Brooklands Hotel is delighted and very proud to announce that it has retained two AA Rosettes for 1907 restaurant, bar & grill for the third year in a row.
Pride in the Brooklands historic location gave Brooklands Hotel the inspiration to name the restaurant after the year the famous racetrack was built and opened. Executive Head Chef, Adam Potten, and his creative team continue to design the predominantly British style menu using the best sourced produce and combined with modern cooking techniques this delivers simple, honest food. The ethos behind our grill is heritage and quality. The beef is sourced by selecting breeds that come with the traditions of British farming at its heart. The steaks are then carefully cut in house straight off the bone, ensuring the cooking compliments the history.
Two AA Rosettes are awarded to restaurants that demonstrate innovation, great technical skill and more consistency and judgment in combining and balancing ingredients. The AA Quality Standard Report stated that “the two AA Rosettes were retained for the quality of the food at dinner. Hospitality was very good, with good guest interaction during dinner.”
Marco Gervasoni, General Manager of Brooklands Hotel, says “I am extremely proud of my team for ensuring that we retain our two AA Rosettes. This demonstrates our commitment to exceed the ordinary, through our ‘Make It Happen’ philosophy.” This accolade comes shortly after Brooklands Hotel was listed in the top 10 of the Sunday Times Top 100 Small Companies to Work For in 2016.
About Brooklands Hotel Brooklands Hotel, located in Weybridge, Surrey, boasts an iconic, art deco inspired interior. It features the world’s most historic motor racing track running through reception as well as a critically acclaimed restaurant in the appropriately named 1907 restaurant, bar & grill and luxurious spa facilities.
Brooklands Hotel takes great inspiration from its racetrack history and location, from the original Brooklands racetrack, which rolls out before you in riven quartz and honed granite, to the glittering 1930s inspired honeycomb pendants that greet you upon arrival. The Brooklands site is home to one of Britain’s most famous racing heritage circuits – in fact it was the world’s first purpose built real race track, which opened in 1907 by wealthy land owner Hugh Locke King and was the scene of the earliest motor racing in the country during the 1920s and 1930s.
On the 17th June 1907, after just nine months of work, the still unfinished Brooklands motor course opened, with the first official race taking place on the 6th July 1907. The 28th – 29th June 1907 saw Selwyn Francis Edge, use the track with his green six-cylinder Napier for a record breaking 24 hours, a record he held for 17 years. The world record for the first person to cover 100 miles in one hour, was set by Percy E. Lambert at Brooklands. A contemporary film of his exploits on that day can be viewed from the Brooklands
Museum website. Brooklands last ever race happened in 1939, due to the closure of the track during World War II, where some of the track was damaged by enemy bombing. The hotel has 131 bedrooms and suites, some of which are 20% larger than the average UK hotel room. All bedrooms feature a wealth of natural light and several benefit from their own private outside space with mesmerising views over the Mercedes-Benz track. Selwyn Edge and Percy Lambert feature in two of the Suite names.
The hotel also offers state of the art conference facilities, including nine meeting rooms, a private entrance, bar and a dedicated kitchen as well as a purpose built app for all conference requirements.
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