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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%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (45 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (24 reviews)
“quails egg” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
220 Oakbrook Road, Sheffield S11 7ED, England
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11 - 20 of 483 reviews

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
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

After a few years break from visiting Rafters we decided to give it another go. If you think of the best fine dining experience you have ever experienced and multiply it by 10 you are probably at about the level of service , food and...More

Thank Davetheblade11
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our 10 year anniversary at Rafters. The service was excellent and the food was out of this world. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you very much!

Thank ruthdpowell
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Rafters at the weekend and were pleasantly surprised. The taxi dropped us outside and we thought it was closed. Your night starts at the door. The lack of space makes the welcome a touch musty so a spray of a lovely scent or...More

3  Thank Craig H
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

We had the 3 course menu and we thought it was reasonable value given the quality and all the extras. Delicious as usual. Small portions but we were getting full by the end of the main. We were really impressed this time by the quality...More

Thank Midthirtymummy
Reviewed 22 July 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 21 July 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 20 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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
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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
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Kateelgod
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$53 - US$163
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
19:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
19:00 - 20:30
Thursday
19:00 - 20:30
Friday
19:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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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