The Potting Shed
We had a quick early dinner and from the moment we arrived felt welcome and cared for. The food was tasty, fast and fun.
Hi Tara, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves at The Potting Shed. We look forward to having you back. Warmest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
This place never fails to amaze! Beautiful and cosy place to hangout with family and friends. And the barramundi and squid pasta was delicious!
Hi Anagha, Thank you so much for such a lovely review. We are delighted to hear you had a great experience, and we will definitely pass your comments on to our team. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we really look forward to having you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Great venue however there was a super loud wedding going on next door and no sound barriers. Was quite unsettling
Hi Ellen, Thank you very much for your feedback. We are currently looking into ways we can avoid this issue from occurring, and we very much appreciate your feedback. We do hope to see you again. Kindest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Loved the setting and the mccaw parrot!! The drinks took only 15 minutes to get to our table and my Gurnard tempura battered fillets with lettuce, crispy chips And chunky tartare sauce was scrumptious!! My family ordered vegetarian dishes like Green pea Gigli pasta but unfortunately, no more in kitchen, so they had to choose a vegan burger.
Hopefully, more vegetarian food in stock next time!
Hi Lizzie, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at The Potting Shed, and look forward to having you back. We apologise for not having one of the favourites available - hopefully next time you visit we will have the pasta back. Fluffy and I wish you warm wishes, and look forward to having you back. Kindest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Overprice. Slow service. Food was fantastic. However I did ask the waitress to let me know whether we ordered too much as I did not know the portion size. She made it seem like they were small and we ordered 4 dishes between 2 people. 2 dishes would have been enough or 3 at maximum. Waited 50 minutes for the food to come out. Not ideal.
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate you taking the time to get in touch. I am so sorry you felt let down by the service and wait time. We will certainly pass this on to our team, as all feedback is really important for ways of training. We do hope to see you again, and provide you with an even better experience. Kind regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Pretty but food wasn’t great and coffee was less than average
Hello Rebekah Thanks for taking the time to write to us. I am sorry that we let you down, if you would like to respond with some more detail so we can look into this further it would be much appreciated. Regards Gareth Restaurant manager
Great food for both adults & kids, fantastic ambience and attentive staff.
Hi Emma So happy you enjoyed your time with us! I will definitely pass this onto our team. We look forward to seeing you soon. Gareth Restaurant Manager
Always a pleasure to eat at this lovely place and the team is always warm and kind.
Hi Laurine, We appreciate you taking the time to give us this feedback! So glad you enjoyed your time with us, I will ensure to pass on your comments with the team. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again Gareth Restaurant manager
Food was excellent, appeared sometimes to be an unusual combination for some dishes, but the taste of our choices was wonderful. Excellent choice of wines as well.
Hello Richard Thank you for taking the time to give us this feedback, I will pass the good words on to our team. Thanks again Gareth Restaurant Manager
I have had most of the cocktails here which all seem to be lacking in alcohol but this time we opted for the Cocktail Bowl which looked really pretty but however it was mainly Ice we couldnt taste any alcohol at all and it was very watery. I think I'll stick to wine next time as the cocktails are very overpriced for what you get. Love the Place though!
Hello Barbara Thanks for taking the time to give us this feedback, We are currently working on new cocktails and will keep this feedback in mind. We hope to see you again Gareth Restaurant manager
Asked for an extra plate. Waiter walked away, in sight of table grabbed a plate that had money on it, wiped it with a napkin and brought it back over. We refused it and ask for a clean one. Not cool.
Hi Peter, Thank you for your feedback. I am really sorry for the experience that you received - this really sounds like such unusual practice and I would love to get a bit more information from you so I can investigate into the matter further. Again, please accept our apologises and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Catherine, Venue Manager.
I would like to see more vegetarian or vegan main meal options.
There was only 1 vegetarian main meal on the menu!
Hi Steph, We appreciate your feedback on our menu. At The Potting Shed we try to cater for all dietary requirements, so I apologise you felt let down by our vegetarian options. Next time you visit us make sure you try our Vegetarian Burger which is on our Main Menu and is one of my personal favourites. We look forward to seeing you again. Warm Regards, Cathetine, Venue Manager
That waiter Connor was amazing he was so accomodating and so nice.
Hi Dragana, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback about our waiter, Conor - we will certainly share your comments to him and the rest of the team. We really look forward to having you back. Warm regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
First time at The Grounds and loved it. The Potting Shed was lovely and decorated so well .
Hi Charmain, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed yourselves, and we look forward to having you back. Kindest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Beautiful place with delicious food (especially dessert!) Lovely service—thanks to Vanessa!! Had a great birthday at the Potting Shed
Hi Naomi, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear your experience was a memorable one. I will certainly pass your feedback on to Vanessa and the rest of the team. We really look forward to having you back! Kindest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Perfect n love it
Hi there, We are so happy to hear you loved your experience at The Potting Shed. We look forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Birthday party . But service was really slow and they apologised but over 1 hour to bring food
Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear you were let down by the wait on food. I would love to be able to get a bit more information, so I can discuss where we went so wrong with the related team. I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. Kind regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
This is a unique place to dine with family or friends. Relaxed atmosphere with quality food & friendly service.
Hi Anne, Thank you so much for your great review. We are happy you enjoyed your experience here at The Potting Shed. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
As always great location. Staff were polite but a bit scruffy!! Food was delicious, but wouldn't mind seeing a few more options on the dessert menu. Thanks again
Hi Nat, Thank you very much for your feedback - we are glad you enjoyed our food. I am sorry you felt let down by the options on our dessert menu. We change our menu seasonally so do visit us again! Lastly, I would love to learn more about what you mean by our staff being scruffy. Please do get in touch so I can investigate this matter further. Catherine, Venue Manager.
All good but far too crowded on a Sunday
Hi Jane, Thank you for your review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. We'd love for you to come along during weekdays, when it is less crowded. Kindest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Absolutely great food and a fantastic atmosphere let down by a couple of really bad issues.
1. The drinks service is abysmal. Ordered a couple of Ciders at the bar prior to seating as we were waiting on the rest of our party. At least 15 mins to get a drink. Wine ordered for dinner when eating entree did not arrive until after we finished our mains. Multiple reminders, just didn't happen. You can get this at a place that makes a lot of cocktails. The bar staff are way too busy.
2. The toilets, Men's particularly, at the end of the night were disgusting. Overflowing urinals, the works. Really bad. It was at a Pub level, which a restaurant set at this price range should definitely be a step above.
It really is a shame. Wait staff were very friendly and tried their best, really good buzz about the place, but probably won't go back.
Hi Don, Thank you so much for your honest review. I am so disappointed to hear you were left waiting for your drinks - I can imagine how frustrating this would have been. Please accept our sincerest apologies. We are reviewing the issue with the men's urinals and have our maintenance team onsite, as it has proven to be a bigger issue than we anticipated. We really hope this experience hasn't deterred you from visiting us again, as we would love to make it up to you. Kind regards, Catherine.
Great ambiance food staff fluffy cocktails inner city fun night Hanks to Ricky and Lily Cheers Recommend its a must 🌻🌻🌻
Hi Donna, Thank you so much for your beautiful review - we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit at The Potting Shed. We have passed your lovely comments to Ricky and Lilli, and we very much look forward to having you back. Kindest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Took visitors to Sydney and my parents everybody loved it, excellent friendly service and great food
Hi Mitchell, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us at The Potting Shed. We really hope to see you again. Warmest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
The food was so delicious and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. It was my friends birthday and they surprised her with dessert going above and beyond to make her feel special. Will definitely be returning and recommending to everyone.
Hi Erica, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - it is very much appreciated. I will definitely pass your comments to your server, Bronie. We really look forward to having you back again. Warmest regards, Catherine, Venue Manager.
We ordered a veal and lamb . Both dishes were not so good. But Atmosphere, service, desserts and the place are amazing!!
Hi Natalia, Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad that you enjoyed the rest of your experience with us but I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your main meals. I'd be grateful if you could give me a bit more information as to the issue with them so that we can address it. Warm regards, Sarah, Potting Shed Supervisor
Had a lovely experience visiting the Potting Shed , our meal was beautiful especially the delicious desserts! Service was excellent and we were very impressed with Fluffy !
Hi Darren, Thank you for your wonderful feedback. We're glad you had such a great time with us and Fluffy, and that you enjoyed our delicious food. We look forward to seeing you again next time! Best regards Sarah, Potting Shed Supervisor
This place is just amazing the manager and the stuff member that serviced us too were the best
Hi Rana, Thank you for your lovely review, we are happy to hear you had an enjoyable experience. It was our pleasure to look after you and your family and I will definitely pass your feedback onto Jess your waitress. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
I've been several times to Ground of Alexandria and every time it is absolutely stunning and an absolute must see in Sydney.
The food was delicious, from starter through to desert!
Hi Lisa, Thank you for your review, we hope to make each experience memorable for our guests and are happy to hear you are a regular customer. Glad to hear you enjoyed our delicious menu. We look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Always great. The seating is weird but it’s kind of part of the experience. Every time I go here it’s half an hour before you get your first drink, but then the food comes with a smile and it always tastes amazing. Mid week in the evening was an easy vibe.
Hi there, Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience, despite the hiccups with the timing of drinks, which is something we are really working on. We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Service was horrible. Lots of staff but nowhere to be found when we were ready to order. It took 20 minutes to have a glass of wine.
Food usually good, but this time was flavorless and cold.
There was a private function and we could hear the loud music all evening.
Such a beautiful setting but that’s it.
Hi Sophie, Thanks for getting in touch. I'm so disappointed to hear you were let down by the service. 20 minutes is unacceptable for any drink to come out, & I'm so sorry that service was slow. I'd love to learn a bit more about the dishes you ordered, so I can pass your comments to our kitchen, & would love to be able to make it up to you by inviting you to come back for to give us another opportunity to show you the service we pride ourselves on. I look forward to hearing from you. Catherine
I wanted to celebrate my friends birthday. But I am from Japan and difficult use English and know system in Sydney. I tried to text to Instagram to ask prepare the birthday plate but didn’t help. They said “ please ask to waiter.” It is disappointed.
But the day we go, it was great. I asked the waiter who is young woman directly. She is really kind to me and welcomed to celebrate my friends birthday. She made us happy. I want to say thank you her. (Her hair is blight and she is skinny... sorry I can give information just then. But maybe she remembers us two Japanese girls and one men) Sorry my English skill is not good.
Hello Mana, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at The Potting Shed. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, and have passed your compliments to Shonnie, your waitress. We hope to see you again soon. Warmest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Bought an overseas guest who loved the casual ambiance and was so impressed by our terrific waiter . Food delicious but not outstanding.
Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your nice review. We are happy to hear that both you and your guest enjoyed your experience with us, we will pass this onto your waitress. We hope to see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Beautiful floral place , delicious food, family and kids friendly. I would take my overseas guest there for sure. Highly recommend.
Hello Armine, Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you appreciate the beauty of the space. Glad to hear you enjoyed our menu, we will pass this onto our chefs and kitchen team. Looking forward to seeing you revisit with your overseas guests. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Queued behind 1 person to pay at the cashier with my card in hand, but after dealing the customer before me, the lady just glanced at me and then wandered off without even asking if I need anything. Did not bother to get someone else to attend to me. I had to wave down someone to the counter (twice, the next waitress also disappeared after I told them I want to pay).
It wasn't even very busy and lots of idling waitresses, why was it so hard to get someone's attention?
Would be 2 stars but the waitress who attended our table was friendly.
Hello Jing, Thank you for your review, I'm really sorry for your experience. I'm struggling to understand why it seemed like the staff member ignored you. I would like to get in touch to hear further information so I can look into why we went so wrong. I would like to invite you back in to make up for your unfortunate experience. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Always a good time great service well cooked and great food in the grounds and the drinks are amazing too
Hi Harry, Thank you for your lovely review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time dining within The Potting Shed. We really look forward to having you back. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Service was very slow in the start, food was below average, you guys need to work on it
Hi Deepak, Thank you for reaching out about your experience on Saturday night. I am really sorry to hear you felt let down by the food and service. I would love to get down to the bottom of where we went so wrong, if you wouldn't mind sharing your comments. We take feedback really seriously, and use it as a way of improving, so we are very grateful for your reply. Looking forward to hearing from you. Kindest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
Recommend to group of people for celebrating special event, maybe couple who never visited The ground before but definitely not someone who's wants romantic night. We are a couple celebrated our valentines day there and had gift voucher, so over all it was good value but wouldnt spent that much if we didn't have it.
Hello Mian, Thank you for your review and for your honest feedback. We always appreciate reviews like yours so that we can improve. We look forward to having you dine with us again. Kind Regards, Catherine, Venue Manager
Hi, I just wanted to express my utter disappointment in your service on Saturday evening. As I am a State Sales Manager I understand the importance of customer experience and I have not received a good experience at all.
My partner and I waited over 30 minutes to order our food and drinks. We were waiting eagerly as the waitress kept walking past over and over again. I ended up having to go and ask at the counter where you pay. Further to this, our food came out promotly which was great however we waited another 30 minutes for our drinks! we had finished out food before our drinks came out...
Also, the garlic bread was stale and tastless.
We wanted to order more drinks and that we did however each time we had to wait and excessive amount of time 30 minutes each drink.
This is not my first time at the potting shed however this was not a great experience, it was't even a service.
Your team need to be more aware of their surroundings in order to give the best expereince.
Hi Ellie, Thanks for your honest feedback. I'm so disappointed that you had an unacceptable experience at The Potting Shed. While there's absolutely no excuse for poor customer service, we were overwhelmed by the response of guests on Saturday night, & admittedly, found ourselves falling behind. I'll try to reach out to you on your mobile to discuss further, as we use feedback like yours as a training tool to always improve. Looking forward to chatting with you. Best, Catherine, Venue Manager
Event with a larger group of people and experienced pretty terrible service - received water for half the table only, had to get up and find someone to take our order for drinks, and then again for food, waited 2 hours for food despite ordering entrees. Again having to leave my guests to ask what was going on numerous times to be told that the order for entrees and mains would come out together as the order was put in that way - not asked about this initially, and apparently seemed very difficult to rectify despite waiting 2 hours for food. It wasn't an extraordinarily busy day, and tables around us seemed to be getting service and food without delay.
The food, when it did eventually come out, was very good. The service or lack thereof, was acknowledged with coffees and cakage which was nice but unfortunately was too little too late, and has left a very sour taste.
I have been to the Potting shed previously with great service, food and ambience, so was extremely disappointed about this experience. I will not be back and would not recommend it for larger groups.
Thanks for getting in touch. I'm sorry to hear you felt let down by the service & the miscommunication with your order. As I was the manager on duty I thought we had rectified the issue that occurred on your table. As I recall, the food took 45 minutes to come out - which is unacceptable either way. Large parties such as yours usually go on a set menu, however, we waived this option for you - I truly apologise that we clearly missed the mark & that you were disappointed with your experience.
It was good atmosphere the food was fairly average often it’s a hit and miss when I do come here
Hi Clor, Thank you so much for sharing your feedback about your experience at The Potting Shed. I am thrilled to hear you enjoyed the ambiance and service. I am so sorry to hear you were let down by the food - I would love to learn a bit more about where we went wrong. I look forward to hearing from you. Kindest, Catherine, Venue Manager.
The Potting Shed is rated 4.3 stars by 1018 OpenTable diners.
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