All eyes on new pie venue

Pieminister is opening in the old Nosh cafe on Division Street, Sheffield.
Pieminister is opening in the old Nosh cafe on Division Street, Sheffield.

Work has started on creating a restaurant dedicated to serving pies in Sheffield city centre.

Pieminister is opening on Division Street in the unit formerly occupied by the Nosh café.

Shopfitters have moved in and it is understood an opening date has been set for the end of this month.

Pieminister is a national chain, and the Sheffield site - a 60-seat licensed venue spread over two floors - will be one of the company’s biggest restaurants yet.

The menu will give a choice of more than 12 different gourmet pies, ranging from ‘Moo’ - a classic steak and ale variety - to ‘Deer Stalker’, containing venison, and ‘Kevin’, a vegan pie made with mushrooms, tomato and red wine.

A takeaway menu is to be offered too.

Sides, including the traditional mash and mushy peas, will also be available - but it is not yet known whether Henderson’s Relish is being provided in a Sheffield-specific concession.

In Crookes, bakery and macaron specialist Joni, which started in Walkley, has opened a new venue cafe at 170 Crookes.

It serves coffee, brunch and the French style treats for which Joni is known, pastel macarons of every flavour.

In Totley, the eatery S17 has teamed up with The Gin Wagon - a converted horse box made into a mobile bar - to offer evenings of fine dining food, matched with gins.

The next event, a gin and tapas night, is on March 2 and the S17 bistro on Baslow Road, with further events planned through the year.

Visit ginwagon.com for details.