This all-day restaurant brings a chic, relaxed vibe to this bustling corner of Notting Hill, thanks to a vibrant colour scheme and plenty of foliage climbing up the walls. The kitchen is headed up by young chef Ruth Hansom, who has appeared on BBC2’s Million Pound Menu and previously worked at The Ritz.
Hansom’s menu is all about championing locally sourced British produce, and kicks off with breakfast and brunch. Stop by in the morning to feast on the likes of Clarence Court eggs with chorizo and kale which have been baked inside a squash. For something sweeter, indulge in a helping of buttermilk pancakes, drizzled with maple syrup and topped with your choice of either Dingley Dell bacon or summer berries.
Come evening, the à la carte is split into sections titled ‘from the earth’, ‘from the land’ and ‘from the sea’. In the earth section, you can expect to find vegetarian dishes such as smoked potato foam with yolk, watercress and summer truffle, while the land refers to the meaty likes of salt-cured duck breast, served alongside jasmin raisin, turnip and apricot. From the sea, you can sample chargrilled monkfish or soy-marinated tuna loin, while sides to accompany your meal include the tempting likes of triple-cooked chips with whipped hollandaise and homemade sourdough served with Marmite butter.
One of Pomona’s best assets is its outdoor terrace, which is a calming space that’s well suited to al fresco dining on warmer evenings and benefits from the location on a sidestreet off Westbourne Grove – buzzy without feeling oppressively busy. It is also a good location for trying out Pomona’s impressive list of house cocktails, which include the likes of a Basil and Yuzu Bellini and a Moscow Mule which makes use of matcha. If you’re feeling flush, you can try out Pomona’s multi-course tasting menu, with plenty of vegetarian options to boot.