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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” (47 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“bread” (47 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Visited as a party of 4 adults to celebrate a birthday. We'd not visited for a few years, so were pleased to note the decor had been updated and was very tasteful and modern. We all selected the taster menu and ordered a mix of...More

5  Thank AndreaQ123
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Me and a friend had the tasting menu with wine paring. The food was delicious and the wine really fit each dish so well. The service was excellent and the staff really friendly. The story behind all the different wines was really interesting. I will...More

Thank Robocop19
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

I will come back for sure! This is one of those fancy restaurants however the customer service is friendly and you don't feel like you have to be posh just to walk in :)

Thank ethan_taylor
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A group of us recently visited here for a family birthday meal on a Saturday evening. The restaurant is upstairs above a selection of shops which means there isn't much parking available, however we were lucky and found a spot on the road close by....More

1  Thank harribo059
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I visited Rafters with a number of friends to celebrate my birthday, and was extremely impressed by the experience all round. We all thoroughly enjoyed the tasting menu, with each perfectly presented dish more delicious than the last. Service was attentive and well timed. A...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great meal at Rafters. The food was faultless and the wine to match was paired perfectly. The service was excellent too. The best meal I have had in Sheffield or nearby. I include Fischers and The Old Vicarage in that.

Thank robertkerry00
Reviewed 18 August 2017

The experience of eating here was a bit up and down. This was a reservation for 2 tasting menus, 1 regular and 1 vegetarian, along with the accompanying wine flight. Prior to arriving, when I initially called to make the reservation I was asked what...More

1  Thank katieogley1
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Great service - food was exquisite attended for a girly evening and throughly enjoyed our visit would definitely recommend.

Thank MrsAsmith12
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A perfect Sunday afternoon, great food service and wine. What more could you ask for, will be back soon

Thank David G
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My wife and I visited Rafters for the first time in July. The whole experience, atmosphere, staff, service, and most importantly..... the food, were absolutely second to none. The price is high, however, I very much think that you get what you pay for!

Thank Stig0fthedump
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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$52 - US$159
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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