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Brawn

4.8
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909 reviews
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£26 to £40
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European
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.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 909 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackR
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate setting with a great ambience and food options.

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JessicaL
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine, with a perfect location right on Colombia rd.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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 .

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RaissaM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisites food, lovely atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Highly recommend it! I will definitely come back!

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MikeT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so lucky to have this fabulous place within a half-hour's walk.

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FlorenceB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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).

Brawn
Responded 4 days ago

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

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Thom
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carefully considered dishes that balance flavours with technique. That's the slightly "food blogger" way of saying this place is really, really good.

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EloiseN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Delicious food, service was ok, design of restaurant is good but v loud.

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Andy
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options, incredibly welcoming staff happy to walk us through the menu. We had such a lovely night.

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KatieH
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

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TimB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food, wine and service. Everything was perfect and can’t wait to go back as soon as possible.

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JamesS
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great atmosphere. Delicious hand sanitiser on the tables for the old Covid. All round bangin’ resto! 👍🏼

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Claudz
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious food. Small portions, but that was to be expected. Really spacious and had a pleasant vibe. Feels intimate.

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Flora
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambience, would highly recommend and will be going back asap!

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CLSF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great modern/season British food, wine list, and service!

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SophiaG
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food portions were smaller than average and overpriced. The lamb was delicious but the sides were a bit basic.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great at Brawn!

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vipRajM
London
10 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back and safe today, you guys haven’t missed a beat. Everything was just as good as we remember it!

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TomD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.....glad to see it back open again

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StephenC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, cosy restaurant with an excellent lunch menu, great wines and spirits and warm service.

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Yusif
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious homely foods and unique selection of wines. Wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for an intimate dinner

JP
JPanetta
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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!

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FloK
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute fave 💜 !!!! Best wine I've ever tasted... gorgeous food. All round amazingness.

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AlejandraO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

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 !!

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JonathonU
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was stunning as always. Perfect wine recommendation too and great service and vibe.

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Emptyegg
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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stephenb
London
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant, possibly in the world ! So glad they got through lock down .. hurray !

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RobC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, great wine list. Really enjoyed the setting and the service.

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vicky
London
10 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, great booze - such a perfect restaurant, love this place

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KayR
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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EmmaJ
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and really good food, would definitely come back!

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Love BRAWN!!!

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WallisR
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Favourite restaurant in London.

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Aidank
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AllisonR
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back. Lovely food and staff all wearing masks. Felt safe and taken care of. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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vipSIMON
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KH
KateH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best food in hackney, always a lovely evening with amazing food.

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JeffB
London
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great as always and nice for them to be back open

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FrancescaD
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favour, go and eat at Brawn. ;)

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