Silversmiths to re-open under new ownership

Renowned Sheffield city centre restaurant Silversmiths is set to re-open its doors under new ownership next week (12 October).

Silversmiths, which famously went on to win numerous awards after being featured on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares programme, has been bought by local businessmen Rick Bailey and Matt Ray.

The partners – which are promising “a bright and secure future for one of Yorkshire’s highest quality eateries” – have enlisted the help of the restaurant’s original owner Justin Rowntree to ensure they install the highest quality team in the restaurant’s kitchen. The new owners have taken his advice and appointed Ashley Bagshaw as the new Silversmiths head chef.

The new owners have pledged to honour any deposits made by customers that were adversely affected by the restaurant’s sudden closure a few weeks ago. Justin Rowntree said: “It’s fantastic news that Ashley Bagshaw has been appointed the head chef. He’s young, he has passion and I firmly believe he’s the man to take the Silversmiths brand to the next level.”

Matt Ray said: “Silversmiths has built an unrivalled reputation as one of Yorkshire’s finest restaurants. We bring nearly 30 years experience in the hospitality and leisure industry and, with the help of Ashley Bagshaw and his team, are now looking forward to a bright future for this renowned eatery.”

Silversmiths is set to re-open to the public on Saturday 12 October. More information from

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