The Simonds Room

The Simonds Room

The Simonds Room


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News from The Simonds Room


"A dining sensation" - The Simonds Room restaurant at historic Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke, has been awarded a prestigious two AA Rosettes award.

About The Simonds Room


It has been created at historic Audleys Wood Hotel, Basingstoke,  where the star of the menu is the local produce. With its magnificent oak panelling reputed to be from Tewkesbury Abbey, The Simonds Room is set to attract local people and hotel residents with a delicious menu showcasing the very best produce from specialist suppliers from Hampshire and the surrounding areas.

The Opening


At the opening of The Simonds Room in 2011, a blue plaque was unveiled in recognition of the rich history of Audleys Wood. The ceremony was attended by the Mayor of Basingstoke and Cllr David Leeks. The restaurant is re-launching at the end of February 2015 with our new head chef Damvan Stefanov.


The Man behind the Food - Head Chef Damyan Stefanov

Damyan Stefanov’s passion for the finest, freshest local ingredients no doubt has something to do with his achieving two 2 AA Rosettes for Audleys Wood’s Simmonds Room restaurant.

The Bulgarian born chef has in fact worked with at least two AA Rosettes for most of his career. His first British senior role saw him take up the sous chef position at the famous Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire before moving to the multi award winning Dormy House Hotel in the Cotswolds, again as sous chef.

Our sister hotel, Fawsley Hall is where Damyan, as senior sous, guided the team into the elusive Good Food Guide. His first head chef position was at Whittlebury Hall where he achieved two AA Rosettes and won the best restaurant in Northamptonshire for three years in a row, before moving to the Castle Hotel in Windsor, repeatedly gaining 2 AA Rosettes in his time there. Damyan’s style can be described as Modern British enhanced by international classics.




Restaurant Features 

  • 2 AA Rosettes
  • Open from Thursday - Saturday:  7.00pm - 9.00pm
  • The Simonds Tasting Menu  £65.00 per person
  • Attractive Wood Panelled Dining Room.
  • Private dining in Hampshire is available.
  • Open to non residents 



To make a Private Dining, or Fine Dining reservation at Audleys Wood Hotel in Hampshire, please make an online dining enquiry today or Call 01256 817555.






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