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About Browns - Cambridge

ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY In the heart of the city, stylishly situated in a converted wing of the old Addenbrooke’s Hospital is Browns, Cambridge. A stunning Virginia creeper frames the entrance and there’s a beautiful outdoor terrace area. We’re close to the Fitzwilliam Museum with its arts and antiquities collections and the River Cam, famous, of course, for its punting. Come and join us for a cocktail. Our Bloody Marys have a cult following in Cambridge, but we have dozens more to choose from!

23 Trumpington Street
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1QA
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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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01223 461655

Website:
http://www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/restaurants/eastofengland/cambridge

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

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

Browns - Cambridge Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.8

service

3.6

ambience

3.7

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasions (6)
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Lunch (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Neighbourhood Gem (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Casual (2)
Child Friendly (2)
Cosy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romance (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 3 February 2018

good service and food. due to problem with open table website browns received our booking very late in the they day but went out of their way to fit in our booking. thank you - this was much appreciated :)

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 21 October 2017

Excellent customer service. Friendly and knowledgable staff. The food was superb and obviously freshly prepared. Really enjoyed the jazz band as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 23 September 2017

Food, cocktails and service all fantastic - will definitely be returning.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 August 2017

Good food, nice ambiance, handy when visting central Cambridge

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 29 January 2017

This is an amazing venue with a lovely lively atmosphere. We went for Sunday lunch as a group from work. The Sunday Roast was lovely and although not the cheapest was value for money. If you're in Cambridge then this is certainly somewhere you should visit for lunch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Buckinghamshire)·Dined 4 days ago

Making a happy trip back to Brown's one of the first places we went in a group when we met. Food choice was fairly conventional, the lobster risotto a bit more "out there", and some tasty salad/side salad choices. Only one green veg available as a side (green beans). If I have a criticism it would be about the acoustics - the noise level of conversations backed up by unnecessary music was almost too much. My end coffee was so strong I had to ask for an alternative but that's personal taste.

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 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2018

£40 a head, good quality food. Lovely booths. Spacious restaurant. Excellent pianist played all evening. Would go back

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2017

The festive afternoon tea is excellent - good range of items and plentiful.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Excellent afternoon tea at Browns. Good variety of items, plentiful tea and helpful service. Recommended.
The restaurant was cold and the refurb has made it less cosy!

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value3

 
 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 17 October 2017

Graduation

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 (London)·Dined on 16 August 2017

Good place for a working lunch. Plenty of choice, all food was tasty.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Staffordshire)·Dined on 20 July 2017

Good food and friendly staff. Sat up in the raised area the noise from other tables seemed amplified and it was difficult to talk at times. Staff coped well with poor access to the table which was interrupted. Y the balcony return so you couldn't move around it easily. A good meal and would go back again.

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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 10 July 2017

Food was excellent, however, waiting to be seated (even though we had booked) was not a good experience. No one at the front desk then temporarily seated out of the way then had to ask for our table. We weren't taken to it just shown and it wasn't made up! Seemed short staffed and waiter short with customer, however our waitress was very good and welcoming.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Firstly the restaurant had no record of the booking made through Open Table, which was slightly embarrassing but the staff were excellent and fitted us in. Food was excellent and the ambience was a little noisy, probably due to the number of hen parties dining at the same time.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 June 2017

Busy evening so our table for 3 was tiny. Menu has good range of options for varying appetites.
It would be good if diners could be told when they receive the menus if something is unavailable on that particualr occasion. Two of three had made decisions that had to be changed when order was taken! Overall, tasty meals enjoyed by all, especially chicken club and lemon tart. Requests for water and condiments were dealt with efficiently.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on 16 May 2017

Large and varied menu choices, good gluten free options, we had great service, overall good value for money, I would recommend Browns.

Tags: Great Beer, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 5 April 2017

A very pleasant afternoon. Great atmosphere. New decor okay, will have to get used to the grey

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Bedfordshire)·Dined on 25 February 2017

Really good atmosphere and great food. The service was friendly and quick.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 December 2016

The waiting staff coped with a very busy Saturday night very well and the food was good too

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (London)·Dined on 9 August 2017

I was very disappointed with the overall service. There was no one at the reception desk when I arrived. The service was very slow and erratic and the place lacked atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 17 April 2017

A review on another site complained about the lamb rump being tough. The management therefore know of the problem but hasn't changed the procurement policies. There's no such thing as lamb rump. Lamb Chump is a much smaller joint than we were served which was actually cut from the leg of lamb. It was very tough. Give a chef tough meat and ask him to serve it pink and it will stay tough. It's not the fault of the staff but the management. I hope you can turn Browns round.

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 (London)·Dined on 31 March 2017

Having been closed for 3 weeks for refurbishment our expectations were high.
No one was at the desk to meet us or our friends. It was Friday evening but there were many empty tables and it seemed the store cupboard was empty too as several wine choices were unavailable as were two of our menu choices. Starter choices included crab on toast and asparagus, ham and poached egg, our mains, roast chicken, sirloin steak and courgette tagliatelle, for pudding we chose the brownie and the crumble, the best any of the four of us could manage was "the food was ok" we did like our waiter though very friendly and efficient.
There are much nicer restaurants in Cambridge, its such a shame they haven't got the food right as its a beautiful building.

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vip
 (Kent)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Great food, disappointing service, and quite ac few things on the menu "not available". Apparently they were closing down the next day (for a refurbishment) and so hadn't bothered to stock up!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cambridge)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Good food and ambience but poor service let it down badly.

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 (London)·Dined on 28 October 2017

Booked at table for 8 on Saturday, only be told when we arrived that our table wasn't ready yet, but to give them another 15 minutes. We were early so didn't mind waiting. After half an hour checked to see if table was ready, but was told that it wasn't and they don't know how long it would be. My partner decided that we weren't going to wait and left. Ending up having a lovely meal a couple of doors down.

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 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Lots of things missing off the menu on a Saturday night. Slow service. Food tasteless and very basic. Not very impressed at all.

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 (London)·Dined on 19 May 2017

Food was dreadful & overpriced . If you are a table for 2 you are squeezed in at the side of the walkway. I had to move my head to the side when the waiter was carrying a tray. The itemised bill does not come up with what you order they pick something that's about the same price for drinks.
Having paid the bill the waiter said "see you again soon" DEFINITELY NOT

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vip
 (Manchester)·Dined on 13 May 2017

This place is overpriced, microwaved food which can be overrun with stag/hen parties. give it a swerve.

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