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The Silver Plate

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.

The Silver Plate

Covid-19 Update - Wednesday 20th August 2021

The Silver Plate is now closed for the summer break and our services will resume with a brand-new intake of students from Tuesday 5th October 2021.   

The safety of our students and valued guests continues to be our top priority. To aid this we will have the following Covid restrictions in place from October onwards:

  • We ask that guests do not attend The Silver Plate if they have any symptoms of Coronavirus, no matter how mild
  • We will provide our NHS Track and Trace QR code for guests to use upon arrival (this is recommended but not mandatory)
  • Guests will be asked to sanitise their hands upon entry to the restaurant and we have located sanitiser stations around the restaurant and outside the bathrooms for use throughout your visit
  • All front of house staff and students will be wearing face masks
  • It is recommended that you still wear a face covering when moving around the restaurant, but this is now personal choice
  • We will explain our new procedures to all guests upon arrival

To make a booking or for more information, contact the team on 0114 260 2060 or email us at

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 holds 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. Most recently, the restaurant has received the AA Covid Confident accreditation for our Covid safety measures and procedures.

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 as well as our sought-after wine and dine evenings 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, The Sheffield College bakery 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.

In February 2020, three of our MSK Academy students competed in the Zest Quest Asia competition, winning in two categories (best menu wine pairing and best use of a rice cooker). The students won a once-in-a-lifetime experience to cook at an event hosted by the Ambassador of Japan, working alongside the Ambassador's personal chef. 

In October 2020, our Level 3 MSK Academy student, Ben Addy, won the 2020 Student Watercress Challenge; creating a wonderful dish showcasing watercress as the main ingredient. 

Although we have started this year in lockdown, this has not deterred our students from taking part in competitions. Most recently, our Level 3 MSK Academy student, Oliver Herrington, won first place in the 2021 Zest Quest Asia competition, with his stunning Japanese-inspired dish.  Winning an amazing cooking experience with renowned chef, Cyrus Todiwala, as well as cooking his dish for the executives of Tilda Rice later in the year. 

We also have a Level 3 BTEC Hospitality and Events Management student in the final of the prestigious Nestle Torque d'Or front of house competition. The finals take place at the end of June and wish we Jess the best of luck for the next round. 

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"Welcoming and attentive staff and students, great service, sublime food and perfect wine."


The Silver Plate Customer

Wine and Dine evenings

Sample our fabulous gourmet tasting menu for just £27.50 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.


  • Thursday 7th October - fully booked
  • Thursday 11th November - fully booked
  • Thursday 20th January - fully booked
  • Thursday 10th February - fully booked
  • Thursday 17th March - fully booked
  • Thursday 21st April - fully booked
  • Thursday 19th May - fully booked

At present all of our wine and dine events are fully booked, however if you would like to be added to our waiting list please get in touch with us via or 0114 260 2060.


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: £12 per person
  • Three courses: £15 per person

Dinner service

Gourmet evenings

For just £27.50 per head you can experience a gourmet set menu inspired by Master Chefs from around the world; including amuse bouche, 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.

2021/22 dates include:

  • Thursday 21st October - fully booked
  • Thursday 18th November - fully booked
  • Thursday 27th January - fully booked
  • Thursday 24th February - fully booked
  • Thursday 24th March - fully booked
  • Thursday 28th April - fully booked
  • Thursday 26th May - fully booked
  • Thursday 9th June - 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

Christmas 2021

Our Christmas menu is priced at £25 per person for three courses with tea, coffee and mince pies served at the end of the meal.

Our Christmas lunches begin from Tuesday 23rd November and run until Wednesday 15th December. We also have some Christmas dinner services still available but spaces are limited. The evening services will run on:

  • Wednesday 24th November (arrivals between 5.30pm - 6pm) - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 25th November (arrivals between 6pm - 6.30pm) - FULLY BOOKED
  • Wednesday 1st December (arrivals between 5.30pm - 6pm) - FULLY BOOKED
  • Thursday 2nd December- (arrivals between 6pm - 6.30pm) - FULLY BOOKED

Pre-orders and payment

For all Christmas parties we ask for full pre-payments to be made by Friday 29th October and for all food pre-orders to be received by Friday 12th November.

Further information

For more information about our Christmas offer or to book a table please call us on 0114 260 2060 or alternatively email us at

How to book

For reservations, booking for events or general enquiries, please call us on 0114 260 2060 or email

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

Opening times

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

Lunch service

Arrival between 12pm and 12:30pm.

Dinner service

Sittings between 6pm and 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.


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