Matt Helders reveals opening date of his Sheffield café

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Arctic MonkeysMatt Helders’  has announced the opening date of his new cafe in his hometown of Sheffield.

‘Ambulo’ (Millennium Gallery) will open its doors this Saturday (February 9) at 9am. Announcing the news on the cafe’s instagram, Helders revealed that ‘bookings are now LIVE’ but customers don’t necessarily have to book to gain access.

“Can you just come for a coffee and a chill? Yep. Can you just come and sit in the bar and have a glass of wine or a cocktail? Indeed,” the caption reads.


“The day menu is served until 4pm and the evening menu from 5pm until late. I’m sure there’s lots of other stuff to say but we’re very tired! Can’t wait for you guys to see the place! You’re the only thing missing!” See the post below.

The sticksman first announced news of the cafe on Instagram back in December.

Writing about the eatery he said: “Arriving in 2019 All Day Café Sheffield. Different to what I usually post, but I’m getting in the restaurant biz, believe it or not. Happy to be doing it with my mate @jamesohara1 and his capable team. @weareambulo.”

Speaking to Imbibe, co-owner James O’Hara also explained that Helders has been entirely hands on in the process.


“He’s been itching to get involved in some way for a long time. We’d been talking about doing something food-led, and it seemed right to work together on this,” explained O’Hara.

‘He’s actually really involved, it’s not like he’s a silent partner. He spends his life travelling the world essentially eating and drinking. I went over to LA last week and did a load of “research” with him.’

It’s also been confirmed that there will be two separate venues – located in Sheffield’s  Millennium Gallery and Weston Park Museum.

Next year will also see Helders continuing work on his forthcoming solo album which he recently described as “like a John Carpenter kind of thing”.

“I’ve got a little studio set up at home now that, when I’m there, I can commit some time to,” he said. “That’s basically old drum machines and synthesisers – a bit more electronic and a bit more like soundtrack-y, like a John Carpenter kind of thing.”

He continued: “There isn’t really a goal for what it will be yet. I’m just trying to drop in the tools in case, whether it’s a score or a record or what. I’m just enjoying it as a hobby and, when that leads to something, I think that feels a bit better for me when it’s, like, just something I wanted to do and have interest in.”

Outside of Arctic Monkeys, Helders has worked with Iggy Pop on his ‘Post Pop Depression‘ album and has taken an interest in photography.

The band are among the artists rumoured to be headline Glastonbury 2019, while they’ve also been tipped to top the bill at Reading & Leeds next year.