Browns - Nottingham

4.4
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30 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY
Nottingham is a vibrant, cultural city with a fascinating history, a strong industrial heritage and lots to see and do.

Browns Bar and Brasserie is a spacious and atmospheric building in the heart of the cultural castle district, near the Georgian splendour of Regent Street.

We’re close to the theatres and some incredible shops so try and take some time out from shopping, sightseeing and exploring the city and all it has to offer - and join us for coffee, brunch, dinner or one of our legendary cocktails.
What 30 People Are Saying
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4.3
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b
London
20 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Hannah, our waitress, was very attentive and polite as well as helpful with recommendations.

MR
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great menu choice always difficult to choose. Good service and presentation.

PM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The only thing that was a let down was the speed of the service. However it was a busy Saturday night so I wasn’t put off by this and our waiter was very friendly and helpful.

AM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and atmosphere. The food was wonderful and service outstanding. After dinner, we went into the bar and just enjoyed relaxing and having a few more drinks. Great night.

DP
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service all round food was good staff was great I would recommend to family and friends

MC
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classy quiet bistro. Great atmosphere and lovely staff. A great place to visit as a couple and just relax.

J
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect evening with amazing three course meal with wonderful and efficient service, would highly recommend.

A
London
22 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Good for drinks/parties. Fish Pie I ordered was terrible- thrown together, no flavour, no properly seasoned or cooked. The waiter, who was excellent, noticed I'd left it and took it off the bill. I think it was a blip, but might be nervous about going back.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Disappointing as they would not serve my guests wine as one of 2 did not have ID. Given that they were in the company of an adult and could show student cards my guests would have had to have been under 16 to not be served by law. Both were 19 years of age and obviously at local university. Ridiculous and legally incorrect stance by Browns, unlikely to return.

IH
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a great late lunch, just disappointed when asked when booking by OpenTable if this was a special occasion and I stated it was a 50th birthday and a small birthday cake was requested, yet nothing was mentioned or materialised at the venue.
That said, meal was very good and service just great.

MT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful food and great service. Pleasant interior in a great city centre location

JS
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very enjoyable visit to celebrate a significant birthday. We enjoyed all three courses, together with the wine and cocktails. The service was excellent. The restaurant was a little noisy for our taste, even for a Saturday evening. 20% shareholder discount was a boon.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Nice enough place just lacking that certain je be said pas

LF
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Loudest restaurant I have eaten at. Spoke to a friend this week and she said exactly the same had happened to her a couple of weeks before.

E
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, enjoyed the beef blade. Quick enough for a pre-theatre meal despite the place being busy.
Seating a little cramped (we were on two seater near entrance window).

N
Yorkshire
29 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Browns always delivers good food. Busy but great atmosphere.
Holly our server first class really looked after us .

j
Hampshire
45 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our lunch here and the cocktails. Thank you

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waiter that served us was really attentive - nothing was too much trouble. The food was lovely and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely recommend.

SN
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, great service. Food was great, very good value for money.

l
Nottingham
6 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great drinks and fabulous food. Unfortunately the service was slow...waited for almost 45 minutes before they actually came to take our order. Then long wait between courses. Waiter seemed quite stressed though so maybe just an extremely busy night?
Would definitely return though.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

When we arrived the wine glasses on the table were both dirty and smeared with finger marks and the water glasses had dried bits of lemon stuck to the inside and lipstick still evident on the glass...apparently "they hadn't been polished"..., starter was luke warm(smoked salmon excluded, obviously) although our server made a massive deal about the plate being really hot...which it wasn't when I touched it to see(human nature). Main courses were nice and tasty, again not piping hot...although my chips were in the middle. Deserts were nice, the ice cream had melted quite a bit when they arrived though...so we just ate it quick...it seems as though things sit a while under the keep warm lights waiting to be picked up by the servers by the way the 3 courses came out...which brings me to the "optional" service charge, 10% is added to your bill so you then have to ask the server you would be tipping to remove it which obviously would put you in an awkward and embarrassing situation and put a stain on your nice evening out, therefore you take it on the chin.

N
Yorkshire
29 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Browns early Thursday evening had a good ambiance with plenty of people eating in the restaurant. Food excellent, professional and friendly staff. Enjoyed our meal.

DJ
Nottingham
51 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Quiet Monday evening. Swrvice was ok, but not exceptional.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we booked online for our 33rd wedding anniversary my husband asked if possible to have a rose on the table but we had a surprise personal dessert which was fantastic the food was amazing we could not fault anything about the evening the staff where so attentive without invading personal space I have already told everyone how good it was and we are coming again for my sons 30th birthday we stayed in Nottingham for two nights booked two restaurants the first was a big let down but Browns made it better
Thank you

ER
Nottingham
2 reviews
Dined on 8 April 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We've eaten in browns before including Nottingham but wasnt great experience last Saturday

My husbands starter had scallops was small and cold was 1 and 1/2 scallop with lamb croquette I ordered fish cakes of light menu and just came with side of rocket and mayo dip when we paid £11.50 I would expect slightly more for my money

Did raise both to waitress who was nice girl asked how things were at time and we explained cold and not what we ordered and she just smiled and said sorry

My pork belly was very nice for the main well presented and delivered on flavour

My husband ordered a fillet medium rare and it came well done and wasnt great piece of meat was surprised if was actually fillet it was over cooked and lacked flavour

Our friends shared platter to start and then lobster that was good and again the rib eye was tough

Didn't get chance to have desserts we came in at 6pm and left 8.30pm without desserts as the table had been re let I would expect 2.5 hours plenty of time

Cocktails were very nice but so slow took 25mins from ordering first drink to arriving at our table

I had non alcoholic cocktails and was really impressed and helped me not thinking about alcohol so that was great

I would say I've been to 7 of browns restaurants and to Nottingham about 4 times so was really dispaointed with the overal experienece we received

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Online booking hadn't gone through despite having e mail confirmation. However, 10 minutes later a table for 7 was duly cleared and ready so thanks to all involved. Good food, not too exciting but simple and straight forward. Friendly staff, good value

DI
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, Beautifully cooked. Friendly staff. Will be back

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Unfortunately the waitress's attitude was poor and the issue we had with the food wasn't dealt with.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Waitress looked after us very well.

OT
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal served by competent well trained staff