Brown Brothers Restaurant

4.5
203 reviews
$40 and under
Australian
131 years of wine making excellence, paired with seriously good food. Showcasing freshly picked produce from our kitchen garden and pantry preserves, accompanied by premium local suppliers and sustainably sourced native produce, meats and seafood.

Our seasonal menu caters for light lunches, shared feasts with friends and family, or a 5-course wine and food experience.

Full table service either inside or outside, bookings are essential as tables are in high demand.

Support Brown Brothers Restaurant during COVID-19

Experiences

  • The Slow Lunch

    A$105.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    It’s time to sit back, relax and unwind – you’re on Milawa time now. Join us in the slow lane for The Slow Lunch: a ‘feed-me’ style menu of our chef’s favourite dishes, enjoyed with or without matched wines. The plates you'll enjoy are made with the freshest ingredients, highlighting our organic, sustainable produce grown in our Kitchen Garden. Our menu is fluid and changes regularly according to what's in season! Please note that as this is a set menu, unfortunately, dietary requirements can not be catered for on this experience. Please allow 3 hours for this dining experience with us.

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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 203 People Are Saying
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ClintonP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service outstanding venue

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ROBERTE
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely brilliant the food and service. Jacob our waiter was so knowledgeable and helpful. Wine list had so many good choices at very reasonable prices.
I would not recommend for those who are just parmi or steak and chips eaters as the food is at a higher end .
We cant wait to come back.

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JennyC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and different menu, meal portions were a good size. We will hopefully be able to visit again before we leave the area.

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ClaireJ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The waiter with red hair was so lovely and outstanding. However I explained to the other waiter that we found 2 hairs in 2 separate dishes and he said ok I will tell chef. Nothing more said. Not well handled. Food was pretty nice but it was a late down and a bit disgusting finding hairs in 2 separate meals.
There was also a public holiday surcharge as well that was not mentioned at time of booking or on day until Bill came out. The Brown Brothers grounds are stunning and peaceful, and wines are beautiful on a more positive note.

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JudyV
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, food amazing, so many flavours. An experience worth the $

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Clementine
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food. Everything we ordered was both delicious and beautifully presented. Lovely experience.

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Martynp
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I wasn’t tempted by any of the starters but my wife had the sea trout and scallop tartare and she was very happy with it.

We then both had the lamb neck and unfortunately although it definitely tasted of lamb is was overcooked and very dry. The yoghurt base was grainy and lacked taste, more would have helped with dryness of the dish overall. The vegetable was very bitter too.t

To be honest we felt it was no better than yesterdays bbq lamb reheated which was very disappointing.

Neither of us were tempted to have dessert.

BTW you asked if there was a special occasion on booking, I said yes it was my wife’s birthday. But it wasn’t mentioned in any way at lunch so why ask?

We did have a glass of Brown Brothers white and red. The red was palatable, the white watery. We did try to have a quick tasting before the lunch but due to Covid restrictions we didn’t have enough time or the capacity for a $30 formal tasting. Not sure why those having a sit-down lunch can’t have a sip or two to encourage wine sales.

I should also note that from sitting down to main being served was over an hour on not a busy day. No real atmosphere to speed things along however the blue wrens were cute. The precious and very spoiled dog at the next table barked at everyone…

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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CiaranTedford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. The food here never disappoints and menu changes frequently.
I consider it good value too for the quality of food.

Service was very good also.

I will be back soon.

TB
TiffanyB
3 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food1service2ambience4

Service was average, the food was below average I have been there quiet a few times and this time was unfortunately disappointing.

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KerrynT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was hard to choose between the varied and interesting food combinations. The flavours of our choices were exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with friends for a special birthday - excellent and so good to have good quality wines at reasonable prices

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AngeliqueP
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Fabulous Fabulous!!! Beautiful food wine and service. Everything was simply perfect for our annual spring fling girls get together. Sit down tastings was so much fun, and loved being spoilt before and during our amazing meal. Thank you!!!

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JaniceM
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The waiter was very knowledgeable, courteous and helpfully. Ordered King Whiting, which was very nice but there was only two thin small pieces sprinkled with a few herbs and a few spoons of sauce for over $40.00. Brownie slice for desert was excellent. Very good atmosphere and wonderful gardens and surroundings. If you have deep pockets you will no doubt enjoy Brown Brothers.

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RuthB
5 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The entrees we chose were tiny and somewhat disappointing.
The duck cabbage roll lacked the rich flavour expected from duck.
The Abrolhos Island scallops was a miniscule amount of thinly sliced shellfish past absolute freshness and inexplicably combined with nashi pear, the leaves of some mysterious succulent and "Geraldton wax"; the dressing was bland.

Main courses of steamed King George whiting and lamb neck were more substantial but not satisfying.

We enjoyed the sourdough bread - it is truly excellent - but would otherwise have left the table hungry.

Service was attentive, but charmless. And WHY oh WHY is it necessary to ask for salt and pepper?

We have visited the "Epi" Centre many times over the years. Unfortunately, it is nothing like as enjoyable right now as it has been previously. The end of 2016 was a particular high point.

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Linmar
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The luncheon as always was very good. It was so nice to enjoy a day out of lockdown. The menu was very different and interesting. Well presented.

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RoseW
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful venue, amazing food and great service. We will definitely be back. :)

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KeithB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Menu far too fancy. Food can be different & served with flair but what was served last Friday was extremely poor value for money. Portions tiny. What appeared on the plate was a far cry from what we read on the menu.

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Jay1234
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome above and beyond service, excellent advice and recommendations on what to order!

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tashdean
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So impressed with this locally driven eclectic menu. Interesting without being fussy, lovely to share and wonderful service. Will definitely be back!

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NadiaD
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Fantastic food and wine but very disappointing service this visit. Very slow, plates and glasses not cleared and the table not re-set at the end of each course. Your service standard needs to match the food and wine.

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Stephen
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great diversity in the offering and presentation was exceptional
Service ten out of ten

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NatT
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our Wedding Lunch in the Prosecco Lounge - food and service absolutely fantastic. Would recommend to anyone looking to celebrate any occasion.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and friendly staff. Food was delicious..

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Molly
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING EVERYTHING! Especially the moscato ;) 10/10 would recommend xo

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RyanF
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so interesting and tasty! Would highly recommend the slow lunch.

The waitress was so easy going and really made the experience enjoyable.

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JohnO
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday celebration with a delicious cake prepared by the pastry chef. Excellent service.

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TerenceR
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our time here, not only the beautifully curated food but also the wine tasting as well. There was a playground for the kids, and a lounge in front of the fireplace where they could sit whilst we had our wine tasting. All staff members very lovely and very helpful. Beautiful grounds as well.

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LorraineV
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Such an enjoyable slow lunch, with matching wines. We were able to try wonderful fresh local ingredients & the lamb neck was so tender & tasty. Jacob’s service was amazing, he was attentive & very knowledgeable about the wines & the menu. A relaxed birthday lunch for two - heavenly.

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KirstyB
2 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Zoe was our waitress for the afternoon and she was faultless. Absolutely amazing service! The food was mediocre - the chicken from the mains was delicious however the pasta dish from the mains was very sour/bitter in flavour. Majority of the pasta dish was untouched but was not asked why it was unfinished. We dined here for our anniversary and had arrangements to meet with the wedding coordinator to show us around. The property is beautiful but not exactly what we are after for our wedding day.

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Genevieve
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting menu, good size serves of beautiful food. Well informed wait staff.

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quality ingredients cooked in unique ways. Amazing

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AnnK
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal. Innovative cooking of the sort not found in most restaurants. Interesting dishes, many of which are not the kind of thing you would cook at home. Staff were helpful.
We have eaten here many times ( though not recently due to Covid). It was great to be back at Browns.

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SIOWL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food with 5 course with matching wines. The young man serving us is very knowledgeable about each dish as well as the wines. His made the lunch do much enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brown Brothers never stop surprising us with wow food. They continue to incorporate local produce and innovate the techniques in cooking some exciting food! Great service with food cooked with heart and excellent culinary skills.

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WarrenH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star restaurant who concentrate on the magic cuisine. Fantastic , the staff knew how and what food was prepared , cooked and presented to make it a very enjoyable experience.

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DavidG
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Great value for the quality you are getting. Wine prices are very similar to cellar door prices. By the glass prices very reasonable

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to grab a drink and food on a cold day

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Shelagh
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We couldn’t fault our meal. Every dish was delicious and beautifully presented. Service needs work. Our servers were friendly Our servers were friendly and d welcoming but we waited an interminably long time between courses and our server admitted that she had inadvertently given our dessert to another table. It was a cold and dessert so should have taken no time to prepare but we still had to wait forever and when it came my plate had Happy Birthday painted on it. Clearly not for us but an example if sloppy service.

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PeterV
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our entire experience at brown brothers was first class. Considering the enforced Covid conditions our group had a relaxed and enjoyable visit
Highly recommend.

FAQs

Brown Brothers Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Brown Brothers Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brownbrothers.com.au/gift-vouchers/.

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.