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Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge

23 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA

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  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  • Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge - Cambridgeshire
  •  - Cambridgeshire
Main course: £13
Food spend: £30
Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 09:30 - 23:00
Friday & Saturday: 09:30 - 24:00
Sunday: 09:30 - 22:30

Great new look, helpful and pleasant staff and well presented and tasty food

Colin Ward 09 June 2017
from Cambridge

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Situated in the heart of the city, in a converted wing of the old Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Browns Brasserie & Bar Cambridge serves tasty European-inspired dishes and colourful cocktails in a lively atmosphere. Set in a building close to the River Cam gorgeous Virginia creeper frames the entrance, and Browns boasts a terrace for sunny summer dining.

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 flavours include roasted lamb with potatoes & minted peas, Browns’ signature fish pie, and decadent salted caramel profiteroles. 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 in Cambridge is just a 15-minute walk from Cambridge Rail Station.

Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge

23 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA

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Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Cambridge

4.0 ((((* (based on 110 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (64)
  • lunch (59)
  • afternoon tea (43)
  • large parties (31)
  • trendy (28)
  • value (26)
  • child friendly (24)
  • romantic (19)
  • al fresco (16)
  • breakfast (15)
  • luxury (14)
  • business (12)
  • private dining (9)
  • entertainment (7)
  • views (1)
  • (((** 3 July 2017 by Peter Tibbitts from Cambridge

    Long wait to get table we had booked

  • ((*** 26 June 2017 by Zoe Foster from Cambridge

    Food is lovely however took us well over an hour to sit down to a table which I will say, we took it upon ourselves to do so as nobody took us too the table, we was booked in at 8 but didn't sit down till 9. Whilst waiting we had cocktails, these came all in different sizes glasses started off with a cocktail glass then went into a G&T glass then the last cocktail was in a champagne flute? (We ordered pornstar martinis everytime) but still was charged the same price? Even though each time it was a different size?
    We came on the train and wanted a night out spent in Cambridge (hence why we booked an earlier table) we arrived at half 7 to have one drink at the bar before having our meal however we didn't leave till 10:45 not by choice due to the fact they didn't seat us down, until way over an hour after our table was booked. Then ordering was a pain trying to get someones attention. Some staff was rude and when asked why have we not sat down yet at around 8:30 the front of house turned round and said "well can't you see we are busy, you'll get one when I can find one free" overall it was embarrassing as took two couples along with us to have a meal here by our recommendation but left embarrassed but still can't complain about the food, maybe less walk ins should be stopped and tables reserved for a certain time kept reserved as this was what it looked like as we was waiting to get seated.

  • (((** 26 June 2017 by William Ryder from Cambridge

    Food ok but portions small. Relaxed but noisy atmosphere. Discount not applied to bill as indicated on bookatable booking.

  • ((((* 9 June 2017 by Colin Ward from Cambridge

    Great new look, helpful and pleasant staff and well presented and tasty food

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Martin Roland from Cambridge

    Lovely meal, friendly service, very nice atmosphere.

  • ((((( 7 June 2017 by Michelle Gant from Norwich

    Great food service and atmosphere what's not to like?? Great visit really made the weekend

  • ((((( 14 May 2017 by Gill Mcdowall from Braughing

    Really nice place with excellent service and delicious food. We had the afternoon tea with a gin and tonic which was just lovely. Good portion size, great tea and a very reasonable price.

  • (**** 2 May 2017 by Rob6 from Cambridge

    We were looking forward to seeing how Brown's had been redecorated but as soon as we walked through the door we all felt incredibly sad that an absolutely awful refurbishment has completely ruined one of Cambridge's most popular restaurants. It is clearest case I have seen in years of how an interior designer can completely wreck a great atmosphere and a great restaurant!! The bar is horrendous; the chairs are really cheap, in truly awful colours and the whole place now feels cold and clinical. The screen that greets you when you first walk in looks like something out of a gent's toilet! What a terrible shame!! We have been regular customers since the restaurant first opened but sadly we won't be anymore, as we all absolutely hate the new design!!! It is so sad that they have completely wrecked somewhere that we used to enjoy visiting several times a month! All 6 of us felt the same! The food is still roughly the same but the service was incredibly slow, as it had only just re-opened when we went for dinner and no doubt everyone, like us, was there for a first look at the changes. I imagine the honeymoon period for the new style will be short lived! Thankfully we have loads of photographs of family and friends meeting there for lunch and dinner, so we can reminisce how it used to look before they put their trust in a terrible interior designer!!

  • ((((* 26 April 2017 by Rhys Andrews from Cambridge

    Had a lovely meal last night at browns, I had the Devon crab on toast to start followed by the pork belly both full of flavour and enjoyed the mini pie that comes with it. Waitress was brilliant helped us out alot 5* to her.

  • ((((( 25 April 2017 by Brian Crosbee from Cambridge

    We had the meal offer of two courses plus a glass of wine for £19.95. My beef croquette and scallops was really good and my main course of lamb rump could not be faulted. I asked for medium and got it and the portion was very good indeed. My wife's meal was also splendid. We had coffee and we were served with hot milk as requested.

    I was doubtful as to the quality of the wine that we were going to be offered but pleasantly surprised at the choice. We both had a lovely glass of Pinot Noir.

    All in all, a very good dining experience. Well done to the Chef.

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