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220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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  • Excellent82%
  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (50 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (20 reviews)
“bread” (51 reviews)
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was full but the service was very good. The staff with attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. The choice of wine was extensive with advice on tap from an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Sommelier. To the food. It was excellent both in terms of quality and...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

As a person who works in and has visited many first class restaurants, the meal and service we received at rafters was some of the best ever. The food was exceptional and god value for money for a michelin star quality meal! You get an...More

Thank CaseyDavis70
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Went with my family last night to celebrate my son's graduation. The experience was amazing from start to finish. The place was cosy and classy combined with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The food and the service were beyond what I was expecting and the...More

Thank 15ZeinaK15
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

I love to visit this restaurant as a special treat and I am never disappointed. The food is amazing and there is always something served that I definitely couldn't do myself! I love the relaxed atmosphere but with dedicated staff who know how to look...More

Thank seb10to10
Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

the attention to detail at this restaurant lived up to their reputation. From the dining experience to the immaculate place setting which included silver cutlery. On ordering from the menu;everything ordered was superbly presented, mouth watering and so enjoyable.

Thank susanmitton10
Reviewed July 1, 2017

We visited Rafters on the advice of a friend who was very impressed with the restaurant. The tasting menu was varied and prepared to a very high standard. I found the service (as previously reported) to be excellent. Each paired wine was knowledgeably introduced with...More

Thank sheffield_star
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Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

After many visits with our 2 children Friday evening didn't disappoint once again Rafters is simply superb faultless Service Wine and food looking forward to returning This is the best restaurant for miles and miles

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

We booked here, my wife and I, for our 23rd wedding anniversary on 24th June 2017. We wanted to go somewhere that would be memorable and provide a great experience. We were not disappointed! What can I say? From entering to leaving it was a...More

Thank goonmeister
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We've visited Rafter a few years ago when under the previous management and enjoyed it. Part of the attraction was the anecdotal feedback on how Rafters is striving for a Michelin star. Having visited Fischers, as well as several London Michelin starred restaurants, we had...More

1  Thank Paul O
Reviewed June 19, 2017 via mobile

Simply an amazing experience the food was fabulous accompanied by great wines with a very knowledgable sommelier who knew his wines. Service throughout was attentive and excellent. Surely must be close to a a Michelin star status as better than some Michelins i have eaten...More

Thank Iain Q
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April 7, 2018|
Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
No sorry we are closed on Christmas Day
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
$52 - $160
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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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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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