The new restaurant will house a mix of contemporary food and an exclusive “one-off menu” of MasterChef dishes.
Parker joined the Jesmond Dene House family in the summer of 2018, in the role of executive chef. Previously, he was the former head chef at Kenny Atkinson’s, Michelin starred House of Tides and has twice represented the North East on BBC One’s Great British Menu.
In addition to becoming a finalist on MasterChef The Professionals, he was also a finalist in National Chef of the Year and the Roux scholarship.
Commenting on the opening, Parker said: “Fern will present a seasonally changing À la Carte dinner menu, showcasing the team’s relationship with suppliers, and the incredible British larder.
“Whilst we take our inspiration from classic and modern cookery techniques, we couldn’t do it without our back-up team of excellent suppliers like Wellocks, Hodgson Fish and R&J Yorkshire’s Finest Farmers and Butchers. These suppliers are key to the success of Fern Dining Room and Bar and we’re proud to be able to use their amazing produce.”