Best Places for Afternoon Tea, Brunch and Cocktails at Meadowhall

If it’s been a while since you’ve had a proper catch up with your friends or if you’re looking for new ideas to mix-up your mate dates, then look no further.

Whether you fancy a chat over some coffee and cake, a tasty sit-down meal, or a spot of brunch, your day out starts here at Meadowhall.

Here’s our pick of the best ways to spend some quality time with friends.

Catch up over afternoon tea

Afternoon tea comes in all shapes, sizes and styles these days, and there’s a special selection to try at Meadowhall.

Visit Caffè Massarella for an Italian twist on afternoon tea from £22.95 with tea or coffee, or £29.95 with wine or prosecco. Make sure to book in advance for this.

Italian afternoon tea platter from Caffe Massarella
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Or head to independent café, Coffika, to take a well-earned moment to unwind over a hot drink and a sweet treat. Enjoy afternoon tea for two complete with mini bites, sweet treats and bubbles, from just £20pp.


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Caffe Rizzoli also offers a prosecco afternoon tea with a selection of fresh scones with jam and cream, delicious sandwiches and hand-crafted sweet treats. Accompanied with tea or coffee, prosecco or pinot noir.

Make a meal of it

Grab your friends and head out for a nice meal. From pizza and pasta, to green curry and noodle dishes, there’s plenty of choice at Meadowhall.

Serving freshly prepared dishes each day, Carluccio’s is a popular choice for pasta lovers. Share nibbles such as calamari fritti, arancini or burrata, with an antipasti plate to start and choose from Italian classics like carbonara and lasagne for mains.

Lasagne at Carluccios
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And with no need to book in advance, wagamama is the perfect place for a relaxed or impromptu dinner with friends, so rock up any time and take a seat on one of their relaxed benches. With something for everyone, friends can tuck in and share a wide variety of rice and noodle dishes, along with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

Friends who brunch

From pancakes to prosecco, there’s brunch options galore at Meadowhall.

Eggs benedict from Giraffe
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Bringing flavours, cultures and people together, Giraffe bar and grill is the place to be for a bottomless prosecco brunch. Available daily from 11am to 4pm, book to enjoy an hour and a half of free-flowing prosecco and a tasty brunch dish for just £25pp. Classics like eggs benedict and avocado on toast make up the menu, alongside more exotic dishes such as the Mexican Tostada breakfast on offer.

A cocktail and some tacos
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Another popular option is the Las Iguanas bottomless brunch – a full 90 minutes of unlimited prosecco, draught beer or cocktails with a starter and main. The popular brunch is available 11am-5pm Sunday to Friday, and 11am-3pm on Saturday, with prices starting at £29.95pp.

a table with high chairs
Enjoy the plush surroundings at Sienna Kitchen and Bar

Sienna Kitchen & Bar inside the Flannels Lifestyle store is also home to an all-day brunch menu. With Smoothie Bowls and Blueberry Ricotta Hotcakes on the menu as well as a range of other breakfast favourites, it’s perfect if you’re searching for vegan brunch in Sheffield. Enjoy your meal with tea, coffee, soft drinks, cocktails, mocktails or more at Sienna bar – something for every catch up occasion!

Fridays new Bottomless Brunch has launched with four new sharers paired with 4 glasses of Prosecco,  Pilsner, or 4 cocktails. It's available Monday to Thursday all day and Friday to Sunday 11.30am-3.30pm for a 90-minute slot of pure Fridays fun

A stacked platter of food next to four cocktails.

Prosecco Bars

The Caffè Rizzoli Prosecco Bar is the perfect spot to enjoy a glass of bubbly with friends, offering the finest prosecco sourced from small, family run Italian vineyards. There are options for everyone – whether you’re looking for something dry, rose, organic or sugar free.

A bottle of prosecco in a ice bucket

For a special sparkling treat, get together over a glass of Casa Gheller at Caffè Massarella – a delicious Italian prosecco which is fresh, slightly sweet and soft on the palate, with a fruity and harmonious finish. Bringing a real taste of Italy to Meadowhall, pair your fizz with a dish from the menu, including mouth-watering artisan pasta and a range of tasty small plates.

Classic cocktails and happy hours

A range of cocktails from Las Iguanas
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Every hour is happy hour with the Las Iguanas 2 for 1 deal on cocktails and mocktails which runs all day, every day! Browse the Las Iguanas menu for all the classics, including Pornstar Martini’s, Mojito’s and Pina Colada’s, and share with friends with the 2 for 1 cocktail pitchers.

Tapas Revolution also has a great regular happy hour, offering 2 for 1 on all cocktails and G&Ts, plus half price jugs of sangria to get you and your gang in the holiday spirit any day of the week. Grab yourselves a seat at the bar, enjoy a few tapas and make the most of the Tapas Revolution offers, with a little taste of Spain in Sheffield.

Sienna Kitchen & Bar has some stunning classic cocktails to indulge in including the White Peach Bellini and the Elderflower 75- perfect to add to the insta-feed!

A close up of a cocktail
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Getting here

There’s lots of ways to get to us, wherever you are in the region.

Sheffield’s Supertram runs through Meadowhall up to every ten minutes – and you can grab a DayRider ticket from £4.40 – or if you’re travelling from further a far, hop on the train to Meadowhall station.

If you’re planning a trip to Meadowhall with friends, you can find the full range of our restaurants, shops and leisure options on our Eat, Drink and Shop page

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