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“Nice restaurant for a hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Browns at The Mere

Browns at The Mere
Ranked #41 of 94 Restaurants in Knutsford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Browns is a special restaurant which quite fittingly sits at the heart of the resort. Named after Max Brown, who became legendary at The Mere for his magnetic charm, endless enthusiasm and innate passion for exemplary service, his spirit is echoed in our passion for food and guest experience. A destination restaurant with a simple philosophy, "Nature to plate", the prime focus is on using only the freshest seasonal ingredients, simply prepared, without all the fuss but presented in a refined way where the flavours of the dish are instantly recognisable. Our commitment to using local suppliers is of paramount importance to us. At Browns the food does the talking.
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant for a hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We ate in Browns as part of our package at the Mere. Food was well cooked, portions of a good size and well presented. The ambience for a hotel restaurant was nice with a piano player. If we weren't booked elsewhere for our second night I would have eaten here again. Service was also attentive.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Milton Keynes
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58 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“small portions but beatutifully presented”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

liked the ambiance, background music not too loud. good food nicely presented. desserts to die for! would definately go again next time we in the area.

Visited May 2013
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PRESTON ENGLAND
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

we stayed at the mere ..and ate in browns the meal was 5* i had the figs and goats cheese as a starter melted in my mouth and then a steak ...my desert was the creme brullee....i am looking forward to a return visit.

Visited April 2013
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York
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86 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Excellent Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Dined here as part of a two night Dinner B&B mid-week break.
Food quality and service was excellent with a good choice from the menu that satisfied us for two nights.

Visited April 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Possibly the worst food you can pay for”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

I do not understand how thi srestaurant still has clients that fill it up on the weekend. If you are staying at the hotel you might choose it for the convinience but I would not- not any more anyway.
the food is bland, has no taste, often served late and cold and when it is obvious you were unable to eat it and the whole thing is still on your plate the waiter or the manager are not a bit bothered to ask why? They are not interested whether you liekd it or not as long as you pay for it I suppose.
Regarding the deserts, having tried on more than one occasion, I can say I never had deserts that tasted like nothing. You would think the deserts were specially made for diabetics or weight wathers.
I would not recommend this restaurant in a million years.It is a shame though as the hotel is really nice.

Visited March 2013
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