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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

131-133 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JS

((((* British
Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 09:00 - 23:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 24:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:00 - 24:30

Good food, good service, good ambience in restaurant. Easy to book on line.

John Reed 19 September 2016
from Kendal

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Situated on George Street, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the centre of the 18th-century town, Browns Brasserie & Bar – Edinburgh is a lively venue offering seasonal Scottish dishes, European cuisine, and a variety of colourful cocktails. With pavement dining during the warm months, and contemporary interiors, the building fits right in among neo-classical houses and pretty Georgian squares.

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 thermidor, Browns classic burger and the Steak & Guiness pie with bubble and squeak & prosciutto ham. 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. Enjoy Browns’ afternoon tea and cake accompanied by freshly roasted coffee from an independent supplier, or a warming pot of loose leaf tea.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh is a 15-minute walk from Haymarket Rail Station.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

131-133 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JS

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Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

4.1 ((((* (based on 38 reviews)
89% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (17)
  • afternoon tea (16)
  • value (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • private dining (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((*** by from Edinburgh

    The offer in restaurants was a bit confusing

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Very nice food, steak was lovely

  • ((((( by from Kendal

    Good food, good service, good ambience in restaurant. Easy to book on line.

  • ((((( by from Glasgow

    Went to the restaurant for a meal the night before our daughter's 21st. Meal was beautiful, we had steak. Waitress was very attentive. Had cocktails after dinner. Would recommend and will certainly be back.

  • ((*** by from Musselburgh

    Food very disappointing, we were having the two course early bird menu. Not much of a choice but we both had the fish cake starter which looked the part but I think the chef forgot to put in the fish! I had the smoked salmon pasta dish which had little taste even after adding salt, partner had rump steak which had a £1.95 supplement but it was tough. To be fair the waiter offered to change it but for us it was too late. The staff were very good, the waiter reported our meal to his manager who subsequently took the price of the food off our bill.

  • ((((( by from Stirling

    Great afternoon tea. We had to send the "hard" scones pack but they were apologetically replaced immediately.

  • ((((( by from Dundee

    Booked afternoon tea . First time at Browns in Edinburgh. Had previously only been to London Covent Garden . Was just as nice. Attentive staff. Preferred sandwiches to brioche rolls

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Very enjoyable meal. Good choices and excellent service.

  • ((((* by from Auchendinny

    Everything I had organised on the table for arriving for my financès birthday was there in good time although I had been skeptical of this. The starter dishes were beautiful, particularly the devilled mushrooms. Washed down very easy. The mains - 8oz steaks - were beautiful. However two of us had really fatty steaks and had the grind which equated to about half of our steaks which we were quite disappointed with but the waitress was lovely and took the two steaks off the bill for us. The cake I had organised had candles which I hadn't organised which I thought was a nice touch from browns. The bill was very reasonable and the drinks menu was lovely, very great selection. Overall had a really nice night and would come back time and time again. The waitress we had was absolutely lovely a credit to your business, short brunette hair very quiet but articulately spoken. Served us between 7-9pm.

  • (**** by from Peterborough

    We were given a lovely table in the window area but sadly things went downhill from there.
    We waited for ages before any waitress appeared as she had massively too many tables to cover. Eventually we had our order taken but then waited almost an hour before any food appeared. My steak and ale pie was very nice, but the sharing plate was not value for money, and the chicken and chips were literally that! Again poor value and it all just seemed rather miserly and clearly they are more interested in maximising profit than giving an excellent meal. The drinks were fine but the wine waiter failed to pour wine for all our group- pouring one then disappearing! The waitress tried her best but just had too much to do.
    A very disappointing experience as we missed seeing Fringe shows to go here after a much better experience in the Covent Garden restaurant.
    Oh and the crockery had bits of past food on them after the dishwasher but as the service was so slow we thought if we asked for more we would never get fed!
    We will not be hurrying back!

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