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220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
+44 114 230 4819
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tasting menu” (48 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“bread” (47 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Wow. Husband took me here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary - what an incredible find. The food is innovative, delicious and wonderfully presented. The atmosphere is elegant but cosy. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate us and make it a perfect evening....More

Thank AnnaKmck
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

The problem with going back to a place where you love is that you can be easily disappointed. I have to say that this is never the case with Rafters. From the moment you walk in you are made to feel special, the decor is...More

Thank Tony D
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to Rafters and it won't be my last. The service was good and the whole experience was enjoyable from start to finish. Even the hand wash in the toilets is amazing ! We had the second taster menu and the...More

Thank 3sth3r
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This is the third time I have been to Rafters in over 18 months (last visit was 6th of October - let's just say a lot of big birthdays in the family this year) and every time we have went the food and service has...More

Thank Beth P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was booked for me by my boyfriend as a surprise. We'd come up to Sheffield from Norwich on a Friday for my birthday, and we had a night in Sheffield, before watching Norwich play Shef Utd the next day. I was taken aback by...More

2  Thank charlottemoore1990
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Went here for their £70 tasting menu. From the beginning till the end of the meal, the 18+ little courses works well together. These little dishes illustrate the humble beginning of the chef. Although the dishes were small, but it makes sense becuaee they are...More

Thank FoodSeekerx
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went on the first evening they started doing the new taste experience menus. Having been once previously earlier this year and loving it, this visit was even better. Loved all the extra little touches and surprises with the new menu. Flavours, colours, presentation... amazing...More

Thank Hmsy59
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit . The food is interesting and very tasty, I can't think of anywhere else nearby which provides such an innovative experience . Our favourite was the eel starter and white pudding !!! It is somewhere I would come for a special...More

1  Thank holly a
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Rafters again last night, with friends. As our friends had booked it I hadn't realised it was a taster menu only option. (Not had great experiences of taster menus from other places) However, each course that we had was super tasty. I absolutely...More

Thank seb10_10
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Only two choices of tasting menus here: Experience one and two. Five or Sever courses. We went for five (70 gbp/pp) and it was more than plenty. It is many more than five considering the extras, mise en bouches etc. Each dish is carefully presented...More

Thank Marco C
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Questions & Answers
Angela H
31 May 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
6 February 2017|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
Good Morning, We can cater for a vegan diet no problem. It would be best to give us a call on 0114 2304819.
Sally D
1 November 2016|
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Response from Alistair M | Property representative |
Hi, If you want to give us a call on 01142304819 as the access is limited. Regards
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$52 - US$161
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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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