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“expensive posh nosh”

Browns Lane Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #41 of 259 Restaurants in Loughborough
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $39
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Browns Lane has a stylish bar with a relaxed feel, and a restaurant that offers high quality freshly prepared cuisine. Imaginative cocktails to perfectly chilled champagne, freshly prepared lunchtime snack menus to the sumptuous specials board, create a perfect setting for any social occasion - coffee with a friend, a romantic meal for two or a big celebratory meal. The upstairs restaurant offers an a la carte menu of modern English 'with a twist' which changes monthly. All dishes are cooked to order using fresh, seasonal, local produce, by chefs who insist on a very high standard of cuisine. Our food is served until 10pm Monday to Saturday
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
135 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“expensive posh nosh”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Browns Lane is a small bar with an upstairs restaurant in an awkward position on a road junction on the edge of the one way system not far from The Orange Tree and Mr Chans. The nearest parking is either the lesuire centre or the beehive carpark (or Bedford Square if you are really lucky). The food is generally traditional with a few quirky dishes thrown in - fajitas sit alongside venison, duck and beef dishes. The food is good although somewhat pricey and the service can be a little poor at times. The small dining area can feel a little noisy at times if there are a few groups in and it can be a little risky if you are planning a romantic meal for two. I think it is best experienced with a group of friends or family.

  • Visited March 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Club Christmas Meal”
Reviewed February 16, 2013

Browns Lane were brilliant in terms of catering to our clubs many allergies and food preferences, although service was slightly slow (it was quite a busy night during the Christmas period) the staff were quite happy to sort out any requests we had.
The club were mainly unhappy with the amount of vegetables to go with each option, there only seemed to be a small dish (5") between four.
Would quite happily eat there again, but maybe not in such a large group (we had around 30)

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Shepshed, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Back on form”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

We had a Christmas do here and the food was poor. However, I am glad to say normal service has resumed. The scallops were cooked to perfection, I had the venison which was cooked exactly as requested with a great sauce. The lavender biscuits that came with the creme brûlée were delightful. A number of my colleagues had steak or sea bass both of which were laden with compliments. Service, which can be hit and miss was pretty good. The Shiraz though was insipid and did not stand up well to the venison

  • Visited February 2013
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“Expensive and small”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very expensive for food and drink and a bit cramped, can never get a table. Was alright but would prefer not to go again

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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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“Filling, great service and beautiful setting”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This was the second time I went to Brown's Lane and I decided to take my boyfriend there. The food was amazing, we even took pictures because it looked so pretty. The meat was so tasty! The service was excellent, at one point I dropped my knife and the woman was up and offering me one in seconds! It was attentive but not too in your face, perfect. I had the brownie for desert, came on a gorgeous slate plate with popping candy and strawberry sauce, it was to die for and I would definitely recommend it! The whole evening was perfect, thank you Brown's Lane!

We also took bets on the bill and we was £20 over the actual price! Very surprised and happy with that!!

  • Visited January 2013
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