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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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Very skilful cooking of a clearly well thought out menu. The front of house team were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.
Couldn’t fault it!
Lovely intimate setting with a great ambience and food options.
Great food and wine, with a perfect location right on Colombia rd.
The service was absolutely on point, the lady with the red / blonde hair was attentive and delightful. The food was very well cooked and the attention to the look of the food good. I would say it was slightly overpriced and the wine list very over priced for the wines on. Overall a good experience , would think twice about coming back due to the over priced wine list. Again 5* for service and a solid 4* for good .
Exquisites food, lovely atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Highly recommend it! I will definitely come back!
We are so lucky to have this fabulous place within a half-hour's walk.
The food was absolutely excellent. I would really recommend the turbot. For starters we had the ell and the smoked aubergines which were both excellent. I liked the relaxed and rather quiet atmosphere in the restaurant. The service was a little disappointing though as the waitress kept pressuring us to order/pay and leave the table for the later shift (10pm).
Good evenig Florence, So glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere. I can only apologise if you felt rushed in some way. We do request every table back after 2 hrs, given that we have reduced capacity by well over 50% since March. I hope you can appreciate the team did all they could to extend your table, beyond the 2 hours in this case - your table was in fact rebooked at 9pm, not 10pm. We hope to see you again nethertheless and that you see our perspective on this. Best, Patrick
Carefully considered dishes that balance flavours with technique. That's the slightly "food blogger" way of saying this place is really, really good.
Delicious food, service was ok, design of restaurant is good but v loud.
Great food options, incredibly welcoming staff happy to walk us through the menu. We had such a lovely night.
The staff are super lovely, great service. Starter of smoked eel was divine, really delicious. Main of squid ragu was pleasant enough but not particularly memorable. The wine list was too expensive for this sort of restaurant. Cheapest bottle was around £30 and then after that it very quickly any other option was £40, £50+. Needs to more diversity in prices for wine, for this sort of place, the wine does not need to be this expensive.
Exceptional food, wine and service. Everything was perfect and can’t wait to go back as soon as possible.
Great food great service great atmosphere. Delicious hand sanitiser on the tables for the old Covid. All round bangin’ resto! 👍🏼
Delicious food. Small portions, but that was to be expected. Really spacious and had a pleasant vibe. Feels intimate.
Delicious food, great ambience, would highly recommend and will be going back asap!
Great modern/season British food, wine list, and service!
Food portions were smaller than average and overpriced. The lamb was delicious but the sides were a bit basic.
Always great at Brawn!
Great to be back and safe today, you guys haven’t missed a beat. Everything was just as good as we remember it!
Great as always.....glad to see it back open again
Fantastic, cosy restaurant with an excellent lunch menu, great wines and spirits and warm service.
Delicious homely foods and unique selection of wines. Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for an intimate dinner
Starters (squid and eel) were absolutely out of this world!, incredible flavour combinations and dishes that felt very well put together and thought through. However the mains (crab pasta and ravioli) were quite a disappointment. Nothing special, all a bit lacklustre in all honesty. The crab pasta was especially unremarkable, literally just spaghetti with a watered down tomato sauce and crab? Not exactly what we were expecting from a restaurant of this level and reputation. Service and atmosphere were great though :) just expected more!
Absolute fave 💜 !!!! Best wine I've ever tasted... gorgeous food. All round amazingness.
The place is cute and the food is good quality . Just not worth the price . We had the turbo fish which was 30 pounds , and it was bland and not worth that much . We also had the lobster spaghetti and it just didn’t feel fresh . Then we order the tiramisu , and it was just a bunch of cream with a bit of the lady fingers . The check was 112 pounds , just not worth it !!
Food was stunning as always. Perfect wine recommendation too and great service and vibe.
So lucky to have this as one of our neighbourhood favourites. Have been several times it just keeps going from strength to strength.
Incredibly cool and knowledgable staff, every one of them.
My favourite restaurant, possibly in the world ! So glad they got through lock down .. hurray !
Great menu, great wine list. Really enjoyed the setting and the service.
Delicious food, great service, great booze - such a perfect restaurant, love this place
It is my favourite place to eat in east London. We love introducing friends and family to this little gem. Quite expensive but in my opinion worth the experience. Plenty of veggie starters but they could improve on the number of vegetarian mains.
Amazing service and really good food, would definitely come back!
Possibly one of may favourite places to eat in London
Amazing thought out food
Brilliant drinks list
Fantastic Service - there when you need it but also allowing you to enjoy your email and even with COVID guidelines not rushing you.
Amazing as always. Favourite restaurant in London.
We had an absolute blast returning to Brawn again. The ambience felt joyous, fresh and safe. The re-jigged layout gave us more than enough room between tables, without sacrificing the communal atmosphere great dining is all about.
Food, spectacular as it was before ‘one thing and another’. Indulgent, yet light enough for the heavy and hot weather - you can and should order three courses.
Asked for a rec’ on the wine, our host came back with a cracker that had our whole table checking the label and saving it to memory for later
Will be back soon.
Great to be back. Lovely food and staff all wearing masks. Felt safe and taken care of. Would go back in a heartbeat.
It is a pleasure to dine here again.
I have never eaten a plate of food or had a glass of wine here that I didn't enjoy.
Knowledgeable and friendly staff as always
best food in hackney, always a lovely evening with amazing food.
Great as always and nice for them to be back open
Do yourself a favour, go and eat at Brawn. ;)
Brawn is rated 4.8 stars by 909 OpenTable diners.
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