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220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (48 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“bread” (47 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely love this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service outstanding. I would highly recommend this for special occasions.

1  Thank 3sth3r
Reviewed 1 week ago

I dined at Rafters last night with my wife and had the "food experience 2". Expectations were high but realistic given that we were paying £70 for 10 courses, which seemed excellent value. However, we left feeling somewhere between unimpressed and let down. It would...More

2  Thank Stuart J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic place for a special occasion, we love good food and we were not disappointed the menu is fantastic, the food is as good as it gets in terms of quality, presentation and uniqueness and the service is perfect. Cannot wait until we go again....More

Thank George W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely place for that special occasion. Can not fault any aspect, be it food or service. One of Sheffields best.

Thank mvg67
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time I dined at Rafters Restaurant, I had heard so much about the quality of the cuisine I was really looking forward to the experience, I was not disappointed. The dining room being on the first floor (not ground), offers a quirky experience...the...More

Thank Neil Howard T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic dining experience with some of the best food I have eaten. Presentation was first class, service attentive and some lovely special little touches. A letter to open and a breakfast bag to take home. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment and are looking forward...More

Thank Duncanne
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful experience to celebrate a special birthday. The breakfast gift was welcomed. Book your table for a feast of the senses.

Thank SisterJ
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Rafters on Friday and it was amazing. The food was excellent, the staff were welcoming and attentive. To be fair it doesn't look much from the outside but we climbed the stairs to find a hidden gem. The meal...More

Thank Jediboy18
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It’s been a year since we went to Rafters and my expectations were high. I was not disappointed. The ambience is calm and quiet (apart from the overly loud lady on the middle table) and the service impeccable. There is nothing worse than being asked...More

Thank MrsFrickley
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Visited yesterday evening , had the taster menu no 1 for £55 each . IT was brilliant value, the food was superb and we were completely full after many delicious small courses. Service was extremely attentive and had a great wine recommendation. Will be returning...More

Thank Katie H
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Questions & Answers
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$160
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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