New site planned for The Potting Shed in Leeds city centre

The Potting Shed Leeds

Burning Night Group has revealed plans to open a new site for garden-themed bar and restaurant The Potting Shed in the Trinity Leeds complex.

The Potting Shed Bar and Secret Garden will be able to cater for more than 600 customers internally with at least a further 100 on its large rooftop terrace overlooking the city. It is pictured as a computer-generated image.

It will be the fifth site for the concept after the opening of the first in Beverley in east Yorkshire and a second in Bingley in West Yorkshire plus two more due to open soon in Guiseley north-west of Leeds and Northallerton in North Yorkshire.

Burning Night, which owns and operates the Bierkeller entertainment complexes in Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds, is rolling The Potting Shed out under licence from brand owner Ormsborough Limited. Burning Night already provides design and management services to Ormsborough.

The new Trinity Leeds site will house three distinct but linked bars over two levels – The Potting Shed, Orchard and Secret Garden. They will each have an individual quirky retro design and all serve locally sourced food created in a theatre kitchen.

The new venue will have its entrance on Bond Street, one of the busiest streets in the heart of Leeds city centre and a hub for shoppers, office workers and students. Trinity Leeds is already the city’s biggest shopping and leisure destination, welcoming more than 20 million visitors a year.

Allan Harper, CEO of Burning Night Group, said: “The Potting Shed is a truly home-grown Yorkshire brand and signing this sought-after rooftop space at Trinity Leeds is perfect for us.

“Trinity is now synonymous with the city and we’re excited to be a part of, and expand on, the centre’s already illustrious reputation as a Leeds institution.

“Trinity’s customers and setting completely align with The Potting Shed’s stylish, sophisticated and hassle-free menu and best-of-Leeds experience.

“We know the city well, because we already own a Bierkeller entertainment complex here, and The Potting Shed and Secret Garden will give people the chance to experience and enjoy a different side of our business.

“Our Potting Shed concept has been a big success since we launched the first in Bingley two years ago and the Leeds site, as our first city centre one, will have all the characteristic garden features plus the Secret Garden which is something special we’re creating as a first here.”

The project is being backed by major industry investor Downing LLP. Steven Kenee, partner at Downing LLP, said: “Trinity Leeds is an award-winning and, in many ways, trail-blazing leisure and retail destination. It’s one of the most prestigious in the north of England and we are proud to be able to help take its development to the next level – quite literally!”

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