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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

1 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW

(((() British
Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Sunday - Friday: 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00

We had a steak, cooked to perfection, served by Rob, what a superstar

Judith Braithwaite 12 September 2016
from manchester

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Housed in the converted Athenaeum, Browns Brasserie & Bar – Manchester serves a delicious menu of hearty European food and thirst-quenching cocktails in a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere. Designed in 1902, the building incorporates Edwardian baroque architecture with eye-catching art-nouveau detailing, such as intricate wrought-iron work.

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 - Manchester is a 15-minute walk from Salford Central Rail Station. Manchester Arndale Shopping Centre is just a 5-minute walk away.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

1 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW

Contact +44 1618191055

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Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

4.4 (((() (based on 45 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (26)
  • afternoon tea (23)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (15)
  • trendy (13)
  • private dining (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • luxury (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • business (6)
  • breakfast (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • child friendly (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • ((((( by from Blackburn

    Browns itself was a lovely place and the Ambience was to die for will be going back with friends

  • ((((( by from Manchester

    Beautiful afternoon tea!

  • (**** by from Manchester

    Very disappointed, food was only luke warm, waited an age to be served, lots of dishes were not available. Only americano coffee, coffee machine broken. Will not be returning.

  • ((((( by from Manchester


  • ((((* by from Shaw

    Food excellent, as was service. Charged for large glass of wine and bottle of sparkling water which we did not have. Manager changed bill but did not apologise.

  • ((((( by from manchester

    We had a steak, cooked to perfection, served by Rob, what a superstar

  • ((((( by from Stockport

    Location and food fantastic

  • ((((* by from Manchester

    I came here with my Husband for the first time for a date night. The food was amazing in both taste and presentation and we felt like royalty with the high standard of the decor. We will be booking again for definite, we both loved it.

  • ((((* by from Manchester

    I had the 2 courses for £10.95. The starter was beetroot and pumpkin seed with smashed avocado and poached egg, delicious. The main was cheese souffle with dressed salad leaves - also delicious, but a little less substantial than I'd hoped for - however I could have chosen a more substantial main.
    The staff were great, both Steph my main waitress, and the lady who showed me to my seat & helped serve. The place itself is lovely, & the atmosphere relaxed.

  • ((((* by from Dukinfield

    I had afternoon tea, which was lovely. It would have been slightly better if the contents & filling had been explained to us but the quality & amount was really good

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