Silversmiths Restaurant

111 Arundel Street
City Centre
S1 2NT

Telephone: 0114 2706160


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Type(s) of Food Served

Modern British


Launched following a transformational visit from Gordon Ramsay, Silversmiths extends a warm welcome.

Located in Sheffield's city centre, tucked nicely in the heart of the newly developed "Cultural Quarter", we are only a 2 minute walk from Sheffield Theatres, Millennium Galleries and The Showroom art-house cinema. Silversmiths offer a quality and award winning venue for pre/post theatre dining, intimate, social and corporate occasions. We aim to create a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere within a contemporary setting.

Silversmiths are proud to work with the fantastic fresh produce our region has to offer and hope we can be something positive for Sheffield.

Every Tuesday: Pie Night £8.50!
Wednesday - Thursday: 2 courses £14 / 3 courses £16
Friday - Saturday: full a la carte menu + Early Bird Offer 5:30PM - 7:30PM

'Best Restaurant' - Exposed Magazine Awards 2010
'Best Use of Local Produce' - Sheffield Choices Healthy Eating Awards 2010
'Best Local Produce Menu' - Eat Sheffield Awards 2009
'Best New Restaurant' - Exposed Magazine Awards 2008
Voted 'Sheffield's No.1 Restaurant' - Trip Advisor

Food Service Times

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 12AM

Last seating: 9:30PM Tuesday - Thursday; 10:30PM Friday - Saturday

Special Offers

Every Tuesday - 'Silversmiths Pie Night' - £8.50

Wednesday & Thursday - chef's special menu (2 courses £14 / 3 courses £16)

Friday & Saturday - early bird offer available 5:30PM - 7:30PM (2 courses £14 / 3 courses £16)

Pre- and post-theatre offers available.

Amenities & Facilities
Credit/debit cards accepted?
Fully licensed?
Bring Your Own Drinks?
Walk-ins welcome?
Average starter price?
Average main course price?
Average dessert price?
Special diets catered for?
Set meals/menus?
Family friendly?
Child facilities?
Party/group bookings?
Function room?
Private car park?
Disabled access?
Disabled toilets?
Takeaway facility?

Matthew Hague -


We would like to thank all the team at Silversmiths for the fantastic food and service last night at Valentine's night.

So well planned-out, and we can't wait to see you all again.

Thanks again, Matt & Lyn.

Michael Dominic -


Great evening with my wife, who has coeliac disease, but this was not a problem at all, as many of the dishes were gluten-free or could be tailored for my wife's dietary requirement.

The food was excellent, and we were impressed with the innovative use of local produce, and some re-imagined versions of old favourite dishes. Really enjoyed the house cocktails with home-made ingredients!

The service was polite and attentive but not intrusive.

I have heard pie night is also not to be missed and we will certainly be back soon to try it out.

Philip Kay -


The relaxed atmosphere is very conducive to full enjoyment of the excellent food. We have had several pre-theatre meals and never been disappointed in the food or the unobtrusive and very good service. The food on our latest visit was the best yet.

Highly recommended.

Amanda -


On entering the restaurant it was very noisy. Myself and my daughter went for my birthday.

We couldn't hear the waiter and we were shouting.

The tables were only a few inches apart and felt really crowded.

The food was nice though, just a pity about the noise of people getting really rowdy.

Gill Melrose -


The food excellent - service unobtrusive and friendly - lovely atmosphere. Will most definitely revisit and so would the others in our party.

Charlotte Bell -


Very disappointed.

Just returned from a meal at this restaurant upon a friends recommendation and was extremely disappointed! Wonder if because we chose to eat late (9:30PM) and they thought that we might be three sheets to the wind and might not realise how poor the service was!

We ordered our drinks a bottle of wine whereupon the waitress asked how many glasses we wanted. When we asked for two (our party size was 4) the waitress walked off with only 2 drink orders. The other 2 in our party then had to grab another waitress to order their drinks.

The wine that we ordered they didn't have available, then when our partners went to order their real ales there was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing to find out what they actually did and didn't have available!

We ordered our meals and starters were all okay. Main courses were OK except the Stacey beef, which we ordered medium. However, when it came it was very poor. No steak knife was provided and I struggled to cut in to it. When I did manage to cut it, the piece was so chewy I struggled to digest this and spat it out.

When the waitress came to clear our plates she asked why I had left my meal I explained it was not very good. I said I wasn't prepared to pay for such a poor meal so she said she would have a word with the manager.

The front of house manager came over but to be perfectly honest from the offing she did not appear very empathetic and straight away went on the defensive and tried to insinuate that it was my fault that I had not requested it cooked in the right way. I explained I usually eat my steak medium however am normally provided with both a steak knife and don't normally have an issue with this.

Although the restaurant did waiver the cost of that one main meal I found her attitude towards our feedback very disappointing and therefore on this basis alone would not return to the restaurant and not recommend this to anyone.

Chris Markham -


Just endured a Mother's Day meal at Silversmiths. The table was booked for 4PM and although a free cocktail was advertised as being offered to "Mothers" we had to ask three time before this was provided.

My starter was pork belly, which was very dry and the accompanying crackling was very tough and rather tasteless.

For the main I had the beef sirloin with Yorkshire puddings and roast potatoes. I can honestly say that this was amongst the worst meals I have ever endured. The beef was tough and fatty, the Yorkshire pudding was old, flat and bland and the roast potatoes would have made "Aunt Bessie" ashamed.

Following the amazingly poor starter and main I plumped for the cheese board for the third course. Amongst the cheeses advertised was Yorkshire Blue, which is a particular favourite. On arrival the cheese board consisted of three 3mm slices of three cheeses with 4 plain water biscuits and a very small piece of fruit loaf, a few onions and a tablespoon of dry sultanas masquerading as chutney. The cheese board was dry, bland and tasteless made worse by the fact that no butter was offered or present on the board.

Following the great reviews that Silversmiths has received in the past I was extremely disappointed by the worse than mediocre offering at Silversmiths. This, coupled with the poor service, excused by the fact that "we've been extremely busy" made my visit to Silversmiths a non event.

Lyndsey Stokes -


They wouldn't let us eat our celebration cake that we took down, as we presumed it wouldn't be a problem and was promptly told (before we had even sat down) they don't allow cakes, as they want you to buy a pudding from them.

Then when we had several conversations with the assistant manager, manager and then owner who was summoned down (I think he was at home) a little drastic. He proceeded to tell us it was because his insurance didn't cover us to eat brought in cake and if we ate it and got food poisoning we could sue him, which I have to say is very, very extreme.

They also need to make sure all the staff know the same reasons as the different excuses just made us even more suspicious of them. We suggested they put this on their website.

Didn't spoil the evening but our party of 10 definitely won't go again.

Craig Chisell -


Dined on the 11th February. Myself & the wife both had the Valentine's three course menu. Service & food were spot on.

Nick Lilley -


Visited with a party of ten from Louth, Lincolnshire, on Saturday 27th November 2010.

Lovely ambience, welcoming and attentive staff, nothing too much trouble. Several large parties in & place full (good sign). Could see empty plates being cleared whilst we had a drink at the bar (another good sign).

Food and service 1st class; menu made up with local Yorkshire produce, all 3 courses very tasty & moreish. Better than many so called "top-end" & starred UK establishments.

Excellent value, highly recommended, already looking forward to next visit.

Michael Seeram -


Silversmiths in Sheffield have got it in one - style, attentive staff, varied menu with surprise, local produce, and great value.

John Daniels -


This place is great. The quality of food and the price that it is for is excellent. Attention to detail is looked at on every aspect.

Booking was a little strange as they don't open until after 5PM, so I would recommend either booking well in advance or calling them when open to speak to someone.

I think that the reason they are busy is due to the quality of service and the food provided.

Will absolutely be visiting this restaurant to sample the other choices on the menu, and soon!

J Sherwin -

It has been some time since I last visited Silversmiths but the food is every bit as good as on previous occasions

I had loin of venison as a main course, which was possibly the best I have ever had. It was so tender you could have fed it to a baby. My wife had the sea bass linguine - a first for her- but equally enjoyable.

The service and ambiance helped to make it a very special evening.

K Wragg -

We called Saturday morning to book a table for that evening and left a message. We were politely called back to say that unfortunately they were full, but would keep our number in case of a cancellation (great customer service).

We arrived in Sheffield and, as the restaurant is close to the train station, we called in on the off chance. They accommodated us very well, as we said that we wouldn't stay long as we were going on to a concert.

The food very nice, the ambience spot on, hosts great, food prices reasonable. All in all a very enjoyable experience

Tom & Petra -

We ended up at Silversmith's after finding out that Kumquat Mae had closed (all reviews had sounded spot on for what we'd had in mind). Silversmith's didn't sound too bad, liked the idea of local sourcing, and so we gave it a whirl for a celebration meal.

Initial impressions from approaching the restaurant were encouraging; the simple, white, unassuming building seemed quiet and welcoming. To be honest, the interior decor was a shock with its harsh black, white and red colour scheme, flooring spot lights, plastic flowers and something not quite right about the tables and chairs.

The food more than compensated for the surroundings: tasty combinations of flavours, clearly skilled cooking and presentation, just the right size portions and all tied up in a very reasonable bill. Excellent wine and prompt, polite service.

Overall: 8.5/10 (mainly limited by the decor).

We will definitely return, and recommend to others.

Katie Walsh -

The Pie Night is a must and offers the best veggie pie in the Sheffield area. The food is of good standard and is fresh. The food tastes clean and is not clogged up with oil or cream unlike most veggie options.

The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed and it's ideal for the lone business traveller (including females) or larger groups. It offers an excellent choice of drinks and has drinks that not even the likes of the St Paul's carries... which is staying something.

I would recommend a visit whether for Pie Night or otherwise, the food is good and varied.

Gof Thompson -

We have dined twice recently at Silversmiths, sampling their fixed price (£15/3 courses) and a la carte menus. In both cases the bill came to about £30 per head, which included pre-dinner drinks, wine, and coffee. Very good for fine dining.

Food ingredients and cooking are of high quality, as is the attentiveness, good humour and helpfulness of the staff. The restaurant is well patronised, stylishly decorated and comfortable.

Jenny Quayle -

Having used Silversmiths for business clients, my daughter and I decided to book for a birthday celebration for ourselves.

Even though there were two larger parties in that night, the excellent service was not hindered in any way. Attention to detail, both by the owners/managers, and by the chef, was most evident.

The menu was selective and eclectic, and I could have chosen any of the dishes for the evening and been well-satisfied. The creative presentation of the food was a delight, and the food itself was carefully spiced and flavoured, served promptly and hot. I have not had such a good dining experience at this standard for a very long time.

We most certainly will be booking again.

G & G Buckthorpe -

After seeing this restaurant on 'Kitchen Nightmares' we decided to visit... (like probably most 'foodies' in Sheffield!) And it was a great experience - their food fairly simple yet expertly cooked (and with a combination like that the chef knows not to overdo it with 'trendy sauces' or call the dish something stupid) and with good produce (their plum tart tatin was the best I'd ever tasted - and I'm not a dessert kind of person). So we decided to go again, this time for our anniversary...

Unfortunately the tart tatin had been removed from the menu... but because I'd loved it so much the first time, their chef said he'd make one especially for me... which again was amazing. Unfortunately I think other customers saw our special dessert and subsequently wanted one too!

I suppose some people might think the restaurant is quite pricey and the portions aren't massive - but it's quality you are paying for and as for the portions - to me they were just right... after all the meal does leave you wanting more...which is what good food is supposed to do... not leaving you feeling as though you've just eaten a whole whale.

For special occasions - this is the place.

We are yet to try the restaurant's other special evenings (pie night etc...) but it won't be long before we do.

Nigel Fenwick -

My partner and I recently booked a table at Silversmiths (Saturday 16th May 2009) to find out for ourselves if it was as good as some of our friends had told us.

There was a lot of choice on the main menu (even the 3 for £15 menu looked good), the food was excellent and the service was very, very good indeed. Everyone who worked there had a smile on their face and this certainly helps to turn an evening out into a special occasion. We are definitely going back.

One final point, one which is often overlooked, the toilets are very clean and hygienic.

David Oldershaw -

Very impressed by the light touch of the chefs in the kitchen.

Our meal for 2 on 29/4/2009 started with prawns and a pear salad. It's so easy to serve undercooked (for fear of over cooking them) or overcooked prawns that are like elastic bands. Thankfully ours were cooked to perfection. Whilst the slices of pears were on the 'crunchy' side, the dressing on the salad and prawns was light, fruity and perfectly balanced for the 2 main ingredients.

I didn't taste my companion's main course although she said it was a very good flaky tart of some description (the food not her), as I didn't want to have to share any of my pigeon with new potatoes. Again, a meat that is difficult to get right, I was served 2 perfectly cooked breasts along with some slices of new potatoes and salad leaves. Again, the accompanying dressing and some intense jammy/confit of whatever was superb.

We both had a large glass of wine and although my Malbec was pricey it was a great glass of velvety fruityness.

Not a big one for deserts I opted for the cheese (3 types), which came with plenty of crackers. My friend had a weird concoction of brioche with minted bananas - yes, minted bananas. The mint was very subtle (I did get a taste of this in exchange for some smoked cheese I wasn't keen on), so subtle it was hardly worth it. We found out after that this was its first outing on the menu and probably its last as it was a damp squib compared to the rest of the meal.

Overall, excellent value at £45 for the 2 of us, bearing in mind my expensive glass of red and somewhere I would go back to quite soon.

Caroline Hart -

This is a great independent restaurant and the Tuesday night special pie night (superb!) has become a sell-out. I was there last week and saw people turned away because the restaurant was fully booked, the advice being to reserve a table at least a week in advance.

They also do chefs special menus on Wednesdays and Thursdays with a more limited menu but again excellent food. It's literally on the doorstep of Sheffield Hallam University (city campus) and well worth checking out.

Tim Fleck -

We tried to book a party of 20 well in advance and they told us that they had a policy only to book parties of no more than 10. So when we asked if we could split our party into 2 tables of 10 they refused still! We were ready to pay up front and give our menu choices in advance, but apparently in a recession they can afford to turn away parties of 20. Unbelievable, I'm sure there are many other restaurants in Sheffield will be happy to take our money. Very poor indeed.

Chloe -

We went here on a Saturday night after seeing a review in Exposed magazine. Initially recognised as "Runaway Girl" the decor has changed (but for the better) and the welcome and service was exceptional. The staff were knowledgeable of the food and wine, very polite and attentive.

I had the smoked fish risotto for starters and it was amazing! My other half had the salt beef and that was also great (portions were huge, too). I had the venison sausage (as brought to the restaurant by Gordon Ramsay), which was good and the cod that Ki had was excellent. We shared a bottle of red, which was deep and rich and then the chocolate and marshmallow fondue for desert.

We were told that Ramsay made the changes last year as Runaway Girl was "confused!". Silversmiths isn't. It's honest, Yorkshire-grown food, served in an unpretentious relaxed environment with great service. Will definitely go again.

Peter and Sheila -

We had an enjoyable evening and lovely meal at this restaurant last weekend. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. We had been to this venue when it was Runaway Girl and we were surprised but delighted with the recent changes. Shall definitely go back in the near future.

Craig -

Went to Silversmiths for the first time Saturday night (18/10/08). I was a bit apprehensive at first, but the food & service were excellent, along with value. I will definitely be going back. Highly recommended.

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