The Chameleon Tree

The new facility, which can cater for up 420 people inside at any one time, has now opened to the public at Longleat in Wiltshire.

The new restaurant, which has increased its capacity by 40% compared to its former, aims to offer visitors wholesome, contemporary food in a welcoming environment, according to Longleat Food & Beverage manager, Paul Jackson.

About the restaurant

The eatery, named The Chameleon Tree, which gets its name from its tree-like structure, will provide visitors with an entirely revamped food offering in a spacious eating area.

As well as its modern design, customers will be able to enjoy floor-to-ceiling views as well as the original timber beams. A giant photograph of one of Longleat’s most iconic and missed animals, Nico the gorilla, also features on one of the walls.

Jackson commented: “The new design makes fantastic use of space and, even though we are able to cater for significantly more customers, the restaurant retains an open and airy feel which is great for visitors and staff alike”.

The restaurant will offer a selection of freshly-made meals including rotisserie chicken, slow-cooked meats, exotic tagines, classic favourites and healthy salads. There’ll also be food to suit vegetarians, vegans, those with gluten intolerances and more.

Alongside the restaurant, The Chameleon Tree also features a new coffee house which will serve handmade sandwiches, wraps, hot pots and salads, alongside a selection of sweet treats which have all been prepared on site.

The new layout is expected to significantly decrease queuing and waiting at busy periods. The kitchen areas have also undergone a complete refurbishment and the new design incorporates additional family restrooms.

The restaurant is fully accessible, with wheelchair ramps for groups in need of disabled access.

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