8 of the best ways to spend an evening at Meadowhall

Looking for things to do near Sheffield in the evening? Whether it’s enjoying a catch up over dinner and cocktails with friends, indulging in a bit of after-hours retail therapy or enjoying a movie, it’s time to seize the moment and plan a festive evening out at Meadowhall.

With stores open until 10pm weekdays and 8pm Saturdays, and many restaurants open until 10 or 11pm, we’ve got plenty to tempt you with.

To help with your planning, we’ve created our guide to making the most of your time.

Festive dinner at Carluccios 

The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching and the Carluccio's famiglia can't wait to welcome you to celebrate with us. Dopo Tutto è Natale - It's Christmas after all. Carluccio's Christmas specials menu is available from 17 Nov including their showstopping, deliziosa Lasagne di Natale. Celebrate Christmas the Italian way. Reserve a table

While you're here why not pick up their famous Panettones from a range of traditional and new flavours from Panettone Tradizionale to the Limited Edition Panettone Maraschino Cherry. 


Carnival Christmas at Las Iguanas

Two magarita cocktails.

*Image provided by Las Iguanas.

With all your Latin favourites, a few festive classics & happy hour all day every day*, Las Iguanas is the perfect place for your celebration. With a Christmas menu available from Nov 15 - Jan 11. Book your table 

As well as offering a mouth-watering Latin American menu, Las Iguanas Meadowhall has extended its Happy Hour drinks promotion with 2 for 1 cocktails and mocktails available all day, every day – even bank holidays.

Take your pick from classics such as Caipirinha and Strawberry Daiquiri, or try something with a twist like a Watermelon Margherita or Berry Collins. If you’re the designated driver, Las Iguanas has plenty of mocktails to choose from too, including the Apple Mojo-less and Agua de Hibiscus.


Celebrate at Tapas Revolution

Get set for a Christmas celebration Spanish style, and enjoy one of our truly festive tapas and paella feast menus where you'll find something to suit everyone, from Tapas Revolution's signature and seasonal tapas list, traditional paellas and chocolate-dipped festive churros. Book your table now

While a holiday abroad might be out of reach this year, Tapas Revolution – one of the many restaurants in the Meadowhall Oasis Dining Quarter - is serving up delicious small dishes that are sure to bring a taste of Spain to Sheffield. Tapas are designed to be shared, making it the perfect way to enjoy an evening with friends.

It’s worth checking on which deals are available before you set off, as you’ll often find 2 for 1 cocktails, G&Ts and jugs of Sangria.

Make every night a Friday night

Image provided by Fridays.

Whether you’re planning a Christmas family get together, a long overdue catch up with friends or the office Christmas party, Fridays have got a treat that ‘yule’ love.

Get your mittens on the perfect 3 course festive menu from £26.95. There’s classic Fridays flavours as well as some festive twists so there’s something for everyone this year.  Get the party started with Fridays range of festive cocktails, including the Fizzmas Sparkle, Gin’gle Bells and Merry Martini. Enjoy the new Fridays® Festive Turkey & Cranberry Burger topped with pigs in blankets. Room for more? Just pudding it out there, they’ve got a Fridays chocolate orange dessert, or to help you get into the spirit of things, swap your dessert for a festive cocktail! Try the decadent Baileys chocolate orange martini, or if you’re driving home for Christmas try our mocktail with the same name. We can’t wait for you to get festive at Fridays this Christmas….Ho ho ho


Make room for a sweet treat at Joe Delucci’s or The Shake Lab

Satisfy your sweet tooth and enjoy an evening treat during an after-dinner stroll or to round off an evening of retail therapy. For a scoop or two of gelato, choose from the long list of delicious flavours at Joe Delucci’s or if you’re in the mood for a shake, The Shake Lab craft ridiculously good shakes – using the very best ingredients blended to perfection. Both are open until 9pm on weekdays.

Grab a friend and shop your party season wardrobe

Three friends enjoying drinks

*Image provided by Quiz

It’s time to enjoy shopping in real life again! With a whole host of shops at Meadowhall – from Zara, Primark, River Island, and M&S to Footasylum, Goldsmiths, Flannels, Reiss and H&M – enjoy some late-night retail therapy and stock up on party essentials ready for the festive season.

Why not make a trip out of it and bring a friend along? They can help you pick the perfect outfits, encourage you to try on new styles and, after the shopping is done, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants at Meadowhall.

Our stores are open until 9pm weekdays and 8pm on Saturdays, and are usually a little quieter after 6pm, so visiting us in the evening is a good way to shop at a more leisurely pace.

*Image provided by Joe Browns 

Enjoy a movie

Head to Vue to catch the latest highly anticipated releases, from Spencer, Ghostbusters: Afterlife to House of Gucci and so much more.

If you're in the mood for a Christmas classic Vue are screening festive favourites Love ActuallyElfHome Alone or The Nightmare Before Christmas as well as newbies The Royal Ballet: Nutcracker (2021) and Boxing Day to get you into the spirit. 

With 11 screens of pure entertainment, there are always plenty of options. It’s always best to plan ahead and view the latest Sheffield cinema listings and book tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

Get the adrenalin going at Rock Up

A woman climing a rock up wall.

*Image provided by Rock Up

If you’re looking for a more unusual way to reconnect with friends and family, then a group activity is one to consider.

Rock Up offers an indoor climbing adventure with incredible climbing walls towering over 8 metres. Great for all ages and abilities, the friendly team will cater from novice to expert – and everything in between! It’s the perfect early evening activity, open until 7.30pm, however visitors are recommended to book online in advance to avoid disappointment and for a faster check-in on arrival. Pre-booking will also save £1 per climber.

We’re open until 10pm on weekdays and 8pm on Saturdays, with Vue cinema and some of our restaurants are open later, however we’d always recommend checking with individual retailers before setting off to be sure.


Find a full list of our stores, restaurants and leisure operators as well as Meadowhall opening times, on our Eat Drink and Shop page.

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