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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 (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.

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.

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. 

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

Lunch Service

Served Tuesday - Friday

Enjoy a table d'hote lunch menu:

  • Two courses: £9 per person
  • Three courses: £11 per person

View the current lunch menu

Dinner Service

Wednesday Evenings

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

  • Two courses: £13 per person
  • Three courses: £16 per person

View the current Wednesday evening menu

Thursday Evenings

Experience a gourmet set menu inspired by Master Chefs from around the world:

  • Set Menu: £22.50 per person

View the current Thursday evening menu

Please note: we must be informed of vegetarians, pescetarians, and other special dietary requirements when making a reservation as the menu is set in advance. Failure to do so will result 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 different themes. Dine like the upper classes at our Downton Abbey themed evening, or enjoy fabulous local and seasonal produce with Yorkshire in Spring.

  • Two courses: £13 per person
  • Three courses: £16 per person

Please check back soon for upcoming dates for the 2018/19 academic year.

Wine & Dine Nights

Sample our fabulous gourmet tasting menu for just £22.50 per person, or for an additional £10 per head you can accompany your meal with a flight of specially selected wine to compliment and enhance each course (100ml measures of red/white wine and a 50ml measure of dessert wine).

Upcoming dates:

  • Thursday 14th June
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Opening Times

The Silver Plate is open Tuesday - Friday during term time and weekends by arrangement.

Lunch Service

Tuesday - Friday: first seating at 12:00, and thereafter at 15 minute staggered intervals

Dinner Service

Wednesdays: 17:30 arrival for 18:00 service

Thursdays: 18:00 arrival for 18:30 service

How to Book

To make a reservation (or for 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