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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Bristol

38 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RE

((((* British
Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 10:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 10:00 - 22:00

We visited Browns in Bristol for Sunday lunch in March The service and meal were excellent and the venue was attractive and clean. We would definitely visit again

Susan Smith 20 March 2017
from Bristol

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Once a part of the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, the building housing Browns Brasserie & Bar Bristol is modelled on the Doge’s palace in Venice, and is situated just next to the prestigious University of Bristol. Part of the landscape of this vibrant city, the brasserie serves a menu of British and European-inspired cuisine in a lively, friendly environment.

Spanning from breakfast through to lunch and dinner, the Browns menu offers all-day brasserie dining. Indulgent plats du jour and Sunday roasts are staple favourites, while sumptuous European flavours include lobster tagliatelle, the wild boar & chorizo burger, or steak pie with buttered mash and broad beans. A sophisticated children’s menu at Browns offers tempting favourites with a grown-up twist.

Showcasing a penchant for cocktails, the Browns bar offers an array of classic mixes, signature concoctions and thirst-quenching mocktails, as well as fine world wines, smoothies and creamy milkshakes. Enjoy Browns’ afternoon tea and cake accompanied freshly-roasted coffee from an independent supplier, or a warming pot of loose leaf tea.

Browns Brasserie & Bar Bristol is just a 15-minute walk from Clifton Down Rail Station.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Bristol

38 Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1RE

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Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Bristol

4.1 ((((* (based on 63 reviews)
95% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • private dining (10)
  • child friendly (8)
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  • (((** 22 April 2017 by Ronald Cummings from Exeter

    Arrived at 7pm for our booking, were greeted politely and shown to a table. We were given 5 different menus and waitress was unclear which menu corresponded with the deal we had booked (£19.95 for 2 courses + 1 drink). We waited over half an hour, in a restaurant which was very quiet, for our order to be taken. We were not offered anything to drink or eat prior to our order. We were almost at the point of leaving. We asked for some water when we finally ordered, but had to ask again after another 15 minutes, as nothing was forthcoming. When our meal finally came, at least 50 minutes after we arrived, even though the main wasn't what we had ordered, we accepted it and it was wonderful!
    The waitress was polite and very pleasant, but we were disappointed in the length of time of service and felt initially ignored.
    The food was excellent, but we felt the establishment was let down by the poor initial service.

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Susan Smith from Bristol

    We visited Browns in Bristol for Sunday lunch in March The service and meal were excellent and the venue was attractive and clean. We would definitely visit again

  • (((** 11 February 2017 by Julie Fairley from Bristol

    Food was nice service good although rushed at end because kitchen was closing (10.45?)

  • ((((( 19 December 2016 by David Allison from Bishops lydeard

    Always good service and good quality food. The staff always seem friendly and happy.

  • ((((( 11 December 2016 by Lesley from Bristol

    Six friends enjoyed a very nice Christmas meal at Browns in Queens Road last night. When we arrived for our meal we were greeted nicely and shown at once to our table, the bar area was packed so we had our first drinks at the table. The food was good, hot and plenty of it. The desserts were delicious and the cheese board very generous. The staff were friendly and attentive without being pushy, it was an extremely busy night in the restaurant and every request was dealt with quickly without fuss. Thank you to everyone involved for making our first visit for many many years so memorable. It was very noisy, but then it is nearly Christmas!

  • ((((( 27 November 2016 by Joanne Ostick-sergeant from Bristol

    Great meal, service & new refurbishment brings the restaurant a lovely face lift :-)

  • (((** 2 November 2016 by Linda Battersby from London

    We were a bit disappointed to find out that, as the restaurant was closing for a refurbishment the following day, a number of items were not on the menu. I had rung the restaurant regarding the reservation so they could have told me at the time or texted me with a message. That said we had an enjoyable meal although my rib-eye steak was rather tough - shame it wasn't off the menu! We had booked via Bookatable for the 25% off food deal and the waitress had acknowledged this at the time of taking our order, pointing out that the items on the set menu were not included in our deal. We were therefore surprised when our bill did not show the reduction and the same waitress then insisted on seeing the confirmation email - which we supplied without problem. This booking would have been on their system stating the discount anyway. We often visit both the Covent Garden and Nottingham branches and felt this branch wasn't up to the same high standard. Hopefully it was just an off day due to the impending closure.

  • ((((* 28 October 2016 by Paula Cannings from Bristol

    I dined with a friend before a concert. We didn't have too much time, so i chose steak frites, with a glass of Malbec and my friend had a seafood pasta dish with Pinot Grigio. Both were delicious and the service was good. The restaurant will be refurbished in November, but we will return in December to try one of their cocktails and to explore the menu.

  • ((((* 24 October 2016 by Gary Watson from Bristol

    Generally great but did not honour the 25% off book a table offer

  • ((*** 15 October 2016 by Jill Mcnally from Bristol

    I ordered crispy duck salad. It was very bland and disappointing. I would think twice before eating at Brown's again.

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