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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

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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: £15 per person
  • Three courses: £18 per person
View our current menu

Run by our fantastic Catering and Hospitality students under the supervision of our expert staff, the department holds many coveted food and hospitality acreditations and awards, including the prestigious accreditation from the Craft Guild of Chefs. Launched in 2020, The Craft Guild of Chefs College and University Accreditation scheme is a mark of the high standards achieved by the accredited sites.

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 Dan Ashmore (Group Executive Chef for Dean Banks), Ross Sneddon (Executive Pastry Chef at The Balmoral) and Ian Musgrave (Sous Chef at The Ritz). 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! Our Catering and Hospitality students regularly enter competitions to show off their technique and skills. These are just some of their recent accolades:

  • Bakery student Amelia Levik was shortlisted in the Rising Star Award 2021 category of the Baking Industry Awards, organised by the British Baker magazine. Amelia completed the Foundation Degree in Bakery and Patisserie Technology after four years studying at the college’s City Campus
  • Catering student, Ophelia Tilly, was named as a finalist in the confectionary category for the 2021 WorldSkills UK National Finals
  • Jack Hayes, Max Heath and Rhiannon Siddall were crowned the champions of Zest Quest Asia 2022. The team of students have won an educational trip-of-a-lifetime to Manila in the Philippines thanks to the expert execution of heir Vietnamese-inspired menu. The team also won the "Best Use of Rice" category for their innovative rice-based dishes, for which they will also enjoy a trip to Italy!
  • Commis Chef Apprentice, Matthew Mansell, reached the finals of the pretigious Nestlé Toque d’Or competition back in April of this year
  • Students Jessica Nicholson, Jess Godber and Max Heath won two categories of the UK Young Restaurant Team of the Year Awards 2022. The team won the best use of living ingredients category and the best use of finest ingredients category
  • Bakery students at The Sheffield College won a haul of industry awards in the annual Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) 2022 competitions. The college’s trainee bakers won eight gold, seven silver and eight bronze awards whilst developing their professional and team working skills
  • Talented students Max Heath, Jack Hayes and Lily Scriven won four of the competition categories at the UK Young Restaurant of the Year Awards 2023, including "Best Use of British Beef", "Cafeology Barista Award", "Welbilt Kitchen Award" and "Wellocks Trophy"
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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 £29.50 per person, or for an additional £12.50 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 14th March 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 2nd May 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 6th June 2024 (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.

Please note that we are now taking a deposit of £10 per head for all evening reservations. You can find all of our booking terms and conditions below.

Guest chef evenings

At select dates throughout the year, The Silver Plate plays host to some of the best chefs from across the country, many of whom have trained right here at The Sheffield College.

These sought-after dates include bespoke menus created by award-winning chefs, and bookings are only available on a first-come first-served basis. 

Dinner service

Gourmet evenings

For just £29.50 per head you can experience a gourmet set menu inspired by Master Chefs from around the world; including amuse bouche, three specially created courses and petit fours.

Recent gourmet evenings have included bespoke menus by guest chefs such as Tom Lawson, Alistair Myers & James Payne.

  • Thursday 29th February 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 21st March 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 25th April 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 16th May 2024 (fully booked)
  • Thursday 23rd May 2024 (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 at The Silver Plate

We had an incredible response to our Christmas fayre this year and all our Christmas lunch and dinner services for 2023 are now fully booked.

We are in the process of contacting all our guests that have already booked in to provide this year’s menu, pre-order form and information about deposits. If you haven’t received this information and have a Christmas booking with us, please get in touch.

Christmas payments need to be paid on or before Friday 27th October. Payment can be made over the phone, in person or by cheque made payable to The Sheffield College. 

Christmas lunch pre-orders need to be back to us by Friday 10th November. This can be emailed to us at or send to us in the post via the address below:
The Silver Plate Restaurant, The Sheffield College, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

For our Christmas lunch services, we ask guests to arrive between 12:00pm and 12:30pm. 
For our Christmas dinner services we ask guests to arrive between 6:00pm and 6:30pm.

Our evening Christmas service is a set menu this year so there is no need for a pre-order. 

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:

  • For lunch service, a deposit of £5 per person is required for bookings of 10 people or more
  • For dinner service, a deposit of £10 per person is required 4 weeks prior to the date of your booking. Please see above for full terms and conditions
  • Deposits are non-refundable and we reserve the right to charge in full for any guests who do 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:

  • Private lunches
  • Private dinners

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 are limited to blue badge holders only and are subject to availability. On the day of booking any blue badge holder wishing to park should put their pass onto their dashboard when approaching the security gate. Please buzz the security team, let them know you are a restaurant customer and they will let you on-site to find a marked disabled bay.

For visitors who require non-disabled parking, there is both on-street parking and various pay and display parking available within walking distance of the college campus (you can find more details here).


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