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Brawn

4.7
475 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighborhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community. On Sundays when the flower market is in full swing, we cook Sunday Lunch for £28 per head. The table is filled with a selection of starters, then a main course followed by pudding. A perfect way to spend Sundays.

Brawn opened in late 2010 to great critical acclaim receiving 5 stars from Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, and a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Hours of Operation

Monday: 6pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 10:30pm

Friday- Saturday: 12pm - 3pm; 6pm - 11pm


Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
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Phone number
020 7729 5692
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit
Hoxton - Overground
Bethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)
Bus Routes 55, 48
Additional
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 475 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Great place for Sunday lunch and no doubt other times too. The no-choice set menu format worked well - the starters were not all dishes that we might have chosen, but they were all excellent and it's good to be directed sometimes! The rabbit and prune terrine was superb.
The back section by the kitchen was a bit squeezed-in and noisy, but it was good to see what was going on across the pass.
Service was excellent, with still or fizzy water included and regularly replaced.
We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The food was really top notch, flavourful and imaginative without losing the essence of the ingredients. It was great fun watching the cooks at work. Shame that half the diners seemed to think it was ok to shout at the person with whom they were dining, disturbing all those of a different persuasion.

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4.0Dined on 4 April 2018

Amazing Food and Natural wines.
Unfortunately we booked quite late so half of the menu wasn't available to order... however all our second choices were delicious

Good advises for wine
We all preferred the starters, the spicy mussels were amazing !

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Went there with my 3yo daughter and husband on Easter Sunday for lunch. Amazing food, lovely atmosphere. As a bonus they were really nice with my daughter too. They had a Sunday meal deal, perhaps a little pricey the kids food (but the pats was hand-made!). 5 stars!

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

LOVED our meal at Brawn! Flavours and seasoning were all spot on; small menu covers all ranges of appetites and palates. Especially notable for their wonderful selection of natural wines - every one we tried was new to us and a hit! I cannot wait to come back.

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5.0Dined on 27 March 2018

One of the most understated restaurants in London: serious food with cool, utterly chic sensibility. Recommend highly.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Absolutely loved the food. Scallops, anchovies, fish and mussels were all really delicious. I loved the front room and the wonderful feeling you have created. However it was incredibly loud. While I love a busy restaurant with a great and bustling vibe it was so loud we had to really raise our voices to talk....we were a table for 2

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

Unbelievable meal! All around great experience. Mussels were the highlight.

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4.0Dined on 20 March 2018

Brawn never fails to deliver. This is food, deeply seasonal, cooked to perfection and presented on the one hand simply but on the other in combinations that surprise you but work every time. Unusually for me, the highlight was a dessert - the rhubarb and almond tart.

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5.0Dined on 16 March 2018

This was an amazing night - top food & wine all round.

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4.0Dined on 16 March 2018

We really enjoyed Brawn. We were seated promptly after arrival and the service was both friendly and professional. The chef certainly prepared so interesting and tasty dishes. We had an appetizer and a main course each along with a delicious bottle of wine. The one downside to Brawn had to do with portions sizes. This should probably be considered more of a tapas style restaurant. We did not expect huge portions of food, but leaving hungry after splitting four dishes left us disappointed. Most should enjoy the food and atmosphere here if they anticipate the smaller portions.

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3.0Dined on 16 March 2018

Great food but very poor service. Hussled by the waiter who kept pressing us to order quickly and then insisted we hurry up as he table was booked after us. Shame staff so rude.

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5.0Dined on 14 March 2018

Great place, will definitely go back. Had the oxtail ragu pappardelle and it was absolutely bursting with flavour. Wine was great too and very reasonably priced.

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5.0Dined on 13 March 2018

Awesome neighbourhood spot with fantastic food. Excellent value. A bit off the beaten track of Shoreditch but it's modest setting belies the quality of the food that is prepared. Service was great as well. Recommended for a nice quiet date night out if you are in the area, in search of thoughtfully-prepared food and drinks. Cheers Brawn for the great meal.

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5.0Dined on 12 March 2018

I'll be perfectly honest. I didn't expect to be as impressed as I was. In fact, I likely didn't want to be. That's more about me and my love of places like Chez Bruce and St. John in London, Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan. So Brawn was presented to me as the new, hip, "in" place to be over the past few years. That usually makes me defensive. The truth is, Brawn is superb in every aspect.

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5.0Dined on 10 March 2018

We had a great evening - fantastic staff - all very helpful and great food.

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4.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Our favourite east end eatery. Rich wine list and simple food with emphasis on quality ingredients and no fuss service.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

As always, probably the best Sunday lunch in London. Generous and excellently balanced set menu. An wide-ranging selection of natural wines with knowledgeable recommendations from staff.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

amazing food and service. The roast chicken was perfectly cooked.

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5.0Dined on 4 March 2018

A delicious meal with fantastic service. A welcome change from usual Sunday roasts. Interesting sharing starters and sublime chicken and pomme purée. The service was of a high standard but not overly fussy. Wonderful drinks options and great input from waiter to ensure we ordered well. I will definitely be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

I couldn’t fault it. Wine and food were excellent and the atmosphere is great. Service is friendly and well timed. Definitely a new London favourite.

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4.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Good, interesting take on English food. Excellent service. Wasn't the usual high concept crap. Felt very authentic for a change and was in a lovely tucked away location (might feel a bit dodge to be in East London if you're a chichi Soho type). London is loud for people like me coming from Germany and this restaurant was no different but overall we had a great experience, particularly because of our server.

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Very nice food, nice ambience and smily service.
Quiet neighborhood.

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4.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Lovely staff and very good food!. I would recomend

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

We visited Brawn for Sunday lunch and it was delicious. They offer a three course set menu for £28 which is excellent. The food, atmosphere, extensive wine list... all superb!

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5.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Brawn not only serves the most delicious, set-menu on Sunday lunches but it couples the food with a notable wine list. Definitely recommended for a long, lazy, boozy Sunday lunch with friends.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

really nice, authentic, english food is definitely interesting now!

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Amazing wines.

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4.0Dined on 17 February 2018

First time eating at Brawn after hearing so many of my friends raving about it. The food was beautiful and the orange wine a nice suprise. Highly recommended and will surely be back again soon!

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4.0Dined on 11 February 2018

The food was good but service was slow, not an issue between courses as it allowed us time to chat but it proved quite annoying when we had to ask for the bill twice.

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4.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Interesting menu with very extensive wine list. Our waitress was really attentive explaining food and wines clearly

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5.0Dined on 1 February 2018

Super service and excellent food
Staff had a great knowledge of the menu and wine list

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5.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Great evening out and love the place. Starters we all had the burrata which was delicious and then for mains the duck, black pudding and beef ragu. Everything was top notch accompanied by an extensive wine list.

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3.0Dined on 15 January 2018

Relaxed and warm place.
Food was good, slightly more expensive than expected.

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5.0Dined on 13 January 2018

This was my 4th time at Brawn over the last couple of years and I’ll definitely be back- the food is lovely, not huge portions but that’s a good excuse to try all 3 courses! I really like the ambience, which is equally well-suited to either casual dining or a special occasion where you want reliably good food and service without it being stuffy. One of my favourite places in London.

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5.0Dined on 10 January 2018

Simple but interesting menu with fresh ingredients. Excellent team of chefs putting lots of care in preparing the food. Every dish is well balanced and very delicious. An impressive wine list with good choices. This will continue to be one of my favourites in London.

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4.0Dined on 6 January 2018

The restaurant was very nice and was busy on a Saturday lunchtime. The staff were very friendly. We ordered a massive crab which was tasy but reminded me what a fiddle it is trying to eat whole crab. The service was attentive - the only minor fault was that they said they'd bring some bread and then didn't. Overall I'd certainly recommend the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 23 December 2017

This was a young and lively atmosphere . Food was excellent and interesting ... not the everyday combinations... wine list also unusual and good. Service was great and helpful. Definitely worth a try.

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5.0Dined on 22 December 2017

Excellent food and wine, great service! Highly recommend this place! Will definitely come again

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4.0Dined on 20 December 2017

Probably one of my favourite restaurants in London. That was one of the best meals of the year.

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