Claude Bosi is having a very busy year. Not only is he opening Socca in Mayfair, but (as has been much-rumoured behind the scenes) he’s opening brand new restaurant Brooklands at the top of the new Peninsula London hotel.
His rooftop restaurant Brooklands will be “inspired by the classic eras of British aviation and motorsport”. That’ll be showcased in the restaurant with a big model of Concorde overlooking proceedings and a bar which will apparently feature lots of motoring memorabilia. There will also be actual cars from the Brooklands racetrack and museum, which will change from time to time. So we’ll assume they have a very big lift somewhere in the hotel.
As far as the food goes, it’s planned to be modern British cuisine but that is all the information we have so far. What we can see, from the images released to date is that it’s going to have one of London’s most impressive rooftop terraces, with views right across the heart of the city.
It’s not the only restaurant opening at the hotel. The ground floor will be home to Chinese restaurant Canton Blue. Led by Chef Dicky To, that will feature dishes that will “celebrate the spice-trade union of Asian and British cultures”. Again, the menu’s under wraps but we do know that the look will be inspired by 19th Century Chinese trading ship the Keying junk.
There will also be a lobby restaurant (where they’ll serve afternoon tea) along with The Peninsula Boutique & Café too. And that, as you’ll see from the image above, looks pretty spectacular too.
If you’re wondering where this new hotel is, it’s a brand new building on Hyde Park Corner, overlooking Green Park and Hyde Park.
That’s all we know for now – we’ll add lots more information about the food closer to the opening date.