Saw Grinders Union

4.5
210 reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to Saw Grinders Union, we’re an independent venue, situated in Sheffield’s famous steel making quarter, Kelham Island.

Winner of Tripadvisor 'Travellers Choice' 2021, we offer amazing burgers and fries, great local and international beers, unforgettable cocktails, indulgent pancakes, exceptional coffees in a breathtaking venue and very large outdoor area.

Please note you can book a table outside of our kitchen opening hours so please check if you are wanting to eat that we are serving food at that time.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    From 10:00am - 13:00pm, Every Saturday and Sunday, You can feast on our delicious pancakes and unlimited drinks for £25.00, Book your 90 minute slot now!
  • Sunday Dinner Burger

    Multiple dates available

    Only on a Sunday, Enjoy our Smashed Burger patty with slow cooked brisket, Seasonal greens, Homemade stuffing, a 'Roastie Rosti' and Horseradish Mayo, served with gravy.
  • Bottomless Wings

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 'Bottomless Wings' for £15.00 for 60 minutes! Every Thursday from 16:00pm Last sitting 20:30

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 210 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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Nancy
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

booked a table for my friends birthday and we had the best time! the atmosphere was good and our server was so lovely!!

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ChristinaP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be greeted and escorted inside by a friendly security guy. Excellent, at your table service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely bottomless brunch

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Golfcity
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here on a Friday night rally evening with two grandchildren. Had booked 'high chair' table previously. Was greeted by a security person who showed us in. Food was great. At last burgers that you can pick up an eat instead of a foot high mountain with a stick through that you have to use a knife and fork. Quality rather than quantity. Huge choice of toppings etc. We also had some French fries and the cheese dip which I'd recommend. Service was timely and very good and the high table was the right move! I've booked again for five of us.

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Spendog
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Booked Two tables outside for drinks. Staff were great, table service was quick and efficient. Nice place

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Not much atmosphere. Quite expensive

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VivianO
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Friendly staff but food disappointing in the evening, might be better in the day .

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Lilly
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Venue is nice it’s more of a drinking place rather than eating.the food is really expensive for what it is. The burger buns were just cheap and cold rather than toasted and brioche buns. The fries were like scraps but the filling/ burger itself was lovely. Just needs a few things tweaking to make it decent, but it’s so expensive for what it is, the bill came to £70 just for two people so I feel you could get a better quality meal somewhere else for the same price

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Was a little cold

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DanC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Very relaxing, friendly staff, good for wheelchair users and dogs, and the beef brisket on the Sunday burger was amazing. My friend wanted some porters or stouts available at the bar, but other than that, perfect

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went in for lunch on a Sunday, but we were a bit early and they were still serving the brunch menu however they were really accommodating and change over the menu as soon as possible once everyone else had been served brunch who wanted it.
Also was rather cold in the bar area but they staff actually gave me a blanket which I felt was a nice touch!

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Tess
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A really welcoming restaurant with a friendly and personal service. The food was amazing. My husband and I had the Sunday dinner burger. It was the best burger we’ve ever tasted!!

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vipmicky76
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Basic burger and fries. Clean and comfortable surroundings. Staff polite and efficient. Could be a lot better. Very quiet for a Saturday.

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FionaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, delicious and reasonably priced drinks, excellent service.

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Anish
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not, the best places in Sheffield.

Friendly and helpful staff.

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Nell
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was very good, the inside area is very small, the outside area looked very nice but it’s getting a bit chilly to sit out now! The food wasn’t what I was expecting, it’s definitely more of a bar with bar food. Very limited choice on the menu, just burger and chips or chicken wings and chips in baskets! I would go there again for drinks but not food!

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Samiyah
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I didn't have any food but the drinks and vibes were great.

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JadeI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and dinner, lovely people who work there - always a great welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers, great service and we had the benefit of a fantastic DJ's sound check preparing for an evening event. All in all a fabulous Sunday afternoon sitting outside in the sunshine listening to great music, eating great burgers served by lovely and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but the chips had too much salt on them, we had to remove the salt with a napkin. Other than that the food and service is good.

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DanC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A smashing place to wile away a Sunday afternoon. Loved the plant wall. Very accommodating to me in a wheelchair, and our dog. Very friendly staff
My friend said the veggie burger was one of the best be had, and rated the peri fries
My only complaint is that they're not open all week!

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NatashaH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Great atmosphere
Fabulous service
Will def go back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great Pancakes but be warned the portions are VERY large, I’ve a good appetite so ordered the full stack (5) but only managed 3 !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t actually have the food but the service was really good. We were advised on tasty cocktails and it just felt like a really relaxed experience. Really cool place as well. The footy was on but because of how it’s set out you didn’t get drowned out by it if you didn’t want to watch it. Definitely will be back.

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AndrewH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and the place is very nice as well,I do think the drinks are vastly overpriced,some pints were as much as £6 but it's a nice place to come as a treat now & then.Maybe expand the menu a bit more but the burgers were 10/10.

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KarenM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was really nice and funny

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AlllieG
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Friendly staff from the door staff to the servers. Nice choice of drinks - limited food menu (chips and burgers) would have been nice to have some bar snacks/small plates. Great atmosphere and a beautiful building to be located in. Congrats to the guys renovating the building and well done SGU - we’ll be back!

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GuyC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a table for drinks - put food as 5 star so the review wasn't skewed down. Great place, nice courtyard and tasty drinks. Would go back and would definitely recommend!

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GeeTee
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch and even though the choice was only pancakes, there were plenty to choose from. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great - definitely recommended 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent.Friendly staff,great service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely place, cocktails were really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were warm, friendly and chatty - really helped make the day! Great atmosphere and choice, too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and amazing service. Had the best pancakes on a Sunday morning for breakfast !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening but could have done with 2 hours at least.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful and friendly staff even in the pouring rain!

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vipNina
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Annoyingly the pancakes stopped at 12 - a hard stop so we weren’t able to get any when we arrived at 12:15 but staff were lovely

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ClareB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't want to leave a review as it may make you go and there will be no space for me. :)

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SundayDrinker
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a great time. Very impressed with the courteous door staff who helped when two of the party had trouble signing in. Didn't have food on this occasion. Would have stayed longer but it was a bit cold outside. Will be back soon.

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DavidD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers and drinks. Super friendly staff and did what they could to provide adequate shelter outside.

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RebeccaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great atmosphere! Love the décor too

FAQs

Saw Grinders Union is rated 4.5 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.