Everyone at Hjem is very proud and absolutely delighted to report that the restaurant has officially been named as one of the best places to enjoy a Taste of England.
After being named as a finalist in the VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2020, which recognise excellence across England’s tourism industry, Hjem was given a bronze-plated seal of approval at an online ceremony on August 17th.
Coming just a few weeks after the lifting of lockdown restrictions in July, the award was a great way to celebrate Hjem being able to welcome guests back to the dining room.
Manager, Ally Thompson, said: “We were delighted to have been shortlisted in these national awards alongside established and Michelin-starred restaurants, and we’re really honoured to have been given the Bronze award.
“The lockdown meant we weren’t able to celebrate our one-year anniversary in May, so this was a lovely excuse to have a bit of a belated party with everyone who has helped us realise our dream.
"We always wanted Hjem to be a destination restaurant, offering a food experience people were willing to travel for, and ensuring we showcase the very best of Northumberland produce is a big part of that.
“We’re really thrilled to be given this recognition by the VisitEngland judges and look forward to welcoming more and more visitors from all over the UK and beyond.”
As you might expect, the news of Hjem being awarded this national accolade was picked up by media including Chroniclelive, The Journal, The Northern Echo, The Northumberland Gazette, and The Hexham Courant among others.