The ultimate guide to Devonshire Quarter

Independent shops, vintage garms and burger bars galore


Running parallel to West Street, Devonshire Quarter is West Street’s edgier sibling. Brimming with both restaurants and vintage stores, there is something for every occasion. Despite being so close to the city centre, Devonshire Quarter still has a spacious park which is perfect for hanging out at on sunny days, or for eating takeaway Taco Bell.

Read our guide to see how versatile Devonshire Quarter really is.

For hangovers

However bad your hangover, there’s something for it in Devonshire Quarter. Taco Bell has a range of options, from light snacks to more filling meals. This is one of only two Taco Bells in the student area of Sheffield. They also do a 10 per cent student discount if you show your u-card. Don’t forget the free refills that are perfect for rehydrating when you’re hungover.

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Bungalows burgers are life

If you fancy something a little different head to Lucky Fox for fried chicken and waffles. Their brunch is incredible, but very filling so if you’re still feeling a bit sick from the night before it’s probably better to choose somewhere lighter. Bungalows and Bears also have an extensive brunch menu, with prices starting at only £1.50 for cinnamon toast. Make sure you check out their burger menu too.

For dates

Steam Yard is  a cute cafe nestled in Aberdeen Court that does coffee and a doughnut for only £3. It is perfect for a coffee date. For a date night, head to The Great Gatsby where there extensive cocktail menu is sure to make sparks fly. Certain cocktails are only £4.50 before 10pm on weekdays.

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They even have outdoor seating

If you’re in the mood for something different, try Mr Miyagi Revolving Sushi Bar. For somewhere more classic, head to Pizza Express on Devonshire Street.

For drinks

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Trendy decor in Frog and Parrot

Whatever vibe you’re looking for, there’s something for everyone in Devonshire Quarter. If you’re looking for cheap and trustworthy drinks then there is a Spoons at the end of Division Street. The old Victorian building that houses Lloyds Spoons is spacious, but if you fancy trying another Spoons, The Benjamin Huntsman is just around the corner on Cambridge Street.

For a more traditional Sheffield pub look no further than Frog and Parrot. Their weekly music based pub quiz is every Wednesday and usually music based. This intimate pub has cute booths that you can sit in and order food and drinks. Make sure you check out their 2 for 1 cocktails. Two minutes up the road and onto Devonshire Street is The Forum Cafe Bar. They offer student privilege cards that get you everything from half price food all day on a Thursday to £2.50 pints. Overlooking Devonshire Green and five minutes from Corp, it’s perfect for Corp pre-drinks or nursing a Corp hangover the next day.

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There’s no cocktail like a Gatsby’s cocktail

If you’re more serious about drinking and want to try a global range of craft beers, then BrewDog is the place to be. With a stylish, hipster decor and an extensive range of lagers and ales, you are guaranteed to have a good night.The Great Gatsby and Bungalows and Bears are great for cocktails too.

For Shopping

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Devonshire Quarter is Sheffield’s mecca of vintage stores. Mooch, Vulgar and A New Shop are just down the road from each other, so you will have no problem seeking out some retro wavy garms.

Maybe you’d like some plants for your uni room. Plantology offer a range of plants, including mini cacti with googly eyes. If you’re in search of one-of-a-kind books and records have a look around Rare & Racy.

Free activities 

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Like all places in the greenest city in the UK, Devonshire Quarter has a park for you to chill out in. Devonshire Green may be smaller than a lot of other Sheffield parks but it is always bustling with activity in the summer months. It is also the perfect spot for eating takeaway Taco Bell from just across the road. At the other end of the street, in front of the City Hall is Barker’s Pool, which features some of the city’s prettiest fountains. Look out for the funfair rides situated there throughout the year.

Another activity that is both free and entertaining is standing in front of the Bowie painting on the corner of Division Street. You can either laugh at how little it looks like Bowie, or actually mourn Bowie, depending on your mood.

Devonshire Quarter has everything you could possibly want from a day out in Sheffield. It’s cafes and restaurants offer respite after a day of vintage shopping and its bars become a social hub later on in the evenings. Sheffield’s independent hub has you sorted.