Browns - Cambridge

4.3
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88 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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!
What 88 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElizabethN
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great varied menu, tasty food and lively atmosphere! Staff very efficient and friendly. Good drinks menu with plenty of choices.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely food, atmosphere and service!!

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AgnieszkaK
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends
Friendly staff and great desserts

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Gary
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good food, attentive staff, good 'buzz' but quiet enough the conversation was easily heard.
Good vegan choices available too.

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Oscar
Hertfordshire
20 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Great location and table for a birthday lunch

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good food, atmosphere and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but not exceptional. Good range. Waiter was attentive and nice. Worth a visit.

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AnnieL
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pie and fish .,, wonderful service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday - Cem was absolutely amazing waiter

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vipHuwT
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Food excellent; service excellent but extremely slow. Thank God the restaurant was only half-full.

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JudyS
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was above average, I had cod with chorizo which was beautifully cooked although the chorizo looked like it had been boiled rather than pan fried. Service was very good, capable and attentive staff. The thing that spoiled the evening was the noise level, you shouldn't have to shout to participate in a conversation but within a group of six of us, this is what we had to do as the background noise was so loud. It tended to make the evening rather waring and it was a relief to leave for somewhere quieter. Overall I thought the prices were high for the general ambience and quality.

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JenniferA
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately Browns did not have a record of our booking which was odd.

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AdrianP
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Excellent service but the fish pie portion was ridiculously small for the price and was mainly cheesy mash. Love the ambience but did not get value for money

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Morgans
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent and good value

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vipalwaysyummy
London
35 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Buzzy atmosphere. Food is good but plates not hot so food not hot and a bit pricey for what you get

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CarolineG
Cambridge
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great value, never been disappointed by this restaurant! Good food and great ambiance.

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caxc
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly team and attractive building and interior make it an inviting place to eat with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
7 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was delicious with lots of vegetarian options.

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ricardodesantaalbana
London
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty coronation cauliflower aloo for a main and mixed nuts with craft beer to start, all arrived rapidly. Good ambiance, a bit difficult to get noticed when I wanted to pay, not cheap but reasonable value.

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SDrum
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

as always.. lovely service and lovely food. we had tea in the afternoon and then remained to have an early dinner. not at anytime did we feel rushed or like we had to leave after 2hours. so that was great.
ordered the fish and chips. fish was a bit oily and not sure why chips are just thrown on the plate - and not better presented?

but overall a lovely afternoon / evening with (american) friends who also really enjoyed it.

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KimL
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived for our table booked at 7.30pm & it was very busy & very noisy. The lady who greeted us apologised for the noise as they had a large amount of parties (mainly hen do’s). This could have meant slow service but it was actually very good. Lovely, efficient waiter. The menu has something for everyone, we had starters, the scallops were beautiful. Our mains were just as prompt, hot & perfectly cooked. The evening was very enjoyable & everyone in our group said they’d go back.

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Trisha
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Lovely int design and service! Nice food and cocktails. Superb bar. I like that they play the grand piano some times. A bit too noisy at that Saturday.

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SDrum
London
5 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn't eaten here for a while... turned out to be a real treat when we did. Very busy with lots of celebrations that evening, however service and food was great. Wide choice of menu and everyone's meals were well prepared and presented. Would recommend a dinner here anytime.

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ricardodesantaalbana
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Interesting vegan options. I tried the coronation cauliflower for the main which tasted excellent, well spiced and a good combination of coconut yoghurt raita, lentils and spicy cauliflower and potatoes. The only negative point was that one of the potato chunks was not properly cooked. I was not asked if my meal was ok which usually I find annoying but in this case this minor issue could have been mentioned. Olives to snack on first with a good craft lager (Camden Hells) and an interesting stewed plum with vegan ice cream for pudding. Not cheap (£30) but I certainly enjoyed the main (a more limited 2 course menu for £12 is available before 7pm).

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, large table provided for our large family graduation party. Excellent service, attentive and fast, and very patient with our late arrival due to long distance travel of some relatives. One niggle was that the music was too loud forolder relatives with hearing problems. But the atmosphere and decor definitely had the approval of our new graduate and her sister. Thank you for making our celebration special (and managing to get a great photo of the whole family!).

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Beckie was awesome

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caz4friends
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress and waiters were very helpful and couldn't do enough for us

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I proposed to my girlfriend and everyone made it special

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vipAnon
London
77 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Afternoon tea at Browns is excellent - elegant, plentiful and delicious variety of savoury and sweet goodies. And at 4pm, it was nice and quiet. We were also asked about allergens beforehand. Mini-scones had been baked a little too long otherwise would have been 5 stars! Apricot jam was a bonus.

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Oscar
Hertfordshire
20 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Great atmosphere and even though we had 3x children with us there was enough space for them to move around a bit without disturbing other tables. The service was a bit slow but once the food came it was good

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, on valentines Day! Very pleasant server who unfortunately was so focused on my Coeliac, she accidentally misordered my husbands entree, so both had to be redone. No big deal, but is why I have 4 stars

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with great food and service. Was a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Decent roast, good service, lovely atmosphere. Did a good job with a special pudding which said happy birthday.

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vipAnon
London
77 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good choice, good presentation, good flavors. Drinks are expensive though. Our out of town visitors always enjoy going to Browns.

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SarahF
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy but well oiled machine. Steady service despite being packed to the rafters including a small wedding party. Attention to detail with nut allergy was reassuring. Lovely touch with happy birthday message on deserrt plate. Very impressed.

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vipRozalicious
London
28 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nicely decorated restaurant, kind waiting staff. The food is okay - not pricey.

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vipRichard
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Cem, provided excellent service getting us finished in time for a concert. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Food came out cold, drinks were poor.

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CambridgeBrunchies
Cambridge
6 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very hit and miss!
Ordered food and drinks and was disappointed to receive starters before drinks. To make matters worse, our main course arrived before we had finished our starters. Food quality was generally good but visit was spoiled by poor service which was way below par for an establishment of this nature.

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