‘The Great Gatsby’ Recommendation

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Hannah Campbell recommends ‘The Great Gatsby’ on Division Street. Read ahead for her thoughts on one of Sheffield’s best bars.

Food and Drink:
Stepping off the relatively quiet Division Street corner into The Great Gatsby is a little like entering a 1950s film. The hushed lighting seems to whisper to me that I can come in, but to keep the location a secret.

Décor:
I’m drawn to the huddle of leather sofas by the rustic fireplace, but opt instead for the welcoming bar area for a bit of a mingle. Gatsby’s (as it’s affectionately known) is the perfect mix of small town charm and big city sophistication: quirky paintings on the wall, mismatched lighting and decorative barrels by the bar. They all help the venue stay true to Sheffield’s artsy ‘village-city’ reputation.

Service:
It’s is a place for conversations and catch ups. The laid back, mellow music is perfectly attuned to socializing. The service makes you feel attended to; from the bar tender taking you through the numerous beer choices, to the way the glass is chilled and swirled with ice before the drink is served.

Atmosphere:
The intimacy of the surroundings coupled with the warm welcome makes this a bar almost anyone would enjoy. I spy an eccentric looking older couple clasping hands over their table, and a young man scribbling musings into a notebook. As I slip out, I lament that Sheffield’s streets don’t have the atmosphere of Gatsby’s.

Value for Money:
Drinks are reasonably priced – about £3.50 for a beer – and there’s a wide cocktail selection starting at around £6. The food menu is Mexican and thus hard to resist. Lunchtime favourites include Chipotle Chicken Tacos at £5, or New Potato & Chorizo Quesadillas at £6.

Photo by Gareth Fearn

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Hannah Campbell

Hannah is a Sheffield-based writer.

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