Originally from Devon, Barson began his career at River Cottage before moving to London to work at restaurants including Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and Nuno Mendes’ Viajante.
He joins Kitty Fisher's from a role as senior sous and development chef at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen.
Barson has created a new menu of ‘fuss-free’ dishes cooked over a wood-fire, including devon crab with smoked crème fraiche and pickled rhubarb; and iberico pork with hispi cabbage, apple and three cornered garlic.
“[George’s] appointment starts a new, extremely exciting chapter for the restaurant,” says Kitty Fisher’s co-owner Oliver Milburn.
“His enthusiasm is infectious, and he’ll lead our kitchen brilliantly. Most importantly, our guests are going to love his cooking.”
Kitty Fisher’s was opened in 2015 by friends Oliver Milburn, Tom Mullion and Tim Steel.
It was named the 16th best restaurant in the UK at the 2015 National Restaurant Awards, and received glowing reviews from A.A Gill in the Sunday Times and Fay Maschler in The Evening Standard.