Food news: A new life for revived Devonshire Cat

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Abbeydale Brewery’s flagship pub The Devonshire Cat has reopened after a major revamp – with a locally sourced British menu.

Beer cocktails, as well as 28 lines and 12 handpulls, are now on offer, as well as a 17-page whisky menu served in the refurbished interior.

“The food is just as important to us as the drinks, the kitchen team have spent the last few weeks perfecting the menu and we’re really very proud of it,” said Faith Nicholson, restaurant manager.

‘Oscars’ win for Italian

One of Sheffield’s newest restaurants, Ponti’s Italian Kitchen at Fox Valley in Stocksbridge, is one of only 16 UK restaurants to be awarded the coveted Ospitalità Italiana in 2016 – bestowed on restaurants which can demonstrate authenticity.

General manager Argys Myrtja said: “This really does feel like winning the Oscars.”

Bookings open at JÖRO

The long-awaited JÖRO, a seasonal eatery inside the shipping container complex Krynkl in Shalesmoor, is taking bookings for when it opens next Thursday. The menu is also online. Email

Head chef Luke French said: “The team are excited to showcase the restaurant after several months of pop-ups honing our dishes.”

A taste of Mother’s Ruin

Mitchells Wine at Meadowhead has spaces on its gin tasting event, next Tuesday November 29, and champagne tasting the following day.

Takeaway on a roll

Japanese Sakushi, on Campo Lane, is a regional finalist in the British Takeaway Awards – as is Radhunia, of London Road. Winners will be announced next month.