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Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 950 3137
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Lovely atmosphere in this brasserie. The staff were very efficient and always had a smile for the customers which makes you feel welcome. The food was fantastic and the poached eggs were cooked to perfection. Well done the Brown's team.

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Thank Barbara O
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Barbara O, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with Browns Reading. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Visited with friends for a nice farewell brunch. The food was great - had the lobster benedict - and the service was lovely!

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Thank Augusta F
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Augusta F Thank you so much for the great review. Yes, the lobster benedict is one of my favourites too. So glad you found the service "lovely" as well. We hope to see you very soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2017

Totally overpriced, service lacking -won't ever go back Waiters should never try to top up my wine, after having been asked not to!!! Only ask once if everything is OK, NOT 6 TIMES My starter did not come with the rest of the party as they have hot and cold kitchens, tht do not work in sync, do I care,... More 

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Thank bl_b_10
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello bl_b_10 Thank you for your feedback, now if I may, have my say on your comments..... 1) We are in the same price bracket of a number of restaurants in The Oracle who have a similar offer so I'm not sure where you usually dine to class us as overpriced. 2) Surely asking if everything is ok should be... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Loud, lively and low lit. A great place for drinks. We were in on Saturday evening and got great service. Short queues at the bar and the music the have on is pretty good too. Bit pricey - £5 and up for a pint of beer or a glass of wine.

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Thank Helen M
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Helen M Thanks very much for the review. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We had a family gathering and decided to go to browns for our lunch. Champagne and snack in the bar then moving to the restaurant for lunch afterwards. Lovely food with a fantastic service,nothing was to much trouble even with the demanding family. We'll be back

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Thank steveGa82
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello steveGa82 So glad you had great time with us. Thanks very much for the positive review. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed February 14, 2017

Beautiful food lovely Atmosphere was my first time there looking forward to going again soon for my birthday

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Thank marylb191
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello marylb191 Thanks so much for the review. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal and the service was excellent. Paid the bill and we sat talking. After 10 or 15 minutes the waiter came to us and said that the table was needed. This we found difficult to understand why as there must have been at least 10 other 4 place tables vacant. This request really spoilt what had up... More 

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2 Thank Wilko199
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Wilko199 Thanks for the review. We were getting to the busy time of the day with the bulk of our reservations about to come in and every table going forward was booked out. Apologies to you though if you felt put out. Please make yourself known to me on your next visit so we can have a chat. Kind... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 6, 2017

We popped in midweek to try out the new tasting menu and it was good. We received a warm welcome and our waiter was just fantastic, even recommending a wine to compliment the starter. All in all it was good for a bite to eat with friends in the middle of the week.

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Thank Florence O
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Florence O So glad you enjoyed our Tasting Menu for our new a la carte menu. I will pass your comments on to our kitchen team. We hope to see you soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Basingstoke
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Service was fast and friendly, food was really good (very generous portions of pudding too!). Not much atmosphere upstairs as it was midweek but very enjoyable nevertheless.

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Thank jenkiness
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello jenkiness Thanks very much for the review, yes, the desserts are to die for! We hope to see you again soon. Kinds regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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767 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the tasting menu, which was both quite excellent and great value for money. Our waiter was Joe and he was exceptionally good. This experience will make us go back there again soon.

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1 Thank Donald M
BrownsReading, General Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Hello Donald M Thank you for the great feedback and I will pass your comments on to Joe who is a real superstar! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Malcolm Coulter General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 950 3137
Description
Welcome to Browns ReadingRubbing shoulders with chic boutiques and vibrant galleries, Browns Reading is the perfect place to soak up the cultural buzz of Berkshire’s well-connected hub.Whether at work or play, Browns offers a uniquely relaxing atmosphere. Unwind over a plate of freshly cooked, modern food. Start your weekend in style with one of our expertly mixed cocktails. Or reward the day’s efforts with a glass of what you fancy from our well-chosen wine and beer rangeLook at the map and our contact details to see how to find us.

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