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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Oxford

5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA

((((* British
Average
Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:00 - 23:00
Friday & Sturday: 09:00 - 24:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 22:30

Excellent meal, food very well presented, dishes include vegetables which is always a plus.Not busy so we were able to spend several hours there. Only one gripe -- coffee was only lukewarm so needed drinking straight away.

Mrs susan Gibson 10 November 2016
from Witney

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A landmark in this picture-perfect city, Browns Brasserie & Bar – Oxford was the second Browns restaurant to open, just across the road from St Giles Church. Tucked away in a terrace of 18th-century houses, the brasserie serves a good choice of European-inspired dishes, and thirst-quenching cocktails.

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 - Oxford is a 15-minute walk from Oxford Rail Station.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Oxford

5-11 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6HA

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Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Oxford

3.9 ((((* (based on 40 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (21)
  • lunch (20)
  • afternoon tea (17)
  • large parties (10)
  • romantic (10)
  • value (10)
  • child friendly (9)
  • trendy (8)
  • breakfast (5)
  • business (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • entertainment (2)
  • private dining (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • views (1)
  • ((*** 30 November 2016 by Anna Sundberg from Oxford

    Everything was well, excellent service from waitress. But we had made a reservation for afternoon tea at 17.00, and when we arrived they informed us, in a not so polite manner, that they only serve it until 17, and that I felt we wanted it we had to order within two minutes. ( we arrived at16.58) Mind you, this was before we had even had a chance to sit down or even take our coats off. That is not a way to greet your guests! Finally we managed to get afternoon tea after having talked to the kitchen, but I feel like this was highly unprofessional and not a nice was tk bw welcomed. I know for sure we booked afternoon tea ( and not dinner or anything else) on the website, so telling us off like that was not very nice. However the device we received thereafter was good and the tea was delicious.

  • ((*** 15 November 2016 by Vicky Steemson from Oxford

    Overall not too bad but we had several issues.
    The food was generally not hot!

    1. Green greens not cooked - school boy error!
    2. The pork crackling had no flavour - what's happened to seasoning food properly?
    3. Brown burger - 1 thin slice of gherkin, 1 1/2 leaves of lettuce, a dribble of mustard mayo on the top bun... it costs enough for you to be far more generous. These aren't the the most expensive ingredients....are they?
    4. Pot of tea - one teabag for a pot of tea for two .... come on!

    I won't go on as I don't believe anything I say is used or filtered back.

  • ((((* 10 November 2016 by Mrs susan Gibson from Witney

    Excellent meal, food very well presented, dishes include vegetables which is always a plus.Not busy so we were able to spend several hours there. Only one gripe -- coffee was only lukewarm so needed drinking straight away.

  • ((((* 5 November 2016 by John Cumming from Oxford

    Browns,wherever it is offers a good brasserie type dining experience. Service standards are uniformly good but I suspect that small groups are more likely to enjoy the experience than larger tables. Menus are standard which although reassuring in terms of quality can be a little boring. If there were specials in this branch, I was not aware of them.

  • ((((( 15 October 2016 by Angie Wizard from Oxford

    Had a great meal and a lovely time here, staff & manager were beyond helpful, thank you Browns, I'll be be in a couple of weeks

  • ((((* 26 September 2016 by Nicola Anand from Peterborough

    Delicious afternoon tea with friendly service.

  • (((** 24 September 2016 by Julie Bennett from Oxford

    Lovely experience. Went for lunch with our daughter just before leaving her for uni life. We had a set meal deal for £19.95 which included a choice of two courses and a glass of Proseco. A lovely atmosphere and very pleasant staff. Will definitely go again when we visit next time.

  • (**** 17 September 2016 by Claire from Wantage

    I booked table for afternoon tea for 3 people at 5 o'clock. After being seated, waitress informed me that afternoon tea had finished, I explained that I had booked so she went to check with chef. came back to inform me that Chef was willing to do afternoon this time but that in future I would not be served if I arrived at 5pm! We were then presented with brioche rolls whose filling was so sparse, we had to open rolls to see what was actually inside (yet another disappointment). We were also given just two pots of tea (3 people) and told that there wasn't room for another pot on the table but that waitress would be back with refills. The raspberry on top of one of the deserts had mould on and the glass on one of the other deserts was cracked right down one side. The scones were stale too. However, two hours later the waitress had not even been back to ask how our food was, let alone offer refills for our tea. Eventually, having seen other tables being regularly asked if everything was ok with their food, we decided to simply go to bar area to pay. Yet again we were not asked if everything was ok with our food and the waitress then showed up to take payment, but no apology for lack of attention or asked if everything was ok. This was booked as a treat for my daughters birthday and what a disappointment that turned out to be. needless to say I did not leave a tip and certainly have no intention of booking in future. In my opinion it was £45 completely wasted!

  • ((((* 11 September 2016 by Lorna Thomas from Oxford

    Good efficient service staff respectful and polite the food was very good except salmon linguini was a little greasy I have already booked to to return

  • ((((( 22 August 2016 by Wendy from Oxford

    Wonderful food, lovely restaurant, fabulous staff

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