Acclaimed Restaurant JÖRO to Relocate to Oughtibridge Mill in Sheffield

Acclaimed Restaurant JÖRO to Relocate to Oughtibridge Mill in Sheffield

JÖRO, the nationally acclaimed restaurant renowned for its innovative and Nordic/Japanese-inspired cuisine, has announced it is relocating to a new site within the iconic Oughtibridge Paper Mill development on the edge of the Peak District.

Opening in September, the new restaurant (see rendering above) will be situated in a renovated 19th-century paper mill in the picturesque Don Valley. Marking a significant milestone for JÖRO, the site will allow married duo Luke French and Stacey Sherwood-French to enhance their much-loved restaurant, previously located at a modern shipping container development, Krynkl, Kelham Island in Sheffield.

Luke and Stacey will create a dining destination in Oughtibridge, with the Mill consisting of flagship JÖRO Restaurant alongside two bars and an outdoor BBQ kitchen concept located on the terrace, based around live fire cooking, much like JÖRO. Alongside this, the mill sees seven new rooms introduced and SHÖP by JÖRO also featured on-site.

A rendering showing the interior of the proposed restaurant

The relocated restaurant will remain true to JÖRO’s identity, also drawing inspiration from local suppliers, classic training, and ancient cooking principles from Japan to Norway. JÖRO’s signature tasting menus apply innovation to the finest native ingredients, such as Barnsley Lamb, to bring some of the best modern cooking the city has ever seen.

The new terrace menu will be prepared using revolutionary live-fire techniques, with meat and fish cooked over birch wood and charcoal, allowing diners to relish the smoky, robust flavours.

A top down view of one of the dishes

The global grill menu will be in partnership with Big Green Egg and include highlights such as Grilled Scottish Scallops, Salt aged Yorkshire beef rump cap and Whole teriyaki quail, served alongside snacks, salads and bread. To finish, desserts include Basque blueberry cheesecake, Yuzu meringue pie and a menu of soft-serve ice creams, such as Pistachio, Caviar and Salted butter rum caramel.

A photograph of Luke and Stacey

Chef and co-owner Luke French (above with Stacey) commented, “We’re incredibly excited about this new chapter for JÖRO; we have been searching for quite some time for a new home, which will allow us to really push the whole experience to the next level.

“We really wanted to make sure that we enhance the characteristics everyone knows and loves in our tasting menus but with more space for the team and additional areas for our guests to enjoy the experience. Having the separate terrace concept and bars allows us the space to alleviate the pressure of turning tables, as well as bringing new concepts to Oughtibridge”.

The site will offer five studio rooms and two one-bedroom apartments, giving guests the chance to stay for a foodie night or weekend stay.

The proposed interior of the restaurant's new home

Designed by Luke and Stacey, the rooms are Scandi-inspired, offering a calming atmosphere with views of the Peak District border, and will include a kitchen, ensuites and homemade continental style breakfasts delivered to the room. The rooms follow a neutral colour palette, echoing the mill, with forest green hues reflecting the luscious forest environment.

Current boutique accommodation House of JÖRO will additionally continue to offer a city stay for guests who prefer to stay within walking distance of the city centre and popular Kelham Island.

The site will also be home to Shop by JÖRO, a deli shop within the mill, selling a range of everyday ingredients, including teas, coffees, JÖRO’s own wine and gin, and cured meats. Additionally, the shop will sell quality produce used in the kitchens at JÖRO, such as barrel-aged soy sauce, allowing guests to take a piece of the JÖRO experience home.

One of the restaurant's beautifully presented caviar dishes

Co-owner Stacey Sherwood-French added, “As soon as we saw the site a couple of years ago, we were immediately drawn to it, and we just couldn’t let it go. It has the beautiful views of the mill and peak district, yet is only a 10-minute drive from our current location in the city centre.

“We’re excited to continue our mission of bringing new and exciting experiences to the city, the scope of space at the mill will allow us to really showcase hospitality at its best.”

Konjö, JÖRO’s street food concept, will take over the shipping container site at Krynkl, offering their fresh take on eastern Asian-inspired street food, using the same quality produce and flavour found in the kitchen at JÖRO.

With an array of beautiful spaces and menus, there’s something for everyone. This expansion marks the next phase of JÖRO; a visit this autumn is not to be missed.

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