Modern Italian Sheffield restaurant Raffina by Reece Elliott opens its doors

Reece Elliott

Former Masterchef The Professionals contestant Reece Elliott is opening the doors of Raffina by Reece Elliott after two successful invite-only preview nights.

Reece Elliott, 24, born and bred in Sheffield, impressed judges on the BBC TV show Masterchef: The Professionals in 2020, having previously scooped second place in Junior Masterchef of Great Britain at just 19 years old. He wowed the panellists with his expertise and showcased his talent for creating refined culinary masterpieces.

Situated on Ecclesall Road in one of the most iconic buildings in the area, Raffina by Reece Elliott offers a relaxed, refined dining experience and a vibrant atmosphere for people to enjoy.

Raffina by Reece Elliott’s new menu offers incredible Italian inspired food, delivered with a modern twist, using the highest quality ingredients.

The restaurant offers its lunch and dinner menus Wednesday – Saturday. It is also open for drinks and Italian inspired sweet and savoury treats from the bar throughout the day Monday to Saturday.

Reece said: “I am delighted to be opening Raffina by Reece Elliott this evening – it is an absolute dream come true. Running my own kitchen, designing my menu, and having my own team is now a reality, and I couldn’t think of a better location to start this new venture.

“Raffina is a beautiful restaurant, and being on Ecclesall Road, just up from Endcliffe Park, is in the perfect location.

“Our menu brings a range of Italian inspired tastes. We are confident everyone will love our take on some of the classics and our new combinations. We’ve already received excellent reviews from people who have tried our dishes.

“From wild mushroom and truffle arancini and sea bream ceviche for starters; to pan-fried cod fillet and pork loin and belly for the main course, we will be providing diners with an exceptional experience.

“I’m also excited to bring a lunch menu that offers a range of Italian inspired small plates, large plates and salads. The restaurant provides the perfect setting for an informal business meeting or catch ups with friends and family who want something extra special during the daytime.

“It’s been an honour to host two preview nights ahead of launch, and now all the finishing touches have been made; we are ready to welcome the people of Sheffield to experience Raffina by Reece Elliott and start to put the restaurant on the map.

“As a Sheffield-based chef, this is a real landmark opportunity for me and my team to deliver the best culinary expertise within the area.”


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