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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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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 2017 three students were awarded UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year for their incredible hard work producing and serving a three-course, Italian inspired menu. 

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

Please note, lunch service will resume as of Tuesday 24th September 2019, check out the new menu below!

Download the current lunch menu

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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 Stuart Archer (Masterchef Finalist 2016) and Chetna Makan (The Great British Bake Off 2014).                          

Upcoming dates include:

Thursday 23rd January (fully booked) 

Thursday 30th January (fully booked)

Thursday 13th February (fully booked)

Thursday 27th February (fully booked)

Thursday 5th March (fully booked)

Thursday 19th March (fully booked)

Thursday 26th March (fully booked)

Thursday 30th April (fully booked)

Thursday 7th May (fully booked)

Thursday 21st May (fully booked)

Thursday 11th June (fully booked)

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.

Upcoming dates include:

16th January 2020 (fully booked)

13th February 2020 (fully booked)

12th March 2020 (fully booked)

16th April 2020 (fully booked)

14th May 2020 (fully booked) 

4th June 2020 (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.



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Terms and conditions

Please note that all parties are required to pre-order their food so that we can ensure availability of dishes; pre-orders should be received by the restaurant no later than Monday 18th November. Please notify us of any dietary requirements on the pre-order form (you will receive this once you have confirmed your reservation with us). 

Full payment must be received by the end of October. Payments can be made in person at the restaurant, over the phone (by card) or by cheque (please make cheques payable to The Sheffield College). 

If for any reason a member of your party cannot attend on the day of your booking we will retain £5 of the original payment; the remaining balance (£20) will be issued in the form of a voucher for use at The Silver Plate at a later date. 

Service November 2018

Opening Times

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

Lunch service

Tuesday - Friday: please arrive between 12pm - 12:30pm.

Dinner service

Thursdays: 6pm arrival for 6:30pm service.

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.