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Rafters

220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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11 - 20 of 532 reviews

Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Amazing tasting food. Presented immaculately with touch of class and eye for detail. Best food I have ever had. Will be back!

Thank Vignesh M
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Had a very nice meal consisting of the tasting menu with the wine selected for each course. The meal could not be faulted and neither could the wine. A very enjoyable experience and one I would like to repeat again.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

We’ve been meaning to come here for ages, tucked away it was never our first thought but so glad we did. Having viewed the menus on line we preferred the look of the weekday menu but will definitely return to try the weekend now. It’s...More

Thank 555lou
Reviewed 27 January 2018

A treat for a significant birthday, and we were not disappointed! Taste Experience One surpassed our lofty expectations with flavour combinations I frankly wouldn’t have considered, and complementary textures which demonstrated an unusual and very enjoyable approach. Although young the front of house team obviously...More

2  Thank Jim H
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

We had a nice time with some excellent and some average tasting food. We went for menu 1 and the wine pairing. Some beautiful wine .... we started with a Gin and Tonic ... the price of the tonic is def too high - even...More

Thank matdro
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly venue for social, charitable or business events. Good food. Always supports local events and charities.

Thank Kath B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We opted for the 5 course with extra cheese - wonderful and just the right portion sizes. Staff were friendly. Really enjoyable evening.

Thank Jilllian
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to eat good vibe you get the food is a high standard, A bit over priced tho and the wines aren’t cheap either

1  Thank rich300zx7
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We attended for a 'significant' birthday celebration and we weren't disappointed !!!! Once inside the slightly inconspicuous front door, we were made to feel first class till we left to go home. The taster menu consisting of several dishes were 'fine dining' at its best....More

Thank paulsL3807AS
Reviewed 14 January 2018

I had a very enjoyable dinner at Rafters. They say "Never judge a book by its cover", and the entrance and décor were quite plain. However this was more than made up for by the ambience of the restaurant, with a very pleasant bunch of...More

Thank David N
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clb1975
7 April 2018|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
No sorry we are closed on Christmas Day
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SimonaSaunders71
26 February 2018|
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Response from Stuart J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but it’s worth calling them to check.
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Angela H
31 May 2017|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
No the wine pairing is optional. The menu is £65 per person & the wine flight is £40 per person
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 55 - US$ 170
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 114 230 4819
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Description
Opened in 1994 and now under the ownerships of Manager Alistair Myers and Chef Tom Lawson Rafters has long been accepted as one of Sheffield's finest restaurants. The combination of the highly skilled & creative cooking of Tom and the kitchen team partnered with the knowledgeable, friendly and relaxed service of Alistair and the front of house team partners to make the best dining experience possible. Both brought up locally Alistair went to Tapton School where he did his work placement at the Forte Post house and has been hooked on the catering industry ever since.Leaving school at 16 to pursue his chosen career in a work based modern apprenticeship Alistair has worked in some of the best Hotels and Restaurants in Sheffield and the surrounding area learning his trade always with the ultimate ambition of opening his own restaurant one day. Tom started cooking at the age of 13 when he was first introduced to the highly regarded Sheffield College for a one week cookery course in the summer holidays whilst at High Storrs. It was this initial introduction that sparked his passion and ultimately led him back to Sheffield College where he completed his Professional Chefs diploma and was named college chef of the year. After leaving college Tom has worked at the highest level in Restaurants and Pubs in Sheffield and the surrounding area, maintaining and gaining local, regional & national recognition wherever he has cooked. Working together for the past 5 years it is the shared vision that dining is about the whole experience and not just the kitchen or dining room that brought Alistair & Tom together to embark on the journey of running their own restaurant working together as one team with the goal always being to delight and satisfy the customer.
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