Brawn

4.9
1093 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1093 People Are Saying
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Marina
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service, and really good value. Ella served us and she was incredibly nice. They just need to get their unforgettable tiramisu back on the menu!!
Already a regular and will keep coming back!

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RichK
London
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, great food .. very nice evening

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasure as always, great service, great wine and the music and atmosphere was on point as per usual.

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HarryT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal. Great service amazing food one of the best places in london

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PAULINE
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice restaurant, lovely food except my beef onglet which I found surprisingly bitter. Nice experience overall!

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Marcell
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED it! Can't wait to go back. The service, music, and food were top notch.

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LeonelD
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very nice restaurant. great service. very good food.

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ChristineB
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'm always spellbound by Brawn. Much like a child who has one favourite toy they're completely attached to. Brawn has that essence or spirit, and it's easy to see why so many of us have affection for this very special neighbourhood restaurant.
Quality cooking, using the best ingredients is at the heart of what they do. I look forward to returning soon to find out what's new on the menu.

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ClareP
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - lovely and attentive staff and amazing food as always.

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ClaudiaS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite local restaurants. Highly recommend!

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jamess
London
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff really friendly. Nice relaxed atmosphere and the reasonably priced for such great food.

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vipPjw44
London
25 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Light and airy. Refreshing good food cooked well. Lovely service. Great place

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LaurenM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, the food was absolutely spot on and the staff had a great knowledge of the food and wines available, so were great at making recommendations. Will definitely be going back!

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Carlo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, an incredible and joyful experience. Brawn it's a must whenever I'm in London.

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CHRISW
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable lunch booking. Service was brilliant, knowledgeable and made us feel like I was in my own dining room. Frizzante is extremely drinkable, the entire wine list is very pleasing and approachable.

Ordered snacks and mussels, all are great!
Followed by two starters; celeriac and burrata. Both delicious.
Onto: agnolotti and casarecce, both were outstanding.
Afters: partfait - I wish I’d come up with that grappa sauce it’s that good! And two coffees each!
Lovely staff and service, very accessible even during a busy Saturday service.
My only criticism is that I wish there were more weighty on the portions given the neighbourhood vibe. But I had a great time and recommended it to everybody I spoke to this weekend. Bring back tiramisu x

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Darren
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service and super wine.

Lovey vibes and atmosphere.

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kates
London
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING STAFF AND FOOD AS ALWAYS. CONSISTENTLY INCREDIBLE X

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

Good food and wine, but a bit too expensive for what it is. Often the case with this kind of “trendy” restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing❤️ my all time favourite restaurant in London

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CleoD
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Went for a quick bite of lunch with my son and his flat mate who live 20m from the restaurant whilst I was in London on route to a meeting. Lovely ambience, service good and as this son and his flatmate are vegetarian I had looked it up and it seemed they had a good cross section of food. We had the frigitaelli peppers, grilled beans with peach and ajo blanco and the ricotta agnolotti with aubergine and walnut followed by the pistachio parfait. All so so good - I will definitely
return for sure. Excellent!

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monkchips
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

sensational food. plenty of great fish dishes. Raw Scallop, Cucumber, Kohlrabi, Apple & Lovage was particularly delightful. great attention to detail. light, airy, really well-ventilated. delicious vermouth and (natural) wines.

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TomTom
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit but seems to get better every time. Food was exceptional, good selection of wines by the glass and super friendly staff.

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MAKFRASER
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very decent restaurant, with a large part of the experience based on great staff, warm service and a great interior space with terrific atmosphere. The food was the top-end of good, but it just wasn’t excellent. Some of the produce, like the jamon was excellent and the whipped feta with peppers was a memorable highlight, but a green salad at £8, or Pollock as a mains choice of fish, with a warm bottle of white wine simply marked this restaurant as good-to-very good, but simply not excellent.

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Chelsea
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Saturday lunch scenario. Our waiter Will was lovely, wonderful service from all we encountered. Food and atmosphere were fab. It had been far too long between visit. That will now change. Thanks guys!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Vicky
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant experience this year. We started with bread & butter and oysters - fresh and delicious. For mains we shared the sea bass and lamb - perfectly cooked and such wonderful flavours. For dessert we had the pistachio parfait - I wasn't prepared to be blown away after an already spectacular meal, but the textures and flavours were just incredible. Service was friendly and prices were decent for what you get. Highly recommend for a special treat.

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Helen
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

As always food was outstanding. Service has gone down a bit since we were last there- I guess staff are a bit out of practice/ new and inexperienced. Acoustics felt noiser than previously and difficult to hear across the table- maybe I’m just not used to eating out anymore!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most memorable experience of tastes in an un-fuzzy environment.

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vipJohnC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Truly one of the best overall restaurants in London. Seasonal, inventive, DELICIOUS food, warm atmosphere and friendly staff. I've dinner here many times and it just gets better and better!!

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AmyM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff & delicious food, beautifully prepared. We’re never disappointed when we eat at Brawn. One of our favourite restaurants.

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vipPatrickM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Super food, great service and lovely vibe

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edbrewin
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a brilliant restaurant. Staff extremely knowledgable and food a total delightful.
Just everything you’d look for.
Couldn’t recommend more highly.

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vipTanzai
London
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I've had in ages.

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Natalia
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The pasta was so delicious! And the waiter suggested a perfect wine match. Dessert was delicious as well - will definitely be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner - great vantage at the bar. Excellent service, with a really relaxed feel. Lovely ambience, busy and buzzy, but never overwhelming. Great for a long dinner and chat. Oh and the food’s not bad either

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IanH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Another lovely meal at Brawn. However we were disappointed with the cut down menu choices.

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viponion
London
44 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Current go-to in east London, always a good experience here!

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grthwll
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine. I can strongly recommend the Ox Heart and the Rabbit.

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VoiceofReason
London
7 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A place that knows its market and has integrity about both produce and service. Cooking is on the button. Creature comforts a little skimpy but that’s their style so not a complaint, just a comment.

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ArthurJ
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brawn surpassed itself yesterday....I have lunched before but yesterday was just excellent. Food great & service very charming & very helpful...especially with the shared plates, spilt into 2 at the kitchen & shared...just one of the great lunches.

FAQs

Brawn is rated 4.9 stars by 1093 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.