Browns - Sheffield

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
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ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY The Browns building in Sheffield used to be the city’s Army & General Stores. Although we’re right in the city centre, it’s a beautifully tranquil spot that overlooks the Peace Gardens, an award winning public space with amazing water features and memorials.
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1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Was booked for a birthday meal so was hoping for something a bit special, but was very disappointed. The main course took over an hour and a half to come out with no explanation. People were walking out around us! Food was nothing special and overpriced.

PW
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food and excellent service.
Great location and a good night out.

KK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We usually have a very good experience here but today not so. The food was not very hot but as we were all on a tight schedule, and hungry we ate it. It was tasty but cold. I also thought rather expensive for what it was

LW
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generally good meals and service
Not happy that 10% service is already on bill (says its optional in small print) it would be better leaving off and therefore up to individuals if a tip is left

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the best Browns we've been to

BO
London
108 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As usual Browns was efficient, welcoming and comfortable. Layout is a bit 'old-fashioned' and not flashy or modern but that suits me. The menu and wine list are short but have well-chosen items. Food arrives promptly, hot and well served. We discovered that the more expensive wines (£50 upward) may not be in stock but we were given a good alternative. Reliable choice in central Sheffield

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had an enjoyable meal with a group of 6 celebrating our sons graduation. Good service and food.

HP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a lovely pre theatre meal with festive view over the Christmas lights outside. Very Christmassy inside with pretty decorations. Pleasant attentive service.

AC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It us always a pleasure to dine at this establishment.
We are always served very professionally and the staff are knowledgeable about the menu and cater for our needs.
We were served by Adam who was very polite and helpful during our visit.
Well done to him and all of the staff.

BH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff excellent food and a lovely location. We all enjoyed it.

MH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good dining experience. A shame all the food on the menu wasn’t available, but what they did have was delicious! Would recommend and would return!

LW
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food with a nice table and very good service.
Prefer an optional tip rather urban 10% added to bill.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very good overall but the restaurant was cold.

M
London
101 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Browns restaurant in Sheffield has a nice view over Peace Gardens from the upstairs section. Layout quite cosy for couples and flexible enough for larger groups, with a nice bar area downstairs. The pre-theatre meal was very good value - we had 3 courses, all decent portions, nicely presented and flavoursome, with a reasonably priced bottle of wine. The loos could do with more careful cleaning but the serving staff were friendly and prompt.

BO
London
108 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Pleasant bar with varied menu and wine list. Better than most in central Sheffield but not great. Steak pie had little meat and the bubble-and-squeak was boiled and dull, but scallops were ok and fruit-crumble was tasty. My colleague’s steak was small but good.

LI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked Browns in Sheffield for a group of five female friends meeting for a catch-up. We sat downstairs and I was surprised how cosy and friendly the restaurant area is. The staff were all really positive and helpful, the food was fresh and tasty and the whole meal was great value. When i went to pay i was giving the waitress a cash tip. She kindly pointed out that there was no need as service was included on the bill, which we hadn't noticed. We were so impressed with this we insisted she had the tip anyway! We will definitely be eating at Browns again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Over all a great experience.
Good food & attentive service.

BO
London
108 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Pleasant, reliable restaurant in the city centre with a clean, quiet atmosphere and sound British dishes. Service can be a bit patchy but is well intentioned and fairly efficient. Our shared starter never appeared but the main dishes and deserts were excellent and the wine was very good

s
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Not a bad place, service was first class. Just a shame the food was distinctly average.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening for my sons 21st with family. A few bits of menu were missing but a solution was found. Just the right atmosphere for a nice meal with my wife and two lads.
Thanks

OT
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Although they were unaware of our booking they gave us a table. the waiter was attentive and always available when needed without being pushy. The food was excellent and the venue had a good New Years Eve atmosphere. Overall excellent value for money and I would recommend Browns in Sheffield. We will definitely visit again soon.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Got to the restaurant to say they didn't have a table. Showed them my confirmation email and they said oh we've had problems with that app. I asked if they had plans to come off the group and they said no. Very disappointing but they did manage to find a table.
The cocktails were amazing. We tried four different ones.
The food was ok. When we complained about our starter the maitre de tried to argue that we were wrong. So much for the customer is always right. Eventually the food was taken away and replaced. The waiter was apologetic and we didn't have to pay for these.
I won't be recommending or rushing back to Browns. I think I could've got nicer food and better service elsewhere.
I chose this place for a treat for my birthday and it didn't feel like a treat, I felt ripped off.

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was a little dry but atmosphere and service from Ed was great.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely meal pre concert. Good service and food served in good time. Well placed for Sheffield city centre entertainment.