Screen Shot 2016-01-21 at 14.13.54Jesmond Dene House – Newcastle’s Only Independently Owned Boutique Hotel

The Restaurant at this historically rich Arts and Crafts mansion (Grade ll Listed) was awarded three AA Rosettes in September 2009 and operates under the direction of Executive Head Chef Michael Penaluna.   

Michael, and his team, use classic techniques with a contemporary approach to produce Modern British dishes that are light, fresh and flavoursome. Having just launched a new range of menus, the Valentine’s Tasting Menu allows the opportunity to showcase some of the best using some of the freshest local ingredients.

8 course Tasting Menu – Valentines Menu 2016

Cured Salmon, Beetroot, Pickled Lemon & Crème Fraiche

Beetroot, Goats Curd, Sourdough Crisp, Pickled Walnut (v)


Potato, Pancetta & Truffle

Celeriac, Apple & Truffle (v)


Confit Cauliflower, Caramelised Onion Gel, Tunworth Cheese & Raisings


Hand Dived Scallop, Chicken Wing, Celeriac & Apple

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, Crispy Sage, Maple & Nut Granola (v)


Roasted Duck Breast, Spiced Leg, Butternut Squash, Kale & Confit Potato

Pressed Potato & Root Vegetable Terrine, Confit Duck Egg, Pickled Vegetables & Parsley Oil (v)


Valentine’s Pre Dessert


Chocolate Palette d’Or Rose Ice Cream and Passion Fruit Jelly


Coffee and Petit Fours

£95 per person including a glass of Pamer Champagne, live music and gift with compliments.

For those looking for a more relaxed feel for their Valentine’s celebrations, Jesmond Dene House have something sweet for the occasion, their indulgent afternoon teas, just perfect for two!


Roast Salmon, Cucumber + Dill Crème Fraîche

Chicken, Rocket + Pesto Mayonnaise

Mature Cheddar, Apple Pickle + Tomato

Roast Ham + Piccalilli

Plain, Fruit and Cheese

Clotted Cream + Home-made Jam

Orange and Milk Chocolate Macaroon

Chocolate and Vanilla Marshmallow

Lemon Sponge and Cream Cheese Frosting

Banoffee Cheesecake Sundae

For the very best Valentine’s retreat, stay overnight and enjoy a bottle of Champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries and half a dozen red roses in your room upon arrival. Upgrade to a deluxe room or suite or perhaps opt to stay within The Apartment Suite – a bold and romantic rooftop hideaway, with a large private terrace for romantic drinks and rooftop views.