Saw Grinders Union

4.5
198 Reviews
£25 and under
American
Welcome to Saw Grinders Union, we’re an independent venue, situated in Sheffield’s famous steel making quarter, Kelham Island.

Winner of Tripadvisor 'Travellers Choice' 2021, we offer amazing burgers and fries, great local and international beers, unforgettable cocktails, indulgent pancakes, exceptional coffees in a breathtaking venue and very large outdoor area.

Please note you can book a table outside of our kitchen opening hours so please check if you are wanting to eat that we are serving food at that time.

Experiences

  • Bottomless Brunch

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    From 10:00am - 13:00pm, Every Saturday and Sunday, You can feast on our delicious pancakes and unlimited drinks for £25.00, Book your 90 minute slot now!
  • Sunday Dinner Burger

    Multiple dates available

    Only on a Sunday, Enjoy our Smashed Burger patty with slow cooked brisket, Seasonal greens, Homemade stuffing, a 'Roastie Rosti' and Horseradish Mayo, served with gravy.
  • Bottomless Wings

    £15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Enjoy 'Bottomless Wings' for £15.00 for 60 minutes! Every Thursday from 16:00pm Last sitting 20:30

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 198 people are saying
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Tess
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A really welcoming restaurant with a friendly and personal service. The food was amazing. My husband and I had the Sunday dinner burger. It was the best burger we’ve ever tasted!!

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vipmicky76
Yorkshire
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Basic burger and fries. Clean and comfortable surroundings. Staff polite and efficient. Could be a lot better. Very quiet for a Saturday.

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FionaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, delicious and reasonably priced drinks, excellent service.

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Anish
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of, if not, the best places in Sheffield.

Friendly and helpful staff.

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Nell
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The service was very good, the inside area is very small, the outside area looked very nice but it’s getting a bit chilly to sit out now! The food wasn’t what I was expecting, it’s definitely more of a bar with bar food. Very limited choice on the menu, just burger and chips or chicken wings and chips in baskets! I would go there again for drinks but not food!

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Samiyah
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I didn't have any food but the drinks and vibes were great.

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JadeI
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for drinks and dinner, lovely people who work there - always a great welcome and relaxed atmosphere.

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AnnieB
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burgers, great service and we had the benefit of a fantastic DJ's sound check preparing for an evening event. All in all a fabulous Sunday afternoon sitting outside in the sunshine listening to great music, eating great burgers served by lovely and efficient staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food was good but the chips had too much salt on them, we had to remove the salt with a napkin. Other than that the food and service is good.

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DanC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A smashing place to wile away a Sunday afternoon. Loved the plant wall. Very accommodating to me in a wheelchair, and our dog. Very friendly staff
My friend said the veggie burger was one of the best be had, and rated the peri fries
My only complaint is that they're not open all week!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great Pancakes but be warned the portions are VERY large, I’ve a good appetite so ordered the full stack (5) but only managed 3 !!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I didn’t actually have the food but the service was really good. We were advised on tasty cocktails and it just felt like a really relaxed experience. Really cool place as well. The footy was on but because of how it’s set out you didn’t get drowned out by it if you didn’t want to watch it. Definitely will be back.

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AndrewH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food and the place is very nice as well,I do think the drinks are vastly overpriced,some pints were as much as £6 but it's a nice place to come as a treat now & then.Maybe expand the menu a bit more but the burgers were 10/10.

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KarenM
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was really nice and funny

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AlllieG
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Friendly staff from the door staff to the servers. Nice choice of drinks - limited food menu (chips and burgers) would have been nice to have some bar snacks/small plates. Great atmosphere and a beautiful building to be located in. Congrats to the guys renovating the building and well done SGU - we’ll be back!

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GuyC
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just had a table for drinks - put food as 5 star so the review wasn't skewed down. Great place, nice courtyard and tasty drinks. Would go back and would definitely recommend!

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GeeTee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic brunch and even though the choice was only pancakes, there were plenty to choose from. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere was great - definitely recommended 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent.Friendly staff,great service

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Lovely place, cocktails were really good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were warm, friendly and chatty - really helped make the day! Great atmosphere and choice, too

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and amazing service. Had the best pancakes on a Sunday morning for breakfast !

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely evening but could have done with 2 hours at least.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really helpful and friendly staff even in the pouring rain!

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vipNina
Berkshire
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Annoyingly the pancakes stopped at 12 - a hard stop so we weren’t able to get any when we arrived at 12:15 but staff were lovely

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ClareB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't want to leave a review as it may make you go and there will be no space for me. :)

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SundayDrinker
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had a great time. Very impressed with the courteous door staff who helped when two of the party had trouble signing in. Didn't have food on this occasion. Would have stayed longer but it was a bit cold outside. Will be back soon.

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DavidD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic burgers and drinks. Super friendly staff and did what they could to provide adequate shelter outside.

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RebeccaA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, great atmosphere! Love the décor too

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JodyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

The waitresses were lovely and lovely atmosphere but the bouncers were awful. Didnt greet us when we got there as they were toobusy talking to eachother. One told us off saying we need to wear a mask outside?? Then the waitresses took last orders and the bouncers were trying to kick us out before our drinks had even arrived. When the drinks got here he came over saying we need to put them in plastic cups and go, I needed more plastic cups as he had only given 2 for 5 people and he was being funny about giving the cups.

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Lauren
Nottingham
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience3

We were seated on a table without heaters, even though I had booked as on as bookings opened. We kept asking to move, and eventually were moved, after seeing customers arriving after us getting heated tables. My main complaint is about a bouncer; when they were closing up, our server told us we had 15 mins to finish our drinks. One minute later, another server asked if we would like to order more drinks; we declined. One minute after that, the bouncer came over and said we had to leave immediately. We started getting our stuff together/downing drinks etc. He proceeded to stand over our table and stare at us until we left. We said we were leaving and could he please move onto another table, but he refused to do this until we left. There were around 10 other tables that were being much louder than us, still drinking and even having cocktails brought out, but the bouncer felt the need to single our table out. We were the oldest and quietest group in there! This bouncer was an older, black male: he was intimidating, rude and it just wasn’t necessary. I will not be returning because of him.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The set up around Covid was fantastic.
Love coming here.

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DonnaF
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn’t eat, just went for drinks. It was really well organised, plenty of servers. We moved to a table in the sun, which was lovely. There was a nice atmosphere, we wished we could have stayed longer.

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AnthonyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a meal with my wife was taken to our table .Not a lot to choose from but the burgers and fries are outstanding cheese sauce was also good.Drinks were of good quality an overall experience I would recommend.

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SimonF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a table for 2 at 1pm on a Saturday, the booking process was nice and simple so no issues there. Doormen made sure social distancing was adhered to prior to been taken to the table and they were very polite. Service was very quick and efficient despite it being busy. Despite burgers being the only thing on the menu they were delicious and worth every penny even if it was expensive. Would go again

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ClaireH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this bar and visit every time we go around Kelham.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food was great and service was fab

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JamesC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The waiting staff were incredible. I didn't 100% know what I wanted as I was seated, and I went by the recommendations.
Really knowledgeable and lovely staff.

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GarethB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere, prices are getting worse mind Lol like being down in London!

All joking aside, great to get back out drinking and feel normal again. The drinking area was well kept and prompt service received.

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DebraK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great evening, fabulous service, nice set up, well organised

DK
DebraK
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great night. All staff were friendly and service was excellent. All covid requirements were being followed

FAQs

Saw Grinders Union is rated 4.5 stars by 198 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.