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Brawn's of Cowes

62 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RL, England
+44 1983 242144
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Ranked #1 of 49 Restaurants in Cowes
Price range: $23 - $39
Sun 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, French, Hamburgers, Seafood
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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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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We booked at Brawns having seen other positive reviews and were absolutely delighted with our choice. The food was excellent, the service polite and friendly and overall this is a lovely place, well worth patronising. It was quiet on the evening we visited BUT do NOT let that put you off. Every eatery on the Island has to build up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Did booking through top table, that went very well.. staff were wonderful on arrival and got us to our table very quickly, we had Douro wine from Portugal which was awesome, the menu was terrific, I had Scallops to start and sea bass as a main and it was all terrific, price was very reasonable also...

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Spontaneously meet great friends on iow and went along to what was an empty restaurant which tends to be a little worrying. All 5 of us thought the food was fantastic, the lamb was cooked to perfection, great steak and brilliant burger. My chocolate fondant was as good as it gets. Oh and Derek loved his creme brûlée and he... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

What a great restaurant. Staff lovely and attentive, food is absolutely Devine and the atmosphere is fab too. The nicest place I have dined in Cowes! Thanks

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Fishbourne, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Wow. I love being surprised. This place used to be a very quirky tapas restaurant where it was big on ambiance and small on food (not expensive but not good either). Now its changed hands and the A la carte food is really good ( I mean really good) and not cheap either (but it is good value). The new... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

7 guys on a weekend sailing. Small menu which I like, overall starters tasted good, stuffed squid was great! Main courses in general were good. Two of us had the lamb rack, it was served with two of the smallest cutlets I have ever seen, micro lamb! Complained to the waiter who apologised and offer a free drink each which... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We cannot state how good this restaurant is. Chef, Charlie is so talented and meticulous with his preparation and presentation. His staff also are warm and friendly, we shall be back very soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited here on Sat 15th of November for my 1st wedding anniversary with my husband. The food was absolutely delicious & well worth the money. I advise anyone looking for a great atmosphere & beautiful food & service to take a trip here. The best food I've eaten in a long time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Visited the Island for a weekend and tried out Brawns after checking Trip Advisor. So glad we went as the food, wine, presentation and staff were great! Would definitely recommend!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Went at the weekend with the family & had a lovely evening. Recently taken over by a new team, this is not tapas, but high quality cuisine Great menu & wine list - Spoilt for choice Quality of ingredients shine through & beautifully presented. Staff are warm & welcoming, and clearly take real pride in their business. Wish the team... More 

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Additional Information about Brawn's of Cowes

Address: 62 High Street, Cowes PO31 7RL, England
Phone Number: +44 1983 242144
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Cowes
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
Cuisine: European, French, Hamburgers, Seafood

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