Searcys, the official caterer for The Treehouse Restaurant at The Alnwick Garden, is offering Appetite readers the chance to win a wonderful Sunday lunch for four.
The Treehouse Restaurant at The Alnwick Garden is inside the largest treehouse in Europe. Recently revamped by famed restaurant company Searcys, the 85-cover restaurant with outdoor seating for a further 50 is one of the region’s most spectacular dining locations.
Searcys has reimagined the menus at The Treehouse with a strong emphasis on seasonal ingredients. The appointment of Searcys, Britain’s oldest catering company, is a true homecoming: in 1837 a young John Searcy started his career as pastry chef for the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Ten years later, and after receiving funding from the Duke, he went on to set up his own company, John Searcy and Sons.
Searcys’ prestige venues includes St Pancras Brasserie, Helix Restaurant at The Gherkin, and The Orangery at Blenheim Palace. The Treehouse menu presents the best local produce, with sea trout caught off Whitley Bay served with purple potatoes from Carroll’s at Castle Heaton. Further highlights include ribeye steak with Treehouse butter – Searcys’ take on Café de Paris’ famed butter – a curious combination of parsley, tarragon, lemon, Worcester sauce and Marmite.
The dessert menu delights with Searcys’ take on Bakewell tart and buttermilk ice cream, and plum and sherry trifle with plum compote, custard and a roast plum.
The cocktail list features Alnwick’s own white and dark rum, while the light-hearted menu, created in collaboration with Jane, Duchess of Northumberland, includes Desirable Jane, a refreshing mix of Alnwick white rum, lime juice, sugar, soda water and mint, and Deadly Jane, made from apricot brandy, orange, pineapple and lime juice, passion fruit syrup and grenadine.
High in the trees, the restaurant has full disabled access and is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday lunch. Also available for private hire for celebrations and weddings.
The Treehouse Restaurant, The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick, NE66 1YU, tel 01665 511852, www.alnwickgarden.com
Terms & conditions
The prize is for the winner and three guests. It is not to be given away as a gift.
The date of the prize is to be arranged directly with The Treehouse Restaurant and is subject to availability.
The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative.
All drinks and extras are to be paid for.
Prize to be taken before November 30, 2019.
The winner will be drawn at random and notified within three days of the closing date.