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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” (45 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“quails egg” (9 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

We recently visited Rafters for our 10th Wedding Anniversary, having heard a lot of great things about the restaurant. We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings, and we were not disappointed. The food was stunning - delightfully thought out flavour combinations,...More

Thank sirchezza
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This was our first visit to Rafters and will definitely not be our last. We wanted somewhere special for the first day of our joint retirement and Rafters came highly recommended from a friend. We were not disappointed! The food is excellent and extremely good...More

Thank DrPaulCook
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Absolutely outstanding 3 course menu with 5 other bits and pieces Every mouthful brilliant can not be beaten as a night out

1  Thank ericbI9443YN
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Absolutely incredible food, atmosphere and service. We have been here for our last two work parties and I have found it exceptional each time. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough! I had the 8 course vegetarian tasting menu both times. The amount of detail put...More

1  Thank maisie444
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great cooking and superb service. Very impressed with our first visit - it will definitely not be our last.

1  Thank rogertyler1953
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This small upstairs restaurant has a good reputation. Four of us enjoyed our visit - the food was excellent, modern in style with interesting ingredients. The manager and staff were attentive, informed and helpful. The only downside is the price of drinks, including water, which...More

1  Thank margaret h
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had the tasting menu which was very nice with a lot of interesting flavours etc. The accompanying wine was also very good. The only slight criticism was that the courses came out fairly slowly (obviously a tasting menu shouldn't be too quick) which left...More

2  Thank Jack R
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

First time back for years and it did not disappoint. The food was outstanding. The staff and service was excellent. It lived up to all my expectations. Don't expect me to be in and out quickly but at the prices you don't want to be...More

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Having not done a lot of fine dining we weren't completely sure what to expect. Alistair and his team made the whole experience relaxed, informative and extremely enjoyable. The food was simply the best we have ever had

Thank Ade800
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Out first visit to Rafters having read all the reviews on Trip Advisor. The food really didn't disappoint but the restaurant was too warm, we were all far to hot! It is quite an intimate restaurant and clearly very popular so just didn't need the...More

Thank Peter W
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Angela H
30 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
5 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$53 - US$162
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
19:00 - 20:30
12:00 - 13:30
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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