All change at Surrey boutique with new chef & menu revamp


The chic 1907 restaurant, bar and grill, housed at Brooklands Hotel in Surrey is preparing to embark on a new culinary journey, with the appointment of a new executive head chef and launch of a new early autumn menu.

The 2 AA Rosette restaurant is now headed up by Dean Williams, who joins 1907 after four years as executive head chef at Old Thorns Manor Hotel in Liphook. He had also enjoyed roles as head chef of Silvermere Inn on the Lake in Cobham, senior sous chef at Loseley Park in Guildford and chef de partie at Morgans Hotel and Oxwich Bay Hotel in Swansea.

“I look forward to continuing the hard work and innovation that has led to an outstanding reputation for 1907, which is so much more than a standard hotel restaurant,” says Williams. “As well as an indulgence for guests staying at the hotel, all the team and I also want to continue to build on the progress of welcoming non-hotel guests at weekends and especially mid-week, as well as continue the creativity and skilled work that go into Brooklands Hotel’s excellent offerings for events, celebrations, business lunches, weddings and more.”

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Williams is joined by another new colleague at 1907, Valentino Gentile, newly appointed as sous chef.

One of the first tasks Williams has undertaken at the 1930’s inspired restaurant is to revitalise the menu at 1907, to bring in an early taste of autumn.

Newly-introduced dishes include nine new starters and mains, as well as an entirely new dessert menu of six sweet treats.

The new dishes on the menu at 1907 are joined by new cocktails at the bar, designed by the bar’s team of charismatic mixologists.
The 1907 is part of the 131-bedroom Brooklands Hotel which opened in 2010.