We visited Brown's not long after it first opened.....and being in the area last week, decided to give it another shot. It couldn't have been more different to the last meal we had there, which frankly we wouldn't have fed to a stray dog it was that bad! We were greeted warmly and asked where we'd like to sit. Our drinks order was then taken at the table and we were left with a couple of menus. Drinks arrived which were reasonable Chenin Blanc and a pint of beer, although at over £4 was a bit on the expensive side. We opted for the lunchtime set menu, choosing to each have 2 courses and share the starter/dessert! So, for starters we ordered the Honduran pork balls then both had burgers for mains (my partner, the one entitled THO - the hot one, me, the chorizo burger.) Our waitress kindly went and retrieved the evening menu which had full descriptions of these as she wasn't sure what they were! The Honduran pork balls were spicy, fresh and crispy with a huge amount of pork, although a homemade chilli sauce would have been nice. The burgers were well seasoned and chargrilled if a little flat. The burger buns were bog standard from a box sadly....brioche please!! I asked for no sauce on the burger but wish I'd said no salad or pickles as there were quite a lot mingled into my burger :-( The chorizo on mine and the cheese on both burgers was ok. Unfortunately, the chips could have done with being a bit crispier and the coleslaw was somewhat hidden under the chips! We went on to have the sticky toffee pudding which was average although the accompanying sauce was very nice with once again, average ice cream. Suffice to say, it was a MASSIVE improvement from our last visit but could still do with a few easy to make tweaks. I had to laugh that my partner commented he felt that the plate the burger came on made him feel like he was eating from a trough!!! Hats off must go to our waitress who was friendly, attentive and happy to answer questions. The bill came to under £30 which I think was very respectable. Would we return.....probably in a few months to see the next set of improvements!!
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