Chose here because I wanted to take advantage of a voucher for a 'free bottle of wine' (even though there are 2 nearby Brasserie restaurants nearby that we actually prefer!)
Food was tasty and service was great and timely (the best I've experienced here to date). We didn't feel rushed and our waiter was very attentive and charming - even apologising for the lack of a flame on my Sambuca due to having the wrong shaped glass!
The only downside was the level of noise. We particularly chose to sit upstairs believing that this would be quieter but very soon afterwards a party arrived, who were seated immediately adjacent to us so that we were unable to hear each other speak across the table. I would suggest that when couples or small parties are led to a table. they be told that parties are booked in, providing the opportunity to choose an alternative location. We could have asked to be moved (and I have no doubt that this would have been dealt with quickly and without fuss) but we were already part-way through our meal, so this wasn't really appropriate at the time.
If you own or manage Browns Bar & Brasserie Reading, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.