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Snooker where to eat

For the 41st year, the Betfred snooker World Championships is well and truly underway, at the Crucible theatre. The internationally renowned event is watched by over 400 million people worldwide and is always a popular event in the Sheffield sporting calendar.

Snooker fans who may have missed out on tickets, will be able to catch all of the action on the big screens in Tudor Square, watching popular heroes Mark Selby, Ronnie O Sullivan and John Higgins battle it out for the coveted trophy.

While you’re taking in some of the amazing sport on offer, why not pop in and sample one of the wide selection of bars and restaurants in and around the iconic Crucible? Read our round up below, highlighting some of the mouth-watering venues on offer. . . Now we just have to hope that the sun comes out.

Bill’s Restaurant, St. Paul’s Place

Bill’s is the ideal venue for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Treat yourself to some fail-safe classic dishes or try something with a modern British twist to keep you full over the Snooker Championships. With a set menu offering of two courses for £11.95 or three for £14.95, enjoy great tasting food without the price tag. At just a stone’s throw from the Crucible, it’ll be hard to put down your ice-cold pint and get back to catch some snooker action!

Browns Brasserie and Bar, St. Pauls Parade

Dine out at one of Sheffield’s best loved places to enjoy fab food while watching the world whizz by outside in the beautiful Peace Gardens. For fresh, seasonal dishes, Browns is a must, and during the championships there are plenty of great offers to make use of! As well as breakfast daily from 9am until 12pm, enjoy a two-course lunch or early evening meal for £10.95 (12-7pm). Fill your boots with selected classic cocktails for £4.95 Monday to Friday and ensure you’re well fed and watered before and after the snooker events. Why not kick off the tournament on Saturday 21st with Chateaubriand for two to share for just £49.95?

Café Rouge, St. Paul’s Place

Sit back and watch the day wash over the Peace Gardens from the warmth of Café Rouge, while chowing down on your Toulouse sausages and mash as part of the French bistro eatery’s seasonal set menu. For £12.95 you’ll be able to get two courses – add a dessert (we’d go for the Torte au Chocolat) for only for £3.95 more. Also at stumbling distance from the Crucible, you’ll be able to grab some great French cuisine before a 2-minute stroll to watch the day’s fixtures.

The Graduate, Surrey Street

At £8.95 for a burger and a drink seven days a week, The Graduate definitely has you covered this snooker season. Facing the Crucible, it’s a great place to meet your pals and enjoy some great food and drink, without straying too far from the main attraction – the Championships.

Piccolino, Millennium Square

Another top choice for unparalleled views of the Peace Gardens, Piccolino is also a great place to enjoy fresh Italian cuisine. With two large all-weather outdoor dining terraces, you’ll feel like you’re dining in Sicily. This snooker season, customers will be treated to a special set menu, plus a glass of prosecco for snooker fans showing a valid ticket or pass. At two courses for £20, what’s not to like? Also, use our exclusive code AA5NOOKER to get your free glass of fizz! 

Smoke BBQ, St. Paul’s Place

A meat-lover’s paradise, Smoke BBQ champions everything pit-smoked; from your classic burger and twice-cooked chips, to plates of ribs, pulled pork, turkey leg, barbecue chicken or hot link sausage – they really do love their meat. Grab a pew here to fill up on some quality cooked meats. What’s more, they’ll have a couple of great deals on while the snooker is on. For £15 you’ll be able to get two burgers and fries, or for £20 get yourself a whole roasted chicken and two sides (you’d probably want to share this one)

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