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About Brawn

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.

49 Columbia Road
London, E2 7RG
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
European, Bistro, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:

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

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


Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7729 5692

Website:
http://www.brawn.co/

Public Transport:
Hoxton - Overground
Bethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)
Bus Routes 55, 48

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Brawn Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (76)
Notable Wine List (69)
Good for a Date (61)
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Lunch (35)
Romance (34)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Seasonal (33)
Good for Birthdays (26)
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Quiet Conversation (22)
Fun (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Healthy (16)
Comfort Food (14)
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Brunch (12)
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Gluten Free Options (5)
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

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

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food4
ambience5
service5
value3

 
·Dined on 18 December 2017

Amazing open kitchen views. Lovely atmosphere. Portions are small but bread and butter was provided to keep you full. Very extensive wine list but even the house wine was nice.
Much larger than it looks from the outside but book in advance just in case.

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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

We booked Brawn at the last minute and it was a really great find! Extensive wine list, a daily menu full of tapas-style dishes (that can be shared or enjoyed alone), great atmosphere. Also great for gluten-free!

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 15 December 2017

Fantastic food and environment. Would highly recommend to friends and family.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 30 November 2017

Selten findet man noch in London solch einen tollen und inhabergeführten Laden. Ein wahrer Genuss um abzuschalten oder sich mit Freunden zu treffen. Tolle Weine

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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 November 2017

Lovely local french restuarant - delicious food and warm friendly atmosphere

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 29 November 2017

Came here for our anniversary after being recommended by a few friends. Lovely atmosphere, knowledgable staff and delicious food/wine. Go for the seabass!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2017

Awesome service! Hidden gem! Delicious food and great environment to meet friends or to have private dinner

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 24 November 2017

Excellent food and service. A fun and relaxed meal which was thoroughly enjoyed by the whole party.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 20 November 2017

Very nice food and service; serious wine. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 11 November 2017

Had guests in town. Loved our dinner here. Great wine, great food, great setting.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Great food and the wine list is incredible. Highly recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 6 November 2017

Great food, excellent service, longest wine list I ever saw.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
·Dined on 3 November 2017

Had a cracker evening here. Wine list is well thought out, interesting and the staff are knowledgeable of the offering. Food was intricate and delicious. Came in a group of 6 and all were very impressed. The one thing we all noticed was the food did take quite a while between courses but it's hard to criticise when it's so damm tasty. Cheers for a good night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
·Dined on 31 October 2017

Recommended by my daughter. Really interesting menu and the staff were lovely. We had a great view of the kitchen. A real hive!

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 30 October 2017

It was fascinating seeing from our table the smoothly organised teamwork in the kitchen - it seemed as if everyone knew exactly what they were doing and this was reflected in the delicious, beautifully cooked dishes that made our birthday gathering such a memorable occasion. The table service was excellent and the menu ideal for one meat eater, one fish eater and two vegetarians.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Casual, Seasonal, Cozy, Organic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 30 October 2017

Excellent food and service at reasonable price, great decor and ambience- arty fashionable sort of place raved about by food critics. In trendy area of East London - all my guests delighted by it. Not really a place for a large group- we were 8 - the limit. Very local for me and I will definitely come again, especially for a special occasion. Only caveat- a friend brought me a birthday cake and they wanted to charge a lot to serve it up, so we had to take it away uneaten.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Another lovely time at Brawn. Special food on the Sunday set menu and lovely, helpful service.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 22 October 2017

Fantastic meal, comes very highly recommended. Great service and ambiance as well.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Delicious food, attentive service in a beautiful room - overall a very enjoyable evening. Will be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Organic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value2

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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Love it so much that I almost don't want to tell too many people about Brawn. The food is fantastic and the ethos of the chef is transparent in the food. The quality of ingredients, the focus on celebrating them, a considered, subtle but not overly designed presentation and the friendly and professional staff.

The combination of the above when matched with a cosy, non-pretentious, not-too-hipster and relaxed surroundings makes this my favourite restaurant in London.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

I have been to Brawn several times and it has yet to disappoint. The service is friendly and at the same time the staff are highly knowledgable particularly with respect the extensive and impressive wine list. The food remains at a high standard.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

A fabulous lunch. Among all the excellent disches the lamb neck was extremelig good. The service was good and we had a very good time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Comfort Food
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2017

Exceptional food and friendly attentive service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

Fabulous restaurant with an extensive wine list. A must try place. Fantastic service and wonderful chefs. You can watch the chefs prepare your food or if you prefer, be in the front part by the bar. Wonderful jazz played throughout.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Organic, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Third time at Brawn. Same key things applied. Excellent food, interesting wine list, outstanding service, lovely atmosphere - busy but not hectic, buzzing but not loud. Fun! A must go to East London joint, no question.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Everything we had on the short but interesting menu was beautifully cooked. Service was friendly and attentive, and it was a really nice place to meet friends for lunch. I have previously been there for work lunches and, with lots of space ar quiet at lunchtime, it’s great for that too.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 October 2017

I love this place

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 (London)·Dined on 1 October 2017

My second visit , first for Sunday lunch, and it was wonderful. Delicious food and wine, lovely service and great vibe. I can't wait to go again.

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food5
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value5

 
 (東京)·Dined on 29 September 2017

A fantastic night at Brawn. Beautiful food served with personality

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (London)·Dined on 27 September 2017

Great atmosphere and even greater food. The menu is creative and the winelist is great. highly recommend

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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food5
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value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Wonderful restaurant in Columbia Road with a great vibe. Friendly and efficient staff, well trained and with solid knowledge of the food and wines they serve. Food was really good and came timely. The ambience is really East London with a buzz you can expect from a no fuss and cozy restaurant. A little gem that we will be visiting much more!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Organic
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 13 September 2017

Amazing wine list, food was great, service also great.

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service5
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 (London)·Dined on 8 September 2017

Food was excellent. Service was great - staff was knowledgable about the wine for pairings. Atmosphere was relaxed and cosy, but still elegant. Only reproach is that it was a tad too cold inside.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 7 September 2017

Perfect as usual! Thank you so much! Brawn is our favorite restaurant in London!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 3 September 2017

We were in the Brawn for Lunch on a Sunday. The menu was brilliant and the service was perfect.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 31 August 2017

Fantastic experience at Brawn last night, thank you.

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