The Potting Shed (Old Town)

The Potting Shed (Old Town) Location

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The Potting Shed (Old Town) Address 32 Potterrow, Old Town, Edinburgh EH8 9BT
The Potting Shed (Old Town) Phone 0131 662 9788
The Potting Shed (Old Town) Opening Hours Monday - Sunday : 9am - 11pm
Thursday : 9am - 12midnight
Friday & Saturday : 9am - 1am
The Potting Shed (Old Town) Food Price £25 - £45 per pax
Payment by Cash,Cards

What people say about The Potting Shed (Old Town)

49 reviews
  • The glamorous companion I had lined up to dine with me had double booked

  • I always knew I was a fast eater

  • D had a hankering for beef skewers for a while so this was great excuse

  • I enjoyed dipping my pieces of beef in garlic butter and the salad was crunchy and good

  • Is why I decided not to have the queenie scallops with garlic butter

  • The serving that arrived was very generous

  • Prawns and crawfish were bound together in a creamy Mary Rose sauce with the faintest vinegary bite

  • Pots and metal buckets are used for light shades

  • The different textures and colours are rich yet simple and manage to give a unified look

  • Most mains are under a tenner

  • Sticky toffee pudding is something people get very passionate about

  • The conceit behind The Potting Shed is that it is old Angus&rsquo

  • The dishes on the menu are themed by character

  • Musselburgh leek and cheese macaroni with artisan bread

  • I think the idea of characters is nice but I don&rsquo

  • The staff is pleasant and the atmosphere is conducive to relaxing and spending some time

  • Lovely atmosphere with friendly and knowledgeable staff

  • The Potting Shed is a neat place that's quirky and different

  • It has an excellent selection of craft beer but is usually a fairly quiet restaurant and bar so there's a good chance of getting a seat

  • The Potting Shed now does tapas style food a kind of eating I particularly like and is a more convivial and relaxed way to dine out

  • Especially with a group of friends

  • Pig cheeks with a lovely beetroot puree and a very good potato rosti with a fat

  • I do think it was better the way it was before

  • The service was a little slow

  • I called to check this was received and the phone lines were down (EEK

  • ) I eventually managed to get through to also find out that their internet was down so the pre order hadn't been received

  • I called on the day of the lunch to check that this was eventually received and it was (PHEW

  • Upon arrival we were seated at 3 long tables which worked well

  • Something that worked well for us since we were on a corporate lunch and alcohol added to the bill would be a nightmare to sort out

  • Just in case there were any hiccups

  • Everyone was happy with their food

  • Out of the four waitresses that were delivering our food

  • Only one of them seemed to understand the 'service with a smile' motto

  • One specifically was extremely unhappy and had an 'I can't be bothered with this' attitude

  • Maybe not the best place for a large group of 20+

  • Their food is really interesting with a huge choice of smaller tapas sized dishes including grilled squid with chilli and pineapple

  • Confit duck leg with purple potatoes

  • They still have a long list of craft beers though the wine is a bit pricey

  • Only reason this wasn't a higher mark was that we ordered the cheeseboard that turned up with 5 crusty end pieces that looked like they had been on the side for hours

  • I ended up going for whitebait with lime and coriander mayo

  • Such as the carrots which were cold so didn't seem to show off their flavour

  • Whilst this looked lovely on the plate it was a let down

  • Overall I think the Potting Shed is not quite there and has yet to realise its full potential

  • Mum and I stopped in for an impromptu lunch at The Potting Shed a couple of weeks ago (on the way to The Scottish Juniper Festival at Summerhall) and I was really happy with the quick

  • Straightaway it was clear there were some nice seasonal ingredients on the menu and it was sectioned into fishy

  • I love places that are a bit quirky and different and The Potting Shed&rsquo

  • Set out like a giant shed with tonnes of plants and wooden benches with stools

  • Great food combined with great service

  • The hamburger is particularly good and the artisanal beers are exceptional

The Potting Shed (Old Town) Specialties

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