Rotherham Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Rotherham

December 10, 2017 Agatha Simes

Rotherham /ˈrɒðrəm, -ðərəm/ ( listen) is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, which together with its conurbation and outlying settlements to the north, south and south-east forms the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham, with a recorded population of 257,280 in the 2011 census. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, its central area is on the banks of the River Don below its confluence with the Rother on the traditional road between Sheffield and Doncaster. Rotherham is today the largest town in a contiguous area with Sheffield, informally known as the Sheffield Urban Area and is as such an economic centre for many of Sheffield's suburbs — Sheffield City Centre is 5.6 miles (9.0 km) from Rotherham town centre. Rotherham was well known as a coal mining town as well as a major contributor to Sheffield's steel industry.
Things to do in Rotherham

1. Akbar's

Meadow Bank Road, Rotherham S61 2NF, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1709 555500
Excellent
59%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 975 reviews

Akbar's

Reviewed By April J - Sheffield

Visited Akbar’s for the first time in September for a family members birthday. The food was really nice, could taste all the spices and seemed authentic. Also arrived hot and waiters attentive checking back with the group regularly.
Me and my mum had a family naan a starter of a pickle tray and two curries with drinks came to £25 excluding tips. Beware that the family Naan is huge!! More to share between 4.
The car park was abit of a pain as it was so full but didn’t affect the service or food. Would definitely visit again.

2. The Venus Restaurant

Falcon Square, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 2PL, England Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night HK$196 - HK$385 +44 1909 562455
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 427 reviews

The Venus Restaurant

Traditional British Pub Restaurant specialising in old style home cooking, group bookings and celebrations

Reviewed By Cafemonster2014 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

He said “Give it a try, you will love it”. We did and he was right. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The restaurant was very inviting and comfortable with very nicely set tables. The menu was excellent with plenty of choices. The service was meticulous and timed to perfection with just long enough between courses. The food was piping hot and served on well heated plates. There was a generous selection of desserts served beautifully. The gin selection was very good. It wouldn’t let me select a rating in the section below but i would rate it 5 for food, 5 for service and 5 for value.

3. E'Lupo

147-149 Effingham Street, Rotherham S65 1BL, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1709 362279
Excellent
79%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 374 reviews

E'Lupo

Reviewed By L T - United Kingdom

Last visited here 5 years ago and little has changed. Staff friendly but found a little inattentive. Food average and bears little resemblance to authentic Italian fayre. Chicken cacciatori was tender bit poor sauce let the dish down. Nice side of veg. Found it expensive at £15.95. £4 white wine spritzer. Toilets and toilet area smelled very damp and fusty. Let's it down badly as near kitchen/cooking area.

4. CAFE NAAZ

14 Sandygate | Wath Upon Dearne, Rotherham S63 7LW, England Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1709 875412
Excellent
63%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 238 reviews

CAFE NAAZ

postcode S63 7LW

Reviewed By Rupert915 - Rotherham, United Kingdom

I attended at Cafe Naz along with some friends as I had been several times before and received excellent service and food.
On this occasion though something was lacking I don't know if they have changed chefs but the food did not seem to be as appetising as I have tried before...Maybe it was because I tried a chefs special and I did not seem to experience all those flavours....
My friends said their meals did not seem to be that warm but said it was okay
Staff at the restaurant did not seem as welcoming as before ..Anyway lets hope it was just a one off......

5. 450above

127E Bawtry Road | Rotherham, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 2BW, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +44 1709 532224
Excellent
71%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 436 reviews

450above

Reviewed By doncaster64 - Doncaster

Visited here with a Groupon Voucher. We received a very warm welcome from all of the girls that were in the Bar Area. We both chose the roast beef and it was absolutely gorgeous, very tender, very well presented as was the accompanying veg. Both had the rhubarb and pistachio frangipani tart for dessert and it was delicious. Lovely atmosphere, delicious food and great staff. We have already booked to go again

6. The Garden Room Restaurant

High Street | Braithwell, Rotherham S66 7AL, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1709 790790
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 237 reviews

The Garden Room Restaurant

Reviewed By Mrs Karen J M

The best afternoon tea in South Yorkshire. From the moment we arrived we were so well looked after, the atmosphere was smashing. Everything was spot on. Would like to go back when the weather improves as the outdoor tables looked very inviting. Extensive warm food menu also.

7. The Manor Barn

Church Street | Kimberworth, Rotherham S61 1EP, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Late Night HK$55 - HK$243 +44 1709 551089
Excellent
67%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 287 reviews

The Manor Barn

The Manor Barn, is steeped in history, which adds to it's character and charm. Manor Barn really does have the wow factor, following a major refurbishment programme throughout, it has been completely transformed. You can dine in the attractive relaxing bar area or enjoy a more formal dining experience in the stunning conservatory. The upstairs function suite adorned with beautiful chandeliers provides the perfect setting for larger private parties and special entertainment evenings.

Reviewed By sunwin162 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

Visited The Manor Barn today for a early Mothers Day family meal.
Firstly can I say its one of the nicest pub meals Ive eaten. More restaurant quality..
No ping and ding. Lovely quality homemade food. Not like the chain pubs.
Proper chips no frozen anything..
Very impressed and it takes a lot to impress me..
The staff/ owners where very pleasant and friendly the service was excellent. They have really turned the place around.
Well done Well worth a visit.

8. Rhubarb Shed Cafe

Manor Castle, Sheffield S2 1UL, England Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$24 - HK$86 +44 114 267 7634
Excellent
84%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 315 reviews

Rhubarb Shed Cafe

Please note The Rhubarb shed cafe will close for their Christmas break on 22nd Dec and re open on 9th Jan, sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your custom and support during 2016, we hope to see you in the New year!!!!

Reviewed By Libbykira - Laughton Common Dinnington

3 of us visited and have returned lovely both times.
Coffee made extra hot as requested. Large gluten free breakfast included sausage and toast. Beautiful poached eggs on toast bright orange yolk ,soft and runny.
Lovely crockery and service.
Well done just great quality food done right.

9. Bay Tree Cafe - Bistro

Brecks Crescent | Rotherham, Rotherham S65 3HU, England Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, Mediterranean, European, British, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$157 +44 1709 730047
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Bay Tree Cafe - Bistro

Reviewed By Marilyn R - Rojales, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

First visit, and although I live in Spain and only visit uk twice a year, I will certainly be back to visit this little gem, and will certainly recommend it to my friends and family. The service and food was absolutely tremendous. Well recommended. Maz

10. Four Seasons

39 Lordens Hill, Dinnington, Rotherham S25 2QE, England (Formerly Four Season) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +44 1909 551168
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Four Seasons

Reviewed By Linda_and_Phil - Bathgate, United Kingdom

We visit here everytime we visit our family.
This is a lovely restaurant. The staff are always warm welcoming and nothing is too much trouble for them.
I know it's retro, but I love the lazy Susan's on the bigger tables. Great for everyone having a taste of all the dishes.
The food is cooked fresh. King Prawns in black bean sauce arrived sizzling on a hot skillet.
Everyone else in the restaurant always looks like they're having a nice time.
We've been a few times over the years and have never had room for dessert.
Thanks

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