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“Hey Jamie, look what the lads (and girls) are doing...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Wharncliffe

The Wharncliffe
Percy Street | Rotherham, Rotherham S65 1EG, England
01709 722767
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Ranked #16 of 222 Restaurants in Rotherham
Cuisines: English
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Description: This restaurant is part of Rotherham Arts and Technology where students practice their skills. It is one of the best places I have ever been to - the food is fabulous
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“Hey Jamie, look what the lads (and girls) are doing...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Sometimes you have to grit your teeth in training restaurants, sit back and think of England - you're helping to train up the next generation of kitchen staff - but this is unexpectedly good. Not so the service: it was enthusiastic but hadn't really registered what the kitchen was doing. Luckily the kitchen was more clued up and dishes such as mushroom and lamb tortellini (a starter) and a particularly succeesful braised lamb impressed. Two of us had three courses for £24 before drinks and you wouldn't get that anywhere else in Rotherham now Jamie Oliver has departed. They're keeping up the good work.. Well worth keeping an eye on. Lunch is the same as early evening dinner

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service great value for money service was excellent , quality of food was excellent overall a really good experience would recommend to people of all ages

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“London food at Rotherham prices ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

We at from the formal dinning menu, two unusual and perfectly cooked courses for £9. Top presentation and service.
Recommend the oriental chicken.
Good coffee at a very reasonable price.
Nice ambiance and quick service,
Only fault would be the amount of times that I was asked ' everything ok with your meal' became a little irritating.

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“Gains and Losses”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Gains and Losses – The Wharncliffe Restaurant – Rotherham College

After being a regular at The Wharncliffe for the past 20 years, we were looking forward to the exciting refurbishment of one of our favourite eateries.

The quality of food has always been of the highest standard, and in the past this has always been complimented by the extra niceties of:- table cloths; crumbing down service ; side plates of perfectly cooked vegetables; and an atmosphere of luxury, within a room where furnishings absorbed sound, so that you could have a quiet conversation.

Modernity (and the accountants), dictate that all of the above are no longer offered.

What additional goodies do you get for the price increase of over 25% ?

Well modernity, for sure – mainly hard flooring – no soft furnishings – changing LED’s covering the bar area; and strip lights in each window to ensure that onlookers on the outside can see everything that’s on YOUR plate through the shop window.

The philosophy for the new restaurant is to prepare students for work in the fast food industry, and to give them experience in a pressured environment. On our recent visit, staff outnumbered diners. Not pressured yet then.

The new look also aims to attract casual customers to come in for a bacon bap from 7.30 in the morning. Maybe the College Staff will call in for a single course for £7 in their lunch break. The Jury is out. Hope things are ‘tweaked’ in the coming months.

The quality of food remains top class, but the sense of occasion has been lost.

Ian W.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“New Refurbishment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have been going to the Wharncliffe for nearly 20 years. You will receive Top Quality, Exquisite Food, all served to the Highest Standards by 1st & 2nd year Students of Rotherham College (RCAT). Join the mailing list & receive the menu booklet every Sept/Oct (new term). Book Early! for Xmas lunch or dinner. Don't Miss! If you appreciate good food. Check the website. The Wharncliffe Restaurant & hard working students are well deserving of all the local support. It's near the Civic Theatre with car parks on Percy St & Wharncliffe St. on-street parking on Percy St. Don't miss the restaurant being open all day from Mon 13 Jan 2014 to 30/31st Jan 2014 (trial period) for breakfasts, all day menu, just a coffee or early bird menu. All freshly made & local suppliers used. 5*****

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