Laurie, your host at the Jolly Potter has achieved the near
impossible - a restaurant / cafe bar that caters for almost all
tastes. Established in 1993 The Jolly Potter has become one of
the busiest little cafes in the South Island.
A warm welcoming bar
with an extensive selection of wine by the glass or bottle as well
as twelve tap beers including Guinness, Murphy's and Kilkenny.
There is a comprehensive lunch menu, with many items under $15, a
favourite of which is the chicken doorstopper - a huge sammie with
chicken, bacon, lettuce and tomato, served with spicy wedges.
The evening menu with
steaks, fish (the blue cod fresh from Otago waters) chicken and
vegetarian options stand out as well as an ever-changing specials
board. There is also a varied dessert selection with an
excellent sticky date pudding.
There is live music
occasionally (usually Irish of course!) and the maps and decorations
indicate the Shamrock influence.
A recent addition has
been an area for those who need a quiet puff outside with built-in
television, so no one will miss a bit of the rugby.
Not as well known is
the Jolly Potter's retail / merchandise shop with caps and jackets
featuring trademark logos and local pottery. Also available
are gift vouchers for dining or items from the display.
Displays on the restaurant wall feature Temuka Pottery's ware as far
back as the 1940s.
Truly a restaurant
with a difference. The Jolly Potter's quintessential
quirkiness is not to be missed.