The Brown Cow

4.2
279 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Casual
  • Lunch
The Brown Cow in Fulham offers pub classics and a seasonal menu in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You can dine at a table or sit at the bar and enjoy some bar snacks while you sip a traditional ale. Sister restaurant to the much acclaimed Sands End Public House, The Brown Cow provides delicious, affordable dining for lunch or dinner or just a good place to stop off and have a pint.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Comfort Food, Pub
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Hours of Operation
Kitchen:
Monday to Friday 12-3pm / 6-10pm
Saturday 12-4pm / 6-10pm
Sunday 12-9pm

All day menu:
Monday to Sunday 12-10pm

Bar:
Monday to Saturday 12-12am
Sunday 12-11pm
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Phone number
020 7384 9559
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Area
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Parking Details
Pay and display up to 5pm, free after 5pm.
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Public Transit
Parsons Green tube station is 4 minutes walk, on Fulham Road bus route.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 279 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.3
ambience
3.7
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 7 days ago

Nice buzzing atmosphere and very chirpy friendly staff, lots of babies and dogs about for Sunday lunch, which added to the chilled out vibe.

Unfortunately food wasn't fantastic. Out of our table of three, one was very happy with her main course and one with her dessert, but 2 out of 3 meals were disappointing, overcooked prawns, flabby pork and an Eton mess served in a tall narrow glass with a spoon that was too big to fit in the glass properly. Also for a dish that is supposed to be served cold it, was room temperature.

I'd got back for drinks and nibbles as the atmosphere is lovely, but will probably skip the food in the future.

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Great eating and drinking pub with also intimate restaurant area. Never a bad meal or drink there.

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4.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Great evening and attentive staff. We got there early and it was empty, but later, by 8pm, the place was packed out.

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4.0Dined on 8 April 2018

Fantastic Sunday roast! Will be going back to check out the everyday menu!

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Great as always, no issues whatsoever. However, it would be nice to see more exciting menu.

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3.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We sat in the middle of the pub but the door opening and closing all the time made it so cold. The pub needs a curtain or something around the door to prevent the cold air coming in. Service was mediocre. The food was good but cold. We had to badger waiters to take our order and weren’t looked after we’ll. quite disappointing all round really.

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5.0Dined on 27 February 2018

As usual lovely gastro pub type food and great value. Warm and welcoming despite the snow outside.

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3.0Dined on 18 February 2018

Fantastic Sunday Roast but food took a little too long to come out

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2.0Dined on 10 February 2018

i think it has recently changed hands.
there were woefully understaffed.

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3.0Dined on 4 February 2018

Service was poor. Rest was just fine

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We were a little disappointed that the menu on Saturday night was very limited and not the same as the website. Having said that the chicken burger was very good.

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4.0Dined on 31 January 2018

Great service and lively atmosphere ...oh and the food was very good too. Recommended

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3.0Dined on 26 January 2018

Nice buzz without being too noisy for conversation. Excellent service. Good gastropub fare.

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4.0Dined on 1 January 2018

A very enjoyable New Year's Day lunch. High quality meat, great flavours and a good range on the menu. The only criticisms we could make were that we were waiting too long after being sat down to be offered a drink and the menus, and the chips could have done with longer in the pan. Otherwise very good and would go again, for sure.

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5.0Dined on 20 December 2017

Had lunch at The Brown Cow on Wednesday with some friends before we all went our own separate ways for Christmas. Canbrecommend the steak sandwich and the Christmas pudding. Great bloody Mary’s as well.

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4.0Dined on 3 December 2017

The staff were very friendly and helpful and a very nice ambience with a good buzz. The pork belly was not crisp as promised and had to be redone and the food overall seemed to have been hanging around in oil for a while - possibly because we had Sunday lunch at 4.30pm. The beef and yorkshire puddings were very nice. Vegetables again seemed overdone in oil - a bit soggy

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4.0Dined on 26 November 2017

The food was delicious but warm as opposed to hot but overall a good experience.

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5.0Dined on 21 November 2017

We took my Aunt out for lunch.
My husband, Aunt and I chose the two course lunch menu which was good value and very nice food.
I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg, followed by sea bream.
We were looked after well and spent about four hours over our meal.

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Very busy on a Saturday night, very nice atmosphere but very noisy. The food was ok. We were disappointment by the wine list, the selection of good wine is poor.

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5.0Dined on 12 November 2017

Excellent Sunday lunch, wine, good and friendly service.

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5.0Dined on 5 November 2017

Great roast for our family after a cold day out watching rugby

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4.0Dined on 5 November 2017

The Brown Cow was really nice! A perfect spot for a Sunday roast - the staff were friendly and food was delicious - could have done with a little more gravy. Just under £20 which isn't cheap but it was worth it.

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1.0Dined on 18 October 2017

The food was not good. And so was overpriced. The burger I had was dry and poorly seasoned. The fries were undercooked. My partner's beef carpaccio looked as it had been cured, turning up at the edges. Obviously not freshly prepared.
His steak was fatty, tough and overcooked. Won't be eating there again.

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3.0Dined on 17 October 2017

Recommended by one of your regulars to have the set lunch menu which was not available on Tuesday October 19, so we found eating a la carte more expensive than we had bargained for. My daughter was disappointed for us and will mention it when she nexts sees you. John Phillips.

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4.0Dined on 13 October 2017

Love the atmosphere. Fun service and good food. A bit noisy on Friday evenings but otherwise lovely and quiet

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3.0Dined on 11 September 2017

The thrice cooked chips did not taste right. Oil used was not good.
The hamburger was not a bun, but a brioche !!!

Cost was too much for what we ordered. Was disappointed

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5.0Dined on 3 September 2017

Brilliant location, nice decor, friendly staff and the best roast I've had in a very long time.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2017

Always reliably good food and decent service.

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2017

Way too loud & hipster for us. I was there for lunch on MON & had the parfait, which was wonderful. That's the reason I took my wife back FRI night for supper. The rest of our food was OK but the noise ruined everything.

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3.0Dined on 10 May 2017

Over £100 for two for a pub meal, of which mine was sausages and lentils - too expensive.

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2017

Meeting some sons girlfriend

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4.0Dined on 9 April 2017

Really helpful staff - because we'd booked we were allowed the breakfast menu on Sunday late morning, even though it was technically past the time it was on. Lovely food and atmosphere. Great full English for brunch, not greasy at all.

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5.0Dined on 2 April 2017

Once more the Brown Cow did not disappoint, the food and atmosphere were second to none. Still remains one of my favourite places for a spot of lunch with friends. My only comment I would say, is PLEASE can we go back to regular mint sauce, for some reason the chef has taken the choice to use mint jelly, which to be honest was a real let down, just a pot of clear gel with a few specks of mint, absolutely no taste at all, and rather pointless.

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3.0Dined on 1 April 2017

Nice restaurant and good service but the brunch plates were so small we were tempted to order the same again! Tasty though but very small and definitely not worth the price.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2017

Perfect for a business meeting - good space, ambiance & service

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2.0Dined on 19 March 2017

Very disappointed with our Sunday lunch (first time there, love the Sands End tho.....), we were a table of four adults. Roast Chicken extremely dry, the jus which accompanied the Chicken and Lamb shank was too sweet, sticky and therefore overpowering! The skate was of a minimal portion and wasn't great overall. Wouldn't recommend it, sorry, wish it was the opposite because the staff were great along with everything else!!

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4.0Dined on 8 March 2017

Love the Brown Cow for its ambience and convenience.
Food is pretty good but the menu could improve. If you don't like beef or fish, not really any other option.
Still love it though

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1.0Dined on 2 March 2017

Great location and great interior/ambience. BUT ... overall it was a unacceptable experience. The service was the worst i had in a long time and not worthy of a Pub of the DM Group. I had to ask for everything .. really everything .. not once a waiter attended our table to ask if we would like to order anything .. like drinks.. like dinner .. like desert .. that's just either a total disregard for the guests or simply bad or no training. There where plenty of staff around and not many guests so it was certainly not a matter of workload. Then the food: my Risotto was actually pretty good and perfect temperature when served but my son's Fish was just for the bin .. almost raw in the middle and not eatable. So 50 Pounds for bad service and bad food is not a sustainable business model for anybody.

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4.0Dined on 1 March 2017

Great food. 2hr slots a bit annoying specially if you're not aware.

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3.0Dined on 19 February 2017

Lunch last Sunday, the food was good and the atmosphere busy. Unfortunately we were seated tucked away at the end of the bar and attracting the service staff wasn't easy. Our drinks looked as though they were short measured - call me old fashioned but when I have a pint of beer I expect the glass to be full! Also the wine measures were inconsistent.
Adding 15% service onto the bill is cheeky.

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