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“Good Gastro-pub food in interesting surroundings.”

The Treehouse Restaurant at the Alnwick Garden
Ranked #19 of 121 Restaurants in Alnwick
Price range: $0 - $44
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Treehouse is one of the most magical and unique restaurants to be found anywhere in the world. It’s high up in the treetops, with a roaring log fire in the centre of the room and trees growing through the floor. Most importantly, the locally-inspired food is delicious. Always featuring local fish and seafood, meats from Northumberland’s farmlands and other regional specialities, the Treehouse Restaurant menus highlight local quality, taste and change throughout the seasons. There’s a great wine list, a good range of beers and regular live music. For a family dining experience that you’ll all enjoy, a great night out with friends or a romantic dinner for two, there’s nowhere quite like it. We always recommend booking ahead for lunch or dinner.
Reviewed June 2, 2014

Quaint is clearly what they're aiming for in this wooden wonder: fairy lights, multiple floor levels, a central open fire place and chairs and benches made of large pieces of rough-hewn wood and/or lengths of branch. All very picaresque but also very uncomfortable.

That, and the mark-up on wine, are about the only major drawbacks. The staff are young, eager, helpful gave us very good service. Nothing was too much trouble. He food was good gastropub standard (at lunch time). Great fish and chips but the twee miniature buckets for the mushy peas and the tartare sauce, together with the metal chip basket, made it more difficult to eat. Good burger and chips. The child's portion of sausage and mash was generous and the sausages were of excellent quality: what a shame about the nasty "Bisto" gravy.

A bottle of Picpoul de Pinet was £24:00, a £15:00 mark-up on retail - and the Duchess will not pay retail.

Enjoyable for kids but there were plenty of childless groups, including young couples in a restaurant full to bursting. I'd have given 5* but for the prices. But then this is a destination in its own right so they'll get away with stiff prices.

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Reviewed June 1, 2014

Over the years we have had lunch and dinner numerous times in the Treehouse and it always delicious food, good surroundings and staff. The latest being last Tuesday. My only gripe, which is more to do with the clientele is that they do not smarten up for dinner anymore. When we first started going, everyone was dressed smartly at dinner and it was really special now it's jeans and tees. PS we are only in our '40s.

Thank AlleyLofty
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Lovely meal, just the right size portions (duck could have been cooked a little bit more for my taste). Service very good there when we needed them.

Seats were a little bit uncomfortable but great ambience

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Thank MariaC170HN
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

I always take time to sample previous reviews and am regularly surprised by negative reviews -d for some reason of all of the reviews I have ever written only one was not so good. Well it isn't this one!! I can only state that our meal, the venue, the service and all of the staff encountered were fantastic.
This meal was a treat from our daughter and now son in law as a thank you for my wife's and my efforts on the lead up to their wedding! Such a gift was, as it transpired, perfect.
Our waitress for the night was a 'Laura M' if I recall rightly and she was so polite and helpful it made the visit very comfortable.
The setting is/was perfect, full of ambience and different which added to the experience. A must has to be to walk over the 'swinging' bridges!
The food was served piping hot, cooked to perfection according to our instructions and was delicious! Full marks to the chef and kitchen staff!
The whole experience was somewhat romantic and even though surrounded by others, there was no perceived intrusion into our space.
The $1million dollar question - Would we dine there again when next in Northumberland? ABSOLUTELY!! Many thanks to al concerned for making a special night!

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Thank WillandBud
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

Believe in fairy tales, this is the place to be enchanted. It makes you smile, the food and service are very good, not cheap but good quality. We were fortunate to find a table so advice would be to book.
I would not like to spoil the experience by describing the interior, just go and see for yourself.

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Thank moirayeo
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