I received this press release a few days ago and, well, it sounded interesting, so I thought I’d share it with you…
City’s Newest Restaurant Serves-Up Local Flavour
A taste of Sheffield and the city’s steel heritage is the inspiration for the new Inox Dine restaurant and hospitality venue located at the University of Sheffield’s multi-million pound re-development of the Students’ Union Building.
The brand new 100 cover restaurant has honoured the centenary of the invention of stainless steel by choosing Inox as its name – Inox being the word for stainless steel in metallurgy. It aims to showcase the best that Sheffield City Region has to offer. Serving up a contemporary British menu with both local and international influences, from freshly baked bread to home barbecued brisket of beef, it provides an exciting new platform for local suppliers and producers.
Sheffield born Head Chef, Joe Berry, previously at Loosehill House Hotel & Spa in Derbyshire, has spent more than 12 years working in restaurants and cooking at the highest level in France, Switzerland, Canada and most recently in the Derbyshire Peak District. He has returned to home turf to build a team of talented chefs aspiring to produce Rosette standard food.
Joe Berry comments: “We are working with the best local and regional suppliers to source a wide range of ingredients including meat, cheese, honey and beer, to deliver an innovative, fresh, seasonal, locally inspired menu. Our dishes are created and served in a modern, stylish environment that is both welcoming and fun.
“Some of the menu’s cheeky creative touches have been inspired by my favourite food. On the menu are sophisticated dishes and ingredients alongside much-loved local heroes such as Henderson’s Relish and locally brewed real ale from Welbeck Abbey Brewery. A great example is the Sheffield inspired Yorkshire Afternoon Tea which includes pikelets and my take on potted beef and bread & dripping.”
Inox Dine is set to become an exciting new dining, meeting and events venue, not only for staff and students, but also for the wider business community, restaurant goers across the city and for Sheffield’s many international visitors.
Restaurant and Hospitality Manager, David Smith, has a clear vision for the new venture: “Our aim is to establish Inox Dine as one of the best venues in Sheffield and the surrounding areas and to be the number one destination venue of choice. Sheffield has often been seen as the poor relation to Manchester and Leeds, but the cultural and lifestyle scene here has developed significantly over the last 10 years. With the pedigree of people in our team at Inox Dine ready to deliver this new restaurant concept to the city, we are well positioned to compete with the very best.”
Inox by name, Inox by nature
The city’s steel heritage also inspired the restaurant’s interior design which incorporates steel into its interior finishes. A ‘statement’ Inox Dine steak knife, made in Sheffield, is just one of the details of the restaurant that celebrates everything the city has to offer.
Serving throughout the day from quirky breakfast get-togethers, to business lunches, champagne afternoon tea treats to evening supper club style, Inox Dine can also cater for meetings, special events and private dining.
The restaurant will also be hosting a programme of events for diners including live music and themed tasting days and evenings. Award winning singer song-writer and multi-instrumentalist Joel White will be performing on Sunday 6th October to entertain Sunday Lunch diners.
Further information, including opening hours, can be found at www.inoxdine.co.uk Inox Dine is located at Level 5, Students’ Union Building, Durham Road , Sheffield, S10 2TG .