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Rafters

220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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Overview
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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1 - 10 of 532 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. We had the mid-week three course menu and it was very good value. We had pork belly and asparagus to start, both had the rump as a main and then one chocolate and one lemon dessert to finish. Nice...More

Thank foodie_wanderlust
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love love love this eatery. Service and food excellent. This time we did the Saturday Lunchtime Menu of 3 courses which allows a choice for the diners. In reality it was 5 courses as the Black Treacle Bread with 2 butters is a course on...More

Thank MrsFrickley
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely lunch, proper grown-up food and a delicious amuse and bread and butter. The set lunch is a steal really. We got carried away with the wine but you can eat amazingly well for under 50 pounds a head.management staff food and drink were faultless.

Thank dry_riser
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great eating experience. Fine dining at its best. The care ,service and intimate meal was complimented with outstanding food and wine. The knowledge about the dishes and wine made it a unique experience.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed March 11, 2018

Was taken to Rafters for the 9 course tasting menu last night. Marvellous food and great staff made for a memorable meal. Thanks for the breakfast extra and the birthday card.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed March 10, 2018

Have just returned from Rafters and have had a wonderful evening. The staff were so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was stunning and we have thoroughly enjoyed everything. Can’t fault the evening - thankyou

Thank smason2017
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

We went to Rafters on a Friday night and had the taste experience one which was a 9 course tasting menu. The pork and cod dishes were notable highlights. Not Grandma’s cauliflower cheese was also very good! The service was of a high standard and...More

Thank joeldriver
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We have been visiting rafters for a few years now and it is a fantastic restaurant. The staff are very welcoming, polite and extremely attentive. They have two set menus which offer ample food of exceptional quality, with optional cheese and wine tasting menus. I...More

Thank Amy8719
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

We went to Rafters for lunch on Saturday, had tasting menu 1, 3 had the main menu, 1 had the veggie. And we had the wine pairing. It was all great. Service was charming, entertaining, knowledgeable. Alistair recommended a pub nearby for drinks beforehand, and...More

Thank Liz006_06
Reviewed February 22, 2018 via mobile

I took my girlfriend here last night for her Birthday and had booked us in for the Taste Experience 2 option. The atmosphere, music etc was spot on. The staff were polite and friendly - knowing when to have a bit of small talk and...More

Thank BBlxx
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clb1975
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
No sorry we are closed on Christmas Day
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SimonaSaunders71
February 25, 2018|
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Response from Stuart J | Reviewed this property |
I believe so but it’s worth calling them to check.
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Angela H
May 30, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$55 - $168
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
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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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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