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Brawn, London,

Brawn

4.8
4.8
1627 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighbourhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community.

Brawn opened in late 2010 and has held a Michelin Bib Gourmand since then. In 2020, we also opened Brawn Store, which sells a wide selection of our food, wine list and other select items.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 18:00–22:15 Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30
  • Phone number
    020 7729 5692
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Wilson
  • Area
    Bethnal Green
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,627 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,628 Reviews
  1. Annie

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic evening, food was delicious service was excellent, would highly recommend.

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  2. RichardK

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice lively atmosphere and some of the dishes were excellent. Main courses underwhelming. Interesting wine list.

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  3. HannahC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We aim to go to Brawn in December as part of our traditional festive build up and we love it there.. so this was not our first time, we are returning guests. This time we were sat in the back of the restaurant near the kitchen and it was lovely, I didn’t even know this room existed. As always food was delicious, with some repeat items which are menu staples from years gone and of course new items too. We had a lovely waitress who was very attentive and made some fantastic recommendations - thank you for making our experience so enjoyable. We’ll be back!

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  4. JoelK

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Brawn is always a great place due to its more neighbourhood atmosphere and welcoming service.

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  5. Teej

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening in a very nice, ambient and chilled restaurant. We were slightly disappointed by the food, it was certainly nice, but we were expecting more for what we paid.

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  6. Jeanette

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food and service, my most favourite restaurant!

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  7. Blanca

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and fantastic service. Will definitely come back!

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  8. VinC

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, staff, and service We visit London a few times a year and make Brawn a food stop every visit.

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  9. OttilieL

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, I always return to Brawn.

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  10. jamieb

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super atmos, food, service as usual. Great natural wine selections and amazing pudding. too.

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  11. Jazzy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wine and service, would go back again!

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  12. podji

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    good mood, best aesthetics,good taste , highly recommend ,

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  13. MAEEW

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Yet again the food was fantastic and well thought through, great place and great feel to the restaurant

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  14. Mayo76

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful restaurant with a separate vegetarian/vegan menu which is always great to see!

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  15. JenH

    London

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just lovely. Excellent food, friendly staff, all very knowledgeable. Great experience.

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  16. Calvin

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immaculate vibes, food was great, highly recommend to anybody

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  17. KathyF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delicious!! Great service. I would definitely recommend.

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  18. DiogoLacerda

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was incredible, the service as well, and the vibe was really cool. I’m definitely coming back!

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  19. SergeyK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant with excellent food and service.

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  20. JacksonW

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and the staff knowledgable. Such a great restaurant.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff and service, delicious food and overall great value for money. Highly recommend

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  22. MichelleU

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place! Beautiful, laid back, super friendly and professional staff and of course, delicious food.

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  23. MaryP

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Great food, environment and great staff.

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  24. Gisele

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Sad to say that I was really looking forward to trying Brawn but the rude waiter couldn’t make up for the lukewarm steak, lack of vegetable options, or attitude we were served.

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  25. Disappointed

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious ham and cheese were highlights. Brusque wine waiter put a damper on the evening

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  26. OsemeE

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were blown away by this restaurant. The food and drinks were great, the ambience was just right, the staff exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. A great find!

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  27. FilippoA

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, the eel was absolutely amazing, great vibes

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  28. Lucinda

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely beautiful dinner at Brawn last night. The food was so delicious, the ambience was gorgeous and our waiter Ben was great! Will definitely be back. Super impressed!

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  29. MadalenaA

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A very overpriced restaurant, having in mind the quantity of food served in each portion. We didn't have a great experience with the wine choice as well, being asked to explain better why we didn't like the first wine we chose (as foreigners, we explained our lack of technical vocabulary; the waiter was indifferent to it). And our table didn't have the proper attention it should have had. We were a bit invisible there. So no, no recommendation on our part, unfortunately.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was so knowledgeable and went the extra mile to get us the best bottle of wine to go with our meal. The lamb sweetbreads were definitely a menu highlight. Will return!

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  31. WilliamM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply delicious and well presented food, charming service and fun vibes

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  32. AndrewR

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    great ambience as always. menu changes often but they nailed it last night. the pasta dish with squid was excellent with great spice level and creativity in mincing squid to create a ragu style sauce.

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  33. honestreview

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional service, I really feel like the staff go above and beyond. Food was excellent but didn’t blow me away on any level. Would definitely recommend for a high quality casual dining experience.

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  34. Taypeth

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food that sings! the very best ingredients celebrated wonderfully, brought together simply and skilfully. Un obtrusive masterful service.

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  35. JoshG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've just discovered my new favourite restaurant in London.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food perfect as always, but the staff really went the extra mile for us. A lovely welcome, superb wine recommendations, and genuine hospitality. Thank you.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    By far the best restaurant of greater london and the Uk.

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  38. Fran

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and really accommodating for us as we are both lactose intolerant

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely space, bright & airy. Nice music, candles in tables. Atmosphere was great. Staff lovely, our server was very friendly, great prompt service. The food tasted delicious - scallop ceviche, duck, seabass with mussels. Dishes were beautifully presented too. Only comment was the portion size. The scallop ceviche seemed like one or two very small scallops diced, priced at £16. We got this to share & felt miniscule, especially because it was so 😋. The seabass main priced at £30 was also small, with a few mussels & beans as accomplishments, didn't feel like a complete dish unfortunately.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant-best in London-would recommended very highly

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Brawn is rated 4.8 stars by 1627 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Brawn

49 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG

Additional information

  • Area
    Bethnal Green
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 18:00–22:15 Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    European, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ed Wilson
  • Additional
    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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