We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Brabenecs

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
187 Wellingborough Road | Northampton, Northampton NN13EA, England
01604634428
Website
Today
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We took over Brabenec’s in July 2007 and introduced a British menu using...
We took over Brabenec’s in July 2007 and introduced a British menu using only the best fresh ingredients, changing our menu regularly in keeping with the seasons as much as possible. Our food is kept simple with no frills! It is all about the flavour and consistency of quality that we have worked hard on over the past few years. The same is to be said front of house, with skilled staff working very hard to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant at all times. At Brabenec’s we value all of our customers very much and as a thank you we offer a loyalty card. Every customer that dines with us is offered a 20 per cent discount card to return and use within the month. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
read more
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 135 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 87
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
I miss it already.

We were completely shocked to hear this restaurant had closed. This was a cosy restaurant which had the best service until the manager left. The quality of the food was unbeatable and the vegetables were the tastiest I have had in my whole life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
amiiilah
,
Northampton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were completely shocked to hear this restaurant had closed. This was a cosy restaurant which had the best service until the manager left. The quality of the food was unbeatable and the vegetables were the tastiest I have had in my whole life.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was with sadness that we learned that Brabanecs was to close this week. It was our favourite restaurant in Northampton with a lovely atmosphere, great staff and delicious food. The Sunday roasts cooked by Matthew were, in our opinion, the best for miles around with great choice of freshly cooked meats and vegetables cooked to perfection. The house wines... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Beware ! Booked family meal for 10 persons well in advance, queried the fact of high number of people and was assured no problem. 3 days prior the restaurant rang and cancelled the booking and while apologetic refused to give a reason for cancellation. Have eaten at the place many times before but will not eat there again, beware any... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I've been here a few times, and it's excellent every time. The menu is phenomenal, locally sourced meat and game, super fresh fish and the only thing frozen is the ice cream. Only negative comment I had from my last visit to this one was that steak tartare had left the menu, and I was really looking forward too it.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I appreciate that perhaps not everyone immediately aims to pair food and wine together - however unfortunately I am one of those people. The chef here really caters for great food, the menu is varied and provides one mouth watering dish after the other. I had the Beef Wellington as my main course and thought that it was cooked perfectly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I visited this restaurant last night with a friend, I have been many times before, and the food as usual was top class. In terms of value for money and fresh, quality food Brabanecs cannot be beaten. I had the mackerel as a main, and my friend and I shared the chocolate and fig tart and the raspberry, ginger and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I love Brabenecs and have been several times before. First with friends, then with family, and back again with my sister. Every time I have tried something new and it has been exceptional! However, each time I have been, I have waited at least 45 minutes for a main course to come, which is a little excessive. It is also... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Northampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food was excellent - contemporary style yet traditional flavours, served piping hot and excellent value for money with a wide choice. The atmosphere was lacking (although it was Tuesday night!) and the venue is dated but the food more than compensates. Only critical comment would be that the service was simple and amateur - we were impelled to sit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Northampton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Visited on saturday evening with friends. Welcoming staff with a smile. The food was exceptionally good. Prepared and cooked by Matthew, the owner. An excellent menu with choices for everyone. Restaurant was full and the atmosphere was excellent. This is a place that is on our "must go again list" Well done to all the members of the team.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellingborough
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was our first visit to Brabenacs for almost a year and you never know if things will have changed, we were pleased to see that the restaurant looks the same as before, quirky and retro, the emphasis here is on the food and the service rather than the setting. We didn't recognise a single face from our last visit... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brabenecs also viewed

Northampton, Northamptonshire
Northampton, Northamptonshire
 
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Northampton, Northamptonshire
 

Been to Brabenecs? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 187 Wellingborough Road | Northampton, Northampton NN13EA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: 01604634428

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

We took over Brabenec’s in July 2007 and introduced a British menu using only the best fresh ingredients, changing our menu regularly in keeping with the seasons as much as possible. Our food is kept simple with no frills! It is all about the flavour and consistency of quality that we have worked hard on over the past few years. The same is to be said front of house, with skilled staff working very hard to create a warm and relaxed atmosphere in the restaurant at all times. At Brabenec’s we value all of our customers very much and as a thank you we offer a loyalty card. Every customer that dines with us is offered a 20 per cent discount card to return and use within the month. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Brabenecs staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?