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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Edinburgh

131-133 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4JS

((((* British
Average
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

Met up with a friend for lunch & a catch up. We had a lovely meal...puddings are amazing. We sat with a couple of bottles of wine & felt really relaxed. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive. I noticed the afternoon tea plates & will certainly be booking got that soon.

Gill Donaldson 18 July 2016
from Edinburgh

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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 30 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (17)
  • afternoon tea (14)
  • lunch (14)
  • trendy (5)
  • value (5)
  • business (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (3)
  • child friendly (3)
  • large parties (3)
  • luxury (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • entertainment (1)
  • ((((* 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!

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Waiting staff were very nice and attentive. We both chose the fish pie which was delicious.

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Ambience and service very good, unfortunately the food let the evening down. Ordered chicken pie with tarragon sauce, lots of sauce - 4 very small pieces of chicken - for the price £12 disappointing!

  • ((((* by from Edinburgh

    Booking was first class. The service was very good. Only complaint about the food was with the sea bass, there was too much barley. Perhaps rice would have been better. Only adverse experience was when the bill was presented. We had booked with a special 20% discount but this had to be reminded as it was absent on first presentation.

  • ((((* by from Uphall

    Very good with lovely waitress who did not rush me and my guests.They were2Americans who I had not met for many years.We were left to chat and not rushed in anyway.They did enjoy there evening

  • ((((( by from Kirkmichael

    Lovely experience,the food was excellent and the staff even better....the %25 food discount made it a must do again experience

  • ((((( by from Edinburgh

    Met up with a friend for lunch & a catch up. We had a lovely meal...puddings are amazing. We sat with a couple of bottles of wine & felt really relaxed. Staff were very attentive without being intrusive. I noticed the afternoon tea plates & will certainly be booking got that soon.

  • ((((* by from edinburgh

    Afternoon tea, chosen on price and location. Nice friendly waitress gave us a window seat, explained menu options. Service slick,quick and pleasant. food on whole fine, brioche rolls tasty , cake good. Little pots of Condensed milk far too sweet, scone dry, not stale but maybe unfrozen and left to stand? Cream plentiful. Overall it was a nice experience, but if it was my place I would offer a choice of more savoury and fewer sweets. Extra pot of tea arrived with no fuss and no charge, nice touch.Yes I would go back for the cheerful staff and the brioche

  • ((((* by from Aberdeen

    We had a problem with our sandwiches being under filled. In fact there was almost no filling. This was very quickly resolved by the waitress and manager with new sandwiches made and served.
    Service was fantastic the atmosphere great. Browns is very busy and noisy!!!

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