Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

On Monday night Hubby and I were invited to the 1907 restaurant, bar and grill at Brooklands Hotel. It was the first time we had been out for a meal, just the two of us, since the summer and we were really looking forward to it – even more so as I’d sampled the 1907 menu when I went for a spa day at the hotel a couple of weeks ago.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

The 1907 restaurant is situated on the ground floor of Brooklands Hotel and is accessible from the main hotel and directly from outside. There’s plenty of parking and it looks immediately welcoming from outside, with shrubs at the entrance and the black decor visible through the windows.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

We were given a really friendly welcome and a choice of tables before our coats were taken and we took our time browsing the menu. The waiter was amazing throughout, giving us recommendations and explaining aspects of the menu to us.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

We were given bread to enjoy whilst we waited for our starters to arrive and enjoyed a nice glass of wine too. The 1907 restaurant has an extensive wine list with a great choice for any palate as well as a good variety of soft drinks too.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

For our starters I chose the Garganelli Pasta and Mushroom which can be enjoyed as both a starter or a main – served as a larger portion. It was beautifully presented and full of ricotta and topped with a perfectly cooked poached egg and parmesan powder. The flavours worked so well together and it was a good portion size.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

Hubby went for the Scallops and Chocolate which had all of his favourite things in one dish – 88% Venezuelan chocolate and handmade peanut butter as well as lemon basil and a port reduction. It was a light starter but one Hubby really enjoyed and just so full of flavour.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

For our mains I chose the Sticky Glazed Brisket which was served with apple fondant, parsnip purée, leek étuvée and parmentiers. I also had a side dish of honey roasted roots which complemented the meal perfectly. The meat was beautifully cooked and literally fell apart. All of the flavours worked so well together and it was a great play on a traditional roast dinner. I couldn’t have wished for a nicer main course.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

Hubby went for the fillet steak which was served with half a baby gem and aged balsamic, one side and a sauce of his choice. His chose the boulangère potatoes and a parmesan sauce which complimented the steak perfectly. It was medium rare and although given a steak knife it wasn’t needed – the steak was beautifully tender and cooked perfectly. The potatoes were different to Hubby’s typical choices but they went well with the meal and he really enjoyed every aspect of his main.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

We were so impressed with our meal that we just had to stay for desserts however, there was a slight delay in preparing them so we were brought a mini cheesecake dessert to enjoy in the interim – a lovely touch that really made the short weight pass more quickly.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

Hubby went for the warm Carrot Cake which was served with honey and carrot purée, orange meringues and hazelnut gelato. The cake was light and moist and everything on the plate was so full of flavour.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

I went for the Salt Caramel Chocolate Fondant which came with crème caramel gelato and toasted cocoa
nibs. It was the easily the best fondant I have ever had – with a slight cake outer and gooey middle, full of rich chocolate flavour and twinned with the salt caramel flavours. It was perfect.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

After our desserts we retired to the bar to enjoy a couple of cocktails before heading home. The cocktails were made to our tastes – both loving gin and one wanting a sweet and one a sour cocktail. They were lovely and couldn’t have been a nicer way to finish off our meal.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

We couldn’t have had a nicer meal at the 1907 restaurant and it’s made us want to go back to Brooklands Hotel as soon as possible – probably to make a weekend of it next time! The service was wonderful, the food was perfect and the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. If you are looking for somewhere to have a nice meal for a special occasion or just some time together then I can’t recommend the 1907 restaurant enough.

Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

Disclosure: We were invited for the above meal for the purpose of this review however all opinions are my own.

7 thoughts on “Dining at the 1907 Restaurant, Brooklands Hotel

  1. Ow wow, the food there is right up my street. I love a bit of a refined dinner. Such a treat! Whenever I dine out, I tend to have scallops or fillet steak as they’re so ‘special occasion’ kinds of foods. That carrot cake looks incredible: so creative and vibrant in colour. Love the fact you had cocktails after your meal too. Now any gastronomic restaurant could serve beautiful, ‘wow’ food like this, but the bit I like most about what you’ve written is that you felt comfortable there and the atmosphere was relaxed. Too often when you go to a gourmet restaurant, the atmosphere tends to be way too stuffy and unnatural (do I even make sense?), which is a shame as it can ruin the stunning dishes and gorgeous flavours. A good meal out is the whole package and it sounds like you had just that. You guys deserve it! x
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  2. This hotel looks amazing and the food too! The bread basket looks so appetising I want it right now! I’m booked in here for a family weekend in May to celebrate my brothers 40th – can’t wait after seeing your pictures!

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