Browns - London Victoria

3.6
125 reviews
£26 to £40
Contemporary British

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Casual
Pre/post Theatre
ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY Ideally located for shoppers, theatre-goers and city workers, Browns in Victoria offers classic dishes with the usual Browns flair and stylish cocktails in spacious surroundings. We’re close to the iconic Cardinal Place, a magnificent shopping and leisure centre on Victoria Street. Plus we’re within walking distance of some of the best art galleries, theatres and museums in London, so there’s every reason to visit Victoria. As with every Browns restaurant, we can promise you a great atmosphere and food that’s just a little bit special.
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LPK1
London
94 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Met a friend for a catch up on Saturday at Browns in Victoria Cardinal Place. Food and service were great. The restaurant was very quiet and not very full. We had a lovely couple of hours chatting and eating. I have been here before many times and will definitely return.

JP
JaneP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place to grab a bit before going to the theatre. Need to book otherwise it’s challenging to get a table, but the train there were very attentive.

LL
vipLLSpice
London
114 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Regular meeting over breakfast - works well - staff know the team now and serve them promptly. All good!

CP
CliveP
London
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice table and view, theatre supper menu.
Food was average. Steak well cooked, garnish could have been dressed, desert disappointing, strange taste to apple and crumble not really cooked.
Ok meal nothing really poor or outstanding.

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smgmg
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Conveniently situated. It was half term so I expected the restaurant to be busy, which it was, but the service was quick and efficient and the three children I was entertaining thoroughly enjoyed the occasion. Food was tasty and well cooked. Browns burgers went down very well!

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Maxine
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service and the food was very good quality too. Definitely going to return and spread the word!

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Bucky
London
13 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Networking lunch was really successful in this restaurant. Thanks Browns!

LL
vipLLSpice
London
114 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Regular booking for team breakfast every month - no issues

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poshgirl
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service nice ambience and not overpriced! Good food too. The waiter who served us was extremely nice, polite, and made our night superb. I wish I remembered his name. He's from Greece.

LL
vipLLSpice
London
114 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Booked for business breakfast = specifically asked for upstairs for privacy - no issues

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vipFoodnut
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Multiple menu items unavailable supposedly because the restaurant was much busier than they had planned. All in all not a very pleasant experience.

JS
JohnS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service was very slow, 2 courses took 2 hours to be served up.

CG
ChrisG
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Despite it obviously being prime Christmas party time there were not enough staff, either in the kitchen or waiting, to deliver food or even drinks in a reasonable timescale.
The food that was served was dried out from spending too long under the heat lamps and lacking elements of what was ordered.

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vipOutandabout
25 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant is noisy because of the acoustics. It is all of a good standard.

BC
BobC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall2food3service5ambience1

When we got to the venue, having booked and confirmed the booking through Open Table, the venue did not have the details of the booking. However the professional service of the team accommodated my booking with little disruption.

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Karolina
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely in every way

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The restaurant was freezing inside!

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Andytheeagle
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Though very busy the service was excellent, let down only by the slight delay on our mains. The meals were very good. Great pretheatre menu.

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catJ
London
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We had brunch booked for my dads birthday. The place was empty for quite a while which was fine but as it’s so large there was no atmosphere.
They god our order wrong a few times too. The real disappointment was the pancakes. They are hot pancakes done with creme fraiche. But by the time they got to the table they were stone cold. For a London restaurant I was also surprised that they didn’t have almond or oat milk.
All in all I won’t be rushing back. Shame as great location and size for dinner.

BB
vipBrianB
Brighton
12 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Reastaurant reasonably busy but lots of serving staff but ridiculous tome to get main course after starter . Nearly missed theatre visit

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rlhope
London
41 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I use Browns as a good place to meet up with family near Victoria as it’s half way. They always accommodate my son who enjoys flirting with the waiting staff (he is 1), staff are attentive and the food always good.

CD
CressidaD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Made a booking in advance but had not table for us in the main restaurant area so we sat downstairs. there was not enough staff so took us over 30 mins to order drinks and food. We were going to the theatre and explained that we need a quick turnaround but our food then took 40 mins to arrive. Just not enough staff at busy times.

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Annie
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere, no fuss food and drink at a reasonable price for central London.

J
vipJayel
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very convenient place if you're having a quick catch up, our server was amazing and very attentive! We had the vegetable pot pie which looked most adorable with a tiny carrot sticking out of the top. The fish pie was however a bit too greasy and fishy, would be nicer to have some acidity to balance it out. Overall a good experience for my friends and I and we'd definitely come back. The only other minor detail to note was a wobbly table, but nothing a piece of paper couldn't fix!

MG
MelGonzales
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice brunch

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Alison
London
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a meal before the theatre
Our waitress was very efficient and helped us place our order quickly

JC
JC1959
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The restaurant is set in Victoria, hidden away from easy sight. It was a bright, airy space.

The staff that received us were polite, courteous & efficient.

The waitress was a long time arriving to take our drinks order and even longer to take our meal orders. The service of just 1 starter took over 30 minutes to arrive at the table. We then waited a further 45 minutes for our main courses to arrive.

We were also not asked if we needed any further drinks, even tea/coffee at the end of the meal.

This was when the restaurant was not busy in any way shape or form so I dread to think what the service would be like when the space is full.

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OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Very good food but for the second time, sluggish and inattentive service. Got overcharged on the bill too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Slow service and they got the order wrong. But tasty food.

JT
JT67
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here. Staff are friendly and efficient. Not the cheapest place but food is very good modern British cuisine. Upscale without being pretentious. It is a noisy brasserie atmosphere but for lunch works well.

MR
MRSTJG
Essex
116 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

It was nice to be on the first floor with big windows looking down at passers by but was very noisy as there were no partitions. Disappointed the chicken dish was not available from the pre theatre menu. Good to have a voucher for a free drink after signing up to the newsletter but disappointed my two friends were not allowed to use theirs as well even though they subscribed separately. We were told only one voucher per table even if we were to have separate bills and pay separately they could still not be used. This seems unreasonable.

LP
LPK1
London
94 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Browns in Victoria for a catch up with a friend. I had been here before and the food and service were excellent as usual. I had mentioned on the booking in the comments that I had an Opentable dining cheque, not realising that I was unable to use it at this restaurant. The manager was very kind and gave us a discount on our bill anyway, as I was only told about the cheque when I got to the restaurant. I will definitely go back as the restaurant, staff and food are great.

MD
vipMimzyD
London
12 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a table of 15 exhausted volunteers after an all-day charity event. The team at Brown’s, headed by our server, Gabrielle, were fabulous. The cocktails were tasty, the food, delicious, and the service was spot on!

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vipclives
London
10 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tables too small for the food and drinks served.

RB
RayB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Two of us had a Pre-Theatre meal on a Thursday evening. Nice to see a busy bar at 6pm and plenty of people in first floor restaurant

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SchoolNightShenanigans
London
16 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Browns is a safe reliable booking, good food, reasonably prices and with attentive service that is not intrusive. The restaurants are a great setting for informal catch ups, and is my go to place if I want to be assured of good quality fare and a comfortable atmosphere to have a long leisurely meal without fuss.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice set menu, great value and food was really good. Smoothies not offered after 12pm. Found service was quite slow to take orders etc but could be personal preference. Otherwise lovely

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viptastydiners
London
101 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is the first time we dined at Browns in Victoria, the restaurant was nice laid out and had good ambience. There was a good range of food at reasonable prices. The service was good and the food quality was good. Overall it was good value for money

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nimmic
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lots of choice and nice tables and space. Quite pricey though and I am not sure about value for money.

PT
PeterT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overpriced water no prices on menu for beers ciders or tea! No local beers offered. No prices on on line menu

FAQs

Browns - London Victoria does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Browns - London Victoria is rated 3.6 stars by 125 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.