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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Creative, modern cooking and leafy views

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Credit cards accepted

Rafters continues to deliver the goods after 20-odd years as a dining hotspot. Located on the first floor of a shop in a leafy neighbourhood, there are verdant views and some seriously good cooking to be enjoyed. The room is smart, the cooking is modern and the menu is packed with interesting combinations. A starter of pheasant, partridge and ham hock terrine comes with pickled shallots and a medley of beetroots in various guises. Main courses team an immaculately handled loin of cod with brown shrimps, crushed potatoes, buttered kale and dill butter sauce. Finish with chocolate crémeux with salted caramel and popcorn ice cream.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–27 December, 1–9 January, 27 August to 4 September
  • Days closed: Sunday and Monday
  • Closed for lunch: Tuesday to Friday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2
  • Dinner served from: 7
  • Dinner served until: 8.30


  • Chef(s): Thomas Lawson

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 19
  • Wines over £30: 66
  • Wines by the glass: 10

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Assist dogs welcome


  • Seats: 38
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 38

Getting here

5 mins from Ecclesall road, Hunters Bar rdbt

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