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The Potting Shed

4.3
4.3
2428 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
The Potting Shed is a place to meet, eat, drink, relax and chat your day and night away – where hanging plants, terracotta pots and timber beams meet brass, brick and iron. Where you can plant yourself down on the swing seat, bench or at the bar and feel like you are on your family’s porch. It’s a lively place where you can hoe into fresh, locally harvested produce, delivered by our shed-hands. The same hands that will deliver you good-natured banter, craft beers on tap, great tasting wines and unique cocktails. The menu offers cozy share options for groups, three course substantial meal choices for those wanting to make an evening of it and a fun selection of nibbles for people wanting a light after-work snack with their cocktails or a share jug amongst friends.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 9699 2225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Paul McGrath

  • Catering

    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. Order online <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/">here</a>.

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross street

    41-43 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, AU-NSW 2015

  • Parking details

    To park at The Grounds, please enter via 2 Huntley Street and speak with one of our friendly Grounds Rangers who are on hand to help you find the closest available space. Alternatively, street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Download the Trip View App from the iTunes store for live information about public transport services and to locate your stop and appropriate transport to The Grounds. The closest train station is Green Square, once there follow the signs to exit at Bourke Rd. Follow Bourke Rd down for approx 1km and The Grounds is on your right.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Date Night Romantic Table Setting

    A$7.50 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Show them you care with a romantic table in The Potting Shed, complete with a candlestick and a beautiful red rose which you can keep at the end of your meal! Please note that no food or drinks are included in this package, but can be purchased from the menu on the day.

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What 2,428 people are saying

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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    Most Booked

  • Inner South

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner South

    Romantic

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    Special Occasion

  • Inner South

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  1. CH

    CraigH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Poor service. Forgot orders and was very slow. Food was fine, ambience is nice, a few unruly kids sitting right next us dampened the mood a little.
  2. DT

    DeliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner was had by all! My daughter thoroughly enjoyed her birthday dinner. I wish we had access to the garden as well.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A must visit!!!
  4. VS

    VickyS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lots of things were unavailable from the menu however the food we did have was delicious.
  5. G

    George

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful atmosphere, beautiful setting, great portion sizes.
  6. A

    Angiemay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational experience in every way. Awesome tucker, courteous staff, fantastic value.
  7. KT

    KunalT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    The place has a nice ambience, live music on a few days. Food although well cooked, the portions are quite small. We went on a Thursday, the restaurant was understaffed, had to run after the waiter to place the order/ pay the bill. All in all, overpriced considering the portion size.
  8. ME

    MeredithE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service. Live music interfered with our ability to converse with each other, as it was too loud to hear and speak over.
  9. M

    Michelle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice food at a reasonable price and good attentive staff.
  10. C

    Carly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Everything came out very quickly - even before the drinks we had ordered which wasn’t ideal
  11. M

    Melany

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Service was extremley poor, several times I had to get up from my table and go and seek a staff member to come and take our order and then also wondering where the dessert and coffee were as was taking far too long.
  12. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Potting Shed. The food was delicious, the service was great. The place is beautiful and we loved walking through the Alice in Wonderland theme. It was amazing. A great experience overall
  13. MB

    MichaelB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Table for 3 customers far too small! Also, staff kept bumping one person as walked past! Meatballs were not very good
  14. AG

    AndrewG

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Staff need to be more focused on Customers. ie not just focusing on taking away our plates when they're clearly not empty and we are still eating... Should not need to be chasing down staff for my bill etc
  15. OA

    OutAndAbout

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All my past visits to Potting Shed were enjoyable, however, the service provided to us last Sunday was exemplary. A big thank you to all the staff, especially the thoughtful male staff who arranged a roomy seating area for my dogs & Fluffy. We had a memorable & delicious brunch. The Potting Shed is one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney.
  16. BS

    BlairS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing aswell as the cocktails

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Blair, Thanks s much for your lovely rating. We truly appreciate it your kind words here at The Potting Shed. I am so glad to here that you enjoyed the food and the cocktails; we passed on your comments to our kitchen and bar teams. See you again soon, you were an absolute pleasure! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  17. SP

    SepP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Staff were friendly and the food was wonderful! Love the aesthetic of the place !

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Sep, Thank you for your kind review. I am glad to hear that you love the aesthetic of The Potting Shed; we love it too! We pride ourselves on our stunning interiors, great food and warm, friendly service. See you again soon, you are welcome back anytime. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  18. GP

    GuilP

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance is the reason I would come back, but the menu is not interesting. The food was alright, not a special thing. The service was average, same as most place I`ve been to.

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Guil, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the stunning interiors and ambience of The Potting Shed. A lot of effort and thought goes into, I so we truly appreciate your kind words. We have taken the rest of your feedback on board as we are always looking for improvement. We would love to see you again and give us another go. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  19. AC

    AlexCee

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful place! Everything was perfect , the venue, the service, the food !!!😍

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Alex, I am so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time at The Potting Shed. It brings us so much joy as we pride ourselves on our stunning interiors, great food and warm, friendly service. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us. See you again soon! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  20. E

    Emma

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just amazing, what a magical place and the yummiest food and drinks. Will definitely be back and telling friends! X

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Emma, Thanks so much for the lovely review! 5 stars across the board is what we love to see here at The Potting Shed. It brings us so much joy to know that you had the quintessential Potting Shed experience as we pride ourselves on our stunning interiors, great food and warm, friendly service. It was a pleasure having you and you are welcome back anytime. Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  21. GA

    GregA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night, food is a winner, ambience is great and overall a fun night
  22. R

    Rachel

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The mussels were bland, almost like they forgot the wine and garlic. We go to The Potting Shed regularly. The food and service were not up to their usual standard.

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi Rachel, Thank you for your constructive feedback. I apologise that your experience with us at The Potting Shed was not to our usual gold standard. We have passed on your comments regarding the mussels to our kitchen team and we will be making sure to main a high level of quality for our popular Mussels Wednesdays. We hope to see you back soon and give us the opportunity to reinstate your faith in us. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  23. MG

    MazG

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Order the mussels people - absolutely delicious - a small serving is large! In fact Everything is just damn delicious!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing !
  25. EY

    ElifY

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing, my favourite place to eat, drink and enjoy 🥰

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi there, Thanks so much for the lovely review! 5 stars across the board is what we love to see here at The Potting Shed. It brings us so much joy to know that you had the quintessential Potting Shed experience as we pride ourselves on our stunning interiors, great food and warm, friendly service. It was a pleasure having you and you are welcome back anytime. Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Easy meal with the kids. Things to keep the kids busy and then the adults can sit back and enjoy their meal
  27. JB

    JacqalinB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing vibes . Cannot fault my experience ❤️

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Jacqalin, Thank you for the stellar rating and lovely review! I am so glad to see that you had the quintessential Potting Shed experience. We pride ourselves on great food, stunning interiors and warm, friendly service. Hope to see you again soon! Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  28. GK

    GurudattK

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience4
    The food we order it was not soo good and the menu what we are looking want n't there

    The Potting ShedResponded 7 days agoHi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We truly appreciate your feedback as it is invaluable to us here at The Grounds. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the food at The Potting Shed. We would love to learn more about the food aspect of your dining experience to pass on specific feedback to our kitchen team. Hope to hear from you soon. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  29. OA

    OutAndAbout

    Sydney

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our experience at The Potting Shed last night, as a part of my aunt’s birthday celebration. The Alice in Wonderland themed drinks & dessert were amazing. The garden was stunningly decorated. It was a definitely a fancy night out. Thanks to all the staff at The Grounds of Alexandria.

    The Potting ShedResponded 5 days agoHi there, Thanks so much for the lovely review! It brings us so much joy to know that you had the quintessential Potting Shed experience as we pride ourselves on our stunning interiors, great food and warm, friendly service. It was a pleasure having you and you are welcome back anytime. Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  30. RS

    RichardS

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    I was not happy with the way that the front desk treated my dog. She was rude , other diners agreed and were disgusted with how she treated my small dog. We’ve been to the potting shed numerous times with our dog and always had a memorable dining experience. Diners on the table beside us even suggested taking it to the manager or even just walk out. Our experience wasn’t enjoyable and won’t be coming back as the girl that took us to our table was rude.

    The Potting ShedResponded 7 days agoHi Richard, I am sorry that your experience at The Potting Shed was tainted by the uncomfortable interaction with one of our team members. We love our furry friends here at The Potting Shed. We have strict policies on all dogs being on leash and on the ground at all times in order to maintain a high level of hygiene for all guests dining at The Potting Shed. Dogs are not allowed on chairs or near the table top. We do hope that you give us another try. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  31. BH

    BoydH

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a family Sunday lunch at the Potting Shed and everything was amazing. Great service, food, cocktails and lively energy. The Interior is world-class.
  32. T

    Teetee

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Deconstructed Wonderland and Eggplant Fatteh were simply outstanding!

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi there, I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your entire experience at The Potting Shed. 5 stars across the board, wow! We truly appreciate it! We pride ourselves on great food, stunning interiors and warm, friendly service. Come back for The Deconstructed Wonderland before it vanishes with the rest of Wonderland! See you again soon. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  33. JC

    JessicaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Staff are lovely and the Alice in wonderland display was great.

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Jessica, Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you had the quintessential Potting Shed with great food, stunning interiors and warm, friendly service. We would love to have you back, anytime, as you an absolute pleasure. Keep an eye on The Grounds socials to see exciting new updates on our laneways/themes! Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  34. N

    Noelene

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time at the Potting Shed. Whilst the food was delicious and coffee and hot chocolate could’ve been hotter. The service was terrific from the time we checked in right through until we payed. Keep up the great work. I would totally recommend going here.

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Noelene, Thank you for the lovely review. I am so glad that you had a great time at The Potting Shed. I am so glad that you enjoyed the food, great service and stunning interiors. I do apologise that the coffees were a bit cold; we have passed your feedback onto our baristas. We would have been more than happy to replace them for you upon request. Can't wait to see you again! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  35. NC

    NicolaC

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! It’s so pretty, food is amazing and service is fab! I couldn’t recommend it high enough =]

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Nicola, Thank you so much for the stellar rating and the lovely review! It brings us so much joy that you had the quintessential Potting Shed experience. We can't wait to have you back as you were an absolute pleasure! Have the best day! Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  36. LP

    LynneP

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    I usually love The Potting Shed's menu but not this time. Bring back the pumpkin with honey drizzle! Coffee cold. Service good. Ambience amazing. Too many cold things on the menu for WINTER??

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Lynne, Thank you for taking the time to leave us some constructive feedback. It is truly invaluable to us here at The Potting Shed. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed our stunning ambience and warm service. We have passed on your comments regarding the food to our kitchen team. As for the coffees, I apologise that they were cold. We would have been more than happy to redo them for you upon request. Hope to see you again soon. We truly appreciate you! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  37. ND

    NicoleD

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Loved the venue but the food was a little underwhelming. Went for the special mussels night and the mussels weren't that great.

    The Potting ShedResponded on August 10, 2022Hi Nicole, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so glad to hear that you loved the ambience and interiors of The Potting Shed as well as the warm, friendly service. We have passed on your valuable feedback regarding the mussels to our kitchen team. Come back soon and give us another try! Hope to see you soon! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  38. J

    Jacq

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Beautiful environment and love the Alice in Wonderland theme. Food was great too

    The Potting ShedResponded on July 28, 2022Hi Jacq, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We truly appreciate you kind words here at The Potting Shed. I am glad to hear you had the quintessential experience. We pride ourselves on our stunning interiors and ambience, great food and warm, friendly service. Please keep an eye on our socials for updates on The Grounds of Alexandria Laneway; we got plenty of fantastic surprises coming soon! Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

  39. m

    meandhim

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Not a great winter venue. No gluten free substitution - the GF carb was simply removed from the dish. More care needed with both food service and prep - broken mussel shells made eating the good stuff difficult. Currently would not recommend this venue.

    The Potting ShedResponded on July 28, 2022Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am so sorry that you had a less than brilliant experience at The Potting Shed. We have passed on your feedback to the kitchen and they will be monitoring the quality of mussels. We do have a gluten free bread substitution as well and I apologize that was not offered to you. We hope to see you back at The Potting Shed to give us another try. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor.

  40. TT

    TTTfam

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food is ok but not fantastic considering the amount being charged.great ambiance.

    The Potting ShedResponded on July 28, 2022Hi there, I am sorry to her that you had a less than brilliant experience at The Potting Shed. It appears as if we may have dropped the ball at the time of your visit. I would love to learn more details about your dining experience as your feedback is invaluable to us. Hoping to hear from you soon. Kindest, Daniel, Floor Supervisor

FAQs

The Potting Shed is rated 4.3 stars by 2428 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 107 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Potting Shed

41/43 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, AU-NSW 2015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    41-43 Bourke Rd, Alexandria, AU-NSW 2015

  • Neighborhood

    Alexandria

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Tue 3:00 pm–8:30 pm Wed–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Modern Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    To park at The Grounds, please enter via 2 Huntley Street and speak with one of our friendly Grounds Rangers who are on hand to help you find the closest available space. Alternatively, street parking is also available.

  • Public transit

    Download the Trip View App from the iTunes store for live information about public transport services and to locate your stop and appropriate transport to The Grounds. The closest train station is Green Square, once there follow the signs to exit at Bourke Rd. Follow Bourke Rd down for approx 1km and The Grounds is on your right.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Paul McGrath

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 9699 2225

  • Catering

    From client meetings to personal celebrations, our drop-off catering menu offers a selection of sweet and savoury options that can be combined to achieve the perfect offering for your occasion. Order online <a href="https://thegroundscatering.com.au/">here</a>.

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