FIVE Northumberland restaurants are celebrating commendations in the latest Michelin Guide for 2024.

The Michelin Guide for Great Britain and Ireland 2024 was released on February 5 in an awards ceremony at The Midlands Hotel in Manchester. Several restaurants based in Tynedale and Ponteland have retained their awards or have been recommended in the guide.

These were Hjem, Restaurant Pine, Haveli, The Feathers Inn and the Rat Inn. 

Scandinavian restaurant Hjem, based in Wall, has retained its Michelin Star for high-quality cooking. 

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The Michelin Guide said: "The setting in an English country inn might seem slightly at odds with the Nordic food, but owners Ally and Alex have made it a triumph.

"Precise, original cooking comes in the form of a surprise menu and combines a handful of local ingredients with Scandinavian techniques and an element of finesse. Both wine and juice pairings are available, and pristine modern bedrooms complete the picture."

Restaurant Pine, another Michelin Star retainer, also celebrated keeping its Green Michelin Star for the third year running.

Hexham Courant: (L) Pine's chef patron Cal Byerley and head chef Ian Waller(L) Pine's chef patron Cal Byerley and head chef Ian Waller (Image: Joe Taylor Photography)

The restaurant offering modern cuisine in East Wallhouses was commended for its use and knowledge of local ingredients. 

The Michelin Green Star, awarded for gastronomy and sustainability, recognised the work Restaurant Pine does in implementing sustainable practices, including collecting honey from native bees on-site.

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Indian restaurant Haveli brings 'good quality, good value cooking' to Ponteland, the Michelin Guide said.

It achieved a Bib Gourmand, an award which has been presented to restaurants offering a three-course meal at a reasonable price since 1997.

The Michelin Guide said: "Haveli means ‘grand house’ and this neighbourhood restaurant is certainly very smart. Influences come from all over India; try one of the chef’s signature curries. Staff combine personality with professionalism."

The Feathers Inn and The Rat Inn were another two restaurants which were recommended in the Michelin Guide.

Hexham Courant: Helen Greer and Rhian Cradock from The Feathers InnHelen Greer and Rhian Cradock from The Feathers Inn (Image: NQ)

Located at Hedley-on-the-Hill, The Feathers serves traditional British cuisine. 

"Constantly evolving menus showcase their sustainable and local ethos, with Northumbrian produce used in traditional dishes, as well as some with Mediterranean and North African influences," the Michelin Guide said.

The Rat, in Anick, is in a traditional British restaurant set in a quaint 18th-century drovers' inn. 

The Michelin Guide said: "The daily changing menu showcases good quality produce in interesting dishes; the Northumberland rib of beef ‘for two or more’ is a must."