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Introducing Jesmond Dene Houses’ Brand-New Restaurant; FERN

After having the doors of their house closed for over a year, the team at Jesmond Dene House are so excited to finally be able to share some good news with you… they will be reopening on Wednesday 19th May, and regular visitors to the venue will notice some remarkable changes.

Behind the scenes, the team have been working hard, making some very exciting changes which they are thrilled to be able to share. After announcing the refresh and refurbishment of the Billiard Room, Bar and public areas earlier this year, comes the most exciting part - their brand-new restaurant name and dining concept.

Introducing, Fern: Described as an upmarket neighbourhood dining room and bar, the food is; contemporary, non-fussy, and prepared with the love, care and attention that their guests have come to expect with the quality brand Jesmond Dene House represents. The space promises to offer relaxed, informal Geordie hospitality, and memorable dining experiences.

To celebrate the opening of their latest offering, Executive Chef, Danny Parker has organised a special event for their guests on Sunday May 30th. The event: An Evening with MasterChef Danny Parker, is planned so guests can enjoy an exclusive dining experience, where he will be serving the very-same menu he cooked on the show in December, with some exciting additions, as well chatting to the guests about the dishes.

Danny told us:

“Fern will present a seasonally changing À la Carte dinner menu, showcasing the team’s relationship with suppliers, and the incredible British larder, drawing on inspiration from memories, and of course, embracing the sassy classics. Serving breakfasts, afternoon teas, Sunday lunches, cocktails and evening dinners, the intention is to offer a relaxed area to enjoy for both guests and locals alike.”

After returning to MasterChef, the Professionals: A Festive Knockout in December 2020, Danny decided that it was the right time to release the exclusive tasting menu to his guests at Jesmond Dene House.

Danny explained:

“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.”

Danny, 31 from Stockton-on-Tees joined the Jesmond Dene House family in the summer of 2018, in the role of Executive Chef. Previously, Danny was the former Head Chef at Kenny Atkinson’s, Michelin starred House of Tides and has twice represented the North East on BBC One’s Great British Menu. In addition to becoming a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals, Danny was also a finalist in National Chef of the Year and the Roux scholarship.

Danny concluded:

“Whilst we take our inspiration from classic and modern cookery techniques, we couldn’t do it without our back-up team of excellent suppliers like Wellocks, Hodgson Fish and R&J Yorkshires Finest Farmers and Butchers. These suppliers are key to the success of Fern Dining Room and Bar and we’re proud to be able to use their amazing produce.”

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