Ambulo number two opening at Weston ParkPosted by: Ashley Birch
Photo credit: India Hobson
Following the success of the first Ambulo, in the Millennium Gallery, Matt Helders and James O’Hara have revealed a second venue will open next week
Arctic Monkey Matt Helders and the team behind Sheffield favourites The Gatsby, Picture House Social and the multi award winning Public have revealed a second Ambulo will open in Weston Park Museum on Monday 17 June at midday.
Ambulo brought its all-day dining concept to the Millennium Gallery back in February and has proved to be a huge success with city-centre diners, thanks to its light and airy feel, mixed with great food from Chef Tom Aronica.
The new venue promises more of the same, with the same team of bar fitters, Rocket Design building the venue, and a few familiar faces from the city centre site rocking up to bring you top notch grub at the Weston Park site.
We caught up with owners Matt Helders and James O’Hara, back in February to find out more about the Ambulo concept.
“When we were first talking about this, a lot of what we were talking about were things we’d seen elsewhere and travelling around and bringing some of that back.” Says Matt: “I still love spending time here, I love being here and I think it made more sense for me to do it here than anywhere else. It just seemed natural to do it in Sheffield.
“It’s also nice to provide it for Sheffield, in a way, and bring something new.”
James, who is part of the Rockingham Group, added: “With Gatsby, we were in our 20s and it was open till three o’clock, and it was DJ sets and it was kind of loud and a lot of drinking.
“Gradually, we’ve grown up with the venues each time. So Picture House was a bit more grown up and food-led. Public was a step up again in terms of something that was a bit different. I think we wanted to do something that was inclusive. A lot of us now, including Matt and my brother, have got kids as well. We wanted to do something that was for families and was really open and accessible.”
For more info, head over to Ambulo’s Facebook page.