I find myself in general agreement with the two previous reviewers, Phantom and Josh. The design of this hotel is strikingly different and most pleasing to the eye. I cannot fault the bedroom and facilities offered therein. The problems lie within the brasserie.
My wife and I dined on Sunday evening and enjoyed starters of warm scotched egg and smoked chicken caesar. We decided to order the daube of beef which is a sharing dish. Our waitress recommended we augment our choice with a side of green beans. Some time later she returned to inform us that there were no green vegetables available. (We were dining at 1930hrs and the service continued for another two hours). She suggested we might care to order extra carrots (the dish comes with carrots and potatoes) or perhaps the salad (an interesting option considering our choice). Having returned to the kitchen again the waitress came back to our table to offer some curly kale, which we agreed upon. The daube was a glorious dish, rich with a depth of flavour that only careful slow cooking can afford it. The kale was supplied on a minute side dish and bearing in mind our main was a hearty winter warmer, was barely sufficient for one person. We were soon obliged to order again.
Breakfast the following morning was disappointing. Service was poor; we were forgotten about until I asked for coffee and to order and at no stage were we offered any toast. My cooked English was cold and the poached eggs were more like hard boiled. The sausage and bacon seemed like it had been cooked hours before.
Despite these comments I would stay here again, but would hope that the level of service in the brasserie had improved.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Aviator was created by TAG Group as a hotel for elite travellers moving between London and the world's leading destinations. Located near London in Farnborough, Hampshire, Aviator opened in 2008 as one of the most striking design hotels in recent times. Innately stylish, Aviator binds the timeless glamour of aviation with seductive interiors and ultimate comfort. The bedroom interiors are contemporary yet rich and comfortable with walnut paneling, leather accented furniture and bathrooms with black glass walls, granite vanity tops and chrome finishing. Sky Suites amplify the indulgent personality of the hotel with walk in wardrobes, generous bath tubs, Missoni blankets and space to lounge surrounded by dark wood Venetian blinds. Guests can discreetly access the fitness studio from their rooms using a guest only stairwell at the north end of the building. The lobby and atrium of the hotel present the Deli, Brasserie and Sky Bar which overlooks the TAG owned private airport. Within the Brasserie sit two of the hotel's private dining rooms, exemplifying the intimacy and allure of the dining experience. The variety of fresh and classical dishes are accompanied by carefully selected boutique wines from producers around the world. Located on the first floor is Sky Bar, a cocktail bar designed with intention. Secluded black leather Rocket chairs and relaxing lounge areas create the ultimate place to sip our signature cocktails. The design of event spaces at Aviator are well considered. The private entrance to the events wing and dedicated relaxing lounge areas provide direct access to the versatile meeting rooms. Used exclusively for tailored events and celebrations, the Sky Lounge overlooks awesome views of the airport and combines with the atrium to create a venue that promises to leave a lasting impression. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Aviator Hotel Farnborough, Hampshire