The Tyne Valley is abuzz with news of the new Restaurant Hjem (that’s ‘yem’ to native Geordies) at the Hadrian pub at Wall.
Combining Northumbrian produce and Scandinavian cookery, the 24-cover restaurant is introducing the flavours and style of Scandinavia to the Tyne Valley with ambitious tasting menus.
Hjem, which means ‘home’ in Northumbrian and Scandinavian, is the dream project of Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori and his partner, Northumberland-born Ally Thompson, who have honed their trade at some of the best restaurants in the world, including the triple Michelin-starred Maaemo in Oslo and two Michelin-starred Daniel Berlin Krog in Skåne Tranås. At Hjem, they are serving a 12-course tasting menu (£75pp) and a six-course tasting experience (£45pp). Wine or juice pairing is available and ingredients are sourced from the surrounding farms and gardens. We hear there’s no place like it..!
Hjem, The Hadrian Hotel, Wall, Hexham, NE46 4EE, tel 01434 681 232, www.restauranthjem.co.uk