Something of a Sheffield institution, Rafters has long impressed with its consistently high standards of cooking.
Tucked away above an unassuming corner shop in Oakbrook, diners are taken on a unique tasting experience. Owners Tom Lawson and Alistair Myers utilise taste, temperature, texture and technique to create a culinary journey and unforgettable experience for guests.
Often described as one of Sheffield’s best restaurants, Rafters holds 2 AA Rosettes, is Michelin listed and can be found on the Waitrose Good Food Guide.
Hidden Gem Café
Set just behind Ringinglow Road, Hidden Gem Café lives up to its name.
Head chef Scott Philliskirk carefully sources local ingredients to create tasty dishes ranging from a Full English through to home-made gnocchi with courgettes, asparagus & petit pois.
Run by staff and volunteers from Work Ltd – a Sheffield charity providing life skills and training for those with learning disabilities – this welcoming Bistro is frequented by ramblers, cyclists, families as a welcome pit-stop while exploring the Peak District.
The Prince of Wales Pub and Restaurant
Friendly and relaxed, The Prince of Wales welcomes a bustling crowd.
Located on Ecclesall Road South, its wooden beams and large open fireplaces add to the country-style décor with a stylish twist. It gets particularly busy at weekends and its seasonal menus will have something to suit everyone - from Caramelised Fig and Whipped Goat’s Curd Pizza through to Kiln-Smoked Salmon Tacos.
The option to have a mini dessert with a hot drink at the end of a hearty meal is a great way to have a little sweet fix without going a step too far!
The Silver Hill Larder
This is a specialist cheese shop, but it also sells plenty of other goodies from freshly ground coffees and specialist teas through to locally made chutneys and pork pies.
Offering around 70 different types of cheese, owner Andrea White will offer helpful advice whether you’re looking for an everyday cheddar or something more unusual such as the Derbyshire bouncing bomb – a mature blue stilton coated in chilli seeds!
A home-grown business tucked away at the bottom of the Muskoka Avenue cul-de-sac.
As well as quality plants, bushes, vegetables and fruits, Bents Green Nurseries offers a number of horticultural services. The team will even work with you to transform your garden, helping you to create a space you love.
If you’re in need of a little pampering, this is the place!
Family run, The Stylebar also includes The Nailbar and The Beautybar all under one roof making it a one-stop-shop for a full transformation – and a very luxurious one at that!
Walking through the doors all your beauty needs can be taken care of, from HD brows through to gel nails and make up.
VIP rooms and party packages are available, and we love this place for a little treat – enjoying a glass of bubbles while getting your nails done is a must.
Katie Bell Physio, Pilates and Wellness Centre
Very popular in the S11 area and beyond, people can visit Katie Bell’s centre for reducing pain, improving fitness or just generally optimising health and wellness.
Katie and her team of 25 experts offer a wide range of Pilates classes, massage options, Physiotherapy, and Acupuncture amongst other treatments. At Katie Bell they aim to help you look better, move better and feel better.
The Greystones Pub
The flagship pub for Thornbridge Brewery in Sheffield, The Greystones is a lively local with a venue room attached known as The Backroom. They host almost nightly events from comedy through to a good variety of live music performances. The Backroom can also be rented out for large parties.
Bar snacks range from Loaded Fries through to their Beef with Lord Marples Classic Bitter Pie, but a real draw is the pop-up pizza oven which pulls up outside on Friday evenings. The Nether Edge Pizza Company offers freshly made, wood-fired pizzas between 4pm and 9pm, appealing to the after-work crowd as well as families. It can get busy, so make sure you arrive in time to order your pizza and sit and enjoy a drink while you wait.
The Norfolk Arms
This popular stop-off on Ringinglow Road at the very edge of the Peak District has been favoured among walkers, cyclists and those generally looking to explore the Peaks since the nineteenth century.
The Norfolk Arms hosts a Grade II listed bar and serves as a hotel with thirteen ensuite bedrooms. Its large beer garden offers breath-taking views of the Mayfield Valley and Jacobs Ladder – a steep hill which walkers scale in the summer and children sledge down in the snow.
The Mayfield extension can be hired for events and weddings, and you can expect home-cooked pub classics if you decide to refuel on your way out or back from the Peaks.
La Coppola Deli
This is a small but very popular café and deli on Oakbrook Road which consistently receives glowing reviews.
Owner Dave chats to customers and offers brilliant freshly-ground coffee with a selection of pastries and sandwiches.
Whirlow Hall Farm Trust
An educational Trust, Whirlow Hall Farm was set up by Alan Aikin who wanted to be able to offer somewhere in the countryside where inner-city children and those from challenging backgrounds could learn and grow.
A real working farm, Whirlow sits on 140 acres between Sheffield and the Peak District. It has a wide variety of livestock and growing spaces
As well as their learning and enrichment programmes, there is plenty on offer for other visitors stopping by. You can take guided tours of the farm, pick your own strawberries and raspberries, pet the guinea pigs and rabbits, or simply stop in at the farm shop and butchery.
They host a variety of events from regular Beer and Bangers nights through to the popular Farm Fayre, and the Cruck Barn Café offers delicious dishes in a 17th century stone Cruck Barn.
Part of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, the Shepherds Wheel is tucked away in the leafy valley of the Porter Brook. An ideal stop-off on a walk from Endcliffe Park through Whitely Woods, the Shepherds Wheel is a working example of the Sheffield knife grinding industry.
Volunteers welcome visitors in and explain the history and significance of these small, water-powered grinding workshops which were dotted along the river as far back as the 1500s. The restored working waterwheel also shows how they would have worked.
If you’re walking on through Whitely Woods from here, after a relaxed 30-minute stroll you’ll reach Forge Dam Café where you can stop for a cup of tea and cake or an ice-cream treat.