Brunswick House Cafe
Brunswick House Cafe

Brunswick House Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brunswickhouse.co/
  • Phone: 020 7720 2926
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 11pm
    Saturday: 10am - 11pm
    Sunday: 10am - 5pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Gina Hopkins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Brunswick House works in partnership with reclaim experts Lassco. There are several rooms within the main house which cater for parties of different sizes from an intimate private dinner to a full blown wedding reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Jo Auger 02073942100x

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Vauxhall tube and bus station.
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Private & free parking for Brunswick House patrons by day.
A word from Brunswick House Cafe
A restaurant, café & cocktail bar, set in the crumbling grandeur of a Georgian town house, built for the Duke of Brunswick in 1758.

By day we serve a simple breakfast menu of hot and cold plates from the kitchen, accompanied by our excellent blend of Coleman Coffee, Jing teas and fresh juices. A more formal lunch service commences from noon until 3pm, with snacks available from the bar throughout. In the evenings as the light dims and candles are lit, we serve a seasonal and inventive dinner menu of the finest British produce, to accompany expertly-crafted cocktails and carefully selected wines. Private rooms are also available on application.
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Brunswick House Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
184 reviews since 23 November 2013
Average Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.8
  • Ambience4.2
    Value3.5
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (94)special occasions (64)romance (55)group bookings (47)sunday lunch (42)brunch (37)good vegetarian options (33)business meals (27)pre/post theatre (14)afternoon tea (14)outdoor eating (13)outstanding value (11)child friendly (11)disabled access (7)Show More
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    cathswiss
    Dined on 18/11/2014
    Food was delicious, but portions too small. Also, for a gluten-free vegetarian like me, choics were very slim.. I ended up choosing 3 vegetarian sides. Even soup had meat in it :( Waiter was a hoot! "Interesting fellow" must have been his first day. Very cheery and kind and well disposed. Never understood what we meant when we asked if we could pay separately. We finally gave up and divvied up the bill ourselves. It's nice to see the Brunswick House employs people who might not get a job in a regular restaurant. It added to the fun of the experience.
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    afternoon tea, fit for foodies, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • James
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    fabulous...as ever...thanks so much....great food and service...delicious...I hope that we will be able to be back very soon
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  • Enjoyable
    MikeSW2
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent food in small portions. Not a lot for vegetarians. Eclectic decoration. Tables well spaced. Good friendly knowledgeable service. A bit pricey - especially the wine. the bar looks like it would be good for cocktails if in Vauxhall before midnight.
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  • Great for a small group...
    dinedevine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Second time here, both times with small groups (six people). Service was informal and fun, yet efficient and attentive - a great balance and I'm sure they'd read the table for what you want. Food choices are limited, but from what I see that just allows them to concentrate on doing things really well. Good wine list, well chosen and reasonably priced but with a few choices for bankers. Some great puds too - but get some dessert wine to go with - made a great end to the evening.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive and menu poor
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 26/10/2014
    Looks a lovely pub from the outside but was so disappointed in the menu. We were in a large group and were limited to 3 very strange dishes - one was an onion main course! No red meat either which was difficult for a couple of guests and the portions were tiny. £20 for a pub lunch is right under there too! Would be perfect if they went more traditional with their menu.
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  • My best local
    Gezellig
    Dined on 24/10/2014
    We love this place as it's got such amazing atmosphere sitting in-between the antiques in this monumental Villa squashed in-between Vauxhall Manhattan towers. Great food and fab individual service and an interesting buzz about the place. We'll keep on coming back!
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    brunch, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great atmosphere
    Ikt5
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Lovely ambience at Brunswick, as one gets to dine in what appears to be an art gallery. The various pieces of art- from statues, through flags, to the chandeliers- are actually for sale. Really fun place, with a bar area designed like a library, and a pleasant outdoor seating area. Food is a bit heavy, and service could be improved, but overall a very good experience.
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    brunch, outdoor eating, Sunday lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 17/10/2014
    I was very disappointed that the staff let a couple in with a puppy. Admittedly the dog was adorable, but it's the first time I have ever seen a dog in a restaurant. He was leaping about and putting his head on the table. All the staff were patting him and then serving food. It seemed terribly unhygienic and it has put me off going there again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 16/10/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and drink - a real treat
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    brunch, child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Original and always good
    anyoneforlunchVIP
    Dined on 14/10/2014
    Great lunch, thoroughly congenial, good food and great service.
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    brunch, business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good dinner
    eatin
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Meeting up with an old friend from Paris, he was initially surprised by the location, and the service at the bar while we waited for a table was slow. However we were also pleasantly surprised by the food. An interesting menu and well prepared. Wine list was good enough even for him, and the choice of armagnacs and cognacs was excellent.
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food doesn't come cheap
    Floyd
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. The meat was fantastic, as were the desserts. The side orders were good but over-priced.
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    fit for foodies, outdoor eating
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  • Disappointing express menu
    Lunchies
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I normally love this restaurant. This time I tried the express lunch and it was a much lower standard. The salad starter was fine but tiny. The cauliflower main was insipid and almost cold. A real effort to get through it. I just left disappointed.
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  • The long wait
    bobby
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    We had been before for lunch & really enjoyed it. The dinner experience was a disaster after waiting a very long time for starters & then 2 hours for dinner. When the food finally arrived it was underwhelming. The bill was reduced to account for this but the damage was done unfortunately. We left very disappointed.
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  • Brunswick House
    Girlsniteout
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Very trendy and good atmosphere. Eaten there before but this time service very, very slow, main course portion very small and pricy for what we got. Food good but too minimal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and wine
    nyomnyomnyom
    Dined on 20/9/2014
    Very good food, and wine list. Wine list is particularly good with the carafes very good value.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings
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  • Excellent evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 19/9/2014
    Delicious food and interesting too. Service was superb - just right; attentive but not fussy and we all appreciated it. Thank you to all.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Great for being spoilt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 18/9/2014
    We were looking for somewhere that felt a bit special, not too stuffy with great veggie and meat dishes and we weren't disappointed. We all agreed that we are coming back.
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    fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a big birthday meal
    chrisM
    Dined on 27/8/2014
    Very good service and enjoyable evening - I was at a dinner for 2, but I think the venue would be great for a large sit-down birthday dinner.
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    group bookings, Sunday lunch
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  • Victim of its own success?
    Evolver100
    Dined on 23/8/2014
    I've been many times over the years and I can only put it's increase in price verses it's reduction in quality and service down to being a victim of its own success. Food is 'ok' nothing to be impressed over, small portions which while flavoursome and nicely presented, for their price preset bad value, the service was also 'ok', some of the staff were charming while others were verging on disinterested. The ambiance is 'ok', it used to be cool as you sat among the bric-a-brak of Lasco, now it's more staged and a more polished affair; but it's well done. I'd recommend for a group of freinds to get together it's unique. I may go back... BUT it's on a tightrope to oblivion if it succumbs to it's lack of competition in a rapidly changing area!
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  • Outstanding service, food & wine
    Bottomtable
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    If you are a food /wine lover that enjoys a relaxed atmosphere with top quality food the go here. Interesting changing menu. (stater of Cauliflower 4 ways was delicious). Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, good vegetarian options
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Edgy but good food
    neil
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Not the most relaxing sort of place - very slightly off-hand bar service, cool customers, slight catwalk vibe - but the food is excellent. A pretty restaurant at night. Perhaps best in a small group rather than in a twosome.
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    brunch, fit for foodies
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  • Nice food - pricey and inattentive
    Yuppycheapskate
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We arrived reasonably early in the dinner service on a weekday night. We were seated quickly. The waiter was friendly but not very attentive. Once a few more diners had arrived, we had to wait sometimes 5-10 minutes to ask for the bill, some more water or some additional bread. To start I had the squid and cucumbers which was delicious. the squid was cooked to perfection (i.e. not over done) and the vinegary sauce that the cucumbers were served in was delicious. For the main course I had the pork belly which was also very nice, if a little simple. It had a very nice crunch to it and was nicely seasoned. The meal overall was about £60 (2 courses, no wine) which seemed a little expensive for what it was.
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  • Innovative and Tasty!
    goodfoodlover
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    It is always a pleasure to eat at the Brunswick House Café. Menu selection is limited but the dishes that are produced are exceptional. It is a quirky place with a friendly and comfortable ambience and very pleasant staff.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely old gaff
    lemonpea
    Dined on 31/7/2014
    Airy and chic, this place doubles as a showroom for Lassco's stock in trade, salvage items from the nation's grand houses. The service is perfectly pitched, friendly and helpful, a great compliment to an interesting and well executed menu. Start your meal off with a Kamms and bitter lemon and by pudding you'll be in heaven. We spent about fifty quid a head, including cocktails, wine and service, for a blowout three courses. Thoroughly recommended, we'll be back!
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    business meals, fit for foodies, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place, average food
    neil1982
    Dined on 29/7/2014
    We went for dinner here - have to say the actual bulding is lovely and has a great ambience (one of the best I have seen). However the food in terms of portions and quality was lacking for the overall cost of the meal. Pretty disappointed, especially with the desserts and the main fish course which was practically starter size. Would recommend this place for a drink in the bar as can enjoy the ambiance however.
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    romance, Sunday lunch
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  • Great meal and surroundings
    tomparker81
    Dined on 25/7/2014
    Amazing food in beautiful surroundings. Well worth a visit.
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    afternoon tea, business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Excellent experience
    Cooperman
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    The Tripadvisor reviews were not encouraging but i have to say that the food service and ambiance was very good. I would certainly go back.
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  • Amazing food and ambiance
    FJane
    Dined on 18/7/2014
    The food. Drinks and service are outstanding - and the decor it really really impressive and gives off a wonderful ambiance
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    brunch, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice food - too salty
    Mark
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    The food is very nicely prepared and presented, but the side salad arrived at the table cruchy with a dusting of salt. The sauces on the various dishes were nice, but again too much salt. Diners can always add salt and do not need the chef to do this for them. One fish dish had an olive tapenade, which was nice, but combined with added salt, it left my lips plasmolysed. We had to keep requesting more water to deal with the level of salt.
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    good vegetarian options, pre/post theatre, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reasonable1
    Dined on 14/7/2014
    Food is splendid; creative and well-prepared. Beautifully presented. Service staff are always so pleasant, welcoming, and accommodating.
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    business meals, good vegetarian options, outdoor eating
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  • Amazing surroundings, great food
    Sophie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A wonderful meal - the veggie options were terrific and really good wine and cocktail list. Service was friendly and attentive. The surroundings are so interesting - would be a great date venue. This place is worth a special trip to glamorous Vauxhall! I have booked again for my birthday.
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    disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice decor, horrible food & drinks
    Glen
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Title says it all, you have been warned. Horrible, oily, saggy, tasteless food (covered in water) combined with bad selection of undrinkable white wine. ONly go for decor, best to stick to the cafe at the front (same room, but no requirement to buy food).
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  • Fantastic place, unique decor!
    TheOuagadougou
    Dined on 27/6/2014
    Great please, excellent vibe, fun decor and very romantic without being stuffy. Felt quite like an East London joint. The service staff were friendly but seemed a bit rushed, quite erratic service (a flurry of action.... Then nothing!). This let the place down a bit, but overall still highly recommended!
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Chrischar
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    Been going there since their first opening day as a 'cafe' and now is a proper foodie restaurant with good service, good food and good ambiance!! Well done team!! Chris
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    fit for foodies, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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  • Cool building, nice staff, food ok
    LMadd
    Dined on 17/6/2014
    Great building, decor and atmosphere etc. Food tried a little too hard to be fancy, and ended up being ok as a consequence. Other than the Black Dog (which is amazing!) this is probably the only other place worth eating in Vauxhall
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    business meals, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    AllyP
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Really tasty, well presented food. Unusual menu. Great service - charming and efficient waiter. Lunch was thoroughly enjoyed by all three of us.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, Sunday lunch
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  • Cafe it's not
    yummyVIP
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    Great birthday meal here at Brunswick Cafe. Incredibly large starter of kippers and poached egg was moist and delicious. Other starters of asparagus , a bit meagre but tasty but ham hock terrine meaty and good flavour. Mains of lamb and chick peas with aioli were wolfed down as were the hake and onglet. Yes there was enough room for pudding with the rhubarb parfait hitting the spot. All in all a great meal in surroundings that kept our 2year old mesmerised. Glad the price of the food isn't as outrageous as the lighting and fittings on sale!
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    child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Style Over Substance
    Wilson
    Dined on 30/5/2014
    Great decor and atmosphere, attentive and efficient staff. BUT - the menu is limited, very unimaginative and frankly serves up over-priced, cantina food. The lentil dish was sloppy and the rabbit dry and overcooked. The ham hock salad is something I could have knocked up in three minutes. These dishes had all been precooked and just slapped on a plate when ordered. It is the worst kind of cynical restaurant practice. Go there for a drink and the buzz; eat elsewhere.
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  • Good atmosphere, very nice food
    Mark
    Dined on 21/5/2014
    We booked a table for seven people for a special occassion dinner (a major birthday), and the staff took very good care of us. The food came up at a reasonable pace and was well prepared. The selection was great, and everything was very tasty. I have two critical comemnts. 1. The room was too hot to be really enjoyable. 2. The sauces were far too salty. Thankfully, the waitress kept bringing us pitchers of water, but I don't understand why things come to the table with so much salt already on them. Diners can easily add salt if they want more, but to start out so salty leaves no options for diners.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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