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Restaurant Pine has been awarded a Michelin star - congrats!

Updated: Jan 16, 2023

Our client Restaurant Pine has been awarded a Michelin Star within just 9 months of opening.

Offering Scandinavian-style food with a focus on local ingredients from the surrounding countryside and onsite garden, the restaurant has received a Green Star for its commitment to sustainability.

Besides the coveted Green Star, Restaurant Pine has also been awarded a Michelin Star for its “high quality cooking”.

About restaurant Pine

Set in Northumberland, Restaurant Pine is the debut restaurant of Cal Byerley and Siân Buchan.

Having begun his hospitality career at the age of sixteen and growing up as part of a farming community, chef-patron Cal Byerley co-created the food offerings of the restaurant with Ian Waller, whom he worked with at Forest Side.

Born in Newcastle, Siân Buchan is the restaurant’s manager, leading the front-of-house team. Passionate about hospitality, Siân has worked with many talented chefs across the globe.

During the day, the restaurant offers an afternoon tea that is both traditional and modern. The menu includes buttermilk scones with sultanas, apple cheesecake, rum and honey canelé, and other equally delicious treats.

During the evening, the restaurant offers an incredible tasting menu, which celebrates British and seasonal ingredients, and can change on a daily basis. If you’re wondering what some of their dishes might be…

Langoustine Claw, Artichoke & Cured Pork Belly

Beef Fat Poached Shiitake, Black Garlic & Bone Broth

Steamed Plaice, Langoustine Shell Sauce & Oxalis Root

Vegetarian choices are also available at Restaurant Pine. You can check out their sample menus.

The multi-course tasting menu can be complemented with a wine flight, which is carefully designed and selected by the restaurant’s experienced Head Sommelier, Vanessa Stoltz.

pine tree forest to illustrate restaurant pine

Restaurant Pine uses environmentally friendly food safety records

Many restaurants, coffee shops and pubs are still relying on paper-based systems to manage food safety. Switching to a digital alternative can help reduce businesses’ carbon footprint as well as cut printing costs.

This is where Hubl comes in.

Hubl is a paperless, eco-friendly food hygiene app used by food establishments across the UK, from coffee shops to Michelin Star restaurants - like Restaurant Pine.

Having used Hubl previously, Head Chef Ian Waller wanted to quickly implement it at Restaurant Pine. Here’s what he has to say about the app, and how it has helped the Northumberland Michelin Star restaurant:

“Hubl smashed it and got us a 5-star hygiene rating (..) The local authorities were very impressed with how it works.”

A food hygiene rating is a grade awarded to restaurants that reflects how they’re complying with food safety laws. It’s an important rating, as it can affect customers’ perception of the establishment and ultimately impact their choices.

Designed by food safety professionals, Hubl is a digital compliance solution that helps busy hospitality teams stay on top of their due diligence records.

Hubl makes it easier for food establishments to achieve a good hygiene rating as it keeps all their food hygiene records in a single place. This includes checklists (that have been reviewed by EHOs), hot and cold kitchen temperature logs, corrective actions, HACCP plan, and more.

person holding ipad showcasing Hubl the food hygiene app

How Hubl helps Restaurant Pine:

  • Reduces paperwork - it’s a more environmentally friendly option than paper-based food safety systems, so it closely aligns with the restaurant’s sustainability values

  • Keeps a secure record of all due diligence checks and logs, so it’s easy for an EHO to assess how confidently and efficiently the team is managing food safety within the restaurant

  • Gives full visibility of issues and priorities, so the team knows what’s happening and what needs attention

  • Provides guidance based on the Food Standards Agency's best practices, doubling as a great food hygiene learning tool

In a world where consumers are increasingly becoming more eco-conscious, Restaurant Pine is paving the way for improving hospitality sustainability practices.


Michelin Guide, United Kingdom, Pine, Accessed March 2022

What is a Michelin Green Star and How Do You Earn One?, Michelin Guide, Accessed March 2022

Food Hygiene Ratings, Food Standards Agency, Accessed March 2022

Michelin Star Guide Restaurants, Accessed March 2022


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