When luxury intertwines with a sumptuous and history-laden setting, it takes on a new dimension—both rich and sensory. That’s precisely what Brooklands at The Peninsula London offers, a rooftop restaurant unlike any other, seamlessly blending elegance, history, and gastronomy. Conceived by Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi and orchestrated by the architectural firm Archer Humphryes, Brooklands stands as a pinnacle of luxury and the art of living, where every detail, from the furnishings to the ceiling, resonates with aesthetic and historical harmony.
A SETTING IMMERSED IN HISTORY
It all begins on the ground floor of the majestic establishment—The Peninsula London. From the lobby, guests are immersed in a world dedicated to automobiles and aviation, adorned with Bentley woodwork and headlights, alongside exceptionally rare collectibles. As you ascend in an elevator playfully reminiscent of a hot air balloon ride, the journey continues. The space features a rotating display of rare collectibles, including the legendary Napier Railton, a race car with an airplane engine, and the original conical nose of the Concorde.
At the top, a breathtaking panoramic view of London’s rooftops awaits. Archer Humphryes spared no effort in creating spaces as elegant as they are diverse, comprising The Trophy Room, The Tasting Room, the cigar lounge, and The Tabac. Guests step into a sophisticated universe where the history of the famous Brooklands racing circuit and British aviation permeates every corner.
UNPARALLELED CULINARY EXPERIENCE
Claude Bosi and his team deliver an exceptional gastronomic experience. In collaboration with Head Chef Francesco Dibenedetto, the three, five, and seven-course menus take diners on a culinary journey across the British Isles, blending locally sourced ingredients with French culinary techniques. Signature dishes include Exmoor caviar with Roscoff onion and duck jelly, and Racan guinea fowl with sea beet and Scottish razor clams.
The Brooklands team, led by Samuel Vouilloux, ensures that every moment is unforgettable, from reception to the final service. Chief Sommelier Gioele Musco has curated an innovative wine list reflecting Claude Bosi’s Lyonnais heritage, emphasizing French vintages while offering an excellent selection of New World wines.
INTIMATE AND SOPHISTICATED SPACES
Beyond the restaurant and bar, guests can retreat to The Tasting Room for a personalized cigar-tasting experience led by Manu Harit, a certified Master of Havana Cigars. For those who prefer the outdoors, the terrace provides a superb vantage point to admire the sunset over Hyde Park and the neighborhoods of Belgravia and Knightsbridge.
Brooklands transcends being just a restaurant; it’s a destination, a journey through time and space, a luxurious escapade in the heart of London. Its multiple spaces, panoramic view, and gastronomic menu make it an unrivaled establishment where luxury is not only visible but also tangible and gustatory.
Every detail, from aviation machinery reproduced on the ceilings to the finesse of food and wine pairings, has been meticulously designed to provide an unforgettable experience. Brooklands at The Peninsula London extends an invitation to discovery, relaxation, and gastronomic excellence.