Wednesday - Saturday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Sunday 9.30am - 4.00pm
- Families and Children Welcome
- Disabled Access
- Car Parking
About The Potting Shed Cafe
Situated on the edge of St Albans with stunning views over open fields, the Potting Shed Cafe is light and spacious serving speciality teas and coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes using our own grown and locally sourced produce.
Set within a converted barn and with views over a beautifully landscaped garden and open countryside, The award winning Potting Shed Café is one of the most picturesque venues to eat in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn and villages in Hertfordshire. On warm sunny days you can dine outside on our sheltered patio or with the bi-fold doors open, enjoy the summer breeze gently blowing in. Well behaved dogs are welcome, so you can relax and enjoy a well-earned drink and slice of cake after a walk around Heartwood Forest situated less than a mile down the road.
After growing fruit and vegetables on-site for our farm shop for over 90yrs, we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge in growing the best produce. Our chefs use what we grow to create original dishes and seasonal favourites for our specials menu so we always have something new to try. Whether you’re looking for a light bite or hearty lunch we have a wide range of dishes to suit everyone. You will also find a great selection of Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten-Free options.
Excellent experience! Would recommend to anyone!
We had a wonderful time. It was our first visit and I think we've found our new favourite place. The food was delicious, everyone was so lovely, friendly and accomodating, and our little girl loved being able to sit in a high chair and watch everyone. We will definitely be back again- thank you so much!
Really friendly service in lovely airy atmosphere overlooking the pretty garden
As always, a great lunch. Lovely venue and good food.
First time back since reopening and it was as lovely as ever. Friendly, helpful staff, lovely atmosphere and amazing food as usual
Lovely setting, friendly staff, yummy cake and coffee 👍 Thank you!
Very pleasant all round - only negative was a group of rather noisy ladies on the next table!
It was so good to be back. Food was amazing as always! Staff are great. Would always recommend his place.
Love going here the menu is so amazing. Something for everyone. It’s a wonderful environment beautiful views
Amazing pancakes that were huge and light and very friendly and helpful staff with good service
It’s always a pleasure to come here for brunch at the weekend. The food is great with a variety of choices including vegetarian - my kind of food. My husband loves the duck waffle which he highly recommends! We love The Potting Shed!
Delicious food and fab kids’ menu
Took my 8 month old grandson and the staff were so lovely to him and so helpful My daughter( who had not been before ) and I were so impressed and she booked to come back with her husband immediately!
Such a lovely restaurant and very tasty food
My first visit and I loved it! Very attractive setting, good coffee and toasted tea cake, will come again for lunch soon. Only negative, the wooden chairs are uncomfortable and need a cushion!
Really lovely breakfast Staff are always do friendly and helpful. One of our favourite places to eat.
Delightful gardens, airy interior, slightly uncomfortable chairs. Good range of menu options to suit most tastes. Very good fish & chips, pity dessert special had run out. Staff very pleasant & helpful despite being rather busy.
Always a pleasure to eat here, staff warm and welcoming, lovely setting, Well done !!
First visit and loved it. Will definitely be back. Very impressed with the range of gluten free options.
Lovely place to eat, in or out. Really friendly staff. Very varied menu. Plenty of free parking. Good food, freshly prepared.
A thoroughly enjoyable experience. The children were made to feel very welcome. The colouring pencils and activity sheets as well as the china cups that the babycinos were served in made it extra special for them. Thank you.
Brilliant food, atmosphere and service as always! I’d love for there to be a way to add a tip to our bill rather than via cash (I just don’t carry cash anymore) as I want to show my appreciation for the great service! We’ll be back soon.
Had a really delicious lunch
Lovely food, friendly service.