Brawn

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£25 and under
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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. As of January 2019 in the interest of work life balance for our dedicated team, we will be closing 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.
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended! Everything perfect!
Loved the simple but sophisticated atmosphere. All staff very welcoming and made us feel like home since the first moment. Amazing food, traditional with an international and original twists! The wine selection is also outstanding! It’s great for any type of occasions! It’s a charming gem with the flavour and groove from East London!

DM
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, good wine, good experience! Highly recommended,

LH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a small birthday dinner here and the food was wonderful. The staff couldn't have been nicer. It was such a lovely evening.

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with wonderful hosts ruined by the quarrelling couple next to us. Cannot fault the service or the food!

ET
London
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best

N
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic time at Brawn.
Service is attentive but respectful. Food and wine are brilliantly priced.
Top place.

KK
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, staff were lovely, portions were generous. Amazing atmosphere and I thought it was great value. Definitely go!

JH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly laid back yet attentive service, good knowledge of the menu and wine list, beautifully cooked seasonal food. Food was presented beautifully in sensible portions - not too big not too small. Really enjoyed our lunch, will return for sure!

LT
London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It's a lovely restaurant and the food is consistently very good. The service was a bit slow this time and some of the portions (especially the ravioli) were too small. Just charge a bit more but give a decent size portion for the mains.
The Tiramisu was fantastic!

j
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our fave spot in east london, maybe london. Relaxed, bright, friendly but always highest quality food, produce and great wine selection. Always has a couple super pasta dishes, fish and the tiramisu is next level.

l
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sensational restaurant. Almost loathed to give it an honest review in case I can't get back in... a lot!

OT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Suitable for friends gathering or dating, also suitable if just wanna enjoy few hours self-dinning and drinking. Ordered salt pollock (cause I’m so curious about monk’s beard) and beef cheek. Monk’s beard tastes like chives lol (just like how it is described in Wiki), but everything is so fresh. Marinda tomato is perfect with bread. And the beef cheek is so so tender, perfect with pomme purée.
And the highlight of my night was Ad Vinum wine paring. Will def come back for the wine here. I enjoy the sparkling Les Sables but love Levat more.
And the ambience here is so comfortable. Truly a neighbourhood restaurant with cozy atmosphere.

DD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for dinner on a Provençal-themed day. The snails small plate was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten, kind of wish I'd ordered just four of those! All to myself! The rest of the dishes were nice too and for the type of place this is the price was pretty reasonable (pricey but you get good stuff). Nice wine menu and lots of wines by the glass, which is helpful if your dining partner isn't also drinking/wants to drink something else. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff and in a nice area.

J
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great time.
Amazing food, simple yet modern and well realized.
An amazing wine list more than worth it.
I will be back!

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit to Brawn was an uplifting experience. It had been recommended to us by our son and it didn’t disappoint. Each of our choices from the menu were delicious. Dining in the kitchen area where the chefs were creating great food was a delight. Brawn will be top of our list for a return visit, in our next visit to London. Make and Seamus. Longford. Ireland.

VD
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eating at Brawn’s was a revelation of flavours! From the olive oil and the bread that that they offer to the combination of flavours, we couldn’t have had a better dining experience. The staff were very attentive and they went the extra mile to inform me which dishes are ok to eat since I’m pregnant. We felt very well looked after. We are definitely going back again!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adoro questo ristorante, a mio avviso una delle migliori esperienze a Londra.

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J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always - love the food and the service here, always spot on

D
15 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always the best ! I love their food , the wine and the general vibe

NK
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection!

IY
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very sweet place, with lovely decor and attentive waitstaff. All the food was delicious and the chocolate & sea salt dessert at the end was more than enough to share between the two of us!

y
London
366 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good place to meet for interesting seasonal food. Pollak main course was delicious and not overcooked, mussel and squid starter taster but very small portion Black pudding amazing and i would certainly come back for more. helpful wine waiter who changed the bottle after I had tasted it for something else - rare these days.

S
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best vibe, service and food.
Burrata is a star dish and the bread superb. Loves the ragu and freshness of the salad

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fabulous, interesting food, beautifully served in a timely manner. Enchanting waiting staff. Pretty room and lovely atmosphere. The only negative is that the room was uncomfortably hot and I got to the stage where I had no more layers to remove. When I remarked for a second time in this a waiter said he’d check the air on, after which it got more bearable!

SS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and inspirational dining experience. Would highly recommend.

J
London
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I treated my partner to Saturday lunch at Brawn for his birthday. We loved the welcoming staff, relaxed urban decor and orange wine. Gorgeous flavour pairings with simple fresh dishes. Lots of new ideas to try. The smoked eel was a particular favourite - especially being in the East End!

NS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal, amazing service and lovely restaurant. Would recommend Brawn!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! The food was all delicious. Will go back.

WS
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very charming place, cuisine formidable, interesting tasting beer (reviewer is from Bavaria). Looking forward to coming again!

C
London
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night at Brawn for my girlfriends birthday. The tiramisu really is fantastic, as is the wine list.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food in a really

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great atmosphere

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant we have been here many times and it never disappoints. Food is perfectly cooked and delicious. Service delightful.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly
Great food

RM
London
8 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Never disappoints and consistently good! Brought some friends for their first time and they loved the dining space and food. First of many repeat visits this year I feel.

NS
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food! Great atmosphere
The Burrata was my fav

CV
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and come relatively frequently. Good food and a lovely ambience, friendly waiters, fun to be able to watch the kitchen.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Generally a good experience.
Taste & presentation of the meal was satisfactory for the price but quantity left something to be desired.
My only gripe was that my wine was not room temp: it was unquestionably chilled.
For the standard of quality this restaurant purports to be, I should not have to be told that it's because the cellar is cold "...Just let sit for a couple of minutes..." I'm no connoisseur on these matters but I think this is a basic faux pas which left me feeling underimpressed.

b
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Probably our favorite restaurant in London ! We love coming back to this beautiful place.