The Potting Shed

A little about us

The Potting Shed and The Terrace at Si! is part of the well known SimpsInns group with award winning venues in Ayrshire.

The family-owned business is headed up by owners Malcolm and Karen Simpson and their sons, Lee and Jack, and all four remain an integral part of the business. The family ethos is something the Simpsons bring to the business on a daily basis. The company values cascade from the owners through the senior management team and to every member of team working across all our SimpsInns venues. The company vision is to work together as one; to collectively help one another and share the same goals. Customer satisfaction is key, and we achieve this through an engaged and motivated SimpsInns team.

Other SimpsInns venues include; The Gailes Hotel & Spa, Si! Spa, Gailes Golf & Leisure, GG’s Coffee Shop, The Waterside Hotel and the Old Loans Inn.

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All Change at Si!

Si! is recognised as one of Irvine's most iconic venues and part of the family owned SimpsInns Group. The venue has been completely transformed as we now introduce The Potting Shed at Si! followed by The Terrace on the upper floor, another stunning dining option.

Si! is an integral part of the SimpsInns story after it first opened back in 2013. In 2023 we embarked on its most exciting chapter yet with the introduction of The Potting Shed and The Terrace.

The two new venues at Si! have transformed the offering for locals and visitors alike. Downstairs at The Potting Shed has a much more relaxed vibe as customers can chill out and catch up with friends in the dedicated sheds, or perhaps they are dropping in with their dogs after a long walk.

The Terrace on the upper floor is the latest offer at Si! An exceptional space where guests can enjoy a modern and stylish dining experience in the heart of Irvine. The Terrace currently offers an à la carte menu on Friday to Sunday evenings. We look forward to welcoming you at Irvine’s venue of choice.

Current vacancies

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Head Chef

An opportunity to head up the kitchen team at this great venue.

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Restaurant Supervisor & Team Leader

We're looking for the ideal candidate to join our award winning team

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Front of House Team

Make the next step in your career and join the team at Si!

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Restaurant Duty Manager

Have you got what it takes to be part of the day-to-day running at The Potting Shed

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Senior Chef de Partie

We are looking for someone with passion and flair to join the kitchen team.

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We are looking for key team members to join us at the grand new Potting Shed at Si!

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