unLTD’s Brogan Maguire visited Sheffield’s hottest new restaurant, Raffina by Reece Elliott and shared her experience.
Found in one of the most iconic buildings on Ecclesall Road, Raffina by Reece Elliott’s exterior boasts full-length glass windows where you can get a quick glimpse of the delights that are awaiting you inside.
I was met by Raffina’s general manager Josh and was quickly shown to my table. The front of house staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly – nothing was too much trouble, and our service was impeccable.
Raffina’s décor is beautiful. My eyes were taken to the two beautiful light fixtures, the large marble-topped corner bar, and the large velvet green raised seating area.
Reece’s menu is outstanding, and it was hard to know what to choose as I could have easily picked every dish! There are six starters, six mains and six dessert options – which I always feel reflects a Chef who is confident with flavour combinations and delivery of his dishes.
To start, I went for the wild mushroom and truffle arancini; for my main, I opted for the crab and lobster tortelloni and the salted caramel, and custard tart served with cappuccino ice cream for dessert – all of the three courses were divine. The restaurant boasts a comprehensive drinks menu and I had an appleberry spritz, which was refreshing and complimented the freshness and delicacy of the dishes.
What topped off the experience for me was Reece walking the restaurant floor and talking to his diners. The personal touches make a difference and elevated the whole dining experience.
In summary, Raffina by Reece Elliot offers stunning food, fantastic service in a beautiful setting, I would highly recommend it.
You can visit Raffina by Reece Elliott Wednesday – Saturday for lunch and dinner.