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Browns Brasserie and Bar

) #46 of 488 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
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“lobster” (21 reviews)
“brownie” (11 reviews)
“linguine” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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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1 - 10 of 572 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went for husbands birthday. Enjoyable food and drink. Great service. Would go again steak lamb and pork belly definitely worth it.

Thank Taylor492014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to lunch 4 of us the food was ok but nothing to right home about for the price, had prawn and crap lagune, couldn't find the crap, so asked and the brought some outMore

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

Hi Alexandra, I am assuming you may have had some issues with your autocorrect. Thank you for your kind feed back. I am guessing you are referring to the prawn & crab linguine. I will pass your thoughts on to the kitchen development team to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant today with high hopes for a good old Sunday roast. Unfortunately the high hopes quickly disappeared when my sons food arrived first with 6 (yes 6) onion rings (my son is 4) microwaved mash potato and reheated sausages. I think the amount...More

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

Hi, first of all I would like to assure you that none of the food is microwaved/reheated. Everything is cooked fresh to order which includes the mentioned Yorkshire puddings. I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your visit with us as we pride ourselves...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped into Browns Saturday evening, a pre-dinner drink before heading to Côte. The place was clean and organised with a friendly atmosphere. We returned to Browns after dinner for a nightcap. The bar personnel were very quick to set the right tone, entering into...More

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

Hi, thanks very much for your positive review and have passed your comments onto the bar team, we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch, had a salad and my partner beef. My salad was nice his beef quite small, he left being hungry. Quite pricey. Was ok but I wouldn't go back.

Thank christine186402
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was so lovely and the staff so friendly. The quality of the food was to a good standard and truly satisfying. There's a variety of food to choose from (fish, chicken, sea food etc). It might be a little pricey compared to the...More

Thank ViviFrenchie
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi ViviFrenchie, Thanks for taking the time out to provide such excellent feedback always pleasing to hear! we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today and had lobster surf and turf - it was great and great value. But what really made the meal was the great friendly service we got from Will. He is a real asset to your restaurant. We will definitely be returning! Thank...More

Thank Chris N
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Chris, I agree that the lobster surf and turf is a great deal offering good value. It is always pleasing to hear a member of the waiting staff has created such a good impression! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This visit was for breakfast on a Tuesday morning so the restaurant was quiet. We both had a full English cooked breakfast and the quality of food was excellent. The restaurant was clean, including the toilets. Compared to other restaurants we have been in at...More

Thank 102QWoody
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, I have passed on your comments regarding the food to the kitchen manager and is very pleasing to hear you enjoyed your brunch! We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Joe Assistant manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable evening at Brown's. Booked in advance, though we probably didn't need to. Service was good and friendly throughout the evening. I had the sea bass for mains which proved a good choice. Others had the burger which was also good.

Thank Ian W
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Ian, Glad you had a good evening with us and we look forward to welcoming you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A meal to celebrate my retirement from full time work. We had 3 courses each and the food we cannot complain about especially the Ribeye which we all had was perfect soft and succulent. It was the small things like forgetting the lime in the...More

Thank 61popcorn2013
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, glad you had a good experience and is always good to receive constructive feedback and have passed on the comments across the team to attempt to eradicate the minor flaws. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Joe Assistant manager

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Rating summary
  • Food
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  • 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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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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