Inspectors from the world’s most prestigious restaurant guide have once again judged Restaurant Hjem to be worthy of star status.
After putting Northumberland on the Michelin Guide map a year ago, Hjem has retained its place in the illustrious restaurant bible for its 2022 edition.
Hjem's head chef Alex Nietosvuori said: “We are honoured and delighted to have retained our Michelin Star. It’s a fantastic recognition of what we’re doing at Hjem and I can safely say that the news never gets old!”
Having attracted the attention of Michelin Guide inspectors just weeks after opening in May 2019, Hjem sits proudly at the North East’s exclusive top table.
Restaurant manager, Ally Thompson said: “Retaining our Michelin star after what has been another challenging year for hospitality in the UK is wonderful news and testament to the whole Restaurant Hjem team and our amazing suppliers.
“Being in lockdown last year meant we had to wait to celebrate with them and our guests, so we’re delighted that this year, we’re able to raise a glass straight away!”
Alex added: “We started Hjem in 2019 with a dream to do exactly what we are doing, and that feels pretty wonderful."