The Brown Dog

4.6
184 reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
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 184 People Are Saying
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SusF
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Brown Dog is our local pub and it's great. Lovely team, great food, good beers and a lovely chilled out atmosphere.

It's also one of the places where you can have a Tribute from St Austell Brewery in London.

We had the Sunday roast with all the trimmings and it was great and just what we needed on a rainy afternoon.

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RichardS
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service as always, and SUPER dog friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub for drinks and dining! Very friendly staff and extremely good service. Marley who took our order was really helpful and smiley! Definitely recommend.

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Notappl
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Let down by terrible service but good food and vibe

MG
MatthewG
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and understanding staff who helped us switch tables to accommodate our large dog! Also brought us a round on the house when our food was delayed; and though they lacked vegan cheese made me a very good veg-only pizza. Only slight complaint is that house beer, Brown Dog, did not taste as though well kept.

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Ydoo
London
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Extremely friendly service, cote de beef was amazing. Super place.

VK
vipVessieK
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really accommodating staff and delicious vegetarian options

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BenS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Really bad experience, the food took over an hour to arrive. Once it did the roast was extremely poor, sloppy, no veg but some boiled greens swimming in water. Three roast potatoes that were poorly cooked as almost waxy. A real shame as staff are lovely and compensated us for such a bad experience. Hopefully a one off as a lovely pub.

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GarethN
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall a great experience - excellent food and service. Will continue to go back.

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Pols
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious, lovely outdoor area and nice decor. I didn't find the service as welcoming as other pubs in Barnes but maybe they were over stretched with the sunny weather.

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ACw3
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend for a really chilled local vibe with exceptional food and service. Very nice atmosphere can’t wait to go again! Thank you especially to Paul who kept the drinks flowing.

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Omnivore
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cheerful and dog-friendly - waiter was helpful but gave the impression that it was his first day in the job. Terrine was generous but a bit unsophisticated; grilled beetroot main course was very good, but the bavette steak was disappointing. Sticky toffee pud was good. A big plus was the willingness of the staff to serve a glass of Picpoul, although only full bottles were listed as available.

I wouldn't give a blanket 'yes' or 'no' recommendation to a friend - I'd explain the good and bad points as I saw them.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

In spite of booking ahead we were offered a one sided table against a fireplace for five people. Because of this we opted to sit outside in the rear garden. Service was friendly and helpful but there was only one waitress serving so it was slow; took nearly an hour to get our first course. Food was great and service helpful and friendly, but under some stress.

The table offered was simply wrong and clearly they were overbooked.

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PruSinger
London
13 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely place. Stopped by for Monday night dinner in the garden. The pizzas were delicious and the service very friendly. Will certainly return for Sunday lunch.

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hungry4food
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great atmosphere with welcoming staff. Looking forward to returning again soon.

DF
DavidF
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fantastic food in a nice calm environment. The service was attentive and engaging.

VN
ValerieN
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good but setting is unexceptional and it is rather overpriced for a Sunday roast in a local pub.

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BlakeH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely pub with a lovely garden. Service could be better for sure but didn't detract. Will go again for sure.

HW
HannahW
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food! Really friendly team and good atmosphere

CS
vipCorkySW13
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

V good Sunday roast and great value. Beats cooking!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and relaxing. Food fantastic. Service spot on. So pleased that they made my dogs feel at home

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

I had the Cote de Boeuf which was incredible! I could not recommend the food more.
The service is a little slow however it almost adds to the relaxed atmosphere. As a new local to the area I cannot wait to return

JE
JulianE
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely to go to a pub that’s original and unfussy - food was great as always and service fantastic ate far too much had to go home for a siesta!!!!!

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Charles
London
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing pizzas, beautiful outdoor space, friendly staff.

CC
CarolC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was very slow to place our food order. The pub had no music playing so it felt very unwelcoming and devoid of ambience. We ordered the Bavette steak which was very tough. Our table next door had been told by the waitron that they shouldn’t order it, as it is tough. I wish she’d told us that ! Starters of sardines and fennel salad were good.

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IANT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu choice. Lovely / full dining room for a Tuesday night.

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IgorOrlov
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place and atmosphere. Food is fine. Recommended.

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Emily
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience1

It’s such a nice place but one visit to another is a totally different experience. Foods great but more often than not they are struggling staff wise, it’s chaotic and you feel as if you are an inconvenience just being there. I still would recommend to try but I just hope that it would be on a good night that you go!

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JERRYN
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Will definately go back.

MP
MitraP
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Super friendly neighbourhood pub, restaurant and pizzaria with lovely garden - what's not to love!

CW
CharlesW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday in mid July with Hammersmith bridge reopened so a pleasant riverside walk down to Barnes to find the Brown Dog surprisingly empty - though given the heat this was a relief. Sunday lunch menu set days before when it is 30 degrees on the day is difficult for any restaurant, fortunately the grilled sardines and heirloom tomatoes fitted the bill as did a baked hake with crab bisque. However there were no salad mains, which if the weather persists will be a must. The roasts were still excellent quality for hardy Sunday lunchers. The puddings were chilled and a good way to finish.
The wine selection is good with some cooling whites and roses by the glass and reds kept chilled enough in the hot weather not to be insipid. But in that heat nothing would do to quench the thirst but a ginger beer shandy with the Brown Dog's own bitter and Fentimans GB .

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Emily
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brown dog!!! Truly amazing food and service

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IainS
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, imaginative menu using seasonal ingredients and all perfectly cooked. Will definitely be back!

TO
ThomasO
London
5 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always just marvellous! Just the way they also love my dog!

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DawnR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant brilliant brilliant pub. Gorgeous pizza. Lovely staff. Nice outdoor for the summer time and cosy for the winter time.

SJ
SJJames
London
37 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Brown Dog is magnificent. Lovely food, great wine and beer (the Steigl especially) and a lovely setting. A proper, good quality local that's one of the best in Barnes.

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FraserR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, great service and a relaxed vibe for Sunday lunch. What the Brown Dog do best is allow you to enjoy your meal at your own pace. You never feel rushed and you never feel ignored. Something very simple that a lot of places get wrong.

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LouA
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and relaxed service
Fantastic piece of hake. Pizza was also very good.
An easy night out with great food.

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PujaP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Pizzas in Barnes a must go place to try if you haven’t already been 😊

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MikeSW13
London
17 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience again last evening, great to see the pub doing well. Well worth the walk from Barnes village.
Very dog friendly, great people offering professional informal services.
Good wine, beer selection.
Wonderful food.

FAQs

The Brown Dog does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

The Brown Dog is rated 4.6 stars by 184 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.