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
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.
Here at Rafters we want to host your intimate, exclusive wedding.
We offer three different packages depending on what you would like for your special day, all of which are a starting point and can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.
We offer exclusivity of the restaurant between 12 and 6pm. The last seating for your guests is at 3.00 p.m. to allow you plenty of time to enjoy the food and celebration.
We can cater from 12 to 36 guest
All packages include an arrival drink of Prosecco or Pimm's
Crab and Avocado Tian
tempura king prawn, vine tomato dressing
Duo of Beef
roasted fillet, braised shin, fondant potato, baby carrots
Rafters Assiette of Chocolate
cherry and pistachio
£55 per Person
Seared King Scallops
Jerusalem artichoke aranchini, preserved Lemon
Fillet of Beef Wellington
pommes pureé, glazed baby vegetables, red wine sauce
Rafters Assiette of Chocolate
Additional courses available
Cheese Selection, homemade crackers, apple and ginger chutney - £8.00 per Person
Coffee and Petit Fours - £5.00 per Person
Champagne toast for speeches - £12.00 per person
Alongside our menus we offer a selection of wine matches
£12.00 per Person wine matched with starter and main
£18.00 per Person French wines matched with both starter and main
£30.00 per Person wine matched with starter, main and dessert wine or port with your cheese
Upgrade your arrival drink to Champagne for only £6.50 per Person
Please get in touch if you have additional requirements, we will endeavour to meet all your
needs in order to have part of your perfect wedding day here at Rafters.