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—North Shields mussels with pale ale and garlic cream, for instance, or slow-braised potted rabbit with Durham butter. There's also the odd international influence, such as the Wood Shed burger with smoked bacon in a toasted pretzel bun. The Potting Shed bar, part of the treehouse complex, is a great option for predinner drinks.
Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1YU, England
- Unique setting
- Northumbrian flavors for a twist
- Romantic vibe
- Northeastern flavors and ingredients
- Inoffensive acoustic music on a loop