Heading back to Nottingham’s Mansfield Road for breakfast found us in the recently relocated Crimson Tree. Mansfield Rd has got to be one of Nottingham’s ‘go to’ destinations for breakfast/brunch now, with the superb Bakehouse and Crimson Tree within spitting distance of each other and both offering some seriously great food.
You can’t miss the Crimson Tree’s stunningly decorated pillars which frame the door (I know, I know, crap photo 🙄) and on the bright and sunny Autumn morning we visited the sun shone through the large windows, creating a bright and cheery interior.
The walls of the Crimson Tree are covered from floor to ceiling with Arabic style tiles and with the great baked goods on display, the welcoming bar as you enter, the rustic furniture, and friendly staff, we’d found anther gem.
With daily specials, interesting and eclectic dishes with unusual combinations that make for something of an eating adventure and tea served in pretty vintage crockery, I’d struggle to fault this place, and, as you know, I’m a bit picky..
When we visited the “specials” included mushroom and tarragon soup, golden ale and cheddar Welsh rarebit, deep fried calamari and sweet chilli salad. But we had a lunch later in the day so stuck with plans for breakfast.
The FWH went with the Truffle and Feta infused scrambled eggs served with Proscuitto and Avocado on Toasted Sourdough. This was a) huge and b) so delicious – rich, earthy and very, very truffly (if I say it’s a word, its word 😉), the salty prosciutto and Sourdough toast cut through the richness perfectly.
I went with the Vanilla & Cinnamon French Toast with Maple Syrup and an Apple and Cinnamon curd. Oh. My. Word. This was so good, sweet and comforting. I cleared the plate. That curd!
If you needed another reason to head up the Mansfield Rd, Crimson Tree is it. Loved it, can’t wait to go back, next time for dinner and a bit of drink.. 👍🏻