Browns - Bath

3.3
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35 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY Browns is right at the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, home to the stunning Guildhall and the magnificent Bath Abbey. Our building was formerly a magistrates’ court and a police station – its imposing entrance doors are large enough for a horse-drawn carriage - and the elegant mezzanine floor has superb views and can be used for private events for up to 100 people. As with every Browns restaurant, the atmosphere is lively, the food delicious and the cocktails are served with a flourish.
What 35 People Are Saying
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3.3based on recent ratings
3.6
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3.7
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3.8
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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was efficient and food a good standard however waitress was very clinical and abrupt. Even for just two people they add a 10% surcharge to your bill which according to the footnote is optional. They don't ask when they take payment if you want to opt in. They should out of common courtesy.

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Andy1205
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice venue to meet friends for lunch. Food was basic but good. Service a little slow but good when it was given.

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MacL
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

normal, good fare, pleasant ambiance, nothing else to say really

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vipmrsh39
Buckinghamshire
55 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice meal with good service, the restaurant was very glamorous and seats comfortable. The menu had good choices available (similar menu to Ivy restaurants). I enjoyed a bramble gin cocktail, whitebait and pork belly.

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robertof
London
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food was not so good. I ask for a little of olive oil and the waiter told me that the restaurant has no olive oil at all. The place is nice but nothing special.

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AlanW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Least favourite Browns I have visited the service was not great, the toilets are disgusting. Not what I expect after eating at London and Bristol branches.

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StuartD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was far too slow gain. This will be the last time I visit Browns

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

My guests and I had a wonderful time. However the filet steak could have been more tender. Lovely service with a smile from the manager and our server, and an effort was clearly made to beautify what was formerly the Bath clink. We love Browns but the chef might want to have a look at methods with which to tenderise his steaks to remain consistent with other Browns locations in England. The salmon and salad with chicken were decidedly better than the steak.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, with great service from James Brodie! A perfect Anniversary dinner - thank you Browns!

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MarkG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Staff and service was really good. Risotto was very poor and lobster was a little rubbery. Rest of the food and drinks were very nice

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an unusual meal where we ate at 3pm I had sea bream stew which was delicious and my friend had a cream tea .The waitress was very polite and attentive

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BeckyB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The venue itself was very very run down and basic. Several customers were so drunk that they needed to be removed from the venue at only 7:30pm. The tables and furniture are mismatched and the atmosphere was that of a Wetherspoons pub. The menu is very expensive when you consider the location you are expected to sit in - we actually decided to leave after being asked to sit at a tiny table with hard chairs backing onto a doorway. Cannot rate the food except based on the pricing and the venue was dirty and in need of renovation so would not expect much better from the food.

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yogi
Dorset
12 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service very good, spoilt by raucous group of 14 on adjacent table very loud and foul language. No sign of manager doing anything to control table. Other guests left because of the problem.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Utterly bizarre and unsettling waitress (East Asian lady), making inappropriate comments about her colleagues and other customers. Poor, tepid food.

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JuliaC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good soup and veggie options. Great service, enjoyed our treat dinner out for four.

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ABCI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice setting for a family birthday celebration. Sat upstairs which was a bit quieter than ground floor with atmosphere a little more muted but good for conversation. Starters took a while to arrive but main course delivered promptly. Waiter was polite and attentive. All food was tasty with good portion sizes.

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doodler
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We’ve been to a number of different Browns, this one in Bath is not their best. I had a starter of artichoke hommus, this was pretty good, but unfortunately I followed it with the chicken with bordelaise sauce and frites, a dish I’ve had many times in Browns, both the chicken and fries were over cooked and dry.

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vipcheryl
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience2

A very disappointing experience after reading many positive comments. The food was passable but nothing memorable- extremely average especially for the price. We waited a bit of time for service and the server had to be reminded about a number of things.

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Kindo
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We came here for our Anniversary and although we had a nice time the food wasn’t bad but wasn’t good.
Probably other places to visit in Bath before coming back here again.

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vipLocalhero
London
35 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Located on a quiet nook of beatiful bath, this restaurant is a peaceful find, and has nicely laid out seating outside. The food was OK. One dish in particular was poor, but we were delighted that the request to change was not challenged, and a replacement brought out urgently by the manager with sincere apologies and a token gesture. Big save and proof that great customer service is rewarded by loyalty and positive word of mouth. Thank you, Browns.

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vipFred
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

3 a la carte courses were successively unavailable, including burger. Not the greatest experience.

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PaulN
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Taken to are table on time staff very friendly drinks arrived then we ordered are meals again arrived after a short time food good and well presented good value and good atmosphere

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Lovely restaurant, great food and even better cocktails. unfortunately we were sat in the middle of two couples arguing which made our experience uncomfortable but that was no fault of the restaurant.

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jeannettew
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

SOME OF THE WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER RECIEVED WITH VERY SUBSTANDARD FOOD. WE RECIEVED THE WRONG MEAL COMPLETELY FOR ONE MEMBER OF OUR PARTY. THE ROAST WAS OVER COOKED, THE SALAD WILTED , THE CHIPS COLD TO NAME BUT A FEW OF THE PROBLEMS AND WE ARE STIL WAITING FOR THE SAUCES THAT WE ASKED FOR 3 TIMES!
HAVING ASKED FOR REPLACEMENT FOOD THAT WAS COLD WE WAITED A FURTHER 10-15MINS WHEN I TALKED TO THE MANAGER ABOUT THE POOR SERVICE AND ASKED HIM TO RECTIFY IT HE DID SO BY SENDING A JUNIIOR WAITRESS WITH THE REPLACEMENT FOOD ABOUT ANOTHER 5 MINUTES LATER! HE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO CHECK ALL WAS WELL WITH US DESPITE COMING TO THE NEXT TABLE.
ALL IN ALL A VERY DISSAPOINTING EXPERIENCE FOR MY ELDERLY MOTHER ON MOTHERS DAY.

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OpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Just rubbish food, I had pasta which was pretty much pasta with mushroom juice!
I wouldn't order this ever again and I did mention it to the waiter at the time.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really friendly staff and our waitress was excellent. Food was amazing and we'll definitely be back for more.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed in bath for our anniversary and had a meal here. Steak was amazing

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vipJohnkc
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Close to Roman baths. Servic was great. First of was very good. We we would stop in again.

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RickC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have eaten in a number of Brown's restaurants before and have always enjoyed our meals. This occasion was no different and our waitress for the evening was really excellent, she helped the evening go really well and was helpful and pleasant throughout our stay.

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Irisheyes
Northampton
16 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Never been disappointed with Browns, have eaten in a few of their restaurants in different locations, second time in this one. The food is good and the location excellent in the centre of bath near the abbey. The service was great, our waitress was so lovely and really friendly and welcoming.

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MarkW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Waiting staff and chef were wonderful, doing all they could to accommodate our timing and needs.

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SkinnyFran
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked last minute for an early dinner with friends. Good wide selection on the menu - most of us went for the summer special - £19.95 for 2 courses plus a drink. Service attentive and friendly. Its been a few years since my last visit and the interior has been revamped to a high standard - however they must have run out of budget as the toilets are pretty awful!

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KathyB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very warm welcome and friendly staff including the Chinese manager ( she will understand the reference) amazing inventive pork belly dish . We all had such a lovely time and there was no pressure to leave at all

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Standard Browns fare. We were eating early before the theatre and courses came a little too quickly after each other but this was fine. We then ordered dessert (ice cream) which we had to cancel because of the slow service. Go figure!!!

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bobs
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal here last weekend. Service was very attentive, and food was excellent - plenty of it also.

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Browns - Bath is rated 3.3 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

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