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Brawn's of Cowes

62 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RL, England
+44 1983 242144
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Ranked #4 of 50 restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $26 - $43
Cuisines: European, French, Hamburgers, Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A French Restaurant offering Fresh Seafood in Cowes Brawns is a small, intimate French Restaurant, located in the old quarter of Cowes town. Set in a Grade two listed Georgian building, sympathetically converted a few years ago. Charles Paul, owner and Chef, was trained in London, and having done a stage at the Fat Duck in Bray, went on to work for a high class restaurant in Cambridge. His inspiration for the food is to use high quality, fresh seasonal produce, locally sourced where possible. Diners will always find brasserie favourites on the a la carte menu, as well as some more modern offerings. The specials will change on a daily basis, to ensure there is something new to tempt you. Those looking for tasty food at excellent value can also choose from the set price midweek menu. The wine list will be small, but has been carefully chosen to compliment the food. Those on a budget will not be disappointed by the more affordable wines, as they have still been selected to impress.
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A French Restaurant offering Fresh Seafood in Cowes Brawns is a small, intimate French Restaurant, located in the old quarter of Cowes town. Set in a Grade two listed Georgian building, sympathetically converted a few years ago. Charles Paul, owner and Chef, was trained in London, and having done a stage at the Fat Duck in Bray, went on to work for a high class restaurant in Cambridge. His inspiration for the food is to use high quality, fresh seasonal produce, locally sourced where possible. Diners will always find brasserie favourites on the a la carte menu, as well as some more modern offerings. The specials will change on a daily basis, to ensure there is something new to tempt you. Those looking for tasty food at excellent value can also choose from the set price midweek menu. The wine list will be small, but has been carefully chosen to compliment the food. Those on a budget will not be disappointed by the more affordable wines, as they have still been selected to impress.
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English first
Hindhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Young chefs. Delicious food freshly cooked. Very friendly staff. Basket of warm bread is yummy. I had the burger, which was enormous! Will definitely go back when I am next on the Isle of Wight. .

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Warwickshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Good service, wonderful food, generally a nice intimate place and a lovely atmosphere. I would easily recommend it.

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Azille, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The chef in this restaurant is very good . my wife and i celebrated her birthday here and enjoyed every minute of the time we spent there The staff were courteous and attentive to our needs. My wife had smoked salmon and halibut and i had calamari and duck it was like being back in the south of france where... More

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East cowes
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We heard that Brawns was under new management so my wife and I decided to give it a try. We had a three course meal. We both started with scallops, sweet and cooked to perfection served with thin sliced black pudding a classic marriage. For mains my wife had a steak which you could have cut with a butter knife... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

Small menu but good options to choose from. Went for chicken liver parfait to start, which was very tasty and not too heavy as served with thin toasted slices of brioche. Partner had calamari, with a chilli mayo dipping sauce. Again all good. Steak mains were well cooked and chips delic, like little roasties. Service was excellent. Good ambience in... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We visit the IOW from Manchester every year... love food and always on the hunt for new places to try... challenge is we have a 7 year old who has severe anaphylactic food allergies. I aways email ahead and can usually gauge the quality of both the chef and the food from the initial email reply! I emailed 3 restaurants,... More

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Isle of Wight
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From the moment we stepped over the threshold, to a smiling and warm welcome, we knew we were in for a treat! Brawns is an intimate, relaxed and sophisticated restaurant. It specialises in fresh food, cooked to perfection and served artistically and beautifully. The menu is small and offers fish, steaks, poultry/game and vegetarian options - along with specials of... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Scrummy food and a very excellent and reasonably priced Sicilian red. Liked it lots. Will be back again soon.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food was delicious the staff delightful. A perfect find to cap off our bank holiday weekend. Already re-booked for Round the Island race in a few weeks.

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

One of the best meals I've had in years. What a treat to be taken out to such an amazing place. The new owner seems to know exactly what his customers are wanting and the waitressing staff couldn't be friendlier. Definitely returning on my next trip to Cowes.

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