A Duck dish freshly prepared food at Number9 in Darras Hall Ponteland

We’re excited to introduce our new kitchen staff!

Paul Clark

A native Geordie, Paul developed an interest in cooking at a young age, crafting his culinary skills in the family kitchen.

Our ChefsDetermined to make a career out of his passion for cooking, Paul cut his teeth in local hotels, working his way up the ranks to Sous Chef.

Keen to broaden his horizons further, he travelled around the UK working for a TV and Film Production Company, catering for cast and crew.

Returning to the North East, Paul took up a position at one of the region’s premier luxury hotels, honing his fine dining skills in their 2AA Rosette restaurant.

He now brings his gastronomic passion to Number 9, where, as Head Chef, he is committed to providing top class food using the finest locally sourced ingredients.


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