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Browns Bar & Brasserie Covent Garden

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82-84 St Martins Lane | Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AA, England
+44 20 7497 5050
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene
Description: Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings,...
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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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Afternoon tea

Great service although very busy during Xmas time. Sandwiches were stale but cakes were great. This was a birthday treat that we enjoyed

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ulrika M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location right next the the theatre we were going to (Noel Coward). Although we arrived at 5pm for an early dinner the place was still lively and very soon was full. The choice of food is great, especially the set pre-post theatre menu for £14.95 for 2 courses or an extra £4 for 3 courses. My friend and I... More 

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Browns has a lovely atmosphere both in the bar and the restaurant. Booking is essential most evenings. The pre theatre menu is excellent at £14.95 for 2 courses.

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Thank Tricia C
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service although very busy during Xmas time. Sandwiches were stale but cakes were great. This was a birthday treat that we enjoyed

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Thank Ulrika M
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we visited Browns for Sunday Lunch, and nothing seemed too much trouble. The food was delicious and good value for a Sunday roast dinner at £15. They also did a little persons portion, which for £5.95 was outstanding value considering the size of the portion. Its been a long while since I've been there, but will be back.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to have Sunday lunch here as in town to catch a play. We were shown to our table straight away and waiter was very attentive and friendly. I had Roast beef and it was a quite gristly. The veg was good and tasty. My partner had fish cakes which were nice. The dessert (caramel profiteroles) were recommended by our... More 

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Thank Wheel_100
North Shields, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We approached the Leicester Square door of Browns because my husband is in a wheelchair. Immediately staff jumped to open the door and show us to a table. We hadn't booked so I went to the front entrance to book in. It was about 5pm and there were lots of tables. Drinks arrived speedily followed shortly after by the delicious... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

visited on 3rd feb for pre theatre lunch. Decor was lovely and nice jazz music playing. Had special offer two courses for 11.95. Good choice. Well presented food and good flavour. We had good service with a smile. Would go again and would recommend. Only negative our mains were bought out while we were eating our starter so note to... More 

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Thank Susan L
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Birthday dinner for my wife and son. Had a reservation for 5.15pm but arrived at 5pm and shown straight to table. It was a Saturday evening and was rammed. Staff very attentive and got us drinks straightaway. Service was great, food very good and upbeat ambience. Would recommend any time.

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Thank MikeyT1968
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a table here to celebrate my birthday. We were quickly seated, however it took around 15 minutes for our drink order to be taken then a further 15 for them to actually arrive at our table. My starter was poor (pulled pork) a pitiful amount on my plate and tasteless to say the least. However my partner had... More 

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Thank Katie E
Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We prebooked online for the champagne afternoon tea and were seated promptly at a booth for 6. There was a bit of a wait before our order was taken but staff were rushed off their feet wasn't unreasonable. When we did get served, our waiter was really friendly and helpful, and despite a queue out the door we never felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Neighborhood: Covent Garden
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7497 5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 72
  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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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 by some impromptu act of a street performer wowing the crowds in Covent Garden's Piazza. If you do have tickets, you'll be pleased to note that many of the local eateries accommodate theatergoers with prix fixe menus, early dinners, and later than usual opening hours. 


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