Sir Stirling Moss has been honoured by the Royal Automobile Club with a new restaurant, ‘Stirling’s’, which was inspired by the life and tastes of Moss and features classic seafood dishes and his signature cocktails.
The legendary British racing driver officially opened a new seafood restaurant and cocktail bar at the Club’s Woodcote Park Clubhouse in Epsom.
“I have been eating at the Club for over 60 years,” said Moss. “This new restaurant reflects my love of seafood.
“The appreciation of lavish surroundings and attentive service. The restaurant has a wonderful ambience and will make for a truly great dining experience.”
Moss has a long relationship with the Royal Automobile Club as in 1954 he was given honorary life membership. Club Chairman, Tom Purves hopes other members will enjoy Stirling’s.
“We had a lot to live up to,” said Purves. “I hope that members will enjoy Stirling’s as much as we have enjoyed trying to create something special, something memorable.
“In the name of our most famous, most heralded, most loved member. A true racer and a fine gentleman.”
Along with the Moss inspired food and cocktails, there is a range of iconic and personal artefacts from Stirling’s private collection. Including the original steering wheel from his dramatic crash at Goodwood plus racing gloves, boots, trophies and other significant memorabilia.
To conclude the event, there was a special presentation to Moss along with a birthday cake to celebrate his 87th birthday.