Tucked away in the Northumberland countryside, the prosaic village of Wall is home to a garage, a world-class chef, and a small, 24-seat restaurant.
Fortunately, for those in the know, the chef is Alex Nietosvuori and his restaurant, Hjem, owns a coveted Michelin star, making it one of the best in the UK.
Drawn by a climate and landscape similar to his native Sweden, Alex and his partner, Ally Thompson, built Restaurant Hjem, which means “home” in both Swedish and Northumbrian, on the idea of simplicity – most dishes have only 2 or 3 locally sourced, main ingredients.
The idea of simplicity is reflected in his network of local suppliers who Alex describes as, “hard working people doing interesting things, and really believing in their product.”
Despite the Michelin star, sustainable sourcing and exacting techniques, the Hjem experience is genial, relaxed and definitely not precious.
English Tan Dublin
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Wasabi Waxed Veldt
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