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Browns Brasserie & Bar

$$ - $$$
New Town
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131-133 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4442
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Livingston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Arrived for afternoon tea,the setting is lovely waiters were friendly but we felt we were abandoned at the table no one asked if we wanted any drinks.Afternoon tea arrived it looked amazing and most of it was lovely but the scones were inedible we did complain waiter said he would pass it on to the kitchen we waited for someone... More 

Thank Maggied1957
Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant is really nicely decorated and the waitress very kind. However the tables are far too close for a ramantic dinner. Plus they have zero idea what Italian kitchen looks like. As a starter we had bruschettes. The bread was dry with lot of pieces of tomatoes but no taste of bruschettes. Then we had seafood tagliatlle. My God...... More 

Thank Sonia F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just came back home from a great night at Browns. We were celebrating my mothers bday with friends. Food was amazing and the staff made this night even more special with their attentive service and kindness !!! Big thank you to Vanessa and Marcin who looked after our table and even prepared a lovely decoration with a candle on my... More 

1 Thank Magdalena R
Athens, Greece
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service in this very well located eating place. We will definitely return. Good value

1 Thank Gordon O
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308 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We found Brown's surprisingly reasonable, given the beautiful building and good food. Wait staff were attentive and helpful, the sticky toffee pudding is an exemplar of it's type and the wine list was very good too.

Thank WellingtonKiwiJo
Burnley, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Browns with some family members mid week one evening. We chose to eat from the early bird menu as the main menu looked a little pricey. I ordered the butternut squash soup which was delicious although a little on the cool side and had a steak for the main course. The service was swift and the food to... More 

Thank MarcusandRachel
Wellington, New Zealand
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371 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The fish pie with salmon and scallops was so good! A good hearty serving too. The atmosphere was relaxed and service was fantastic. The only reason why I don't give five stars is because I was sad when my chocolate fondant didn't ooze when I cut into it. Would definitely return.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Dundee, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant, coffees at lunchtime for quick business meeting. Good, priced well and quick service. Fine location and shall be back.

Thank Gauldie2015
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends very busy but they still managed to fit 4 of us in. Afternoon tea was nice we ordered 2 between 4 of us which was sufficient as we hate ate lunch earlier in the day, coffee was a little on the cool side maybe the milk added to the latte wasn't warm but never mind food made... More 

Thank Marie U
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time here and still not the best when Edinburgh can offer so many other great places to eat. The one in Glasgow is the same. Service wasn't efficient or particularly friendly. Menu choice was OK but could be more varied. No specials offered to us. They automatically add 10%to the bill without asking even where it was just two... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$63
Bar, European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-133 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4442
Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Edinburgh 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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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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