North East’s best star in 2021 Michelin Guide

The North East’s finest restaurants have been included in a new edition of the Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland.

Restaurant Hjem in Wall, Northumberland joined the prestigious guide, earning a one star rating. Meanwhile, Newcastle’s House of Tides maintained its one star rating for a sixth year and The Raby Hunt in Summerhouse maintained its two star rating.

Elsewhere, Bib Gourmand ratings were awarded to: Broad Chare (Newcastle), Haveli (Portland), Route (Newcastle), Staith House (North Sheilds).

Michelin Plate listings also went to: 21 (Newcastle), The Bay Horse (Hurworth), Bistro Forty Six (Newcastle), Cook House (Newcastle), The Feathers Inn (Hedley on the Hill), Jesmond Dene House (Jesmond), Muse (Yarm), The Orangery at Rockliffe Hall (Hurworth), The Patricia (Jesmond), Potted Lobster (Bamburgh), The Rat Inn (Anick), Finbarr’s (Durham) and Trakol (Newcastle).

This year’s Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland was launched in January with 17 restaurants receiving a Michelin Star for the first time.

Work on the guide began in August 2019, with much of the work carried out before the first lockdown in March 2020. Readers have been assured that no shortcuts were taken – the methodology remained the same and there was no change in the standards inspectors looked for.

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