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Brawn, London,

Brawn

4.8
4.8
1241 Reviews
£26 to £40
European

Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighbourhood 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.

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Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 18:00–22:15
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30

  • Phone number

    020 7729 5692

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Wilson

  • Area

    Bethnal Green

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 1,241 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • London

    European

  • East London

    Best Overall

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Best Ambience

  • East London

    Healthy

  • East London

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • East London

    Notable Wine List

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  1. a

    awc4

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service overall

  2. AB

    AlexandraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was absolutely delicious and a great atmosphere

  3. TJ

    TJ7F

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Laid back atmosphere, light and spacious, delicious food made with care, knowledge and fresh ingredients. Service also very good - our waiter was in our eyes, perfect.

  4. n

    nickyj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and service, the ingredients tasted fresh and a great selection of wines to compliment the dishes

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    The area is faraway and doesn’t need to go that far

  6. F

    Foodie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely place lovely food and great service - would come again!

  7. V

    Vimal

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Never fails to meet expectations. A wonderful place.

  8. TW

    TWhi

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very tasty food, friendly staff. Too note of the fact we booked for a birthday and surprised with a birthday candle in our pudding. Lovely meal

  9. JC

    JessicaC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really great meal. Stafff gracious and helpful, and even took our drinks off the tab for a very small wait at the start (we barely had noticed!). Would defo return.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    The food is delicious! And it’s q cozy place really nice for q date. The only comment is that the food is a bit slow

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always the best

  12. BC

    BillC

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Crab pasta was excellent

  13. ET

    ErikaT

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding, as always!

  14. G

    Georgie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A beautiful meal, very reasonably priced and a lovely neighbourhood vibe, rare for places in the East London area which can try to be pretentiously cool - not the case here at all! Already planning my next visit x

  15. A

    Alina

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best restaurant in London. Great food and service. Best wine list in the world!

  16. M

    Miks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We can highly recommend this friendly and cosy restaurant. Excellent food and service. In summary- This is a high value place!

  17. M

    Millie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    so good as always. wonderful restaurant and really great front of house!

  18. D

    Daisy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Every time is a joy. Seasonal food, cooked beautifully. The parmesan fritters alone are worth a visit. Friendly service with some excellent wine pairings. I always leave with a smile a very contented stomach.

  19. JC

    JackieC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Amazing food. Great friendly service. Lovely ambiance. Will be Bach definitely.

  20. LG

    LiamG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service, would highly recommend.

  21. m

    marcor

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Previous chef and menu were far superior. The food was good but not at the same level as the previous chef and kitchen team, resulting in the whole experience not matching the very high bill. It’s a shame, we shan’t return.

  22. MN

    MattN

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    Delicious food, tiny mains. The ravioli was five or six pieces each about the size of a postage stamp. Had to have a sandwich when i got home as I was still hungry.

  23. CS

    ClaireS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just fabulous - every dish was a delight 💙

  24. KL

    KarimL

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fab as usual. Excellent food, great service and good value for money. On a sunny day, with the windows opened, the bar room is an absolute delight

  25. L

    Lilly

    France

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful dinner, delicious food and drinks!

  26. LC

    LucyC

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice vibe and high quality food on a quiet street.

  27. J

    Jessica

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always incredible food and laid back atmosphere. thank you.

  28. SM

    SMac

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic innovative food. Great atmosphere. Make sure to go……

  29. M

    Matilde

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    I first went to Brawn in December 2021 for dinner with my two dogs. I did not book at table, but just showed up with the dogs after Xmas markets in Columbia Road and was told that the restaurant was dog friendly. I booked at table for a group of 4 friends at 18:15 today. I arrived in time with one of my dogs (a toy cockapoo), but was told that dogs are no longer allowed for dinner. I was offered no solution, or no apology, but was just turned away. So I sat down at the table with a friend, but our husbands had to go back home to drop the dog. In the meantime, we started ordering drinks and food. After 10 minutes. the staff immediately started warning us that the table reservation was for 2 hours only, and that we had to hurry ordering food. Our husbands arrived at 18:37 (22 minutes delay). We quickly ate the starters and ordered the mains. The food was absolutely delicious, but we were interrupted every 10 minutes by waiters telling us we had to rush as we only had the table for 2 hours. This is the first time in my life I am writing a bad review about a restaurant. Even if there is something I don't like about a restaurant, I never write bad reviews, especially for small independent restaurant. But this was TRULY the worst experience of my life. The staff kept on rushing us every 10 minutes. We ordered 3 bottles of wine, starters, mains and desserts, but they treated us awfully. I never experienced such awful customer service in my life - I'd say McDonalds is better than this restaurant. We live 10-min walk distance and we absolutely loved the food, but would never go back. We were forced to leave the table at 8:19pm. When I told the manager that the service had been awful, he started complaining that we arrived late, and he had the guests waiting for a table. He also mentioned that one of the next guests was a pregnant woman. This is not our problem - you should make sure you have at least a 15-minutes gap between one table and the next one. Truly awful.

  30. KB

    KayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really tasty food with friendly and helpful service. A good atmosphere too!

  31. PS

    PhilippeS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First but not last visit. Friendly staff and excellent “cookery”

  32. AY

    AYLH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and atmosphere. Staff was very friendly.

  33. A

    Aidan

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding food, service and atmosphere. Can’t recommend it highly enough.

  34. MO

    MarenO

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, good service and good vibe! Perfekt for a chill dinner

  35. A

    Angelina

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brawn is my favourite restaurant in London. Impeccable food and great people. Will be back.

  36. MP

    MarkP

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top notch food in a relaxed lively setting.

  37. SM

    SophieM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was delicious, this restaurant is one of London’s best! Feels relaxed & informal yet special. The service is brilliant & the restaurant has character & charm.

  38. CB

    CarleneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend. The food was amazing!!! The service was on point xx

  39. GC

    GCFR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Incredible food with great service. Highly recommend.

  40. F

    Flowerpot35

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really enjoyed the whole experience. Food was absolutely gorgeous, service and ambience brilliant. We’ll definitely return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Brawn is rated 4.8 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Brawn

49 Columbia Road London, E2 7RG

Additional information

  • Area

    Bethnal Green

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Sat 18:00–22:15
    Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30

  • Cuisines

    European, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Ed Wilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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