- 12pm-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm
- 12pm-2pm, 6pm-10pm; 6pm arrival for 6:30pm service
Within the Sheffield City College is a hidden gem of a restaurant, The Silver Plate. This unique eatery is the place where college students demonstrate their skills under the watchful eyes of professional tutors. The college is located right in the heart of the city centre, so whether you want to pop in after work for a bargain gourmet experience or want to head into town for a meal before carrying on to the nearby bars and clubs, this is the place for you.
This plush restaurant features pink accents and is bright and airy, lending it a cool and contemporary vibe which matches the food perfectly. This place seats 60 people and is always popular, so it’s worth booking in advance for large parties or celebrations, as you can have an incredible culinary experience without the extortionate price tag. Any dietary requirements are taken into account, and the staff can prepare a bespoke course for you if necessary, so you can have a meal where everyone can enjoy the food equally.
As you eat, video links often play showing the student chefs working and the incredible processes they go through to produce these innovative dishes. Menus change constantly to showcase the full skills of chefs at the college, so enquire beforehand if you want to know what might be on offer. If you’d like a surprise, though, you won’t be disappointed. Recent events have included a renowned patisserie chef demonstrating his craft and, of course, handing out samples. For main courses, you can expect to be wowed by dishes like braised pork cheeks and roasted monkfish with bok choi, or a delicate dish of tender slices of roast lamb with minted pea puree and boulangère potato accompanied by a red wine jus. Desserts are similarly refined, look forward to treats like delicately poached eggs a la neige (egg white meringues poached in Cointreau cream in a rich orange sauce).
For an unbeatable gourmet experience for an astonishingly low price tag, and to help put Sheffield on the gastronomic map, head straight to The Silver Plate Restaurant for your next meal out.