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The Sheffield College

The Silver Plate Restaurant

Sparks Restaurant

The Silver Plate Restaurant 

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 (formerly Sparks) completely refurbished for 2016/17.

Run by our fantastic Catering and Hospitality students under the supervision of our expert staff, three 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 four colleges nationally to hold such accolades.

Our Thursday evening Gourmet Night reflects this in our menus, inspired by Master Chefs from around the world. We offer canapes and homemade breads, followed by a five course tasting menu with petit fours and coffee for £20.

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 links with a range of top industry chefs, including Rupert Rowley, 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.

Event Hire

The Silver Plate is also available for event hire to the public catering for:

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

Please let us know if you would like us to host your event with you and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.

Opening Times

The Silver Plate is open weekdays during term time and weekends by arrangement.

Lunch is served (Tuesday-Friday): 12:00 with 15 minute staggered bookings.

Dinner: Wednesday 17:30 arrival for 18:00 service

             Thursday 18:00 arrival for 18:30 service

How to Book

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

  • 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 requirement, please inform staff when making your booking.

To make a reservation, or for enquiries, please call us on 0114 260 2060 or email thesilverplate@sheffcol.ac.uk



Tuesday - Friday Lunchtimes

Enjoy a table d'hote lunch menu:

  • Three courses £10.50 per head
  • Two courses £8.50 per head

Evening Menus

Wednesday Evening - 17.30 for 18:00 service

Beat the rush hour, come and enjoy the early bird special menu:

  • Three courses £15 per head
  • Two courses £12 per head

Thursday Evening - 18:00 for 18:30

Gourmet set menu inspired by Master Chefs from around the world:

  • Set menu £20 per head

Please note we must be informed of vegetarians, pescetarians, and dietary requirements when making a reservation as the menu is set. Failure to do so results in no guarantee that your requirements will be catered for.

Themed Food Nights

Join us here at The Silver Plate for an evening of foodie fun based around a different theme. Relive your childhood by experiencing school dinner classics with a twist, or celebrate the best of seasonal local produce at Yorkshire in Spring.

Upcoming themed nights include:

  • A Taste of Autumn - Wed 23rd November 
  • School Dinners - Wed 25th January 2017 
  • Rowleys - Wed 8th February 2017
  • Yorkshire in Spring - Wed 5th April 2017
  • Retro Night - Wed 10th May 2017
  • Beside the Seaside - Wed 7th June 2017

Wine Flight Nights

Also new for 2016/17 are Wine Flight Nights! For just £30 per head you'll have the chance to sample our fabulous tasting menu, accompanied by a flight of specially selected wine to compliment and enhance your meal.

Upcoming dates include:

  • Thu 20th October
  • Thu 17th November
  • Thu 19th January 2017
  • Thu 16th February 2017
  • Thu 16th March 2017
  • Thu 27th April 2017
  • Thu 25th May 2017
  • Thu 22nd June 2017

Accessibility: For accessibility information please see the Disabled Go website here.

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