Sheffield.

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  7. JanetC

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, interesting food served in a nicely staggered way so everything was hot and fresh. Cured sea bream was a highlight. Service is attentive but not overbearing.

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  8. DiplomatDan

    Thailand

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really inventive mix of super small dishes and some excellent wines and cocktails. One of the best meals I’ve had in ages, really different and new. Lovely.

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  9. DerekW

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing I can complain about is wheh you pay this kind if money sat cramed in a window is not ideal BUT other yban that highly recommend

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  10. JasH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing birthday treat - highlights included the crisp Guinness, old fashioned, delicious muscles & pumpkin dish, dans sourdough top notch as always.

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  11. Sparky0710

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A super experience as a special treat. Lovely oysters the best outside France. Super helpful staff who looked after us - as 4 old codgers very well.

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  12. KennyS

    Devon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fanatic, every time. Food and service absolutely brilliant

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely friendly enthusiastic staff and fantastic food, just a great time all round

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  14. RebeccaR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and service! The menu was so varied and we got to try a bit of everything.

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  15. Ashley

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and wine, lovely cosy setting, and a wonderful atmosphere. Unfortunately a little on the loud side when full of diners, however this did not detract from a brilliant evening.

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  16. msutherl

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drink. Fabulous service. Recommended!

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  17. JudyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very different for us didn't know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. Lovely food excellent service my only complaint was the room very cold definitely book again.

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  18. JanineM

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Devasted its taken me this long to actually book in and pay a visit! All aspects of Bench are perfect and I couldn't recommend enough to friends & family! Keep doing what you are doing

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  19. AndyJ

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is the best in Sheffield. Amazing wine selection too.

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  20. JoshB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and the service second to none. One of us was veggie with food intolerances and the printed off a special menu just for them!

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  21. PhillipaC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience, my difficulty with chairs was accommodated and we were so well looked after. All dishes, wine etc were explained and delicious, thank you so much for a great evening out

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  22. MattS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are always very friendly and knowledgeable about their menu. Always enjoy a table here!

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  23. Lucy

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in sheffield! Can’t recommend highly enough. Fantastic food, lovely staff, great wine and lovely atmosphere. You must go!

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  24. CerysE

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and excellent service, as ever. Highly recommended.

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  25. JoannaA

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favourite Sheffield restaurant. Maximum ticks in boxes for the thoughtful menu, delicious plates of food, inspired wine selection. And the cocktails. Oh, the cocktails.

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  26. Madds

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal here and gorgeous wine. Really atmospheric place will be coming again

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  27. AndreaS

    North Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding in ever way. Have already booked to return. Would highly recommend.

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  28. BelindaB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service and it was well worth visiting to experience the food alone, which was fabulous. The dishes arrived in no particular order so we had to be flexible about that, which wouldn't suit everyone. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient - and there was no pressure to leave once the place was closed and emptying out. The ambience was akin to a popular (i.e., noisy) cafe. We had a great evening and I plan to go again, but I would have to be careful who to invite as the high seating isn't very comfortable and it was not easy to pull close to the table. However, this is a minor niggle and I would (and already have) recommend it to fellow gourmets.

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  29. NiallB

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. We have been a few times but this time was the best yet.

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  30. RhysW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and amazing food and drink! Bibi the manager was very warm and friendly (which was a nice contrast to the cold and miserable weather outside at the time!). Staff all very professional and helpful. Would 100% recommend!

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  31. MarkN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very welcoming staff, great ambiance and lovely food. Well priced menu with a great selection.

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  32. RossF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Bench for an absolutely delicious lunch of several dishes, each one as tasty as the next. Excellent wine and cocktails and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to visit again.

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  33. WilliamA

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. We thoroughly enoyed all the dishes we chose. Nice ambience and good service too.

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  34. TracyB

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Amazing food and wonderful friendly and knowledgeable staff Thanks

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  35. IanS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bench serves a selection of absolutely delicious small plates. It's a small place, and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The menu changes regularly, but there seem to be a few stalwarts, such as the sliced pork collar, often in XO sauce. All the ingredients are are inventively combined and spiced to give you maximum flavour. The main menu is only available on the inside tables, but drinks and nibbles are available on the pavement café seating outside the front door.

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  36. HaleyM

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning from start to finish….although I didn’t eat some of the fish dishes my friends were absolutely loving them. The wine was light and tasty and easy dish was presented perfectly. You couldn’t find nicer staff, nothing was too much trouble : ) I’ll be back!!

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  37. jennifer

    Bath

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service excellent but the main bench table is very wide and meant we were too far away to talk to other members of the group. Better for couples. Lighting and print size made the menu very hard to read.

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  38. BeckyM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere. Delicious food and drinks. Fantastic service.

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  39. Sally

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fun evening at bench! Food was as wonderful as always (we particularly liked the pasta and the cuttlefish stew) and Biba recommended a great bottle of light red that went with it perfectly. Great to have such a fantastic place on our doorstep!

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  40. Scoobysue

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Bench but not the last. A lovely welcome when we arrived and shown to our table.The young lady explained the menu and took our drinks order.We selected 5 dishes as recommended which arrived as and when they were ready.Everything we ordered was amazing from the homemade sourdough to the Ox heart.We will definitely be back again .I had a glass orange wine which was beautiful (please tell me what is was called )probably the best wine I’ve had in a restaurant for ages Cannot wait to return

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FAQs

Bench is rated 4.8 stars by 372 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Bench

Nether Edge Road, Sheffield, Yorkshire S7 1RU

Additional information

  • Area
    Sheffield
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu 18:00–23:00 Lunch Fri, Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Fri, Sat 18:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British, Barbecue
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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