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The Sheffield College

The Silver Plate Restaurant

The Silver Plate Restaurant

Serving exquisite, varied and locally sourced menus throughout the week.

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Covid-19 Update - Friday 18th September

At The Silver Plate, we strive to provide each and every guest with high quality, varied, locally sourced food and brilliantly attentive, knowledgeable service.
Throughout lockdown, the team have been working hard to ensure we can continue to provide our excellent service, while ensuring the safety of our students, staff and guests. 
We will be re-opening on the 29th September, but to do this we have made some small changes to the restaurant and our style of service.  To find out more details, please click on the Covid procedure link. 
Thank you for your continued support and we very much look forward to welcoming back our valued guests.
The Silver Plate Team

Nestled within our City Campus overlooking the Sheffield skyline, The Sheffield College has a little culinary secret we would like to share with you – The Silver Plate Restaurant.

Run by our fantastic Catering and Hospitality students under the supervision of our expert staff (two of whom are Master Chefs of Great Britain), the department has recently been awarded a much coveted Hospitality Guild gold accreditation, with Patisserie and Food & Beverage Service also being recognised as Centres for Excellence. In addition, The Silver Plate Restaurant has been awarded the prestigious AA College Rosette Highly Commended award – one of only 20 colleges nationally to hold such an accolade.

Serving exquisite, varied, and locally sourced food throughout the week, the award winning Silver Plate Restaurant allows students to showcase their talent as we host tasting menus, lunch and evening meals, and our sought after themed nights to the public.


Top Chefs

The Silver Plate has superb links with a range of top industry chefs, including Rupert Rowley (former Head Chef of Michelin starred restaurant Fischer’s at Baslow) and Tom Lawson of double AA Rosette restaurant, Rafters. These chefs regularly provide our students with guest lectures and support them to provide our customers with the highest quality food and service.

Skilled Students

It's not just our teaching staff who are outstanding in their field! In 2019 Sheffield College baking students scooped a haul of awards in a national industry competition, winning nine gold, three silver and four bronze awards in the annual Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) competitions.

We also have a team of young chefs who have reached the final stages of the Zest Quest Asia competition - watch this space for their results! 

Lunch Service

Our lunch menus are based on seasonal, fresh produce and change regularly, so you're always in store for something delicious and new.

Served Tuesday - Friday, you can enjoy a table d'hote lunch menu:

  • Two courses: £11 per person
  • Three courses: £13 per person
main course

Dinner Service

Gourmet Evenings

For just £25 per head you can experience a gourmet set menu inspired by Master Chefs from around the world; including canapes, four specially created courses and petit fours.
Recent gourmet evenings have included bespoke menus by guest chefs such as Dan Ashmore, Ross Sneddon and Rupert Rowley, who headed up the launch of our new MSK Academy.                      

October 2020

  • Thursday 1st October - Fully booked
  • Thursday 15th October - Fully booked

November 2020

  • Thursday 5th November - Fully booked

February 2021

  • Thursday 4th February - Fully booked


In the event that an evening is fully booked and you would like to be added to the waiting list, please call the restaurant on 0114 260 2060 or email us at thesilverplate@sheffcol.ac.uk.

Wine and Dine Evenings

Sample our fabulous gourmet tasting menu for just £25 per person, or for an additional £10 per head you can accompany your meal with a flight of specially selected wine to complement and enhance each course (100ml measures of red/white wine and a 50ml measure of dessert wine).
Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like to add the wine flight to your meal.

November 2020

  • Thursday 12th November - Fully booked

January 2021

  • Thursday 21st January - Fully booked

February 2021

  • Thursday 11th February - Fully booked

March 2021

  • Thursday 18th March - Fully booked 

April 2021

  • Thursday 22nd April - Fully booked

May 2021

  • Thursday 20th May - Fully booked


Service November 2018

Opening Times

The Silver Plate is open Tuesday - Friday during term time (please click here for term dates).

Lunch service
Sittings at 12pm, 12.10pm, 12.20pm and 12.30pm
Dinner service
Sittings at 6pm, 6.10pm, 6.20pm, 6.30pm


Please note that on-site car parking spaces for lunchtime service are limited to Blue Badge holders; however there is both on-street parking and various pay and display parking available within walking distance of the college (you can find more details here).

For dinner service guests are welcome to use the college's on-site car park from 5.30pm onward. 

How to Book

For reservations, booking for events or general enquiries, please call us on 0114 260 2060 or email thesilverplate@sheffcol.ac.uk.

We wouldn’t want you to miss out on some of the finest food in Sheffield, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note:

  • A deposit of £5 per person is required for bookings of 10 people or more
  • Deposits are non-refundable and we reserve the right to charge in full for any guest who does not arrive.

If you have any type of food allergy or a special dietary requirements, please inform staff at the time of booking.

Hire The Silver Plate

Did you know you can hire The Silver Plate for your event?

We can offer an ideal venue for:

  • Themed nights
  • Conferences
  • Wedding breakfasts
  • Private dinners
  • Christenings
  • Birthdays
  • Buffets

The Silver Plate team can offer a package tailored to suit your needs. For further information and enquiries, please call 0114 260 2060 or email thesilverplate@sheffcol.ac.uk.