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Public Interior Hr- - Public, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Public

4.6
4.6
164 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates

A all table service cocktail bar, serving a seasonal set menu alongside local beers and natural wines.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, English, European

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 16:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–01:00

  • Phone number

    0114 273 1050

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. KM

    KarenM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Confirmed our booking but when we arrived they were closed. This was a birthday present and we'd paid for a taxi only to go home again. It's not hard to update your website and opening hours on google and to switch off your booking service to not waste your customers time and annoy them.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, drink and service as always from the team at Public.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic from start to finish!!!

  4. RC

    RossC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service, drinks were excellent and very passionate & knowledgeable staff.

  5. SS

    SarahS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little place with good atmosphere. Food is really good too.

  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere, great service and a fab drinks menu!

  7. AR

    AnnaR

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We didn’t actually take the time to eat but the Cocktails we sampled were amazing, as always. Going to Public feels like a special treat...so go treat yourself!

  8. OJ

    OliverJWatts

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    THE BEST BAR IN SHEFFIELD, THE UK, THE WORLD. NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING OTHER THEN OPEN 8 DAYS A WEEK 😂

  9. TW

    TerriW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, fabulous atmosphere and great range of drinks

  10. J

    Jack

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Service is amazing, the staff really know their stuff. Cocktails taste great and they will make something for you if you feel like nothing shouts out to you on the menu. The atmosphere and feel of the place is great, its small but you dont feel cramped at all, its a lovely place. I did not try the food but the menu looks great. Value for money though? Not really. Its great for dates and quiet meetups if you have the money, but cocktails starting at £9 going up from there it doesn't make them taste any nicer. If the prices could fall and the menu was made available online before booking, and become a bit more diverse, id be happy and vist a lot more

  11. SH

    SamH

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were lovely and attentive. Drinks looks and tasted perfect! Amazing place that is just something special. We didn’t eat but the food smelt amazing too.

  12. AM

    AdamM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent cocktails, friendly and attentive service and a truly delightful menu. All of our courses were as delicious as they looked and it was great to see this perfect city centre spot not only re-opened but reinvigorated. We’ll be back!

  13. MV

    MariaV

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    As always, had a great time at Public. Little bit sad there are only few cocktail options (would have loved to have the full menu, even if online) as they are know due to their hectic and creative cocktails.

  14. MR

    MichelleR

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2020

    overall4food2service4ambience4

    Lovely atmosphere. Would have liked more food choices. Appreciate we are in covid times and they may have reduced the choice but only option was a 2 or 3 course meal. Have been a number of times and had more snack options available. However, the ambiance and service was very good with pleasant staff. Will be going back again.

  15. HN

    HollN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious cocktails which cost between £7-£9, very worthwhile. Love the niche feel of being in an old public toilets!! Service was very attentive and friendly. Booking is essential

  16. SW

    SamW

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality food and drink with excellent service.

  17. T

    Trent

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and drinks, great service. Really enjoyable night.

  18. A

    Anon

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible and interesting cocktails. We didn't eat but will be returning to try the food. Outstanding service. Had a really enjoyable time.

  19. J

    Jennifer

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Public is excellent. Amazing food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere even though it’s small. It’s great to have them back!

  20. CM

    ChristianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Only rated food as 4 star as we didn’t eat at Public. We did however have nibbles from the bar (olives and nuts which were very tasty). Really great and unique experience to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary. Ask for a White Negroni, you’ll not be disappointed

  21. J

    Jenni

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Service was friendly, professional and prompt. Food and drink was excellent as always. We felt very safe, social distance-wise, with where we were seated and the general cleanliness of the venue as a whole. Really enjoyed our visit and will be booking again.

  22. JB

    JosephB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Banging. All the staffed bossed it made the evening incredible. The ricotta dumplings almost made me cry they were that good.

  23. PB

    PaddyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love it here, will always come back. Outstanding service and quality.

  24. HB

    HollyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, friendly knowledgeable staff, great place.

  25. C

    Cocktail

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 August 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    Really loud groups of people in, shouting and doing shots, we couldn't hear each other at all. Cocktails were amazing, it was a shame about the atmosphere.

  26. 5

    5hane222

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Very limited cocktail menu but the ambience and atmosphere was excellent. Service was excellent and very friendly

  27. SM

    SarahM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and the cocktails at Public are second to none. They provide a real personal touch and fantastic recommendations

  28. AS

    AmyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ham, egg and chips was delicious. We had a lovely afternoon of cocktails and food.

  29. FB

    FraserB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Deconstructed Ham Egg and Chips is what Im talking about Anybody there Friday just gone knows how good it was ! £20 for a 3 course menu picking from 2 starters 2 mains 2 desserts Superb Value , Excellent Taste and Experience . Respect Public !!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food & cocktails as always. Attentive service without being invasive. Current set menu is much better value than pre-lockdown food too.

  31. AS

    AliceS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab for vegetarians will return for full price top nosh food soon!

  32. JH

    JasH

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Original and brilliant in its own right. Firstly, the location of the bar curates it’s identity but the knowledge of ingredients and knack of the staff are what makes it. Was lovely to be back post lockdown. Booked in on what happened to be a eat out to help out scheme day, so a great set menu of delicious food was an absolute steal and worth more thank we paid. We made up for this with how much we drank. Both food and drink were quality focused - something that is fab to see. Excited to try the next version of the menu!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quirky little bar with a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious cocktails! We’ve been a few times already and will definitely be returning! Thanks guys!

  34. A

    Alex

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite bar in Sheffield. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to trying something new. Great atmosphere, great cocktails, and great music.

  35. S

    Simonking

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible to have the best cocktail bar in Sheffield open again, can’t wait until the full menu returns.

  36. IS

    IsobelS

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to see Public open again! Food, drinks and service were top notch as always - with covid measures handled with subtlety so it didn’t take away from the experience. Attention and thought was clearly put in to the reduced drinks menu and how to minimise risk when mixing drinks

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food and drink. Excellent service.

  38. DA

    DALEnLOU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place. Highly recommended. One of our favourites.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad to have these folks operating again, it’s a real treat being served by people who are always warm, welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable 👌🏻

  40. SM

    SophieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 August 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little quirky place, only wish there was some more variety on cocktail menu

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Public is rated 4.6 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Opposite the Montgomery Theatre on Surrey street

  • Area

    Sheffield

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 16:00–00:00 Sat, Sun 12:00–01:00

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, English, European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Happy Hour, Wine

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