Jesmond Dene House to launch Fern restaurant in May

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Jesmond Dene House to launch Fern restaurant in May

Related tags: Danny Parker, MasterChef: The Professionals, Hotel

Luxury hotel Jesmond Dene House is to unveil a new restaurant when it reopens in May with executive chef Danny Parker at the helm.

Called Fern, it is described as an upmarket neighbourhood dining room and bar serving contemporary, non-fussy food with informal Geordie hospitality.

It will serve seasonally changing a la carte dinner menu as well as breakfast, afternoon tea, and Sunday lunch.

Parker, who was previously head chef ​at Kenny Atkinson's Michelin starred House of Tides before joining Jesmond Dene House in 2018, has twice represented the North East on BBC One's Great British Menu and has been a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals. He has also been a finalist in National Chef of the Year and the Roux scholarship.

To celebrate the opening of Fern 31 year-old chef  from Stockton-on-Tees will create a special dinner serving the same menu he cooked for MasterChef, the Professionals: A Festive Knockout in December 2020.

“Since the show aired, I have been asked on many-occasions if we will be serving the MasterChef dishes on our menu, and after having our doors closed for over a year, now feels like the perfect time to celebrate re-opening with this exclusive one-off menu – and we have a brand-new restaurant to showcase it in,” he says.

The hotel has also refurbished its billiard room, bar and public areas in advance of its reopening.


Related topics: Openings, Hotel


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