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Brunching in the garden at The Potting Shed in Irvine

When you arrive back from your holidays, the last thing you want to do is rush back home.  So we took the leisurely route back home for some brunch at The Potting Shed in Irvine.  The sun was shining, there was a gentle breeze and all was good.  An early flight meant we were ravenous by the time we got here. (Click here for more Ayrshire posts).

outside the potting shed

i like big cups

Inside there is a mixture of seats for serious eating, serious cocktails and serious tea drinking.  Something for every kind of visit from a filled morning roll to a night out.

the potting shad irvine

seats inside the potting shed

Daytime Menu for The Potting Shed, Irvine

The new ‘Daytime Menu’ features classic dishes and snacks served from 9am to 4.30pm, including all-day breakfast options, a range of freshly prepared bagels; sandwiches; baguettes; soup of the day; cakes and traybakes.

The ‘Boozy Brunch’ menu will be available 12 pm to 4.30 pm and includes a glass of bubbly on arrival; plus a selection of tasty brunch items; homemade pancakes; Mexican Eggs Benedict; and French toast stacks served with a range of toppings. Full and ‘Lite’ cooked breakfast options include Robertsons of Ayrshire bacon; black pudding, haggis and pork sausages from W.W. Wales; plus The Potting Shed Speciality Benedict made with smoked ham hough and eggs from Mills Milk in nearby Dalry.

the potting shed irvine brunch

Steak and Eggs –  A thick-cut bloomer with peppered popeseye steak, smoked cheddar, hash browns and fried eggs.  Fiesty peppercorn sauce coating the slices of steak, runny eggs and a thick slice of bread.

steak and eggs

French toast with buttermilk fried chicken served with either maple syrup or Franks Buffalo Sauce.  Being useless with any kind of heat, I went for the traditional maple. Fluffy French toast topped with crispy fried chicken goujons.

french toast buttermilk chicken

With such a stunning selection of cakes, it would have been exceedingly rude not to try at least one. The selection included strawberry tarts, Empire biscuits, millionaire shortcake, apple slice, red velvet cake, brownies, etc.

cakes the potting shed irvineWe opted for Fruity delight, like German stollen made with marzipan, glacé cherry and raisins.
cake the potting shed irvine
Ideal for the two of us to share to get that sugar fix but not feel too guilty about it!
Also, don’t forget your four legged friend.  Dogs are welcome and there is a special menu available for them.
the potting shed irvine doggy dining


Full bellies after our visit to The Potting Shed.  Quick and friendly service in this dog friendly relaxed venue.  There are seats outside for sunnier days and booths inside for larger groups.

Where is The Potting Shed?

The Potting Shed
18 Kilwinning Rd,
KA12 8RU

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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