Barista sets a new Wheel in motion

Jonathan Perry (left) and Ben Smith at the new Tamper, Sellers Wheel
Jonathan Perry (left) and Ben Smith at the new Tamper, Sellers Wheel
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Former footballer Jonathan Perry has already netted a success with his Tamper coffee bar in Westfield Terrace. Now he is aiming to score an even bigger hit...

Tamper, Sellers Wheel, is due to open on July 26 in the heart of Sheffield’s industrial heritage quarter, offering take-away food, beers, private dining and a 60-cover coffee shop and bistro.

Created in a former silversmiths’ workshop at 151 Arundel Street, it boasts features including a barrel vaulted roof of exposed bricks and a tree-lined private courtyard.

Jonathan – who was born in New Zealand and earned 28 caps with the national side before signing for Barnsley FC – has since made his name in the hospitality world by serving gourmet coffee, specialising in Kiwi-style flat white.

The new venture is being launched in partnership with beer specialist Ben Smith, of the Hop Box. They aim to serve coffee, beer and food with a New Zealand accent – including an all-day brunch, lunches and Kiwi specialities such as steak and cheese pie and sweet potato salad.

“This is something we’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have the space,” says Jonathan. “We think it’s going to be a really nice destination place.”