Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester

(80 Reviews)
1 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW

Top offer

Food & Drink Festival: 2 courses £11.95 or 3 courses £15.95 per person

Available Mon-Fri lunch from 26th Sept until 7 Oct 2019, subject to availability. Dishes subject to change. Includes VAT, excludes service.


Main course: £13
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Sunday - Friday: 09:00 - 23:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 01:00

Restaurant description

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, and smoothies. 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.

Customer reviews for Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester
(based on 80 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (44)
  • al fresco (3)
  • breakfast (7)
  • business (13)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (46)
  • entertainment (6)
  • large parties (14)
  • lunch (37)
  • luxury (19)
  • private dining (17)
  • romantic (15)
  • trendy (18)
  • value (25)
  • views (1)
  • By Jeff B from Manchester
    6 September 2019

    Excellent food, service & atmosphere! ??????????

  • By Lisa Y from Manchester
    9 August 2019

    Lovely food. Friendly attentive staff

  • By Mike C from Manchester
    17 May 2019

    Excellent ambience and service, interior decor is warm and classy.

  • By Hayley C from Manchester
    9 December 2018

    Friendly staff, nice food.

  • By Kath P from Manchester
    27 July 2018

    We had a really nice meal however there were 4 of us chose the meatballs to be told there were only 2 portions left so a bit disappointing

  • By Brian H from Manchester
    26 July 2018

    Nice meal enjoyed the experience lovely setting no complaints

  • By Jane S from Leeds
    13 April 2018

    Disappointing. Its a gorgeous building and we were given a quiet table as requested. Service was good but I would say the food was average. I’ve had the same meal in the past at Leeds and Manchester and it was much better in the past. The fish cake stater was very small, there was too much potato and it was soggy. Not worth the money. The chicken & ham pie was also disappointing, felt like it was tinned! We had to pay extra for vegetables which were ok but again pricey for what they were. I’m really sad because I have always thought Browns was reliable.

  • By Margaret H from Manchrstet
    28 October 2017

    A lovely afternoon! We were very impressed with the service we received. I was suffering with scold and cough and was provided with a hot lemon drink ! Really impressed and made me feel so much better. We had afternoon tea which was very nice.

  • By Penny C from Manchester
    25 October 2017

    Lovely food, great service, beautiful surroundings

  • By Robert M from Manchester
    19 October 2017

    Great architecture. Hard to choose between the lobster and the sirloin. Only issue is background mural was too loud.

Restaurant Location Map
Browns Brasserie & Bar - Manchester
1 York Street, Manchester, M2 2AW

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