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Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden

82-84 St Martins Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AA, England
+44 20 7497 5050
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (23 reviews)
“visited browns” (41 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
82-84 St Martins Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AA, England
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1 - 10 of 1,918 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Love how this bar looks, has a real wow factor. Reminds me of old bars in Paris. Great place for drinks and the bar snacks*were good too. Went at 1 pm Wednesday * 3 choices for £12.00 We had crab rolls, crispy squid in batter,...More

Thank DevonIceandSlice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunday afternoon cocktails... seriously average I am afraid and I am being quite generous. And it is all down to one thing ....Just NO STAFF! And the team know it and are very embarrassed about it. Literally one person behind the bar on his own...More

3  Thank gutherssimon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Browns off great pre-theatre dinners, two or three courses and you can go early so no stress about getting to the theatre on time. Crispy squid and chicken with green beans highly recommended. Friendly, fast service and great atmosphere.

Thank 15scotty47
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An extensive menu, which just means they do a wide range of average food to cater for all tastes. There wasn’t a lot wrong, other than one steak that was sent back. But there was also nothing that merited ‘very good’. From starters to desserts...More

Thank nimbledolphin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having visited for drinks on plenty of occasions and always being fully satisfied and keen to go back my husband and I decided to try the food. No! The staff are fab, seated us right away in the restaurant and gave us menus. Our drinks...More

Thank Jade R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been delayed returning from a tour so had to find a place for a quick dinner before a production at the Noel Coward Theatre. We explained our situation to our server and she made a recommendation for a quick but healthy meal which...More

Thank Mary K
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Mary K, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We do try to always deliver and I'm glad we were able to at this time With Regards Carina

Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent visit again to Browns. food and service were top class as usual - will definitely be returning

Thank FrancesMaguire
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Frances, thank you; we appreciate your feedback! always great to hear that we will be having a returning visit and I look forward to welcoming you again in the future With Kind Regards Carina

Reviewed 4 days ago

Arrived bang on time for a pre night out dinner , lovely large restaurant , 40 minutes later we got our food , the only thing on the plate I enjoyed was the Pork belly , roast potatoes hard on the outside and dry on...More

Thank Big N
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Big N, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. Our food is prepared freshly and I am sorry that you didn't feel this. Please do not hesitate to contact me at coventgarden@brownsrestaurant.co.uk to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful old setting, exceptionally polite and nice staff, olives and bread starter delicious, veg and side dish also wonderful BUT I was not asked how I wanted my filet beef cooking, (rare, medium etc) it was cut quite thick and - if I'm honest -...More

Thank Mister J
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Mister J, Thank you so much for your honest feedback, for the positive and the negative points it is greatly appreciated and I will be speaking to the team with regards to this. With Kind Regards Carina

Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and I first met at Browns in Covent Garden at the beginning of 2015. Yesterday we celebrated there our wedding with our friends. The evening was a great success. Food and drinks were excellent. Thank you so much to all Browns team and...More

Thank robmila19
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar Covent Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, we're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, always a pleasure to read. Thank you as well for taking the time to let us know that you had a fantastic time and I look...More

Covent Garden
Whether you're headed here to check out the multitude
of shops, theaters, cafes, pubs, and restaurants, or
simply to be among the multitude of people who pass
through this pretty part of town, you'll love soaking
up the festive and historic atmosphere in and around
Covent Garden. Even if you don't have tickets to the
opera or a show at one of the many famous theaters
here, don't be surprised if find yourself captivated
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Kenneth B
26 November 2016|
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Response from Nigel S | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant doesn't have parking,there are a couple of disabled parking spaces & afew pay & display/pay by phone bays in St Martin's Lane and a lot more towards Covent Garden but you are limited to a 4 hour stay and they... More
9 March 2016|
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Response from Helpyouandhelpme | Reviewed this property |
Agree, no dress code, but nothing less than smart casual should always be the choice for such an occasion.
12 July 2015|
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Response from Jacqui S | Reviewed this property |
There are several sections in the restaurant on different levels with a couple of steps between them and 2 or 3 steps at the front door. However, if you enter by the back door on St Martins Court that section is all on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82-84 St Martins Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Covent Garden
  • Neighbourhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 5050
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Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Covent Garden champions an informal yet refined concept. Renowned for indulgent twists on classic comfort food recipes, Browns has offered trademark favourites since 1973, as well as choices from the specials board or the market fresh fish of the day. Showcasing striking design features and historic or listed buildings, Browns restaurants are a refined yet relaxed dining spot, at any time of the day.
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