Public

4.7
164 Reviews
£25 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
A all table service cocktail bar, serving a seasonal set menu alongside local beers and natural wines.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 164 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
service
4.6
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4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Confirmed our booking but when we arrived they were closed. This was a birthday present and we'd paid for a taxi only to go home again. It's not hard to update your website and opening hours on google and to switch off your booking service to not waste your customers time and annoy them.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drink and service as always from the team at Public.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic from start to finish!!!

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RossC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service, drinks were excellent and very passionate & knowledgeable staff.

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SarahS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place with good atmosphere. Food is really good too.

RM
RebeccaM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and a fab drinks menu!

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AnnaR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We didn’t actually take the time to eat but the Cocktails we sampled were amazing, as always.
Going to Public feels like a special treat...so go treat yourself!

OJ
OliverJWatts
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST BAR IN SHEFFIELD, THE UK, THE WORLD. NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING OTHER THEN OPEN 8 DAYS A WEEK 😂

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TerriW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, fabulous atmosphere and great range of drinks

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Jack
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service is amazing, the staff really know their stuff. Cocktails taste great and they will make something for you if you feel like nothing shouts out to you on the menu. The atmosphere and feel of the place is great, its small but you dont feel cramped at all, its a lovely place. I did not try the food but the menu looks great. Value for money though? Not really. Its great for dates and quiet meetups if you have the money, but cocktails starting at £9 going up from there it doesn't make them taste any nicer. If the prices could fall and the menu was made available online before booking, and become a bit more diverse, id be happy and vist a lot more

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SamH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were lovely and attentive. Drinks looks and tasted perfect!

Amazing place that is just something special.

We didn’t eat but the food smelt amazing too.

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AdamM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails, friendly and attentive service and a truly delightful menu. All of our courses were as delicious as they looked and it was great to see this perfect city centre spot not only re-opened but reinvigorated. We’ll be back!

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MariaV
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always, had a great time at Public. Little bit sad there are only few cocktail options (would have loved to have the full menu, even if online) as they are know due to their hectic and creative cocktails.

MR
MichelleR
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere. Would have liked more food choices. Appreciate we are in covid times and they may have reduced the choice but only option was a 2 or 3 course meal. Have been a number of times and had more snack options available.
However, the ambiance and service was very good with pleasant staff.
Will be going back again.

HN
HollN
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious cocktails which cost between £7-£9, very worthwhile. Love the niche feel of being in an old public toilets!! Service was very attentive and friendly. Booking is essential

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SamanthaW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality food and drink with excellent service.

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Sean
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and drinks, great service. Really enjoyable night.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible and interesting cocktails. We didn't eat but will be returning to try the food. Outstanding service. Had a really enjoyable time.

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Jennifer
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Public is excellent. Amazing food, wonderful service and a great atmosphere even though it’s small. It’s great to have them back!

CM
ChristianM
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Only rated food as 4 star as we didn’t eat at Public. We did however have nibbles from the bar (olives and nuts which were very tasty). Really great and unique experience to help us celebrate our wedding anniversary. Ask for a White Negroni, you’ll not be disappointed

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Jenni
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was friendly, professional and prompt. Food and drink was excellent as always. We felt very safe, social distance-wise, with where we were seated and the general cleanliness of the venue as a whole. Really enjoyed our visit and will be booking again.

JB
JosephB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Banging. All the staffed bossed it made the evening incredible. The ricotta dumplings almost made me cry they were that good.

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PaddyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it here, will always come back. Outstanding service and quality.

HB
HollyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly knowledgeable staff, great place.

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Cocktail
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Really loud groups of people in, shouting and doing shots, we couldn't hear each other at all. Cocktails were amazing, it was a shame about the atmosphere.

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5hane222
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Very limited cocktail menu but the ambience and atmosphere was excellent. Service was excellent and very friendly

SM
SarahM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the cocktails at Public are second to none. They provide a real personal touch and fantastic recommendations

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AmyS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ham, egg and chips was delicious. We had a lovely afternoon of cocktails and food.

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FraserB
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Deconstructed Ham Egg and Chips is what Im talking about
Anybody there Friday just gone knows how good it was !
£20 for a 3 course menu picking from 2 starters 2 mains 2 desserts

Superb Value , Excellent Taste and Experience . Respect Public !!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food & cocktails as always. Attentive service without being invasive. Current set menu is much better value than pre-lockdown food too.

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AliceS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab for vegetarians will return for full price top nosh food soon!

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JasmineH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Original and brilliant in its own right. Firstly, the location of the bar curates it’s identity but the knowledge of ingredients and knack of the staff are what makes it.

Was lovely to be back post lockdown. Booked in on what happened to be a eat out to help out scheme day, so a great set menu of delicious food was an absolute steal and worth more thank we paid. We made up for this with how much we drank. Both food and drink were quality focused - something that is fab to see.

Excited to try the next version of the menu!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky little bar with a pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious cocktails! We’ve been a few times already and will definitely be returning! Thanks guys!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite bar in Sheffield. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to trying something new. Great atmosphere, great cocktails, and great music.

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Simonking
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible to have the best cocktail bar in Sheffield open again, can’t wait until the full menu returns.

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IsobelS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Public open again! Food, drinks and service were top notch as always - with covid measures handled with subtlety so it didn’t take away from the experience. Attention and thought was clearly put in to the reduced drinks menu and how to minimise risk when mixing drinks

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and drink. Excellent service.

DA
DALEnLOU
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Highly recommended. One of our favourites.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad to have these folks operating again, it’s a real treat being served by people who are always warm, welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable 👌🏻

SM
SophieM
London
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little quirky place, only wish there was some more variety on cocktail menu

FAQs

Public is rated 4.7 stars by 164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.