Eat like an entrepreneur: places to dine after MADE Festival

Tudor Square restaurants, Sheffleld
There are lots of great restaurants to dine at in Sheffield after MADE Festival

As the best business brains from the UK and the world gather at MADE Festival at the Crucible Theatre on 9 November, Sheffield will be buzzing with entrepreneurs, business owners and industry experts.

With more than 20 fringe events taking place throughout the city in the week running up to the main event, that means a lot of hungry entrepreneurs on the streets of Sheffield. Here are six great restaurants within a five minute walk of the Crucible.

Crucible Corner

Located a stone’s throw from the Crucible on Tudor Square, Crucible Corner’s menu celebrates Yorkshire, and quality local produce. Dishes range from the traditional mixed grill through to omelette with piquito pepper, goats cheese and spinach. All theatregoers receive 10% off at Crucible Corner, just show your ticket.


Serving dinner from 5pm, Bill’s at St Paul’s Place is in one of the city’s most popular areas for dining. With a menu featuring old classics and a modern take on British cuisine, there is something for every entrepreneur at Bill’s.


Overlooking the beautiful Winter Garden, Piccolino in Millenium Square prides itself on serving the best and freshest Italian produce. With a heated, all-weather terrace, Piccolino’s is ideal for entrepreneurs who like to dine with a view. Sign up to a Piccolino loyalty card online and within minutes you’ll have £20 to spend at the restaurant.

Smoke BBQ

For big appetites, Smoke BBQ at St Paul’s Place is the place to go. Meat is the star of the show, with ribs, steaks and the Smoke sharer plate proving popular with diners. After a day of inspirational talks, Smoke BBQ is guaranteed to satisfy even the hungriest entrepreneurs.

Head of Steam

Whether you prefer something light or a main meal, Head of Steam serves an extensive range of dishes to suit all tastes, just 30 seconds away from the Crucible. With a big focus on craft beer and real ale, CAMRA members can enjoy 20p off any pint of real ale.


With a brand new winter menu on offer, Ego at Tudor Square has a fantastic selection of Mediterranean dishes on offer. From meze boards to kebabs to some absolutely fantastic mains including Iberian belly pork and Moroccan lamb. Join the Ego club to receive 25% off starters, mains and desserts from the a la carte menu between Sunday and Friday. With two for one on cocktails until 7pm, Ego is an ideal spot to unwind after MADE.

For more information on Sheffield's delicous dining scene, head to Alive After 5's food and drink section.