New Sheffield food hall to include fine dining concept from Jöro's Luke French

23 March 2021 by
New Sheffield food hall to include fine dining concept from Jöro's Luke French

Cambridge Street Collective, a new food hall in Sheffield, will feature a rooftop fine dining restaurant, terrace and bar operated by Jöro chef Luke French and his wife and business partner, Stacey Sherwood-French (pictured right).

Sheffield-based Milestone Group has been chosen to run the food hall on the ground floor of the venue, which will form part of the city council's Heart of the City development programme.

On the second-floor mezzanine will be a cookery school with a seating area for live demonstrations and masterclasses, as well as a broadcast studio to support a YouTube channel, with plans to showcase local pop-up chefs and vendors.

Located behind Henry's Corner bar and Bethel Sunday School, the historic buildings that front the site will be retained with a new contemporary structure behind.

The Milestone Group was founded by Matt Bigland and is managed with his wife and business partner, Nina Patel Bigland (pictured left), who already run Cutlery Works and the Milestone pub at Kelham Island. The team plans to create a vibrant food hall on the ground floor of Cambridge Street Collective, featuring independent Sheffield food and drink companies.

Further details will be announced in the coming months.

Bigland said: "We are excited, humbled and ready to drive this project and the city centre into a new dining era. We believe a community is brought together via food and socialising. The food must be authentic, cooked with passion and celebrated by families around a communal table. Cambridge Street Collective is a clear reflection of this and will be open to all communities across the city.

"This is not simply a food hall but a community hub – a destination of mixed-use spaces, combining everything from live events and cookery classes to culture and co-working – creating something that is unique to Sheffield."

Cambridge Street Collective sits adjacent to Leah's Yard, which will feature a collection of high-quality local makers and traders, including furniture, clothes, artisan foods and ales.

Councillor Mazher Iqbal, cabinet member for business and investment at Sheffield City Council, said: "We are creating something truly special here on Cambridge Street – a cultural and social district with an offer that ranges from quirky local independent shops and eateries to rooftop terraces and fine dining.

"This is Sheffield on a plate and we're thrilled that both Cambridge Street Collective and Leah's Yard will be run by some of our city's most inspirational food and drink and commercial entrepreneurs. This is a destination for Sheffield, by Sheffield."

Andrew Davison, project director at developer Queensberry, added: "Cambridge Street Collective is truly at the heart of Sheffield city centre and will be the beating heart of our scheme. We have all missed the social aspect of meeting up with friends and family during lockdown; this concept will bring people together so they can interact, relax, socialise, experience, chat, eat and drink. Heart of the City is all about place and people, with Cambridge Street Collective embracing all these simple things that we need and want to enjoy in our lives.

"The Milestone Group are an already established and very successful business in Sheffield who continue to expand and we are really excited to work with them and their partners in bringing the best local talent to this space."

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