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Big Uni Bake 2019

Our annual Big Uni Bake is over and it was a huge success. We once again challenged University of Sheffield staff and students to create their best cakes and cupcakes before facing off against each other in a battle of the bakes. There was more than just pride at stake with trophies being awarded by Rahul Mandal, winner of last year’s Great British Bake Off. From over 80 initial entries our judging panel managed to slice them down to our two winners. There were some spectacular looking bakes but in the end, Cara Russell and her raccoon cake came out on top to win the Staff Baker of the Year award.

And our Student Baker of the Year award went to Fatma Bucklain with her intricate honey pot cake.

Prior to awarding the winners with their prizes, Rahul gave a baking demonstration with the help of our own Sous Chef Ben Slater. Rahul gave out some of his top tips, ranging from what flavours work well together to where to buy your ingredients! We managed to get a great group photo of Rahul, our judges and all of the bakers before selling off their wonderful cakes and cupcakes to help raise money for our chosen charities, Roundabout and Cherrytree.

As an extra surprise for the winners, they will get a day at Cawa working with their pastry chef Brett, one of the judges. If you would like to take a look at the entries, click here.

Top Tips for your Christmas Dinner

The festive season is well and truly in swing now and here at INOX we’re looking forward to welcoming nearly two thousand guests for festive lunches, dinners and parties over the next few weeks. As the big day gets closer and closer, cooking a Christmas dinner can start to feel a little daunting. We caught up with our award winning Sous Chef, Ben Slater, who shared his top tips for cooking the perfect Christmas dinner.

“The best advice I could give people when cooking their Christmas dinner is:

Absolutely make sure you baste your turkey to keep it moist… this is really important.

Cook your roast potatoes with fresh garlic and rosemary to add extra flavour.

The trick to the best Christmas dinner is when the veg and accompaniments have had the same care and attention that the turkey (or your chosen meat) has had.

Always rest the turkey after cooking. If you have a temperature probe, use this to your advantage, cooking the turkey to 75 degrees will help keep the turkey moist and stop it drying out. Make sure you probe at the thickest part of the bird (the thigh).

Oh, and most importantly a glass of port or a cold beer while you’re cooking Christmas dinner always helps!”

There you have it, folks! 

A Blast From the Past

We love it when customers share their stories with us. We were delighted to hear from Chris Bower who married her husband John in May 1986. Chris and John were married at St. James Church in Norton and held their reception in what is now INOX. They were kind enough to share their story with us, along with some pictures from their visit to the restaurant in June.

“We married at St James Church, Norton on 17th May 1986 and as John lived at Hillsborough and I lived at Lowedges we decided we needed our wedding reception to be somewhere central but as we had a large guest list it also needed to be big enough for both our families and reasonably priced too and so the Sheffield Students Common room, as it was then called, was ideal.

As it was the middle of May we thought it would be a sunny day but as it turned out it was windy and drizzly, we managed to get most of our photos taken outside the church but then the rain came and so we made our escape and had some more taken inside the evening reception room.

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Sheffield Food Festival Vegan Mousse Demo

Inox is constantly evolving our menu to showcase the ease of incorporating a variety of dietary needs into our Sheffield restaurant menu and Head Chef Joe Berry enjoys the challenge of creating exciting and inclusive dishes. Whether you’re choosing to lead a healthier diet whilst still indulging a little or you lead a vegan lifestyle, our vegan chocolate mousse has proven popular for all. It has proven so popular and so enjoyable that this recipe is featured in the Sheffield Cookbook: Second Helpings so you can learn how to create this delicious treat for yourself.


Sheffield Food Festival

On the 28th May at the Sheffield Food Festival, our talented head chef Joe Berry will be showcasing the dish himself so you can see how we prepare it in our Sheffield restaurant. You’ll have the opportunity to watch a master at work and taste the delicious vegan chocolate mousse for yourself. The recipe itself is created using aquafaba, which is the juice from chickpeas and when whipped up it creates a similar texture to that of egg whites, creating a light and fluffy mousse.

Whilst Joe Berry will be leading the demo, other members of our team will be there to hand out free samples, talk through the recipe and answer any questions you may have about the recipe or Inox itself.  Come along on Sunday 28th May, 2-2.30pm to see our demonstration and try some of the chocolatey goodness for yourself. The Sheffield Food Festival will also be showcasing lots of other chef demonstrations and masterclasses, with Sheffield chefs and experts alike. Be sure to head over to their website to view the full list of participants.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on your own Sheffield Cookbook: Second Helpings, you can grab your own copy at Inox today!

Eating out in Sheffield during Diet Awareness Week

It’s Diet Awareness Week from April 24-28th and at Inox, we want to illustrate how tasty, nutritious and fantastic food can be included in all dishes irrespective of whether you are dieting or not!

Sometimes to make a great flavour dish you have to think a little outside of the box. Did you know that the juice from chickpeas can be used to make vegan chocolate mousse? We are full of useful and insightful facts, and our creative chefs use these to create some amazing dishes. Our vegan chocolate mousse is so good it was recently featured in the 2017 Sheffield Cook Book, pop over to Inox and take a look or purchase your copy.

Where to Eat in Sheffield on a Diet 

All the standard dietary requirements will be included in our regular menus throughout the week, so irrespective of what stage you are at with your diet you can still savour and enjoy our fantastic range of menu options. Equally, our chefs can create bespoke dishes too!

Special diets don’t need to be limiting; this week is a great opportunity to be creative and explore new ingredients. When it comes to accommodating dietary requirements, Inox is one of the best places to eat in Sheffield.

Eating Out in Sheffield This Week 

If you’re looking for some inspiration or interesting ideas for new dishes which incorporate specific diets, take the time during Diet Awareness Week to experiment. Even if you don’t have dietary requirements this is a great opportunity to explore new flavours, try new ingredients, and join in the fun! Post photos on Twitter and Instagram and share your creative cooking skills with us.

We love to see our customers getting creative with food and what better week to try new things than Special Diet Awareness Week. Pop in for the best afternoon tea or lunch in Sheffield; we look forward to greeting you at Inox as always throughout Diet Awareness Week.

Restaurant Deals in Sheffield For Thirsty Thursday

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Thirsty Thursdays? Sheffield’s “Alive after 5”. Is Thursday fast becoming the new Friday? We think it is & we want to celebrate that day with you in our Sheffield restaurant.

Thirsty Thursday at Inox Dine

Following the success of our Thursday Hygge event last month, we wanted to continue the fun on and encourage you to spend time on a Thursday evening with friends and family. Sheffield’s “Alive After 5” campaign aims to encourage people to stay in the city centre on a Thursday and offering an array of things for them to do including shopping, drinking and eating. We believe that Sheffield has more to offer and making the time to explore it on a Thursday is a great idea!

Inox’s Hygge event was such a huge success with everyone who attended making dedicated time to spend with friends & family that we believe we should keep the idea alive. Taking time to appreciate the good things in life with great company & food is what life should be all about, and it’s what we all love doing, right? So come along and make the time for Inox on a Thursday evening! Take an hour out of your week on a Thursday evening at one of the best places to eat in Sheffield, enjoy a drink & amazing food with great company from 5pm.

Restaurant Deals in Sheffield

We have a “Happy hour” on cocktails between 5pm-6pm when we offer 2-4-1 on our cocktail list.  We’re big supporters of local companies so have a selection of local beers and gins on offer for you to enjoy. Try food from our seasonal menu which changes monthly in order to stay engaging and allows us to remain as sustainably as possible with local, fresh and seasonal ingredients.

Make Thursday at Inox a weekly date in your diary; meet up with friends and enjoy some quality time with those you love, in the city that you love.

All new brunch menu from your Sheffield Restaurant

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With a new lounge menu launching this month, we couldn’t think of a more appropriate blog topic than brunch!

We all love brunch. Whether it’s at 11am on a Monday starting the week off motivated or 3pm on a Thursday, we love to brunch with good quality coffee along with tasty nutritious food. Brunch is about taking some time to relax and enjoy a little personal indulgence either alone or with friends.

Our personal favourite is crushed avocado with a dash of lemon juice and tabasco dolloped on chargrilled bread and topped with two oozing poached eggs (scrummy!).

We’re focusing our new lounge menu on the classics with some of our own personal touches. We have got the long term favourites of Eggs Benedict & Eggs Royale, but we’ve also got porridge on the menu with our own secret recipe and some new interesting flavours such as apple pie.

Crushed avocado and poached eggs are of course on there but we’ve mixed things up a little with some chilli jam; you might prefer to build your own and add on tomato and chilli salsa and other scrummy bits.

Our old favourite the buckwheat pancakes are included, but we’ve given them a spruce up so that you can build your own flavours and choose exactly what combinations you prefer. Select a minimum of three ingredients with some mixed leaf salad on the side and if you’d like add any extra ingredients!! We think buckwheat pancakes are so popular because they are dietary friendly; they’re gluten free and vegetarian so there’s no need to worry if you have any special requirements as there is plenty to choose from.

Top class restaurant in Sheffield for your diet

Our restaurant in Sheffield incorporates lots of options that are dietary friendly and whether you’re vegan, celiac or just trying out new things we have a selection in which there will be something just perfect for you.

The section of our lounge menu we are most proud of is our daily bowl food specials; the concept is one that allows us to add ingredients mixed from dishes from our other menus and thus enhances our sustainable food project by creating minimal food waste. We will always use fresh ingredients to create engaging, energising and innovative dishes each and every day.

The other all important ingredient for a fantastic brunch is the accompanying beverages. We particularly love @birdhouse looseleaf teas; they are a local Sheffield company and they do the most unbelievable flavour combinations!! The strawberry lace tea is an absolute must & the ‘Full Monty’ English tea is incredible!

We also use Grumpy Mule fresh coffee beans for those all-important coffees; the rich coffee blend & aromas give all who indulge an amazing taste sensation. Whether you want a soothing latte or an energising espresso this blend will not disappoint.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Inox lounge; we are absolutely confident that our redesigned menu will hit the “Brunch Spot”.


Book INOX as your party venue in Sheffield

Christmas Party Venue Sheffield - Inox

If you’ve got an upcoming special occasion and you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate, look no further than Inox. Our contemporary restaurant can make for the ideal party venue in Sheffield whatever the occasion. With views over the city centre, top class cuisine and a late-night bar, both you and your guests will be ensured of a night to remember. We take a look at how you can shape INOX to make the ideal party venue for your special occasion.

Buffet food or private dining

Whether you’re hosting a lavish party for 250 guests or you’re looking for a more chilled out sit down meal, INOX will be able to cater for your needs. Our award winning kitchen team will deliver your food to the highest standard whatever meal choice you go for. Our head chef Joe Berry will work with you to choose the food that you want at your party.

Dance the night away with a DJ

Once you’ve chosen your party venue in Sheffield you’ll want to ensure that you choose a DJ that will keep you and your guests dancing away all night long. There are loads of DJs in Sheffield, but you’ll probably want to find one that will suit the age group at your event. If you’re unsure how to source one, Inox will be able to offer you a helping hand.

Cocktails at the bar

Our stylish bar and lounge area can be the perfect place to unwind and socialise away from the music. Inox has a specialist cocktail menu which is a great way to celebrate with family and friends. Our bar is also stocked with a wide range of fine wines, spirits and beers with plenty to go around and keep your party guests hydrated.

Book your party venue in Sheffield at INOX

If you’ve got a celebration on the horizon and you want to find out more about how Inox can provide the perfect party venue for your event contact us today on 0114 222 6043. We can arrange a tour and show you how you can make the most of our fantastic space.

Book Inox as your awards venue in Sheffield

Christmas Conference at Inox

Book Inox as your awards venue in Sheffield

As we head towards winter it’s that time of the year that awards ceremonies begin booking up. Whether you’re looking to host an awards night within your company or you’re booking an awards ceremony for an industry group, INOX can provide the perfect awards venue in Sheffield.

Why choose INOX as your awards venue in Sheffield?

INOX offers a relaxed and stylish atmosphere which will immerse your guests into a fun and enjoyable experience for the whole evening. We have every element of your event covered and with our team’s experience, we can offer you advice along the way to help you plan the perfect awards ceremony. Here’s a few reasons why you should choose INOX.


Cool venue

Our contemporary design, city centre location and flexible layout makes us the ideal awards venue in Sheffield. We can personalise the venue to offer a bespoke setting that is in keeping with your organisation’s own branding. Our unusual venue has unique elements that fuel imagination and enjoyment, whilst we can also add practical features like a stage area.


Here at Inox we understand that many people judge the success of their event based on the food that’s on offer. Our team of talented chefs can cater for your every need and create a unique and bespoke menu that is sure to put the class into any evening.



Following the presentation ceremony your guests might want to celebrate their award wins and nominations and who can blame them?! We have an excellent bar space which can serve a wide range of beers, wines and spirits. We can also offer a fizz and canapé reception for when guests arrive, whilst our dance floor is a great way to unwind once the proceedings are complete.

AV and PA

As a venue within the University of Sheffield, you won’t be surprised to hear that we’re all hooked up with technology. We have a built in sound system which allows you to use microphones, play music and show presentations throughout the whole venue. We also have six projection screens that can be spread across the venue to make life easier for your guests.

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Secure your Sheffield awards venue by booking today

You can contact us today to book your awards venue in Sheffield. Our event management team will collect all of the details that they require before offering you a price for the evening. We’ll be able to talk you through the various options available to you and come up with a truly bespoke arrangement. Contact us today on 0114 222 8822 or


Festive lunches and dinners from INOX this Christmas

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Celebrate in style in our restaurant in Sheffield

With Christmas fast approaching you’ll want to know that you’ve got your celebrations in place long before December comes around. Luckily INOX have a range of special events and menus running throughout the Christmas period in our restaurant in Sheffield. Here are just a few of our excuses to celebrate.

Christmas Dinner Nights

Our Christmas Dinner nights allow you to enjoy all of the festive classics for £35 per person. The menu features Traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings as cooked and prepared by our award winning kitchen team headed by Master Chef of Great Britain Joe Berry. The dinner is a great way to celebrate with friends and colleagues in the run up to Christmas. Bookings are available weekday evenings up until 23rd December and include a free glass of fizz on arrival.

Christmas Lunch Menu

If you’re looking for a lunchtime treat then our December lunch menu allows you to enjoy a day time celebration with friends, colleagues or loved ones in our contemporary restaurant in Sheffield. The menu features all of the Christmas classics and is priced at a very reasonable £21 per person for three courses. You can enjoy the Christmas lunch throughout the week any day leading up to the 23rd December. Book your table today to secure your place.

Christmas Party Nights

There’s so many memorable things about Christmas, none more so than a Christmas party. Whether you’re celebrating with colleagues; groups of friends; or your University sports club or society, our Christmas party nights in Sheffield are a great way to spend the evening. Our Christmas Party nights are running during selected dates in December at our party venue and restaurant in Sheffield.

12 Wines of Christmas

Why not try something a little different this Christmas. We’ve teamed up with another fine dining restaurant in Sheffield to bring you a memorable wine tasting night to remember. Our 12 wines of Christmas event will see us host Alistair Myers from the celebrated Rafters restaurant who is a Certified Sommelier by the Court of Master Sommeliers. Food on the evening is a three course meal from our own Master Chef Joe Berry. Find out more about booking the event here.

To find out more about any of our lunches, dinners or Christmas Party nights in Sheffield contact our events booking team today on 0114 222 6043 or browse our site for more information.