Brawn

4.7
516 reviews
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£25 and under
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European
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 516 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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New York Area
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This was an amazing place. We had many food allergies in our group which were navigated with ease. The waiter alao helped pair wine and he got it just right for my taste!

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OT
London
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful evening, seated us where we wanted to upon request, service was great and the food sumptuous. Really enjoyed our evening and will definitely go back again

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FD
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Great place with small menu but very high quality cooking. The dishes have a faint Italian influence to them. the wine menu was huge but as it was lunch time i was not drinking as when a start i cant stop. The dish are all very well put together with a great mix and exciting flavors. would recommend for sure to any one. it is slightly pricey at about 20 pounds a main dish.

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MG
5.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

All delicious! All delicious! All delicious! All delicious!

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n
Manchester
4.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Booked a table at Brawn for dinner while we were staying in London. The quality of the food was fantastic, and the service, particularly our knowledgeable and enthusiastic server Alex, was superb. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone staying or visiting the Shoreditch area but it's also well worth a detour.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

We keep trying the new comers in East London, and we keep finding them disappointing vs Brawn. Still our favourite place in that part of London.

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i
London
4.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

Have been here before and had a table in the centre of the back room and it was much better. This time we had a table in the back corner of the front room and we had a few bugs and mosquitos coming on us and falling from the window to our table, which wasn't pleasant.
Plus we were felt isolated and out of the atmosphere. The food was good, specially the starters were great, main a little expensive for the sizes, but tasty and cooked well. Desserts were nothing special. If I go back I will ask for a better table and take more small plates and no dessert.

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H
London
4.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

We went as a group of 4 and shared a lot of plates. The food was lovely, great wine and service just a little pricy but no complaints at all. Would recommend.

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JC
Melbourne / VIC
5.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Have dined a couple of times at Brawn and always enjoyable. A perfect venue for a Sunday lunch. Always interesting produce prepared with care. Highly recommend

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a
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Brawn is perfect for a Sunday lunch after a stroll of East London Markets.
The food is incredibly delicious, seasonable and great wine

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n
5.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

great food and amazing unique wine list (natural wines only). accomodating chef too. great ambiance.

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CL
London
3.0
Dined on 16 June 2018

Fantastic food but unfortunately the acoustics in the front part of the restaurant made it a very noisy experience (especially when the coffee machine kicked into action!). The back room looked more cosy so is maybe quieter but wasn't open for lunch

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CC
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

It's taken me a while to actually get around to making a reservation but I did and it was lovely. Great, friendly service and delicious food. Couldn't fault it.

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AM
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

Lunch in Brawn's sunny dining room on Columbia Road is a treat. The service is perfect - helpful but totally unobtrusive; and the pace of the meal just right. Wonderful food and wines. It's not too busy at lunchtime so one can have a quiet conversation. You could easily sit there all day.

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MT
New York Area
5.0
Dined on 12 June 2018

You'd never know this place was there... Wonderful dining room that makes you feel like you're at a good friends' house.

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SK
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Great food, and each dish was very unique. Pleasant atmosphere and service was great. The price is not for every day dining, so would recommend for a special occassion!

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FH
London
5.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Delicious food and a different wine list to normal. A lovely woman looking after the cellar knew her stuff (she didn’t want to be called the sommelier!) so we had a wonderful evening.

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s
London
3.0
Dined on 7 June 2018

Poor food for the price, staff were rude, slow and a little terrible.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 5 June 2018

Amazing food and an exhaustive wine list - if you’re a bit intimidated (we were) get the waiter to recommend. Recommend the white asparagus starter and the cod main.

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C
5.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

Delicious food and attentive waiters. Loved it and will definitely be returning soon :)

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LT
London
5.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

It’s a lovely place and the food was fantastic

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MD
London
4.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

greatly enjoyed the meal, but missed the previous incarnation of meat-oriented small plate rusticity.

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VT
Houston
5.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

Intriguing food and wine. Both the neighbourhood and the restaurant have a quite and nice ambiance to it.

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CL
London
5.0
Dined on 24 May 2018

Great experience!

Greeted with enthusiasm, served with pleasure and fed with joy.

Excellence across the board.

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n
5.0
Dined on 23 May 2018

This is my favourite place to eat in London. I would recommend it to anyone who wants fine food, great drink all in a fantastic laid back atmosphere.

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PM
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

This is my favourite restaurant in London. The flavour combinations are impeccable and the staff are brilliant. Absolute vale for money too

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EJ
Berkshire
5.0
Dined on 17 May 2018

Lovely restaurant. Really good food. Nice ambiance.

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E
London
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Beautiful food, amazing atmosphere, incredible wine list

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HN
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

This was our second time we had dinner here. As with the first time this was a fabulous dinner, too. The food is excellent - seasonal, fresh, local produce and lovingly prepared. Flavours are there as well presentation. Service is another forte of this place - friendly, knowledgeable and no-fuss.

Combine the service and food with a nice down-to-earth decor and you have the kind of restaurant we will come back to again and again. Simply put: a truly fantastic restaurant.

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NR
London
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Seasonal ingredients cooked most masterfully. One of the most famous natural wine lists in the city did not fail to impress with great choices and fantastic value. Attentive and knowledgeble staff.

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CQ
2.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

sadly they were out of the two dishes i was interested in! Sat next to door and was busy and crampt. Food was ok, not mind blowing. Mains came much later than starters. Wine was the best thing but all very expensive for a mediocre meal. Overrated and not my vibe. Full of middle class wine loving foodies snobs not really buzzing.

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A
5.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

Great restaurant, great food and wonderful wine list. Lovely staff.

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RS
London
5.0
Dined on 10 May 2018

I have been wanting to try Brawn for a while and it fulfilled my hopes. It's a bright and welcoming atmosphere with really friendly waitstaff and isn't too loud, making a dinner with friends or a partner very enjoyable. The food was delicious and comforting. The wine list was great, although many bottles were a bit pricier than I had expected. Overall, it was a great evening and I will be happy to return for another meal.

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KD
4.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

Great food in a lovely setting, we had the mussels, artichoke starter and burrata to share... DELICIOUS!

Wood pigeon, cod and parpadelle to share for mains which were great too.

Artichoke and mussels were really quite special, highly recommend.

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JA
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

Very, very nice experience. Perfect service, amazing wine list, food is insanely good!

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HS
5.0
Dined on 2 May 2018

Amazing food experience, everything from food to ambiance was purely perfect. Went there for their natural wine selection and was not let down. A definite 5 star.

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S
4.0
Dined on 1 May 2018

Wonderful flavors! Brawn really shows that less is more!

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LP
5.0
Dined on 30 April 2018

A wonderful evening, ending up having our dinner at the bar, very friendly and informative service by the bartender (I believe it was Daniel) with excellent food and wine recommendations. Great atmosphere in a room full of character and a well curated collection of vinyl setting the mood. A neighbourhood jem!

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SS
5.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

Their set menu was altered to my vegan diet and it was the best vegan food I’ve ever eaten!!! The flavors were incredible and the staff and atmosphere was super friendly.

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AR
London
5.0
Dined on 21 April 2018

One of my favourite London restaurants for season food and an interesting wine list. The staff are lovely as well.

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