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

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.

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.

The restaurant is open Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 9.30pm.

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 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.

This menu is available Wednesday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 9.30pm

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.

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. 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.


Dear Family and Friends of Jesmond Dene House,

We are delighted to be able to announce that Jesmond Dene House will reopen on Wednesday 19th May.

We will continue to offer our Takeout Afternoon Tea services Thursday – Sunday throughout lockdown, until 2nd May (see

Following this, the hotel, restaurant, bar and private dining rooms will reopen on Wednesday 19th May.

We have been working very hard behind the scenes, making some very exciting changes and we can't wait to share these with you. As well as taking this time to refresh and refurbish our Billiard Room, Bar and public areas, we are most excited to share with you our new restaurant name and dining concept...
Fern Dining Room & Bar.

Fern is an upmarket neighbourhood dining room and bar. Our food is; contemporary, non-fussy, and prepared with love, care and attention. We offer relaxed, informal Geordie hospitality, and memorable dining experiences.

For more information and to view our menus please visit:

Opening times for Fern Dining Room & Bar:

Dinner is served Wednesday – Saturday, 6pm – 9.30pm
Afternoon Tea is served Wednesday – Sunday, 1pm – 4pm
Sunday Lunch is served from 12 Noon – 3.30pm
Our Bar is open every day for drinks, and our Informal Dining Menu is available Wednesday – Sunday, 12.30pm – 9.30pm

Our booking system is now live!

If you have a gift voucher that you’ve not had a chance to use yet, we are pleased to confirm that we have taken off all of our gift voucher expiry dates, meaning that you can visit at a time to suit you when we re-open.

We are now taking future reservations and are here to answer any enquiries you may have between the hours of 9am - 5pm. You can speak to one of our team by calling 0191 212 3000 or emailing

For further information on Jesmond Dene House re-opening, please follow us on our social media pages and sign up to our mailing list to receive our regular newsletters. 

We would like to thank you for your support over this past year and cannot wait to welcome you back to Jesmond Dene House.

Best Wishes, from our house to yours,
Jesmond Dene House



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