Sunday, 13 February 2011

Cafe Review - The Sycamore Tree, Longtown, Cumbria

On Bridge Street, Longtown, (eight miles north of Carlisle) - the A7 scenic route to Edinburgh.  You can park easily close by.


The Sycamore Tree is small and traditional in decor.   A typical cafe, nothing special, but clean and comfortable.

For a cafe, the food is excellent, with freshly made and generous portions.  More restaurant quality than that of a cafe. The home made scones, cakes and desserts are wonderful.  Sunday lunch (which is what I had today) consisted of a generous portion of beef (one other meat roast is also available each week) mash and roast potatoes,  four different fresh vegetables and a huge, light and fluffy Yorkshire pudding.  I wasn't going to have a dessert but saw the chocolate pyramids and succumbed!  It consisted of three thin triangles of marbled milk and white chocolate that formed the pyramid which contained a light chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries.  Mmmmm, delish!

Friendly and quick service - even though they were very busy.

Low.  Our Sunday roast was £6.10 which was fantastic value for what we received.  You can also get kids size and larger portions for a small amount less and more.

The cafe is open 9-5 everyday.  On Tuesday and Friday nights the cafe is open for Steak Nights costing £12.95 for 2 courses plus a glass of wine.  Saturday night is Bistro Night £13.95 for a starter and main, £17.95 with a dessert.

Northern Star Rating  ****

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