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Ma Brown's

Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Ranked #19 of 185 Restaurants in Haarlem
Hours:
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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  • English first
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  • German first
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Madurai, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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 go out of my way at all to find. Ma Brown's changed my attitude in... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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 were very fresh and tasty and more than enough, but that didn't stop me from... More

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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 wonderful surprise, not in the last place since the owner Michael is an amazing man... More

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Gwynedd
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 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 traditional & unusual recipes to create a British menu, imaginative & using the finest ingredients.Always... More

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Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

One of the highlights every time I visit Haarlem, I can honestly say I have been going there since 1990. It is a small restaurant of about only 8 tables, so my advice is to book early to avoid disappointment. Cozy, friendly atmosphere and Michael (owner & chef) always has time to come and have a chat with you. The... More

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Diemen, The Netherlands
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122 reviews 122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Finding a good English restaurant in The Netherlands is quite hard to do. We are talking more than just fish and chips. How lucky we were finding this little gem just off the center in Haarlem. The owner is very friendly and really wants you to have a good time. The food is beautiful and like other said do leave... More

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Hoofddorp, The Netherlands
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

The restaurant isn't too big and it has a nice atmosphere. The British food is quite different to what most Dutch people are used to, but it's always tasty and there is enough of it. As other reviews have said before: make sure to save space for dessert as they are the best I have seen anywhere.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2011

Great food and hospitallity. Always save space for the desserts.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2010

We cometo Ma Browns very often. The menu is always very different from main stream restaurants which is nice. Chef Mike makes sure there is something for everyone, based on English cooking. Especially the desert-trolley makes every dinner at Ma Browns a real party!

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