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220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (47 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“bread” (47 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our first visit to this excellent restaurant, we had the 8 course tasting menu and to be honest what a plate of food, to say we were not disappointed is a understatement.. Each course was exceptional. with some of the best bread I have ever...More

Thank darren p
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Would give a 4.5 if could. I visited about a year ago and would it has slightly improved on a strong showing then. One of the two best restaurants in Sheffield along with Peppercorn but the dining here is a little more refined. The food...More

Thank epicuriousness
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We decided on the 8 course tasting menu which was priced at £65 which i found to be good value. They were very considerate & checked a few things with me as i'm pregnant. There wasn't a bad course amongst them & the presentation was...More

Thank littlekev333
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed the 8 course tasting menu with wine flight. Not a cheap night out but worth the extra. All courses brought a surprise to your mouth. Crispy, crunchy, salty, sweet, soft and buttery 😊a real extravaganza. The staff were friendly and made sure everything...More

Thank vonnie2015
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Our expectations were high so it was a great relief not to be disappointed. We went for the tasting menu which gives you 2 courses from each part of the set menu. Everyone agreed that there wasn't anything but fabulous food all the way through....More

Thank Sheffview
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to this restaurant, we chose the tasting menu along with the wine flight. We were not disappointed. Each course was exceptional. The loveliest ingredients, beautifully served and accompanied by some fabulous wines. Would highly recommend and cannot wait to return.

Thank Russtomgeoleo
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We finally came to visit the restaurant after years of driving past. We chose the £48 menu and quite simply couldn't fault the food. Everything was so well thought through and absolutely delicious. So why no 5 stars? We both came out hungry. My favourite...More

Thank 101180D
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We were a party of three and two of us had allergies that have, in the past, proved too difficult for restaurants to work with. Here, we let them know in advance and they carefully checked every dish for suitability, bought in some special ingredients...More

Thank tikitouristlondon
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Had the tasting menu and wine flight. Each course was excellent and the wine was matched very well. An excellent event meal out

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We recently visited Rafters for our 10th Wedding Anniversary, having heard a lot of great things about the restaurant. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings, and we were not disappointed. The food was stunning - delightfully thought out flavour combinations,...More

Thank sirchezza
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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
6 February 2017|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
Good Morning, We can cater for a vegan diet no problem. It would be best to give us a call on 0114 2304819.
Sally D
1 November 2016|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
Hi, If you want to give us a call on 01142304819 as the access is limited. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 52 - US$ 159
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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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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