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Nether Green 220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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12:00 pm - 9:00 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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Sheffield
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is quite simply the best restaurant in Sheffield. The beef dish on the current menus is quite simply perfect. Cuts like butter, the mash to die for. Congratulations to front of house, and the kitchen. Superb.

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Thank PWL1346
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this restaurant purely on the reviews and can most certainly say it was sublime. This has to have been amount one of the best meals I have had this year. The atmosphere is perfect and the service very good. We all had a tasting experience and totally enjoyed our meal and wines. If you are in the area definitely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tasting menu with the matching wines was sublime. I've been to Heston's in Bray, Gordon Ramsay's on Hospital Road and the Roux brothers at the Waterside inn. This is up there; and expect to pay for fine food and excellent service. Unfortunately Sheffield's wealthy have a well deserved reputation for being tight. Even the millionaires only cry from the... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a fantastic evening at Rafters. Firstly they have an excellent selection of drinks and some interesting, tasty cocktails. I partook in the their tasting menu and accompanying wine flight. The food was fantastic and the wine pairing was brilliant, clearly showing lots of knowledge on the subject. Overall I think Rafters has a wonderful fine dining experience, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Rafters last night - table positioning was great, food amazing as was the service Drinks served were perfect for the food we chose, would highly recommend a visit

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a very special restaurant in Sheffield and really worth booking well in advance to celebrate a special occasion. Arriving at the top of the stairs you enter their very intimate and stylish dining area, where we were warmly greeted by the owner and staff. The 8 course tasting menu looked great, but we decided to go for the £45... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant was really stylish and the 'rafters' were mazing making it an interesting venue too. My husband, who is a surveyor, remembers surveying the building before it was a restaurant a long while ago so a bit of history was included too! We went for the £45.00 pp meal and it was served beautifully and it tasted wonderful. We... More 

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Thank jenk123991
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food Not quite our thing - left 'feeling frustrated' after 2 spoonfuls of gorgeous food - to wait 10 mins for another 'course' Less is more - but I think we would return for 'more' Nice house staff - bit 'fussy' and quietly spoken and the venue is a bit subdued

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Thank BettyMooMoo
sheffield
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked here in advance after seeing this place on trip advisor knowing there are limited spaces and dining times, the staff were knowledgable about their menu although quietly spoken. A selection of wines available chosen by their own sommelier, the entrées were light beautifully presented and fresh, main course we chose was the beef this was tender and melted... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

This is the best meal I have ever experienced. The staff are brilliant and explain what you are tasting, give a brief history of the wine and why it was chosen to go with the dish. I was totally blown away by the experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$49 - $152
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?