For those travelling frequently for business in and out of London, Aviator is just the ticket. This luxurious hotel and restaurant is located close to Farnborough Airport, created specifically to provide comfort, stylish design and first-class food for business travellers.
Within the hotel and wider site, which includes several bars and restaurants, you'll find the Brasserie which is Aviator's fine dining experience. A sophisticated space, the interior design is modern and elevated with a focus on natural materials and clean lines. Large windows provide soft natural light and the overall ambience is calm and relaxed, again just what you need if you're either on a big trip or have one coming up.
There is a selection of menus available including a la carte, a tasting menu and Sunday Lunch. The a la carte menu offers ample choice with starters such as chicken liver parfait with black pudding brioche and braised date, alongside pan roasted scallops with nduja, roasted pineapple and tapioca cracker. Options for mains include dishes such as roast lamb saddle with filled potato, crispy lamb fat crumb, pea and dill puree and charred baby onion, or hoisin glazed smoked tofu with koji marinated celeriac ribbons, mushroom and kombu dashi, alongside a selection of steaks sourced from the local, award-winning butcher and cooked on the in-house grill. As for dessert, expect delights like blood orange souffle with bitter chocolate sorbet or milk chocolate delice with hazelnut praline ice cream.
If a tasting menu is more your thing, Aviator offers five courses which aim to showcases the finest foods from the South East, expertly matched with a selection of boutique wines. Picking out some of the chef's favourite plates from the overarching menu, it brings together a selection of seafood, meat-based and vegetarian dishes, designed using several cooking techniques, plus a punchy dessert.