Husky sticksman and Arctic Monkeys’ backline powerhouse Matt Helders has announced plans on Instagram to get into the food business.
Writing online 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.”
According to local music paper Exposed Magazine (where I first ever made it into print, happy days), Ambulo will launch its first site in early 2019 at the Millennium Gallery with “all-day dining, speciality coffee, wine and cocktails.”
A second cafe will follow later in the year at Weston Park Museum.
Speaking to Exposed about the big news, Matt Helders said: “Me and James [O’Hara] have been friends for a long time and we’ve been chatting about opening a restaurant for years. It’s great to be working with his team to bring Ambulo to life and particularly great to be doing this together in our home town.
“With my ‘day job’ I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the world, it’s great to bring some of what I’ve seen and experienced back to Sheffield. I can’t wait to have a place where all our friends, family and the people of the city can eat, drink and hang out.”
“Ambulo will be a place where we can go with our kids, nieces and nephews, family and friends to eat great food, drink great drinks, in an environment that we can all relax in.
James O’Hara added: “Ambulo is something that we’ve been working on behind the scenes for a good few years, just waiting for the right opportunity to present itself and we’re so happy to be able to do this by teaming up with Museums Sheffield.
“To be able to call Millennium Gallery and Weston Park Museum our new homes is very exciting!”
Think this all seems a bit weird? Well, If Alex Turner can start wearing yellow sunglasses to pretend he’s a lounge singer, why shouldn’t Helders strap on a pinny and fire up the tea urn?