Chef-patron Luke French describes Jöro as an urban restaurant influenced by nature, one that mixes true innovation with the finest available ingredients. Others simply describe it as a breath of fresh air for Sheffield’s dining scene.
Jöro offers three menus; one that runs for fives courses at lunch with longer eight- and 10-course options available at dinner. With only seven tables in the restaurant, the dining room has a relaxed yet intimate vibe that feels simultaneously neighbourhoody - no pin drops can be heard here, says the restaurant of its dining room - but also suitable for special occasions.
French’s food is fresh and exciting, with his own description of it as 'flavour packed' cooking bang on the mark. Dishes have an international feel to them, with flavours from Asia, South America and China melded with ingredients sourced closer to home, including British seafood and meat.
Luke and his wife Stacey haven't rested on their laurels, either. In 2021 they opened izakaya restaurant Nama within Liverpool’s MetQuarter development, following on the success of their street food concept Konjö in Sheffield. They have also opened boutique hotel and chef’s table concept House of Jöro, a 10-cover restaurant with rooms that has Japanese and Nordic influences.