Brawn

4.8
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March 18th 2020 onwards - Please Read - Brawn has taken the decision to close temporarily due to Covid-19 global measures. Please check our social media for reopening details

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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m
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brawn is consistently good, relaxed and a great atmosphere.

JU
London
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was literally amazing. So so good. Good vibe. Whilst the service was efficient the waiter was a bit up himself and stand off-ish when we tried to make conversation. The female Australian waitress on the other hand was a total dream!!

S
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, completely delicious food and great service. A joy to spend time there.

OW
London
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was truly superb, simple, inventive and tasty. Will definitely be back!

NS
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best overall dining experience my partner and I have ever had. Food was exceptional and the service was highly attentive and thoughtful. Looking forward to coming back.

K
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, with the perfect ambience for any occasion. Would highly recommend for anyone whose an avid foody! Particularly loved the smoked eel and deepfried artichokes. Delicious!

GP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food everytime I visit, wonderful wine list and atmosphere. Highly recommend.

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comforting excellence without being over the top in any way. The food speaks for itself

IW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My fav place in our area !

JK
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Warm, genial service backed up with quality and creative food. It's somewhere you'd love to visit regularly. The open plan kitchen lent to the atmosphere, with no shouting or stress shown. The food was immaculately presented but had something wonderfully comforting to it, particularly the duck rillettes and the wood pigeon. Thank you Brawn, I'll see you again for sure

BE
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty and very good service. The simple dishes were especially good. Wine list is good and fairly priced, even if a little lacking in variety. Overall would strongly recommend.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

We felt very rushed throughout the evening! Staff had an attitude and made us feel quite uncomfortable.

Food was incredible however!

DL
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love everything about this restaurant. Really the food is the outstanding reason to go, but I love the design, decor, wine list and service. Coming over from West, it feels like you’re in another city and you’ve just discovered the place u want to eat at at least twice while you’re there. Only one thing I find a bit much is the noise, as it’s an open dining space and if it’s full, it’s can sound like a real bru haha. Was my 4th time there and I know I’ll b back....

YE
London
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend sharing many plates.

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection.

KM
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning meal overlooking the kitchen. Very special anniversary dinner.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LH
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
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 on 20 February 2020
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 on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best of the best

N
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
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 on 19 February 2020
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
370 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!