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Little Mesters Cafe and Bistro

#378 of 1,200 Restaurants in Sheffield
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kelham Island | Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
+44 114 275 6244
09:00 - 16:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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586 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place has now changed hands and been re-named. OK, but not as good as it was before I'm afraid. It took a very long time to get served as there was nobody at the counter for ages. Three stars is probably overly generous.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Slow service bad food very expensive. Over £34 for a breakfast 2 panninis and 2 kids sandwiches and drinks. The panninis were cold and the cheese set solid the breakfast was burnt and piled up on a plate as if it had been sat the for ages and they brought cheese instead of ham sandwiches for the kids. We waited... More 

Thank pearsonhq
Leeds, United Kingdom
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586 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I was in here for coffee last week, and was told it's now been taken over, and no longer has the same name. It seemed pretty much as before though.

Thank AliAl-Asfa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Have been here for lunch today after visiting the museum (which incidentally is great). Have to express my extreme disappointment in the kids meal which I suggest should be called 'toddlers meal'. We ordered sausage and chips, no beans. The meal cost £4.95 and actually came on a teacup saucer, 1 sausage and at the most 6 chips. I could... More 

Thank BexL43
Lindos, Greece
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We called here after having been round the museum for a quick coffee and drink for the kids. As is usually the case the kids were starving so we ordered two bowls of chips. The chips were AMAZING!!!! just like my mom used to make. Thick, brown lovely. If I could have made a buttie on thick buttered bread it... More 

Thank sim0nbeckett
littlemesters, Owner at Little Mesters Cafe and Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comments however you will not be able to revisit little mesters as the museum did not renew our lease and the 30th of November was our last day Best regards David and Nicola Briggs More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I visited this place i can honestly say that the food was average although some members of staff were very rude and unprofessional towards eachother. Our waitress was rude and needs to crack a smile. It needs updating to very old fashioned. I will not be returning thats for sure!

Thank katiebrownw
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Just had brunch/lunch there today and it was a delightful experience. Food all very fresh and coffees very much to our liking. What a good find.

Thank Meg P
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our wedding. What a fabulous place to have a wedding reception. Picturesque setting, set right next door to Kelham Island Museum. From the first meeting we had with Nicola, we felt comfortable. Nothing was too much for Nicola, coming up with ideas regarding everything including food, decorations, music. From the moment we arrived staff was waiting with drinks. The Wedding... More 

Thank Joanne P
Dartmouth, Canada
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246 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We were part of a small conference, which was held at the Kelham Island Museum. The conference dinner was held at the Little Mesters Cafe and the two lunches were also catered by them. All the food was outstanding! For the dinner, there were several choices. I had the salmon and it was delicious. The dessert was a lemon cheesecake... More 

Thank Katchapuri
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Nothing better than a quality sandwich and a pot of tea with a side of real chips for afternoon tea. Great service and lovely food.

Thank julieedmonds65

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$47
Cafe, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kelham Island | Alma Street, Sheffield S3 8RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 114 275 6244
Little Mesters Sheffield is located in the heart of Kelham Island, Little Mesters offers seasonal, locally sourced, freshly made food. We are proud to be working in partnership with Sheffield Museums Industrial Trust to bring Sheffield a cafe & bistro with a difference. We have an exciting fresh cafe menu serving everything from freshly brewed coffee and cakes to our fabulous home made burgers and traditional Sunday lunches. Our bistro nights bring fine dining to Kelham Island, with an ever changing seasonal menu to tantaslise your tastebuds. We also offer the perfect setting for your private event, whether it be a children's party, wedding or business meeting. Little Mesters also offer an outside catering service so if your looking for an outside caterer to cater for your event at an alternative venue then look no further. From buffets to BBQ's. Hog Roasts to a la carte fine dining, we have a menu to suit every type of event.

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