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The Potting Shed Restaurant & Bar

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About The Potting Shed Restaurant & Bar

In 1787,Thomas Lord chose Dorset Square to lay down a cricket ground, which in 1814 moved a mile north to what is now known as Lords. Dorset Square Hotel - home of the Potting Shed Restaurant and Bar - is one of the regency buildings surrounding the tree-filled gardens that would have had a grandstand view of the game. If you’re imagining mini-mountains of terracotta pots, seed boxes, seagrass matting, hand-painted murals and tables adorned with tiny colourful pots, you won’t be disappointed. Obviously, in such surroundings only English food (with the occasional nod to Southern Europe) will do. We recommend the a la carte seared salmon on a white bean cassoulet, while we fancy the pot roast chicken with crushed parsnips from the traditional menu. But keep room for the apple and rhubarb crumble, of course. Your mother would want it that way.

Sample set menu


- Chunky plum tomato & basil soup with cheese straws
- Goat's cheese & beetroot tart with lambs lettuce & toasted hazelnuts
- Grilled Dorset mackerel fillet with carrot, shallot & coriander salad
- Flaked tea smoked salmon with natural yoghurt & pickled cucumber
- Dorset blue vinny cheese, poached pear & walnut salad topped with an air dried ham crisp
- Warm chicken livers salad, bacon, soft-boiled free-range egg & sherry dressing

Main Course

- English loin of pork topped with a herb crust, champ & mustard cream sauce
- 'Cornish' rump steak char-grilled with hand cut chips & béarnaise sauce
- Seared free range chicken supreme, grilled asparagus & mushroom vinaigrette
- Haddock baked with a brown shrimp & caper crust, chive butter sauce
- Poached salmon fillet with new potato salad & watercress mayonnaise
- Risotto of peas, broad beans, mint with mizuna lettuce & oven dried cherry tomatoes


- Traditional bramley apple & red wine poached pear crumble with vanilla ice cream
- White chocolate & summer berry trifle
- Lemon posset with rhubarb compote
- Fresh fruit salad with 'Jersey' pouring cream
- 'Colston Basset' stilton & mature cheddar cheese with spiced pear chutney & assorted biscuits

Additional Information


Dorset Square Hotel, 39 Dorset Square, NW1 6QN

Nearest tube:

Baker Street
2 courses £17.50

All prices are inclusive of VAT. A 12.5% discretionary service charge will be added to your bill.

Average Price:

£25 - £34

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 12:30pm - 2:20pm & 6pm - 10:00pm
Sat 6pm - 10:00pm
Sun 11am - 2:30pm

Dress Code:

Smart casual

N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online

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