Hjem Fenwick

Michelin-starred Restaurant Hjem Comes to Fenwick

For nine weeks only, experience the signature flavours of one of the North East’s most celebrated restaurants – Hjem at Fenwick

From 31 May to 4 August, Restaurant Hjem at Fenwick Newcastle gives foodies the unique opportunity to experience Hjem’s famous traditional Scandinavian flavours and signature cooking style created using the finest seasonal Northumbrian produce in the heart of Newcastle city centre.

Founded by husband and wife duo Alex Nietosvuori and Ally Thompson-Nietosvuori, Hjem (pronounced “yem”) means “home” in both Northumbrian and Scandinavian. This restaurant is located in the small village of Wall, within the popular Hadrian Hotel.

For the first time, Hjem will offer an a la carte menu. This, alongside a daily changing tasting menu at Fenwick Newcastle. This unique collaboration is open throughout June and July. Located on the first floor of Fenwick, it will showcase fresh, seasonal, local produce with a twist.

Hjem at Fenwick – What to Expect

Diners can indulge in a frequently changing tasting menu. As well as a la carte menu, made up of the team’s favourite dishes. All of these are made with high-quality ingredients from local farms and gardens in Northumberland and cooked exclusively using Scandinavian techniques.

Guests can also expect some of Hjem’s signature dishes along with additions created exclusively for Fenwick. Options on the menu will include Gougeres filled with Doddington cheese cream, fried chicken with Kewpie mayo, and chicken liver parfait with brioche and Pedro Ximenez syrup.

Dessert options will include freshly cooked doughnuts served with a semi-fredo of espresso. And a waffle sandwich covered with miso caramel. Vegetarian, pescatarian, and vegan options are also available on request.

All dishes go beautifully with wine, selected to reflect that of the wine offering at Hjem. You can purchase many of the wines from the Fenwick Food Hall.

Speaking on the partnership, Leo Fenwick, Strategic Partnerships Director at Fenwick said:

“We’re delighted to be collaborating with Hjem in bringing their award-winning dining experience to Fenwick Newcastle. Alex and Ally have created a menu designed to encapsulate Hjem’s Michelin Star quality to offer something totally unique for customers at Fenwick.

“Partnering with businesses born in the North East such as Hjem is of great importance to us as we constantly look for ways to evolve our offer across restaurants and in-store experiences.”

Alex Nietosvuori, founder of Hjem said on the collaboration:

“Ally has grown up with Fenwick as the go-to shopping destination in the centre of town. Hjem and the store share a lot of values. Most notably the quality of produce and the highest standards of service.

“Hjem is a small family business in a secluded part of the region, the residency is an opportunity to marry our matching values and bring our corner of Northumberland to Central Newcastle.”

Restaurant Hjem at Fenwick Newcastle will open on 31 May and run until 4 August at Fenwick Newcastle.