Browns - Bath

3.5
29 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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  • Good for a Date
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.
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AW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

SD
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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

OT
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MG
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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

OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

BB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

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.

y
Dorset
11 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

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

JC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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

AB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

d
London
11 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

c
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

L
London
32 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

F
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

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

PN
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

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.

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

J
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

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

RC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

I
Northampton
15 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

MW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

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

SF
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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!

KB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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!!!

b
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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