Rafters Restaurant

“Culinary innovation in leafy Sheffield” - AA Inspector



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Located in a parade of shops in a residential corner of Sheffield, first-floor restaurant Rafters is an unusual shape, with a couple of round windows and high beams that inspired the name of the restaurant. Decorated in grey with plenty of exposed brick, there are only around 24 covers, which makes it a pleasantly intimate dining experience. The modern British cooking showcases simple but innovative flavour combinations and clean, precise flavours. Perhaps start with chalk stream trout, jalapeño and green tomato. Next, a main course of Cornish monkfish, with Thai curry, fermented rhubarb and green strawberry followed by Alphonso mango with white chocolate, rice pudding and pineapple.

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Rafters Restaurant
220 Oakbrook Road, Nethergreen, SHEFFIELD, S11 7ED


  • Seats: 26
  • Steps for wheelchair: 10
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening times
  • Closed: 22–30 August, 19 December to 3 January
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 11
  • Wines over £30: 50
  • Wines by the glass: 10
  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian menu

About the area

Discover South Yorkshire

Traditionally a steel and coal producing centre, the decline of both industries in South Yorkshire has been replaced to some extent by tourism based around the area’s beautiful Pennine countryside. The county claims part of the Peak District National Park, whose hills and dales provide welcome space for the large urban populations.

South Yorkshire is made up of four districts: City of Sheffield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham. Barnsley is the county’s administrative centre, located on one of Britain’s richest coalfields. The town has an entry in the Domesday Book and was built on land belonging to the priories of Pontefract and Monk Bretton. Doncaster, originally a Roman station, is set on the River Don. It is known particularly for its racecourse, best known for the St Leger in September. In 1875, Charles Dickens watched it from the 18th century Italianate grandstand at the Town Moor racecourse. The Lincolnshire Handicap is held in March. The town also boasts fine Georgian architecture and Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.

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