It’s not everyday you get the chance to have your dinner in a shed. Unless, perhaps, you’ve annoyed the other half and been relegated following some sort of culinary related feud The shed we refer to in particular was The Pink Shed, which looks just as you’d expect it to. What you’re likely to find inside, however, is perhaps not.
Popping up in Leeds’ new retail masterpiece, Trinity, The Pink Shed promises a new eating experience – an intimate, one table, eight guest affair where your menu is dictated by luck and by one of the numerous local, and national, restaurants that are involved. One night you could be tucking into Salvos’ best, the next, a feast laid on by Beyonce endorsed chicken supremos Nandos. At around £20 a head, with drinks all in, it’s not too shabby an offering.
The shed itself – slap bang in the middle of the shopping centre (bring layers, it can get chilly!), draws attention from shoppers and passers-by, mainly due to it’s garish fuchsia facade (which we love, obvz) and it’s mesh roof, which allows but a glimpse from those on the levels above. It’ll make you feel like a celeb, if nothing else.
We visited last week, and lucked out with The Food Academy from Flannels. We’re big fans of The Food Academy already – not only due to it’s ace food and lovely surroundings, but also for it’s ethos, with it’s staff made up of young trainees from Yorkshire colleges.
And the food? The food was amazing. One of our table guests was Amy, and we highly recommend checking out her mouth-wateringly written review of the grub. Much better than we could ever do. We have to give a mention to the pudding though – this crazy mergange lemon curd dippy egg thing with shortbread soldiers. Mental, brilliant, tasty.
A unique experience that you’re unlikely to have again, with great company, ace service and possibly the nicest hosts you could ask for. If you’re lucky, you could still grab a seat, but be quick, there’s only a week or so left.
The Pink Shed at Trinity Leeds runs until 9th June. Book here.