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Fern Dining Room & Bar
Meet, Eat, Drink & Celebrate

Fern is an upmarket neighbourhood Dining Room and Bar, the emphasis is on creating fine, flavoursome food where there’s both respect and passion for the ingredients.  The cooking is skilful, generous, and heartfelt with dishes inspired by the rhythm of the seasons. Its food that is about simplicity, craftsmanship and honesty, a little artistry, a lot of love.  Ultimately, it’s non fussy, contemporary food to please the taste buds.

Our team of chefs led by Executive Head Chef, Danny Parker, a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals, like to take inspiration from the classics, and modern cookery techniques alike. Danny’s relationships with our suppliers ensures that produce comes from trusted and responsible sources, preferably local.

Our service offers relaxed, informal Geordie hospitality, and memorable dining experiences, making Fern the perfect place to, meet, eat, drink & celebrate.

Fern Dining Room

A la Carte

We offer a seasonally changing A la Carte menu, showcasing Danny’s relationship with suppliers, and the incredible British larder, drawing on inspiration from memories and of course, embracing the sassy classics.

Our A la Carte Menu is served Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 9.30pm.

Our House Menu is available Sunday from 3pm, Monday & Tuesday from 2pm for resident dining.

The Bar

The Bar at Fern is the perfect place to eat, meet, drink and celebrate. With a range of cocktails, beers and spirits, the bar has a relaxing atmosphere for you to enjoy a drink whether it's after work, before dinner or meeting with friends. Serving informal food Wednesday-Saturday from 12:30 – 21:30. You can enjoy a snack, light lunch or early supper, our bar menu offers a range of hot and cold sandwiches, lighter and larger dishes, salads, or fish and chips, as well as some delicious desserts.

We are open daily for drinks. The Bar Menu is available Wednesday – Saturday, 12.30pm – 9.30pm.

Our House Menu is available Sunday from 3pm, Monday & Tuesday from 2pm for resident dining.

Afternoon Tea

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James from The Portrait of a Lady, 1881

There is no more delightful and quintessentially British institution than afternoon tea and nowhere better to enjoy it than Jesmond Dene House. The ritual of tea served in fine bone china and three tiered stands overflowing with cakes, dainty finger sandwiches and our signature freshly baked, still warm scones. Staff glide through the rooms, music plays quietly in the background, whilst a mix of guests – from ladies in smart dresses, to overseas tourists visiting Hadrian’s Wall and local families celebrating their Grandmother’s birthday  – all enjoy a traditional afternoon tea.

This menu is available Wednesday – Sunday, 1pm – 4pm.
Afternoon Tea is served in the Billiard Room or Fern Wednesday - Saturday, and in the Billiard Room every Sunday.

Sunday Lunch

A traditional three course Sunday Lunch, delivered with attention to detail at every stage. Enjoy a laid back Sunday, with luxurious melt-in-the-mouth roast from RJ Butchers in Yorkshire, comforting puddings and seasonal starters.

This menu is served from 12 Noon – 3.30pm


Our chefs ensure you have the best way to start your day. Whether its traditional full English breakfast, a lighter continental offering or Avocado with poached eggs and toasted sourdough, you’re sure to leave feeling energised and ready for the day ahead.

Served daily, 7am – 10am

Private Dining

At Jesmond Dene House we have all the ingredients you need to have a great celebration; we have a wide choice of set menus to suit different budgets or we can create a menu with your favourite dishes. We have a variety of exclusive private rooms to make your celebrations special, whether it is a cosy room for dinner with friends, or the grandeur of the Great Hall for a drinks reception and dancing. With dedicated events coordinators, award winning chefs and Geordie hospitality its bound to be a memorable occasion!

Executive Head Chef Danny Parker

Danny joined the Jesmond Dene House family in the summer of 2018. Danny, previously Head Chef at Kenny Atkinson's, Michelin starred House of Tides, has twice represented the North East on BBC One's Great British Menu, and was a finalist in MasterChef The Professionals, National Chef of the Year and the prestigious Roux scholarship.

Danny and the team take inspiration from the classics, whilst incorporating modern cookery techniques. The team have forged strong relationships with suppliers such as; Wellocks, Hodgson Fish and R&J Yorkshires Finest Farmers and Butchers. These are the key to the success of Fern Dining Room & Bar.

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