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Saw Grinders Union, Sheffield, Sheffield

Saw Grinders Union

4.5
4.5
236 Reviews
£26 to £40
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.

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 10:00–00:30

  • Phone number

    0114 201 0065

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    From 10:00am - 12:30pm, Every Saturday and Sunday, You can feast on our delicious pancakes and unlimited drinks for £25.00, Book your 90 minute slot now!

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What 236 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • South Yorkshire

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. R

    Review

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    We were refunded but sadly it was a poor experience.

  2. AH

    AmyH

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Had the bottomless brunch, food was lovely. We had to ask for drinks a few times so would have been better if staff has been more prompt with this given it was 90 minutes and a stop watch was used by the staff.

  3. M

    Mike

    Unspecified

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice outdoor industrial courtyard, welcomed inside when table was ready and good friendly service. Decent burger amd drink. Very good

  4. JH

    JoyH

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Friendly service and good food served quickly. Coffee was excellent.

  5. GC

    GaryC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1

    This is the 3rd time we have visited for food and drinks in the last 12 months and the previous visits have been excellent for food and drinks, and service but this time the experience was really disappointing. We are arrived 10 minutes before our 5pm reservation and advised a member of staff of arrival and reservation. They advised one of their colleagues would be over to look after us. After about 10 minutes a staff member came over and advised that someone was still in the table we had reserved but they would ask them to leave and pay. After around another 10 minutes we were seated. Our drinks order was taken and brought to the table, and the member of staff advised someone would be over to take a food in a few minutes but after about 25 minutes no one had been, so we went to the bar to ask kindly if someone could take our food and after about 10 minutes someone did come and take the order. When the food did come you brought the wrong order and initially the sever didn’t seem to realise what was going on. It was eventually rectified and we did get a short sorry for the mix up we are quite busy today response. When the correct order did come one of the items was missing too, which we then had to inform the server about this too. When the item did arrive we had finished most of the meal and it was gravy to accompany the chip. I don’t recall getting an apology for this further mix up. At no point did anyone come over to ask if we needed additional drinks and if everything was ok with the food. No one came to clear the plates or approached us about paying the bill. So after our while we went to the bar to request this and seemed to wait a while before someone took the payment too. The music noise levels were ridiculous too. The servers were struggling to hear us when ordering and it was difficult to have a conversation. The only positive thing I can say is the food and drink was excellent but customer service and ambiance terrible.

  6. S

    Steviewander

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5

    Everything was fine but the food was a bit underwhelming and the portion size of the salsa were a bit small. Coffee was lovely as was the cake . Lovely setting and decor.

  7. SW

    SallyW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service was fantastic and we appreciate it was quiet because it was a Monday early evening, but that was better for us. 3 yummy burgers (2 meat and one plant) and chips, fab cocktails. We will be back!

  8. CC

    ChickenConnoisseur

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    Cool bar, lovely staff! Just the chicken burger was very disappointing, more crumb then chicken, very dry. Burger bun/bread very cheap, not worth the money.

  9. c

    clarem

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    confusion at bar as had a table booked ...order a drink at bat or at table. Food outstanding. music 1 or 2 notches too high for us.

  10. CC

    ClaireC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great little find with a lovely atmosphere and AMAZING burgers. A little pricey but the food was worth it. We did have to wait a bit too long for the food to arrive but the staff were very polite and apologetic. Will definitely go back and maybe sample the wings next time.

  11. JP

    JoPasricha

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious burgers, really nice service and ambience, clean toilets, surpassed expectations, would go again

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really friendly and welcoming staff. Very calming environment to eat in

  13. AB

    AshleighB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The staff here are incredible and accommodating, the vibe is lovely, food lovely! Bottomless brunch is so worth it, staff would keep approaching the table to ask us for our next drink and even accommodated for those who didn’t really like to cocktails on the brunch menu, was so happy!! Wonderful birthday experience! Also lovely layout and vibe!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful breakfast morning, friendly staff nothing was too much trouble overall brilliant service

  15. DB

    DebbieB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, very attentive and efficient. Food ok, I had the chicken burger - disappointed as the chips weren’t home cooked Ok overall as lovely place, comfortable seating

  16. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mentioned when booked had a toddler so was hoping for a high chair or a booth. Arrived to a booth table and a high chair waiting for us which was fab. Service was good and quick, food was lovely. Only point would be adding a single pancake option for when little ones are coming but otherwise really enjoyed and will come again.

  17. JF

    JoeF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff was very helpful and really attentive and amazing ambience

  18. RC

    RChop

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Excellent burgers and drinks. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff.

  19. MW

    MrsWalker

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food. The cheese sauce is life changing!!

  20. F

    Fran

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff. They were wonderful to us despite having a large party to deal with as well. Great food and cocktails. Will be going back

  21. TH

    ThomasH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    When we booked the table we were exited and wanted to be there when we arrived, no clue where the entrance was and no one answered the phone for guidance, horrible service don't recogmend

  22. h

    helenw

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding place, we love it here! Service and food always great, we always end up sitting for hours and the time goes far too fast because we’re so content! They even took the trouble to put on my Dads favourite music on his birthday which was so nice of them. Thoroughly recommend this place, and it’s super pretty when all the twinkly lights come on.

  23. HS

    HazelS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely old part of Sheffield to visit. Nice decor and friendly staff .the brunch was nice though aliitte expensive for what you get ( all toppings on the pancakes you pay for separately at 1.25 each .I had banana as one of my choices and got maybe 8 little bits .probably about a third of a whole one but apart from that the food was presented nice and tasted ok if Abit stodgy. Coffee was delicious

  24. NG

    NigelG

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First visits with a group of long term friends. Food and beer combination excellent, particularly the "extra patty" option. All returning at earliest opportunity,

  25. JJ

    JanJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 December 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience5

    Loved it, food fabulous, atmosphere brilliant only criticism I have it was so cold sitting by the window - minor I know but had to sit and eat with our coats on.

  26. N

    Nancy

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  27. CP

    ChristinaP

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely bottomless brunch

  29. G

    Golfcity

    1 review

    5.0

    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.

  30. S

    Spendog

    1 review

    5.0

    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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience1

    Not much atmosphere. Quite expensive

  32. VO

    VivianO

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food2service4ambience4

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

  33. L

    Lilly

    1 review

    3.0

    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

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Was a little cold

  35. DC

    DanC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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

  36. AG

    AmyG

    1 review

    5.0

    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!

  37. T

    Tess

    Norfolk

    2 reviews

    5.0

    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!!

  38. m

    micky76

    Yorkshire

    26 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    26 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.

  39. FM

    FionaM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  40. A

    Anish

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of, if not, the best places in Sheffield. Friendly and helpful staff.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Saw Grinders Union is rated 4.5 stars by 236 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

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Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Saw Grinders Union

Globe Works Penistone Road Sheffield, Sheffield S6 3AE

Additional information

  • Area

    Sheffield

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 10:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 10:00–00:30

  • Cuisines

    American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Wine

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