Fern is an upmarket neighbourhood Dining Room and Bar, with generosity and the highest standard of produce at its core. Our food is; contemporary, non-fussy, and prepared with love, care and attention. We offer relaxed, informal Geordie hospitality, and memorable dining experiences. Our Executive Head Chef, Danny Parker, a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals, likes to take inspiration from the classics, and modern cookery techniques alike. Danny’s relationships with our suppliers are key to the success of Fern Dining Room and Bar, and his uncompromising approach to the finer details of hospitality makes Fern the ideal place to, meet, eat, drink & celebrate.
We have no dress code.
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.
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 throughout the day 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 – Sunday, 12.30pm – 9.30pm.
“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.
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!
Danny joined the Jesmond Dene House family in the summer of 2018. Previously Danny was the former Head Chef at Kenny Atkinson's, Michelin starred House of Tides. Danny has twice represented the North East on BBC One's Great British Menu, and has been a finalist in MasterChef The Professionals, National Chef of the Year and the Roux scholarship.
Danny and his team take inspiration from the classics, whilst incorporating modern cookery techniques. Danny’s relationships with suppliers such as; Wellocks, Hodgson Fish and R&J Yorkshires Finest Farmers and Butchers are key to the success of Fern Dining Room & Bar.
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