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Great value date night at The Showroom Sheffield

[AD] The Showroom Sheffield is a wonderfully welcoming independent cinema right opposite the train station in Sheffield. They are currently running a ‘Take Two deal’ where you can enjoy two cinema tickets to a film of your choice, two main courses and a bottle of house wine for just £47.50 (or an incredible £42.50 for Showroom Members). We went at the weekend to check it out.

exterior of The Showroom Sheffield

The Showroom Sheffield

The café bar at The Showroom Sheffield strikes a great balance between being stylish and quirky and genuinely welcoming. I loved the navy walls and disco balls. The letter boards were an appropriate nod to the heritage of cinema. It’s a great place for a drink (there’s a full bar as well as barista coffee, speciality teas etc) or a bite to eat before or after the film.

The Take Two deal includes two main courses. We both picked from the main menu but there’s also a cinema classics section with burgers, hot dogs, nachos etc.

 close up of a colourful plate of vegan gnocchi

I opted for the truffle and parmesan gnocchi, a delightfully nourishing combination of homemade truffle gnocchi topped with vegan parmesan, yellow pepper pesto, delicious sundried tomatoes, rocket, vegan feta and toasted pine nuts. This dish was vegan and gluten free. The flavours were wonderful but I’m not convinced that this dish alone would have filled me up had we not ordered some sides. However, if you are going for something healthy this absolutely ticks all the boxes.

birds eye view of the table at The Showroom Sheffield

My husband ordered the marinated chicken breast. This dish was a much more substantial portion size, consisting of a Southern spiced marinated, skin-on chicken breast served with huge, homemade sweet potato wedges, sweet chilli, pak choi and topped with chive crème fraiche.

halloumi wedges

Not included in the deal, but we also ordered some sides of homemade chips (delicious) and halloumi wedges which were served with tzatziki and sweet chilli sauce. OMG these were divine.

It’s not immediately clear on the menu what the house wines actually are – but there’s basically a white (a Chilean Sauvignon Blanc), a red (Merlot) and a rosé. We opted for the white and it was perfectly pleasant. I was also pleased to see that you can take your drinks into the cinema so long as you ask for a plastic glass.

house white wine at The Showroom Sheffield

After a lovely meal we settled down to watch the film of our choice, Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ which was incredible. It actually moved me to tears at one point, and of course is jam packed with Elvis classics and Luhrmann’s colourful quirky style. Definitely one to see on a big screen – and the Take Two offer makes a bargainous date night or catch up with a friend. Recommend!  

Go for:

An amazing value, delicious date night that supports independent cinema.


The Showroom & Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX

The Showroom is located right opposite Sheffield train station. We parked at Q Park behind the station and it was a couple of minutes’ walk.

Take Two deal consists of two main courses, a bottle of house wine and two cinema tickets for a film of your choice for £47.50. Contact the The Showroom Sheffield box office on 0114 275 7727 to book your table and cinema tickets. Allow an hour for eating.

The Showroom is very family friendly – accessible, lots of high chairs in the café bar, kids menu, crayon pots to colour in the menu etc. Range of family friendly screenings.

The Showroom Sheffield kids menu and crayon pots

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By Molly Scott

Derbyshire blogger - bringing you the best places to eat, drink, spa and stay in the wider Derbyshire area. Champion of the most fabulous independents.

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