The whole team at Restaurant Hjem could not be happier to report some fantastic news from the launch of the Michelin Guide 2021.
Inspectors from the world's most prestigious restaurant guide have awarded Hjem a Michelin Star.
We're absolutely thrilled and utterly proud to be Northumberland's only Michelin starred restaurant.
Having been given the recognition of a Michelin Plate entry in the 2020 guide, just weeks after we opened in 2019, we were delighted the inspectors revisited Hjem last year.
“It’s such a fantastic honour to be given this recognition and we could not be happier. As a chef, this is one of the achievements you aim for… which makes this a time for big celebrations!” Alex
The announcement was made during a digital but nevertheless emotional launch event on January 25th, presented by TV personality Davina McCall and Michelin International Director, Gwendal Poullennec.
Speaking at the launch, Mr Poullennec, said: “This has been a hugely challenging period for the hospitality industry and our thoughts remain with all those who have suffered from the pandemic and by the restrictions that have been put in place.
He continued: “We were heartened by the number of chefs who called us during the year to ensure we were still going ahead with the Guide and our yearly awards.
"The Michelin Guide is about so much more than recognising those at the top of their profession; it is about promoting the hospitality industry as a whole and we want to shine a light on the hard work, tenacity and commitment of chefs and restaurant teams.”
“We’re so pleased the inspectors visited Hjem during the few months when we were able to open in 2020. We felt like we had come such a long way since their first visit in 2019 and could not be more thrilled that they seem to agree." Ally
Like the rest of the UK hospitality industry, Restaurant Hjem has been operating under a range of Government restrictions throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and is currently closed due to lockdown. Safe to say we can't wait to welcome back guests to celebrate this lovely news with them.