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“English cooking at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Browns Pie Shop

Browns Pie Shop
Ranked #12 of 447 Restaurants in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $51 - $51
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
london
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“English cooking at its best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

fun and food dont often go together but it does here, great food , our table was in the basement , a domed brick room full of atmosphere and history , great fun , i recommend booking , gets busy

  • Visited September 2012
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West Runton, United Kingdom
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“Great atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

We had a really good meal here: it is very lively and the staff are terrific, very friendly and efficient. The food was superb - we both had pies, of course, and wanted to finish them but couldn't.....

Visited May 2013
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Croydon
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“Does not live up to the hype”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

My wife and I visited Browns after seeing it recommended in various places. We hadn't booked, but were seated straight away when we arrived towards the end of lunchtime, just in time to take advantage of their lunchtime special 2- or 3-course deal. My wife ordered the pie of the day, which was pork, apple, sage & cider, while I was more traditional and had a steak & ale one. Both came with a puff pastry topping, as did the vegetable one on the table next to us, while the steak & kidney they had was topped with shortcrust. Both of our pies were very tasty, but the accompanying vegetables were close to raw - I couldn't finish the roast potatoes as they weren't fully cooked even though they were most likely pre-cooked and just warmed to order. They have an attractive sounding list of puddings, but the two we ordered were average at best - namely the Bramley apple oat & nut crumble, and a jam roly poly.

The food really isn't as bad as some of the reviews we had read, but equally it's not as good as you'd expect from somewhere that specialises just in pies, and it is unlikely we will return in the future.

  • Visited May 2013
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Lincolnshire UK
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“Something different”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We went here as part of a birthday treat. I get fed up with the same shops and restaurants everywhere, so it made a nice change to visit here. The food is good quality and cater for vegetarian. The staff were very attentive.

  • Visited May 2013
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london
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“Bit of a disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

I first visited Browns well over 10 years ago and remember it as a cosy rather elegant little restaurant. No longer, tired decor and grubby white plaster. Despite the exterior and the location this restaurant is now completely devoid of real character. The food is good but no better than you will find in a good pub and I think overpriced. The pies are filled dishes with puff pastry tops, not what I would actually call a pie. The menu seems a bit schizophrenic as though trying to pull away from the Pie Shop concept. All in all a bit disappointing.

  • Visited May 2013
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Chris G, Owner at Browns Pie Shop, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
sorry to hear that your visit to Browns was a disappointment. However, on now digesting your comments, we feel that your comment on the cosy elegant restaurant that you once visited is no longer, is totally untrue. We have maintained our reputation over the last 8 years as being a lovely welcoming establishment. We have made many improvements to the building, all of which or regular customers comment on. Our pies and menus have remained very similar to 10 years ago and all we have improved on is the consistent high quality of our menu.
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