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Browns Brasserie & Bar

38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
+44 117 930 4777
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (15 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
“pudding” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We previously went to Browns for afternoon tea and was looking forward to going there again. On setting foot in the restaurant, a waiter walked up to us and told us the restaurant was fully booked. I replied that we can sit outside (all of...More

Thank zoemegan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a family lunch from the set menu and enjoyed it very much. The building is grand and well converted to its current purpose. We were quickly seated and well looked after by a charming waitress. The food was simple with some delicious twists...More

Thank Jezza3591
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Looking for a late lunch with my partner, we decided on Brown’s. I’d been before, and the food was quite reasonable (albeit a long time ago) so I was happy to go there. Upon arrival, the restaurant had maybe 3-4 tables occupied. There were no...More

2  Thank guzuone
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here as a large party of 14 on Saturday afternoon to celebrate my daughters birthdays. The staff were very friendly and looked after us extremely well. The food was very good. We were made to feel extremely welcome and had a great time....More

Thank macthevoice
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your kind words and great feedback! We really value all feedback, and of course especially love hearing about what a great time our guests have had with us so we can congratulate our fantastic team for their hard...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been customers at Browns since it first opened and have had many good meals and celebrations at this venue. Saturday night was just a simple meal out together (2 of us) and the evening started well - we asked to change tables as...More

1  Thank Lynn P
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lynn P, Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us with your feedback. It is lovely to hear that you have been customers with us for such a long time! We really appreciate hearing about people's experience with us as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my family were so impressed with the quality of food and service we received..And roasts are to die for , If you want to get best service and food around Clifton then Browns is the place.More

Thank nuttcasse
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your feedback - we love hearing people's feedback, both positive and negative, as we are always striving to develop and improve ourselves. I will congratulate our head chef Tom and his fabulous team in the kitchen for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live outside the UK. Every time I visit Bristol, I go to Browns. Whether for a Prosecco lunch, or a great evening meal with friends, it has never disappointed. I've had the fish pie a few times. Great taste! The lunchtime snacks are also...More

1  Thank Kelvin W
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kelvin, Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - And I agree with you, the fish pie here is truly delicious especially as it's made with a generous portion of fresh fish and even features a scallop on top! We love to hear...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

stopped for a light dinner at 6:30 on sunday, only stayed because there were barely any other places still serving food. the guy behind the bar was really unfriendly and miserable - we were friendly and polite but he looked personally affronted by us daring...More

Thank cornettoking93
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback about your experience with us. I am truly sorry for you receiving service in this manner. We will be dealing with the team member involved as the welcoming attitude of our team is part...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

No pesto in the soup advertised with pesto in it. No butter with the bread. Chicken roast, with sausages in bacon, stuffing and bread sauce - but no sausages in bacon (so can’t count) no stuffing and no bread sauce. No crackling with the pork....More

Thank Regularh0lidaymaker
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Regularh0lidaymaker thank you for taking the time to leave us your honest feedback. We are very sorry that we fell so short of the standards we set for ourselves and that you rightly expect. We will be addressing the issues you encountered with both...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Table was RESERVED at 20.00 for 21.00, was told to go away for a drink while we waited & took our details incase a table came free earlier. No phone call so turned up for 21.00 and there were still no tables free with a...More

1  Thank pars911
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good Afternoon Pars911, I feel it necessary to place your comments about your experiences in the correct context. As stated on the day we did not have a table for you at 8pm and we took your telephone number with and said we would call...More

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Tfrear
18 September 2016|
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Response from Natalie B | Property representative |
There's a drinks menu on the website, and you can put money onto a gift card for the drinks (can be done on the website too), or you can arrange to pay a certain amount for a deposit which can be taken off your bill on the... More
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Elaine S
13 May 2016|
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Response from madcatwoman88 | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be. It was a mix bag when I went :)
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Cheryl S
20 February 2015|
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Response from Padrehuw | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking around the area, but you will be lucky not to have to walk a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 930 4777
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Description
The Browns building in Bristol is modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice and was once part of the outstanding Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. It was restored to its former glory in 1992 and is now very much part of the landscape. Bristol is a city of bridges, boats and beautiful churches with the stunning Georgian Queen Square at the centre and the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge. So come and join us at Browns for a great atmosphere, delicious food, sparkling fizz and cool cocktails!
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