Restaurant Pine earns Michelin star as region’s best retain accolades

Just nine months after opening its doors, Northumberland’s Restaurant Pine has been recognised with a Michelin star.

The restaurant, which also earned a Michelin green star for sustainability, joined Northumberland’s Hjem and Newcastle’s House of Tides in earning a one-star rating as The Raby Hunt near Darlington retained its two-star rating.

Pine co-owner Siân Buchan said: ‘’Being presented with these accolades by the world’s leading food bible is a glowing testament to the sheer hard work and determination of the entire team at Restaurant Pine – including myself, Cal Byerley, Ian Waller and Vanessa Stoltz.’’

Pine chefs Cal Byerley and Ian Waller Forest added: ‘’Being awarded both a Michelin star and a Michelin green star is something we didn’t expect, especially after everything the hospitality sector has experienced in recent times. We can’t describe how stunned the entire team are. It’s been an amazing journey so far and we couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve all achieved. It’s always been about the food we create at Pine. Everything is about our surroundings and our sense of belonging to this place. The food we create is a reflection of our collective passion for the amazing larder we are lucky to call home – Northumberland.’’

The latest edition of the guide also recognised the continued high quality of three more of the region’s best restaurants as Haveli, Broad Chare and Route retained their Bib Gourmand distinctions.

Picture: The Restaurant Pine team, l-r Bobby Morrison, Ian Waller, Vanessa Stoltz, Cal Byerley, Sian Buchan, Ralph Thoburn and Esme Poor

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