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Ma Brown's

Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, 2011 TT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 5829
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“scones” (2 reviews)
“high tea” (3 reviews)
“customers” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, European
$$ - $$$
Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, 2011 TT Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Been eating out a lot over the past years. This place has been around for decades. New cook, new owner? Same interior as decades ago. Tables and chairs uncomfortable and old. Waitress nice and pleasant though clearing up our used dishes took ages. Seven tables...More

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

When finally finding this place, we entered a nice traditional English tavern like tea room. We were welcomed and took a seat next to the window. We'd reserved a high tea. A large etagere came with scones, sandwiches, cheese cake, sausage roll, quiche, chocolate cake,...More

Thank BobbieNL
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Just walking through Haarlem on a Sunny Saturday we bumped into this nice little gem of tea houses. Why? because the outside with the chair, table and sign was just attractive and irrisistable. Best is to make a reservation, we had none as we didn't...More

Thank Harry C
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

The freshly baked scones and cakes are delicious. Also the sandwiches and pies. I realy loved the onion pie. The tea is nice but they also have nice wine. Service is wonderfull. And if you can't finish everything they will give you a box with...More

Thank RoseHolland
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We enjoyed the scones which were still warm from the oven. The clotted cream is fresh and delicious. We polished it off with a big pot of Earl Grey. The owner and staff are welcoming and friendly. Pleasant atmosphere in the historic heart of Haarlem,...More

Thank poethammer
Reviewed 23 November 2014

The owner has retired and the restaurant for evening meals has now closed, but the tea rooms are open check website for details

Thank Ian B
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My mother and I were traveling together, and we have different tastes. We went to Ma Brown's because my mom requested we eat "something normal." As a culinary genre, I've always found British food to be edible, but rather dull fare, uninspiring and nothing I'd...More

Thank flintrommel
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Just had dinner at Ma Brown's this evening. It was the first day they were open after being on holiday. The service was outstanding and the food was great. I enjoyed a delicious trout wrapped in bacon (English). The sides included with my main course...More

1  Thank JuliTomse50
Reviewed 24 September 2012

My wife and I love a good English breakfast, do enjoy pub lunches, fish and chips... and so much more English food. We're now living in Haarlem for 7 years and it was only last Friday that we went to Ma Brown's... and what a...More

3  Thank Cees77
Reviewed 15 August 2012

If you are ever in Holland & vaguely in the direction of Haarlem, don't waste any time wondering where to have dinner, head straight here.In fact it's worth the trip from the UK just to for this.......but book first. Owner & chef, Michael, seeks out...More

3  Thank pearlthehorse
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, 2011 TT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 531 5829
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