The Potting Shed, Halifax
Graham Clark, Features Writer
If you have been to Halifax recently you might think that there were enough pubs/restaurants in the town. Seemingly though there is still room enough for a new player on the block.
The Potting Shed already have outlets in Bingley, Guiseley, Beverley and Northallerton. Now the garden themed pub/restaurant has opened in Halifax.
It was a wet early Saturday evening on our visit. We pass several other pubs as we approach and all are heaving.
A small flight of steps lead up to the entrance of the Potting Shed and guess what? It is heaving.
Thankfully a table had been reserved in a corner for us, otherwise we might have had to wait. A tip then would be to reserve a table in advance if you are planning to visit on a weekend or Friday night. They must be doing something right with all the local competition.
The atmosphere is lively and on certain nights they have live music too. The place has an upstairs which was quieter though the plants and greenery theme continue. There is even an outside area complete with potting sheds!
The new spring menu has just been launched which has all the usual suspects such as Pizzas, Char-Grilled Burgers, Steaks, Kebabs, Fish and Chips and a selection of Vegan and Vegetarian options.
On Monday night it's 2 for 1 on Pizzas, Tuesday sees 50% off Vegetarian food, Wednesday it is 2 for 1 on Burgers and Thursday sees Steaks at a special price.
A word of warning - all the food is cooked to order, so your starter and mains will both arrive at the same time. All the food is fresh daily though and due to storage space, once it is sold out it has gone until next day's delivery.
We started off with Bread and oil Nibbles priced at £3.75 which were very 'moreish'. The Peri Peri Chicken Goujons served with salad and chilli dip were hotter than a wild night out in Halifax.
My main of Gnome's Revenge char-grilled burger came with 2 beef patties, pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheddar cheese and bacon. It sounds like a dieter's nightmare, but if you like a good burger it was a dream. Served with your choice of chips and priced at £12.95 it would satisfy any Yorkshireman looking for a filling meal.
My partner's Grilled Minute Steak, served pink with skinny fries was tender and filling. Priced at £10.95 it appeared to be a popular option.
The dessert menu stretches to 5 options all individually priced at £5.45.
My Hot Peanut Butter Fudge Cake was very sweet but let down by being served with a very bland and tasteless vanilla ice cream.
My partner chose the Caramel Brownie Cheesecake served with whipped cream. With a good firm base and a delicious topping it ticked all the boxes.
It looks like they have sowed the seeds for success in what is a welcome addition to Halifax.
The Potting Shed, 24a Fountain Street, Halifax HX1 1LW
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The Potting Shed, Halifax, 12th March 2019, 20:21 PM