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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

Great place for our lunch. Friendly staff, good food, smooth service. We had fixed price 2 course lunch with optional £4 for dessert. Prices for other menu options seemed about average. Toilets could be improved though.

Andrew Warner 22 April 2017
from Stratford-upon-Avon

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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

3.8 ((((* (based on 51 reviews)
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  • dinner (28)
  • lunch (26)
  • afternoon tea (20)
  • romantic (13)
  • large parties (12)
  • value (12)
  • child friendly (10)
  • trendy (8)
  • business (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • luxury (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • private dining (4)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((((* 22 April 2017 by Andrew Warner from Stratford-upon-Avon

    Great place for our lunch. Friendly staff, good food, smooth service. We had fixed price 2 course lunch with optional £4 for dessert. Prices for other menu options seemed about average. Toilets could be improved though.

  • (**** 18 April 2017 by Catherine Walker from Oxford

    I treated a friend to Afternoon Tea at Browns, Oxford. Very disapointing! The three tables around us were full of dirty crockery from previous guests. These weren't cleaned up for another 40mins. The restaurant was only half full and staff were standing around talking at the bar. Our crockery was never removed after we'd finished and nobody came to ask if we wanted anything else to eat/drink or the bill.
    The food was average and the advertised cost of £13.50 turned out to be nearly £15 with VAT.
    All in all average food with very sloppy service. Not the place for a treat.

  • ((((( 3 April 2017 by Ian Wright from Oxford

    Really excellent evening. We were given a table by the window and a variety of menus with various offers to choose from as well as the a la carte. Staff were really friendly and helpful and the food was delicious so a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

  • ((((* 2 April 2017 by Graham from Sheffield

    Welcoming on arrival. Waiter attentive. Restaurant pleasant - divided into different areas. Food delicious - lamb rump & lamb shoulder. Desserts - chocolate pot & custard tart with rhubarb (a pleasing combination).

  • ((((( 1 April 2017 by Alina Stempin-Baccaglini from Oxford

    Easy online booking. Food was very food and served in reasonable time. Very nice staff

  • ((((( 28 March 2017 by John Alcock from Oxford

    Very friendly welcome. Warm, courteous and efficient service. Large menu. Drinks served perfectly. Food very good indeed.

  • (**** 7 February 2017 by Jill from High Wycombe

    Food was lovely but we had booked the promotional deal of afternoon tea for 2 for £25. We then received the bill and was charged £27 plus service charge!! I complained about this and was asked for proof that I had booked the promotional deal even though I could see that the promotion was listed beside my booking on their computer system. I was not happy. The manager was very direct and would not try to see my side of the issue - and I was the customer!!!! So, I paid the £27 plus service. Then I left the restaurant and the manager followed me out and accused me of not paying - I had paid the waiter! It was a terrible experience.

  • ((((* 20 January 2017 by Naser Alshammari from Oxford

    Only one type of soup

  • (((** 8 January 2017 by Elman Poole from Oxford

    visit was ok -but the followup questionaire is just ridiculous --and wont get good detail

  • ((((( 18 December 2016 by Dee from London

    We had the Champagne afternoon tea, which we all thought was excellent value. Nice selection of treats, portion size was good.
    The restaurant had a really nice atmosphere and the staff were friendly.

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