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.
What Insiders Are Saying
Brawn in Shoreditch might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.
We have been visiting Brawn every year for the past 4 years, this year for the first time there is noticeable change for the worse. There is a different crew in the kitchen, the quality of food went down. The starters (duck liver) were as usual - quality was there, however the main dishes (turbot and steak ) were not up to par. Both servings of turbot (the most expensive dish on the menu ) were the tail pieces with lots of bones, the flank steak's temperature was too low, it sat in the kitchen too long before served being served. This place was impeccable, unfortunately not any more
Great visit to Brawn started with radishes smoked cods roe and moved onto crab starter then the succulent pork chop and the steak. Had some cheese to go with the rest of our bottle of wine. Served at the right temperature for a change. Wine list tremendous and knowledgeable staff but pricey.
One of the best meals I've had in a long time. The onglet with greens and hassleback potatoes was superb. Really enjoyed the baked custard and rhubarb dessert too. Lovely friendly service as well which made for a really enjoyable evening
Great food, however not so suitable for vegetarians and vegans (there was only 1 main fro vegetarians)
The most amazing delicious food in a relaxed homy bohème ambiance, I always recommend it and come back each time I’m in London.
Very good food. Amazing service, very welcoming.
Maybe too noisy... but the overall experience is 5 stars
Amazing food, super helpful & knowledgeable staff. Definitely be returning soon!
One of my favorite. Recommended by a sommelier of another good restaurant in London. Invited my friends for dinner at Brawn and they loved it too. The food is outstanding, and the overall vibe is amazing!
Nice relaxed but busy atmosphere with big tables and plenty of space. Waiter was knowledgeable and helpful. Food was delicious, we had hake and ricotta and mushroom ravioli. Only complaint is I would’ve liked a bit more of it!
Stunning meal everything cooked to perfection and great service
From the moment we walked through the door we were greeted like old friends, although this was our first visit. The staff were very welcoming and we were given excellent advice on choosing a wine to pair our main courses of turbot and rabbit and veal ragu. All the food was exceptionally good and presented well; my crab, calçots and almond starter looked stunning.
This is an absolutely sensational restaurant, who knew that Columbia Rd hid such a gem. My new favourite “go to” for nights out.
Fantastic meal, ordered almost everything on the menu and everything was superb.
We’ll be back!
Great restaurant, lovely staff, fab food and fun atmosphere!
mind blowing. every course is lingering in my mind.
The waiter was very kind and well organised. The atmosphere is relaxed and romantic. The food is an occasion to taste new flavours.
One of the best independent restaurants in London. I can't praise it enough.
An eclectic wine list where you can find new favourites.
It is a tremendously enjoyable place to eat with friends or family.
Great food and service
Great simple food. Lovely atmosphere and beautiful restaurant
Wonderful food, lovely staff and great wine selection
Wonderful space. seasonal ingredients used in a wonderful way.
This place is an absolute gem! Our waitress was amazing. Talking us through the menu then suggesting wines to accompany each dish. Having little experience with natural wines we were slightly apprehensive. But each glass was a delight! The food is exceptional. Each plate was perfect for sharing.
The food was very delicious and we absolutely loved it; however it took so long to a) get asked for what we wanted to order and b) for the food to arrive. Between starters and mains we waited a good 40-50 minutes :( I had the turbot main and it was out of this world delicious, however there was nothing on the menu for a carby or more consistent side (something as simple as new potatoes would have worked a treat) and the fish still had some smaller bones left in there which was very unpleasant. However, my partner had the lamb neck and to quote 'it was worth the wait'.
Very good food although some dishes were a bit salty. Outstanding service and great wine recommendations.
Quirky..... eclectic menu, natural wine list + great, knowledgeable service (by Jo!)
Really tasty food. Far simpler and more delicious than the menu sometimes implies.
Everything was great — the service, food and surroundings. Best meal in a long time. We will be back...
The food was amazing and our server was lovely, friendly and attentive. It's a really cosy place - great for a long lunch.
Really fab first trip to Brawn. Will definitely go again. The only thing I would say is that I wouldn’t have the tiramisu again, personal preference though.
The best meal we've had in absolutely ages. Familiar flavours with innovative touches. Great balance and combinations.
The food we ordered was absolutely delicious. Our server was extremely attentive, polite and knowledgeable. We asked for a couple of the menu options and she was able to describe them in detail, which helped us making a good choice. Absolutely worth a visit, or two.
It’s a little out of the way but well worth the trip. Prices for the food were reasonable but the wine is overpriced. Every course was near perfect. Worth flying to London just to dine here
The food is reliably interesting and delicious, with seasonal produce and creative dishes. Very friendly, attentive service - feels like the best version of 'home'!
Amazing service. Great place. Great food. Wonderful service
Fabulous food, nice service and food atmosphere. Really like the slightly unusual food. Wines are hard to pick and advice not always great but it’s a small point . Highly recommend
Great place. Great food. Great service. Great vine. Great everything. Will spread the word!
This was my second visit and this time I choose it as the place to celebrate my husband's birthday. It didn't disappoint. The vibe is buzzy and lively, the staff were excellent and the food just wonderful.
Fantastic food and service, one of my favourite restaurants in London. Excellent!
Wonderful meal - all quite delicious - simple seasonal and lovely - great staff great vibe
Outstanding as usual. The food quality is unbelievable