Another wedding anniversary – our second under the blog. This time I was keen to try out the 1907 Restaurant, Bar & Grill at Brooklands Hotel in the Brooklands area of Weybridge.
Opened in 2010, it’s located beside Mercedes Benz World and Brooklands museum. Perhaps appropriately, it features large windows overlooking the car park that did indeed hold a large number of Mercedes cars.
Inside is smart and stylish with large areas for the restaurant and bar. I love being greeted with fresh flowers, it automatically puts me in a good mood. The atmosphere was buzzing the Saturday night we were there and made for an almost exciting vibe.
The large bar area tastefully decorated with nods to the period of Brooklands’ heyday, including some big old shiny propellors down the middle of the seating.
The menu had something for everyone, with some nice sounding embellishments in each dish.
Service was near perfection. Our waiter was everything you could hope for – helpful, friendly, relaxed and professional. He definitely added immensely to our experience, plus he picked me a really fab wine.
To start Jman had the Seasonal soup freshly prepared vegetarian soup £6.95, that came with a show of pouring it into the bowl at the table. You may be aware of my note taking ability, so I don’t know what type it was but it was do know it was delicious with layers of flavours and a delightful cheese straw.
I obviously chose the Pan fried scallops & glazed pork belly puree of cauliflower & golden raisin £10.95. I wasn’t convinced by the pork belly, too well done for my tastes, but the scallops were super tasty, the puree and raisin added to the dish.
For his main Jman made the manly man choice of 225g 28 day aged sirloin steak, crispy chips, roast tomato, grill flat mushroom, red onion marmalade plus choice of sauce (he picked hollandaise) £34.00 . The steak might not look like much in the photo but it was seared perfectly and nice and juicy on the inside. The sauce was good, as were all the accompaniments.
For my main I went for the Pan roast loin of cod fennel & baby spinach, potato rosti, capers & lemon £18.95. OMG that was one huge piece of fish, incredibly generous on their part but there was just no way I could manage to eat it all even if I hadn’t just finished a starter course. The fish was nicely cooked, though the fennel was a little overpowering, more in texture than taste.
We shared dessert because, though full of cod, I wasn’t quite ready to leave. We opted to share Mille Feuille salty crunchy peanut butter & parline cream, orange & chilli compote £7.00. There was a bit of a delay but our exceptional server brought us some sorbet while we waited. Well this arrived it sure didn’t last long. For two people that were supposedly full we inhaled it and all its peanut butter goodness. Yum.
I really enjoyed the 1907 Restaurant at Brooklands Hotel. Lots of atmosphere and some great food made for a perfect place to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
Brooklands Hotel, Brooklands Drive, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 0SL