We visited here for the first time tonight, we were the first in and were very well looked after, the service was impeccable, not one complaint, every plate of food brought to us was explained, you could tell they were into food, not just thrown at you, everyone waiting on looked like they wanted to be there, so service was excellent. The food; just fantastic, and I really mean fantastic, more of an experience than just sitting down to a good meal, every course was a talking point, which of course it's meant to be, the pre starters and then the pre main course, and surprisingly, the pre dessert, all were a taste sensation, stunning, stunning food.
The actual place; relaxed, easy going, comfortable and friendly.
I would advise anyone who loves good food to try this place, simply stunning, without doubt one of the best restaurants l have had the pleasure of eating in, l honestly cant recommend enough, thank you for an unforgettable experience, we will be back, SOON.
Best in Sheffield?. I am not local to Sheffield but had a wonderful evening at Rafters. Somewhat surprised at the location and the slightly quirky ambiance but the cuisine was top notch. The restaurant was fully booked on the night we dined butb the service was excellent.
The next time I visit Sheffield I will dine here again.
I have to say that of all the restaurants I've been to, this was definitely one of the best.
I agree with a previous poster when they described it as an intimate hideaway, and the focus is most definitely on the high quality of their food.
Cooked to perfection, everything on the menu seemed both exquisite and imaginative. Who would have thought that lychee would partner with curry quite so well?
This restaurant is in the upstairs area of an old building, but the decor is modern and chic. We had the 44 pound evening dinner and it was excellent. We started with Gin and Tonic marshmallows which were very unusual in a good way. The next course was a fried quail egg with truffle mayo. The outside of the egg was slightly crisp and the yolk was runny. Delicious. The egg was also accompanied by a spoon with mackerel foam (?). The black treacle bread was excellent. My starter was lightly smoked wild sea trout with sorrel and crab. My main course was veal with jersey royal potatoes and asparagus with leek emulsion. Dessert was a sorrel and apple "cheesecake" with chopped hazelnuts and almonds. All of the food was delicious and beautifully presented. The service was professional and informative without being stuffy or intrusive. Excellent meal all around.