James Gummer, the former Maître d’ of Isobel, part of the Santa Cruz group, is to launch his first restaurant venture after securing the Ripe Tomato site in All Saints Road, Notting Hill.

Gummer, who lives and works locally, will open 7 All Saints Road on the site, with the aim of creating a “neighbourhood restaurant serving modern European food with the best quality ingredients at its core”.

Charles Benjamin Associates, which handled the sale, reported high levels of interested from other restaurant operators for the site.

7 All Saints Road is due to launch this autumn.