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Rafters

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Nether Green 220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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Tuesday
Closed
Hours:
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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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I visited the restaurant for Sunday lunch yesterday and found it a particularly pleasant experience. I found the food to be of an excellent standard as was the service. The contemporary décor of the restaurant added to a wonderful experience. However, if I were to have any criticism, it would be that the food portions were rather on the small... More 

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Thank Tracy M
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow, this place really is special. The food just got better with every course and the service was second to none. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion or just to treat yourself.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We celebrated my wife's birthday with a taster menu over Sunday lunch and were delighted with the ambience of the restaurant with its fascinating interior décor that was a blend of high quality brickwork, hard wood rafters, mahogany window frame supports and recessed circular windows. The taster menu was a revelation with superb gnocchi, rabbit in parma ham, soft and... More 

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Thank JohnD14
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the tasting menu, and I opted for the vegetarian (I was pleased to see that the vegetarian option was listed on the website, and contained a variety of interesting delights). An endless series of tiny lovely things.

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Thank Helen C
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every mouthful of the tasting menu was an experience! Superb. Alistair was very helpful in a quiet way. Loved it.

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Thank 310milly
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left - we were treated like royalty! The lads who own this place have seriously done their homework. The food was out of this world .. we started off with a pink grapefruit & tonic palate livener ... it was so refreshing and delicious too which was followed shortly afterwards... More 

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Thank jenny2910
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst it's true I've not eaten here for sometime I have frequently been quite some time in between visits and they've never let me down yet. Whether it's business or pleasure, a family outing, dinner with friends or romance on Valentine's Day the food and ambience is always lovely. The last time I went was on Valentine's Day and it... More 

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Thank Lynn135
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal, and nothing was too much trouble! The staff were very attentive, and the food was glorious. It's quite expensive, but you get the quality of food you pay for. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, or a nice treat.

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Thank Claire G
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited Rafters twice now and have not been disappointed. The food and the service were excellent. Definitely one of my favourites

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Thank theresamcdermott
Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Rafters on a number of occasions to celebrate birthdays and anniversary's. It is a lovely restaurant with excellent food and wines. The atmosphere is relaxed and charming and the staff friendly without being intrusive. I cannot fault Rafters and long may it continue.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$51 - $156
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nether Green 220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  South Yorkshire  >  Sheffield
  • Phone Number: +44 114 230 4819
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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