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220 Oakbrook Road, Nether Green, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had a fantastic time here for my partners birthday we had the tasting menu and it was amazing !! The staff took time to explain what the dish comprised and how it had been cooked ! Nothing was too much trouble !!this is a great place excellent food and fantastic service

Thank Susan H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best meals we have had anywhere, made special by the pleasant thoughtful staff - a really good experience all round.

Thank JS186525
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful food ,full of surprises in a quiet and personal environment. So lucky to have this on our doorstep

Thank P W
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for Sunday lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was gorgeous and although portions look small the quantity is just right. We had smoked trout to start which was delicious. I had the roast beef which was cooked to perfection and melted in the mouth. Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was worth every penny. Service excellent, pleasant... More 

Thank Shirley L
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rafters is a truly fantastic restaurant. Highly deserving of best in Sheffield. Magnificent food with an ever changing and exciting menu. The staff are friendly and the manager adds a personal touch. We have been several times now and Rafters always delivers. Please make sure you visit to see for yourselves. Alex and Amy

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sheffield - UK
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the my wife's birthday and fancied something special, we weren't let down! After a warm welcome we were shown to our seats and had a choice of two menu's, a standard ale-cart or an 8 course taster menu (I believe there was a vegetarian menu too if you are that way out), we went for the standard at... More 

Thank TaffyThomas
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting. Lovely food. Excellent staff. One of the top restaurants in Sheffield. Does need to change menu a little more regularly but otherwise excellent

Thank rdachtler
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't commend this restaurant highly enough! The service was excellent from start to finish, accommodating a last minute seating request, friendly and just the right level of attentiveness.We had the stunning 8 course taster menu and all enjoyed every last mouthful over a wonderful four hours. An incredible range of flavours and imagination with well chosen (and explained!) wine... More 

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Swinton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit, the birthday girl decided to return to this venue for her birthday celebration after our first visit, the owners were friendly and attentive, the waitress was engaging and had a great sense of humour, the food is of a very high quality and the restaurant is relatively small but not too small, the intimate setting... More 

Thank Andrew G
Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Michelin should polish a star and award it to Tom and Al for the no.1 restaurant in sheffield. Upon arrival we were greeted by Rhianna (my sincerest apologies if spelt incorrectly) who attended us throughout with admirable confidence and understanding of each course and the complexities there in. Never were our glasses empty and cuttlery changed as per course by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $157
British, Gluten Free, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Oakbrook Road, Nether Green, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 114 230 4819
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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