Notting Hill restaurant Pomona’s has revealed an exciting new culinary era, spearheaded by the very talented Ruth Hansom, who joins officially as Head Chef .
Ruth’s passion for locally sourced British produce befits this favourite neighbourhood restaurant and permeates throughout her exciting new all-day and relaxed fine dining menus, that feature a twist on the traditional a la carte offering, with sharing dishes from the land, sea and earth.
Launching 1st May, Ruth’s inspiration takes note of the elements, ‘from the land’ Swaledale Lamb Rump with Spring Onion, Wild Garlic, English Pea and Morrel, ‘from the sea’ Smiths Smokery Eel with Isle of Wight Tomato, Aubergine and Tarragon and Chilled Wye Valley Asparagus with Pea, Mint, Berkswell and Pine “from the earth”.
The all-day, breakfast and brunch menu will also include happy Clarence Court Eggs with Chorizo and Kale baked inside a Squash feature; while U Dale salt cured Duck Breast with Jasmin Raisin, Turnip and Apricot, and Valrhona Chocolate Fondant are just two specialities on the Tasting Menu.
Pomona’s Restaurant Director Jay Decker said, “We want to firmly establish Pomona’s as the go to foodie restaurant in Notting Hill, offering the very best locally sourced, ethically produced British cuisine, I’m delighted to have Ruth onboard, a chef that mirrors our values. With her arrival, a table here will be the hottest ticket in the neighbourhood, and I’m sure our local clientele and new customers, will be bowled over by what’s on offer.”
Previous winner of Young National Chef of the Year, and star of BBC Two’s Million Pound Menu, Ruth Hansom said “Over the last month I’ve been working with Jay and the Pomona’s team to enhance their culinary offering, injecting a twist into the traditional menus. Guests can expect a relaxed, fine-dining experience, with sharing plates inspired by the land, sea and earth, featuring produce sourced from across the British Isles. I’m super excited about my future with the restaurant and the fantastic opportunity this new role offers back in London.”
Hansom joins Pomona’s from Luton Hoo hotel in Bedfordshire, where she held the position of head chef in the property’s fine-dining restaurant Wernher. Prior to this Hansom spent five years at the Michelin-starred Ritz London, rising through their culinary ranks to become demi chef de partie.
Hansom has been tipped as a rising star in the UK hospitality industry, being the first female winner of Young National Chef of the Year in 2017.
Since opening its doors in 2016, Pomona’s has become one of Notting Hills’ trendiest establishments. Championing the use of fresh and sustainable produce, alongside an exemplary wine menu, magnificent cocktail list and unrivalled private event space and outdoor areas.
And, in the spirit of the restaurant’s namesake, Pomona the Roman goddess of fruit trees, gardens and orchards, Pomona’s charming ‘summer garden’ is currently undergoing a distinctly British refresh and will welcome a Martin Miller’s Gin Bar that will offer signature cocktails and bespoke G&Ts. The eagerly awaited summer garden is due to reopen in the coming weeks.