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Browns Brasserie and Bar

) #53 of 494 Restaurants in Reading $$ - $$$ , European, British
Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 950 3137
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (20 reviews)
“brownie” (10 reviews)
“linguine” (6 reviews)
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my wife visited on Friday evening just the two of us. The service was impeccable, so personal and genuine(apologies I cannot remember the waiters name). The food was hot, full of flavour and very well presented. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will...More

Thank sdonner81
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our order was taken but was incorrect when it arrived so one person had to wait for their meal which spolit the evening. Food was ok but overpriced for what it was. Our waiter William was lovely & the incorrect order was not his fault....More

Thank Sue L
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Sue, unfortunately there was a mistake in regards to putting your order through so for that we apologise, William has only been with us just over a week so he did make a mistake which we tried to rectify as soon as possible. I...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I will not go into detail about my experience, as I have contacted the company about my issues, other than highlight that one of my courses was undercooked and one overcooked. I have been assured by a Retail Business Manager that all temperature (and H&S)...More

Thank robmckenzieuk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here for Father's day lunch and all enjoyed our meals. The beetroot and avocado salad was good especially with the smoked salmon. One of the party was a bit disappointed the fish and chips was not on the menu today however the roast...More

Thank Wendy119186363
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Wendy, glad you had a good Father's Day lunch with us. Judging by your review and the review below Alex had a very good day indeed! The Brownie is certainly not for the dieters but your right probably the best desert on the list!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Browns Bar & Brasserie on Saturday 17th June and the food was absolutely delicious! I had the Whole Lemon Sole and it was one of the best fish meals I've ever had! So much meat on one fish. Reminded me of Skate...More

Thank CallumHewitt
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Callum, the Lemon Sole is a recent addition to our menu and agree with you its a very good dish! I have passed your comments on to Alex for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I visited Browns was with my husband, we had an excellent meal. To celebrate my daughter getting in to college I chose to revisit Browns. We arrived shortly after mid-day and were the only ones in there for a short time so...More

Thank KarenWiles
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Karen, I am very pleased to hear about your recent experience with us I have passed your comments on to the team on your behalf. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first and last experience of Browns. Our experience was so shocking I can't find the words to describe how bad our experience was. Our food was tasteless & stale. The quality of the food was awful the fish was minced, the beef...More

Thank SamanthaNEngland
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Samantha, I am very sorry to hear about your recent experience with us, I would very much like the opportunity to speak to you about it over the phone, if you could get in touch on 0118 950 3137 that would be perfect. Kind...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always have a wonderful meal here and the staff, including David, who is exceptional, give a warm, welcoming and professional service. We love it! Colleen 🍴🍷😀

Thank ColleenWilson
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Colleen! we always appreciate your feedback and custom, Thanks very much for taking the time out to leave a review with us. I am sure we will see each other very soon! Kind regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, friendly staff. The South African waitress is so happy and approachable that it's infectious!

Thank Jenna S
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Jenna, thanks so much for taking time out of your day to give us great feedback, I will pass your comments on to her for you. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Joe Assistant manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived here fairly early for dinner (5pm) as one of my companions was working later. We were seated by a very pleasant South African lady who explained that they were full later, but if we didn't dawdle too long, it would be fine. It...More

Thank ChrisMC54
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Chris, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our team. We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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
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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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