Fodor's Expert Review The Treehouse
The treetop location may sound gimmicky, but the effect at this extraordinary restaurant is quite magical and unexpectedly romantic, especially when the place is lit up at night. Here, an enormous complex of buildings spreads out over more than 550 square meters, with a roaring log fire at its center and furniture made from fallen branches; the kitchen serves excellent, decent-value modern British fare. You might find Craster kipper pate on toasted ciabatta on the menu, or North Shields mussels with pale ale and garlic cream. There's also the odd international influence, like the tofu katsu curry with Asian salad. The Potting Shed bar, part of the treehouse complex, is a great option for pre-dinner drinks.
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU, England
- Unique setting
- Northeastern flavors and ingredients
- Inoffensive acoustic music on a loop