Friday, February 27, 2015

A visit to The Treehouse Restaurant

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As I mentioned a couple of posts back, Rob took me along Alnwick gardens as one of my birthday surprises. The gardens themselves are absolutely amazing (definitely worth a visit!) but the highlight of the day by a clear mile was lunch at The Treehouse restaurant in the gardens. The walkway up to it is littered in fairy lights - I love fairy lights at the best of times, but when they present themselves in abundance like this it makes me want to pee my pants - and the actual building itself it pretty much the treehouse we all dreamed of as children.

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Just. Look. At. All. Those. Fairylights. Magical's the only word to describe the place, I've never felt more like I was in a Disney fairytale in my life.

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Even the walk up to the toilets is beautiful...

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I know, even the table water's fancy. After giving the beautiful menu a long ponder (I should probably add that I've recently fund out I'm allergic to gluten - lame - and that there's lots of choices for us little sickos) I settled on chicken breast with potato puree, roasted pistachios (oh god, so good) and buttered spinach, while Rob went for the roasted pork belly with mulled cider cabbage, mashed potato, apple tulles and creamy jus. It was all incredibly delicious and cooked to absolute perfection, the buttery mash just melted as soon as you put it in your mouth and the chicken fell apart at the mere mention of a knife. I'll let the photos do the talking...

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Here's a photo of what we look like when we're eating, I know you're all wondering. Just as it seemed life couldn't get any better, our desserts arrived and OH MUMMA. Rob went for the cheeseboard with home-made chutney and fruit which he said was a true delight, but I think I won the Battle of the Desserts hands down with my salted caramel and chocolate brownie cheesecake. That's right, salted caramel AND chocolate brownie. Has a better combo ever existed? To summarise, no. No it hasn't.

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We finished up with some tea in world's coolest (but also heaviest - I almost broke my wrist taking this photo) teapot and then made our way back through Alnwick gardens with a full-bellied, sleepy smile on our face. Kind of like the look Joseph Gordon Levitt always has.

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So, there we have it. A truly delicious meal in, visually, the most beautiful restaurant I've ever eaten at. Next time, though, I'm wearing my princess dress.

Amy

35 comments:

Shannon P said...

Wow, not only does the place itself look sensational the food looks exquisite

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Holl JC said...

This is so cute, it looks like the most fabulous restaurant! So cool x

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Alana Says... said...

This place looks amazing. I'm a fool for anything with fairylights!! I found out I'm a celiac last year, don't worry it gets easier. If you any gluten free foodie questions I'm happy to help!! xx

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Madeleine S-B said...

Looks beautiful there! And the food <3 mmmm!

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Katie Males said...

This place looks amazing! Like a dream come true :) I love fairy lights a little too much. Thanks so much for sharing I really want to go x
KMales

Nicoletta De Luca said...

The food looks delicious and this place is incredible!

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Claire Petersen said...

That place actually looks incredible! What a unique restaurant. I have to visit there some day... Adding it to the bucket list! :)

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Mary said...

Ugh! This all just looks too perfect! A restaurant in a treehouse?? - genius! :)

Mary
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Petite Side Of Style said...

Wow what a beautiful place.

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Sarah said...

This looks absolutely incredible, I've never seen a restaurant like it! I wish there were places like this where I live x

Ashlee Favro said...

This place looks so rad! I need to eat there when I make my way over the pond!!

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Gen said...

Wow this looks incredible! Great photos I love them.

The Style Rawr said...

Waaah, these place looks amazing! I love the menus!

Tara x

Natasha said...

Wow! This looks amazing!

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Mariel Parton said...

the restaurant, the food and everything about this place just looks and sounds amazing. I really want to go there and feast :D

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Lauren S said...

Now THAT is a birthday meal, what a setting and the food looks to die for! Cannot believe that brownie, what presentation <3

Lauren x
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Anna said...

such a cute place <3

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Kate Musgrove said...

Omg. How beautiful is this place? Seriously, it's like a princesses dream. The food looks delish and the spiral stair case it stunning. Very quirky x

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Bombshell-to-Be said...

Looks incredible, both the restaurant and the food!

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Laura Rose said...

that restaurant and the food looks like a dream! definitely a place I'd love to visit!

Rose and Weston x

Sophie said...

Looks absolutely gorgeous!
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Amy Spires said...

They do weddings here! Can you imagine how pretty it would be?!

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Rachael Wilkinson said...

Looks so cute! Shame its so far away from me. xxx

Nikki Williams said...

this is so cool!!

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Sarah A said...

This place feels so magical, like a fairy place! The food looks delicious :)

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Petite Pomme said...

Oh, I love Alnwick. The gardens are beautiful and the treehouse always makes me feel like a big kid - though I have never ate in there before! Wll definately have to give it a go next time I am home.

Did you get a chance to visit the castle too?

Your pictures are wonderful, you have captured it's magic perfectly.

Petite Pomme

VioletDaffodils said...

Wow this restaurant looks amazing! I'd love to visit it :)

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K MEETS STYLE said...

so many beautiful photos!
This place looks amazing!

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Violet Roots said...

The design of that place alone is worth the visit.

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Kelsey said...

I saw this place on an episode of Don't Tell the Bride a few weeks back. It looks magical and the food... it's making me hungry.

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Gareth From StyleHoney.com said...

Everything about this just looks absolutely magical!!! The food looks gorgeous and the decor of the restaurant is incredible x

Susan Mann said...

I've been here to a themed night and it was amazing. It's such a beautiful place. x

Safiya said...

Oh my gosh. That looks absolutely stunning! I've always dreamed of living in a tree-house. Would love to eat there one day cos it looks so yummy :)

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No Worries said...

I'm surprised I never heard of this place till last Wednesday (we went the next day), but I'm glad we just went with it and enjoyed this meal. I definitely will be back to Boston restaurants with friends or dates, because it's absolutely worth every dime.

Resonant Brain said...

This place is great for date night or get together. You will love it. Great spot to grab beers and eat quality food. Our waiter was Nate, and he had awesome beer and food recommendations. Highlights of the meal at San Francisco restaurants included the oysters and seared scallops.