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With 2 AA Rosettes and highly praised in the Michelin Restaurant Guide and Waitrose Good Food Guide, Rafters Restaurant is one of Sheffield's finest eateries. Inventive recipes from across Europe are served in a stylish setting with exposed brick walls and an intimate ambience.
The Rafters Restaurant menu has been painstakingly prepared to showcase bold, inventive flair from the chefs. A signature breadbox of sourdough, granary and treacle loaves comes with home-churned butter, while delicate starters include crab agnolotti with courgette and lemon oil in a light bisque. There is tender English rose veal with Jersey royals in a burnt leek emulsion, as well as vegetarian recipes such as Yukon Gold potato gnocchi with barrel-aged feta.
Classic British flavours can be found on the Rafters Restaurant Sheffield dessert menu, as seen in the English strawberries with elderflower, cucumber and basil, and the baked duck egg custard with blackcurrant and apple. There is a full wine list served, with staff on hand to give expert pairing recommendations.
A wonderfully approachable slice of fine dining, Rafters Restaurants sits a 14-minute drive from Sheffield Rail Station.
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5 July 2019
The staff are all friendly and polite. The food was totally out this world, we went for the 7 course. Not too much not too little. Will be defo going again. Highly highly recommend a visit.
15 June 2019
The food and service were exceptional throughout. The pre-starter snacks were delicious and the pre-dessert was inspired. I particularly liked the take home breakfast granola and coffee in the gift bag. If I was to be super critical, the dessert was perhaps too large for the level of richness and the time slot felt quite limited; we were about to ask for the bill as the next booking arrived which was fine, but if we’d been slightly slower an awkward overlap would have ensued. Regardless, I’ll definitely return again!
24 May 2019
Tasting menu with wine pairings- as good as anywhere we’ve been
18 May 2019
A lovely cosy restaurant with good food and friendly staff. The gnocci was particularly good. I felt the wine was a little over priced.
17 May 2019
From the moment we walked in to the second we left we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The staff are polite and attentive, the food is outstanding with wonderful presentation and incredible flavours. The hand written Anniversary card was a lovely touch and the final course was nice touch. Rafters will make any occasion special.
15 May 2019
Excellent food, really original menu, lovely evening
17 April 2019
Food was great and they sneaked in a birthday card and breakfast granola! The smokey oaky German Sauvignon Blanc was the dream ????
19 January 2019
Excellent food, wonderful service all round great experience.
23 November 2018
Charming service and a delicious tasting menu.
16 November 2018
Super service Excellent food Bit pricey
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