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Browns Bristol - Browns -  Bristol, Bristol,

Browns - Bristol

4.1
4.1
27 Reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY The Browns building in Bristol is modelled on the Doge’s Palace in Venice and was once part of the outstanding Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. It was restored to its former glory in 1992 and is now very much part of the landscape. Bristol is a city of bridges, boats and beautiful churches with the stunning Georgian Queen Square at the centre and the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge. So come and join us at Browns for a great atmosphere, delicious food, sparkling fizz and cool cocktails!

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 21:30

  • Phone number

    0117 930 4777

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Our menu offers contemporary British brasserie dishes. We use only the best quality ingredients, and where possible, work with local suppliers.

What 27 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. M

    Mediocre

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    The ambiance is great, though we thought the service was very lacking -- our waitress seemed baffled at every request and was rigid about substitutions and seemingly simple additions (like adding bacon to an order of pancakes). We might have been alright with that if not for the steep bill. Lovely setting but not in a hurry to return.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect valentine’s dinner
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was lovely and the service was great.
  4. AN

    AdeN

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue, nice food and service was very good.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service, lovely space. Dim the lights and you got it covered.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2019

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    We love Browns but on this busy Saturday night our mains were not up to par with the standard to which we are familiar when we visit Browns. My steak was undercooked and the replacement was overcooked (I asked for medium). My partner’s salmon fillet had bones inside that were not removed. However the management genuinely apologised, offered us complementary drinks, and brought out fresh mains that were honestly cooked to perfection. We will return; many thanks to the staff for making the best of our visit.
  7. B

    emmaB

    Bristol

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Table was very small, felt very squished and rushed, small things like not enough cutlery or water glasses, dedpite the restaurant not being busy. However, the food was nice, we each enjoyed our meal choices, I wouldnt head back in a hurry, but it was alright!
  8. C

    Coventgardenlover

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 25 May 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really lovely people, just a little bit loud
  9. TP

    TeresaP

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food served by so helpful waitress . Was a pleasure.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Can’t really comment on brown as opentable confirmed my reservation which wasnt confirmed by brown who rang me on the day to tell the table was not available which ending with me having to cancel all my plans as it was to late to book any where else
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2018

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    The meal was nice but we were messed around with the table, and had to go an hour earlier than the time we booked on open table and were fobbed off with an excuse.
  12. N

    Newby

    London

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice venue, arrived early and table was ready for us. Service was very good and so was the food. I would go again.
  13. D

    Dave

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 18 August 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fine food overall
  14. s

    sharon

    Liverpool

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2018

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Service very slow no t enough staff for a busy period
  15. CR

    ClareR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 April 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Last ate in Browns a few years ago so I was looking forward to the meal. Surroundings were lovely as was the attentive service but the food was a let down (apart from the pea and mint soup which, let’s face it, is difficult to mess up). On arrival we were informed that there was no chicken. This substantially reduced the number of available options on the menu. No specials were on offer either. So, myself and my partner went for the salmon and horseradish fishcake with salad and sides. The fish cakes were on the table as soon as the starters were taken away. We both stared at them for a while wondering why they were so very mahogany brown. Deep fat fried to within an inch of being edible. That said, we were hungry and ate them. We both suffered gastric consequences later that evening. Note to self: cook your own in the future and don’t go back!!
  16. LS

    LianeS

    Bath

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Turned up to be told they did not have a booking for us showed them proof we had a booking confirmation and fortunately they managed to find us a table, enjoyable evening after the worrying start
  17. LS

    LianeS

    Bath

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 December 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An enjoyable meal In a relaxed atmosphere with good food.
  18. m

    moorefoodies

    London

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    To be honest it’s Xmas and the place was full of party goers so I don’t think it’s fair to judge it against our evening. The food was ok and it arrived on time with a smile which is more than you often get at this time of year. I would go back when it’s more ‘normal’ My sons brownie and ice cream was fab !
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2017

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Sunday luncheon for birthday. Food only just warm on delivery to table. Plenty of veg, roast beef tough and a fair amount of gristle. To be honest, could have got better at a local pub and cheaper. Fish and chips good. Choc brownies very good.
  20. b

    bahp

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They said they had no record of my booking through open table despite my confirmation email and number. They blamed third party booking sites such as open table as allowing people to book tables which are already taken. They eventually offered a seat by the bar but I found another restaurant to eat at.
  21. DS

    DaveS

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    A mixed experience for my party of 6 for a late lunch on Saturday. Nice ambience with an interesting menu. Restaurant wasn't particularly busy but service was slow and not especially attentive. shepherds pie was good, Burger okay. But mushroom tagliatelle was too dry. This was my first visit to Browns for quite a few years, and on this experience it will be several more years before my next.
  22. C

    Claire

    Bristol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2017

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    Good food but service took too long. Took a long time to be seated.
  23. MY

    MYK83

    London

    80 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good option for business meals - quality was good and service very good.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant, the food is incredible and the waiters/waitresses are very accommodating. We went the the restaurant an hour early in the hopes they could move the time forward and they were more than happy to help. My grandparents loved it.
  25. F

    Foodie63

    Bristol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2017

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious, a view echoed by all in our party of 5. Lovely building too.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of 13 on Mothers Day the restaurant could not have made the occasion any more special. There were 5 Mothers / Grandmothers / Great Grandmothers in the party everyone of them came away singing the praises of the food and especially the staff. 5 ⭐️'s seems rather meagre.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2017

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The building and ambiance was good, the music a little loud and didn't really fit. Service was slow and we had to ask for everything, and attract attention from staff. Food average, nothing to get too excited about. The mashed potato was gloopy and clearly had sat around for quite some time. Not high on the list for a second visit I'm afraid!

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Browns - Bristol is rated 4.1 stars by 27 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Bristol

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00 Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00 Sunday: 09:00 - 21:30

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Weekend Brunch, Wi-Fi available, Wine

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