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Danish cafe in Kensington (with a South Ken sibling) serving Kiss the Hippo coffee.

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Summary

£165
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We are so lucky to have this very special restaurant in Northumberland” – Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori and his Northumberland-born partner Ally Thompson inspire nothing but superlatives for their acclaimed destination: a bright, contemporary 24-seater with open kitchen at a pub-with-rooms next to Hadrian’s Wall. “It is evident that they seek out the best ingredients and are not afraid to change suppliers if they find something more in keeping with their ethos, with lots of local produce used”. The result is “high class, inventive” Scandi-inflected cuisine served as a mixture of small bites and larger dishes comprising a £150 per person tasting menu. “Wonderful… even on a second visit – not every eatery can do that!”

Summary

£157
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wow, just wow”“gorgeous, delicious, astoundingly flavourful dishes” combine with “thoroughly individual service” to create “absolutely outstanding” meals at this Scandi-inspired three-year-old that “has not been resting on its laurels”. Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori and his Northumberland-born partner Ally Thompson “have created a laid-back foodie haven” tucked away inside a pub beside Hadrian’s Wall – which its many fans regard as “our happy place”. For some, it’s “a huge trek to get there, but so worth it, what a treat!". “Shout out too to Anna (Frost), the sommelier, who has curated an unusual and largely biodynamic wine list.” And for those who stay overnight, the breakfast spread in the morning simply prolongs the fun.

Summary

£69
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5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A great addition to the Northumberland food scene…”, “their recent Michelin star is well-deserved…”, “such a unique place to dine”… just a few of the paeans directed at chef Alex Nietosvuori’s Scandi-themed two-year-old, where even those with high hopes were “blown away” by the “incredible, precise, beautiful cooking” that “really showcases the wonderful local produce the chef is using” (and comes in elaborate 15-18 course servings). The “unusual and largely biodynamic wine list curated by sommelier Anna Frost” also merits diners' attention.

Summary

£64
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Run by Swedish chef Alex Nietosvuori (‘Hjem’ means ‘home’ in both the local Northumbrian and some Scandinavian dialects) – this May 2019 yearling opened just as the survey was concluding. With 24 seats, the aim is to deliver Scandi-inspired cuisine via either a six-course or 12-course tasting menu. Some initial adulatory press reviews suggest that visitors to Hadrian’s Wall at last have a foodie stop-off as a competing attraction.

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The Hadrian Hotel, Wall, NE46 4EE

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Hjem Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Hjem Restaurant in NE46, Wall by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Hjem restaurant.
Jerry S
What a wonderful restaurant. Interesting & ...
Reviewed 6 months, 30 days ago

"What a wonderful restaurant. Interesting & challenging in part but delightful combinations of flavours that work and show the chef’s real flair. Will return."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 150.00 Always available 1

Traditional European menu

Veggies Pudding
£0.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £0.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 10.00%
The Hadrian Hotel, Wall, NE46 4EE
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday7 pm‑11 pm
Thursday7 pm‑11 pm
Friday7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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