The Brown Dog

4.4
76 reviews
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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
The Brown Dog is an independently owned pub and dining room tucked away in the back streets of Barnes in South West London.

Our menu changes with the seasons and evolves daily ensuring the ingredients are of the freshest quality. At the weekends you can also come and enjoy one of our famous Sunday lunches.

We source our cask ales from local brewers and design our wine list to compliment our food.
What 76 People Are Saying
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RM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little pub in the backstreets of Barnes. Friendly staff and yummy food.....and ORGANIC house white! Yum!

MW
London
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is quite a find - tucked away in the back streets of Barnes- good food at reasonable prices. It is a great little place.

RD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely pub, great staff, delicious food. I Highly recommend it.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to The Brown Dog quite regularly and always have a great experience. The team their are lovely if at times a little overwhelmed, however on this visit that was not the case. It was a lovely relaxing vibe. The food at Brown Dog is always impeccable. The starters are wonderful and hearty, along with the mains again it's rather hearty food but I always find the Steak is cooked to perfection and their chicken dishes are just sublime. There is no restaurant in Barnes that does Chicken better. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dish that is done to perfection here. Even when stuffed, I can't not order it. The drink selection could be improved, as a big fan of craft beer the best options are one rotating tap of craft beer as well as the pubs own Brown Dog Ale which is great. I'd love to see some more IPA's, DIPA's, Lagers and Sours available. The garden is well kept and comfortable whilst the inside has a homely feel to it. The staff are helpful and have a lot of character. The great thing is that the menu is ever rotating. It seems that every month or so the menu changes, keeping things fresh and interesting on every visit. Also, in my opinion this is the best place to bring your dog. Our little Pomeranian boy adores it here and is able to sit comfortably with us whilst we eat.

A
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Maybe i would.
I did have a hair in my main course (entwined in the spinach) Hake dish. I didn't make a fuss as it was my birthday celebration. To be honest I would have liked to have been offered the dish complimentary as a goodwill gesture. My dish was replaced and that was it. I was still charged (£19)
I would also like to stress that I was very sick during the night. I have no proof that this was what I ate at your pub and I am not making a big deal now. I am only telling you as I have received an email asking for my opinion on the brown dog.

But I would like to say this is my 2nd visit and i had a lovely meal first time around..and it is dog friendly, which is a bonus.

OT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good pub with great staff and delicious food. Nice garden out the back as well.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is great but the Sunday roasts are rather pricey.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice gastropub. Great chips. Yummy sticky toffee pudding.

LR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Lovely cosy pub, visited previously and chosen for a reunion of friends. Table booked for 8pm and one friend was delayed so we didn't order until 8.30pm. The food then took over 45 minutes to arrive. Three of us ordered bavette steak, mine was cold and the chips were soggy from red wine jus overload. Big cold mushroom very unappetising and only a few strands of watercress, chips didn't look 'hand cut'. The medium and medium rare orders were also mixed up.
My friend also had a problem with the only vegan choice, which was basically a selection of root vegetables. The waitress was very friendly and apologetic, brought my friend extra potatoes(!) after speaking to the chef, and offered us tea/coffee or dessert in recompense. Unfortunately we had to get back for babysitters so didn't have much time to enjoy this offer, and just shared a sorbet, peppermint tea and a glass of wine. Other people seemed to be enjoying their meals and we were the last to have food delivered, so it was just a lapse in focus and delivery.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food quality has unfortunately decreased steadily over time.

CS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, nice food, catered for kids well! Will visit again.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friendly and inviting village style pub with a great selection of beers and wine and an excellent menu

MS
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my daughter and husband for their 3rd wedding anniversary meal to The Brown Dog and we were all delighted by the service, food and the kind manager. A bonus was I could take my chocolate lab!

Thank you very much.


Mike and Homer from Swansea

RM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy the Brown Dog. Service is great and the food never lets you down. Top spot.

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

We really love the Brown Dog - always a warm welcome and a relaxing and cool vibe. Sadly the food quality seems to be on the wane and that will stop us craving a visit there if not addressed. The night we were there two very large parties were getting quite aggressively drunk and extremely noisy. Still worth going there for the home from home luxury.

VS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food, it was amazing!!!
We definitely will be back soon.

E
London
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, we will definitely be back, so nice to go for dinner with our dog and to get such good food. Can't wait for next time.

k
New England
23 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Exceptionally friendly staff, a lovely pub and wonderful food. A true 5 star experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

p
London
12 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a treat at the BD!! Great food, great sunny garden, great staff.

p
London
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, good drinks and friendly place
would recommend the brown dog to friends and famiiy and will certainly go again

KT
London
15 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly service especially very child friendly. The food was of good quality too.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food with friendly service and good atmosphere. Vegetarian option very tasty but there was only one choice.

C
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We used to go to the Brown Dog when we lived in Putney, so as we were down for the Boat Race we decided to come back for dinner and wasn't disappointed. Lovely pub, great food and atmosphere.

E
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been to the Brown Dog several times over the last few years. The food, drink and service has always been brilliant, and this time was no exception. Everything here is delicious, with friendly, informal service...and they’re great with dietary requirements too. My favourite place for a special meal out in the Putney/Barnes/Fulham area.

AA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Competent cooking, good ingredients. Good fish.

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it - magnificent Sunday roast with other tasty options on the menu too. Lovely service and great place with a real family feel - very child and dog friendly

d
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fabulous food dog friendly and brilliant service. will definitely go back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and lovely atmosphere, includes a great terrace for when it’s sunny too.

JL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food fabulous, service exceptional. Staff very friendly, welcoming and on a busy rugby day all done with a smile. A fabulous venue that you should all visit regularly.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere! We'll definitely be back.

s
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Professional friendly staff, not deterred by kids or dog! Very welcoming and brilliant food as always!! Definitely a firm favourite of ours!

i
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Not the place to go for a quiet weekend afternoon lunch, but if you're ok with kids being a little noisy, the food and service is great.

B
London
12 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great pub, better food than a few other pubs. Had venison pie and burger which was great. Good wine selection as well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite local eatery - amazing food and wonderfully relaxed & friendly

JC
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in all respects. Superb food and drink at reasonable prices. Friendly and yet very professional. A perfect local!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic pub - amazing Sunday roast, lovely service and great atmosphere. A real hidden gem in the back streets of Barnes

SM
London
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As ever the Brown Dog delivered. Good food, good service

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and atmosphere. Slow service

LS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Booked last minute through the web site, when we arrived, waiter seemed annoyed saying they need 24 hour notice, not a welcoming start

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was really really good and the pub is great. The staff are really nice and helpful however it was busy and they had run out of a few dishes and the food was a bit slow in coming. If it weren’t for this it would have been a 5 star review.

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