Private Hire

We are available for all kinds of private parties and celebrations in the evenings. Tucked away in an old cutlery works with a courtyard in Sheffield, we are a great venue for any occasion. Whether it be an intimate dinner party, corporate event or a special birthday we are the place for your celebration. Just email us your enquiry to and we can begin to help you plan your party!



  • Birthdays/Christenings/Engagements/Weddings/Anniversaries
  • Dinner Parties/Pre-Wedding Dinners
  • Hen Parties/Baby Showers
  • Gallery Events/Drinks & Canapies
  • Corporate Events/Cheese & Wine Evenings


You may want a sit-down dinner, traditional pie & peas, prosecco and canapes or just a good old knees up!  Whatever the occasion,  we'll create a delicious spread for you and your guests. Layout of the cafe changes depending on numbers and the occasion.


See our delicious menus and choose the food to suit your occasion.  Bookings for 50 or more will not incur a hire charge.  If numbers fall below the minimum, we reserve the right to apply a hire charge.  We need final numbers and balance of payment by 7 days before your event.

We do not allow guests to bring their own food or drink.  One 'occasion' cake is the only exception to this and we will cut and distribute this to your guests at no charge.  We can also provide occasion cakes if you require.


All alcohol consumed must be purchased on the premises and we do not offer a corkage option.  We are fully licensed and have draft beer and lager, bottled beers, a selection of wines by the glass or bottle and a range of spirits.  Anyone consuming their own alcohol will be asked to leave the event. 


Our license permits alcohol to be served until 11pm.  If you wish to extend this, there's a charge of £100 to extend to midnight – with everyone leaving the premises half an hour after this. We need a minimum of two weeks' notice to arrange a license extension.


50 guests is our minimum for an evening booking with a £375 minimum spend on food.  We can accommodate up to 60 seated or 100 standing.  We also have use of an outside courtyard, where guests can take the air or enjoy drinks on a balmy summer evening.

Once you've decided that we're the right place for you, just arrange to see us and chat through all the details.  We require a £100 deposit to secure the date.  Deposits are non-refundable should you cancel the booking.  We will invoice you for pre-ordered food and any licence fees prior to the party.  At this point, just call in and confirm all the details and make payment to us one week in advance of the event by BACS, cash or card.  Drinks reception and any additional drinks can be settled on the evening.


You can bring along a band or DJ to add to the occasion or plug your ipod or ipad into our music system and play your own playlists.  We reserve the right to adjust the sound levels to keep our neighbours happy and we'll make sure there's some space for dancing!


We supply candles on every table, and with our dimmed overhead lighting, this creates a lovely ambience.  Where we do not mind if you bring along balloons or any other personal decorations, we do ask that you remove them at the end of the party and that you avoid glitter and table confetti.  Fresh flowers on the tables can be requested at an extra charge.


If you're looking for an intimate and friendly venue to celebrate your wedding, then the Harland could be the ideal place!   We can accommodate around 55 for a wedding breakfast or up to 80 for a buffet.  

Function Menu 

Menu 1 – £7.50

Light Bites & Savouries

Select 4 from the following:

  • Selection of premium sandwiches (V & GF available)
  • Honey-glazed sausages with a tomato & chilli chutney
  • Selection of homemade quiches
  • Onion bhajis with minted yoghurt (V)
  • Tyrells Crisps
  • Red pepper houmous with vegetable crudities & breadsticks (V)
  • Homemade sausage rolls – pork or vegetarian (V) with caramelised onion chutney 
  • Mixed olives with feta & sundried tomatoes (V) (GF)
  • Vegetable Samosas (V)
  • Grilled haloumi squares with a lemon pesto dressing (V) (GF)

Menu 2 - £8.95

Hot Fork Buffet

Select one meat and one vegetarian option: 

  • Cod & Chorizo Fishcakes with sweet potato wedges and a sweet chilli mayonnaise
  • Seafood Pie topped with creamy mashed potatoes and served with garden peas
  • Moroccan Tagine with spicy cous cous (V)
  • Cajun Chicken Fillet with sweet potato wedges and a corn salsa
  • Greek Feta & Spinach Pie with a crispy filo topping served with chopped herb salad (V)
  • Sausage & Mash – Cumberland Sausages with cheddar mash and a rich onion gravy

Menu 3 – £8.50

Canapes & Prosecco

Includes a glass of Prosecco or Sparkling Elderflower Presse and 4 canapes per person from the selection below:

  • Smoked salmon & cream cheese blinis
  • Homemade sausage rolls with caramelised onion
  • Spinach & Pine Nut bites (V)
  • Selection of mini tartlets (V)
  • Black Pudding with blue cheese & beetroot toasties
  • King Prawns with a sweet chilli dipping sauce
  • Sweet Potato Pakoras with minted yoghurt (V)
  • Stuffed Olives (V)
  • Crostini with olive tapenades (V) or pate
  • Bruschetta with creamy mushrooms (V)

Menu 4 – £8.95

Pie & Peas

Homemade pies with a crumbly golden pastry, served with minted mushy peas and rich gravy

  • Meat & Potato
  • Steak, Chorizo, Olive & Butterbean
  • Chicken, Leek & Mushroom
  • Sweet Potato & Leek in a creamy dijon sauce (V)
  • Mushroom, Asparagus & White Wine (V)
  • Chestnut, Spinach & Blue Cheese (V)

Pies are also available gluten free

Menu 5 – £16.95

Prosecco Reception & Two-course Dinner

Choice of two mains and two desserts:
Mains will be accompanied by two sides from the list below


  • Poached Salmon with a creamy watercress sauce
  • Steak, chorizo, olive & butterbean pie
  • Mushroom, asparagus & white wine pie (V)
  • Spanish pork & chorizo stew
  • Fennel & Lemon risotto (V)
  • Thai fishcakes with a zesty lime mayonnaise
  • Pancetta & Leek risotto
  • Red Lentil & Aubergine Lasagne (V)


  • Rosemary roast potatoes
  • Spicy sweet potato wedges
  • Baby Leaf Salad with a vinaigrette dressing
  • Minted new potatoes
  • Moroccan couscous
  • Selection of breads
  • Seasonal vegetables

Served with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice-cream

  • Chocolate brioche bread & butter pudding
  • Lemon meringue trifle
  • Apple, pear & walnut crumble
  • Tiramisu
  • Eton mess
  • Vanilla cheesecake with a raspberry coulis


Perfect in Every Way!!! The Harland Cafe is not only a fantastic venue physically, but it is in a prime location being so close to the city centre, hotels etc. They welcomed the idea of a band and did all they could to make it work to the exact specification that I had planned in my mind…. and the staff, well I don’t know how to praise them enough. Steve, Sara and their staff were possibly the nicest, most accommodating people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with.
— Jessica, Christmas Party Organizer
Thanks for creating a night to remember for our joint birthday party! You were helpful and patient with us in the planning stages, with lots of excellent suggestions and advice and as a result the evening was fantastic. We went for Pie & Peas and Prosecco – maybe an unusual concept but right for us! The pie was delicious. Many friends from Sheffield were impressed with the Harland Café as a party venue and we’ll certainly be back. My Bavarian husband was particularly pleased to see that you were happy to accommodate his desire to have some fine Bavarian Weissbier on the night.
— Helen & Oliver – Joint Birthday Party
As a regular day-time customer at Harland Cafe, I had no hesitation in choosing this venue for my party. The evening was absolutely perfect - great atmosphere with candle-lit tables inside and a courtyard outside. Later in the evening, some of the tables were swiftly removed to make space for us to dance the night away! My daughters had also organised an amazing birthday cake which was made by Steve’s sister-in-law, and which she cut and served to everyone on the night. Thank you Steve and Sara for a truly memorable evening.
— Kate – Birthday Party
Absolutely top birthday bash at The Harland. Steve and Sara did a fantastic job with curry for eveyone. Place was a picture too, with great use of outdoor courtyard for party goers to spill out onto. The band were made welcome, so we had it all: music, food, party ambience. It was a complete winner! Thank you, Harland Cafe!
— Jennie & Mark – Birthday Party
We held a party at the Harland last night for our daughter’s 21st birthday and would highly recommend it as a venue for a celebration. Sara and Steve go the extra mile in helping to plan a party and everyone commented on how delicious the food was. The staff were so helpful and the evening was just perfect. The Harland definitely deserve all the great reviews that they get.
— Clare & Alan
Myself & my now husband decided to have the Harland Cafe as the reception venue for our wedding & it was a fabulous choice !! The cafe had been beautifully decorated & the food was gorgeous & plentiful. Steve, Sara & the team worked hard to make sure that the day & the night went well & guests loved the cafe’s ambiance. It really was a wonderful day & I can’t praise the cafe enough for all that they did. Simply wonderful !
— Catherine & Phil - Wedding Reception
I have to confess to feeling apprehensive when I was told where we were having our Christmas Party as I had never heard of the Harland Cafe. However, I couldn’t have been more pleasantly surprised. As soon as we walked in there was a great atmosphere and none of that awkward first hour or so whilst everything gets warmed up. I was greeted by a member of staff and had my coat taken before being handed a chilled glass of Prosecco! The food was also absolutely excellent and my wife, who is a vegan, was delighted at the food that she was able to choose from on the buffet. All in all it was a great evening and we have already become regulars at the Cafe at the weekends.
— James – Christmas Party Guest
I thoroughly enjoyed my party at the Harland. Steve and Sara took all the stress out of the organising and were happy to cater for some of my guests who had special dietary requirements . The food was excellent with great variety. On the night I could just relax and enjoy myself. The whole team were really friendly and managed my party seamlessly. I would thoroughly recommend the Harland for a celebration.Zoe – Birthday Party
— Zoe – Birthday Party
Thank you to Steve and Sara for helping to make the party so fantastic. From talking through ideas through to the last guest leaving they could not have been more helpful. Everything was arranged so it was just the way we wanted it and the food and drink selection was great. I’m in a band and we were keen to play a set at the party. Once again that was no problem and we had plenty of time to get everything set up in the afternoon.
Everyone kept saying what a great venue it was and we are already thinking about doing it all again next year!
— Richard – 40th Birthday Party