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Browns Brasserie & Bar

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Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP, England
+44 1225 461199
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09:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
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bath
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The range of food at Browns, the good sized portions, catering for a variety of dietary requirements and tastes makes this a good mid price range restaurant to visit. Right in the heart of the city, with ambient seating inside and plenty of outdoor tables too, Browns is very popular with locals and tourists alike. Are you a cocktail person?... More 

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Hampshire, UK
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my family for a day out in Bath and, on a friend's recommendation, went to Brown's for lunch - big mistake! We got there about 12.30 and, as starters, we ordered the terrine, beef carpaccio, fishcakes and mussels; the only one that was available was the terrine. Which restaurant runs out at the start of lunch service? We... More 

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Meriden, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge establishment inside with outside seating/brollies. We enjoyed coffee and cakes. All OK and fairly priced.

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Thank BuellRider_S1
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The amazing waitress we have (I apologise I do not know her name, but she was Chinese I believe) deserves one star all on her own. We went on a Saturday evening over Easter with my family for a birthday. We were told on arrival that there was no lamb (which my father in law was gutted about!) and I... More 

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Thank Georgina H
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cocktails were great here, would recommend the bar snacks, in particular the beetroot hummous and the squid! Will be returning in near future!

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Thank Aaron B
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, thanks so much for leaving us this great feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you loved our bar snacks and cocktails and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite poor from the start, the waitress trying her best, but cold soup never a great start, whole meal disappointing, beware of ordering the courgette ribbons as it is actually pasta tagliatelle served with courgette, not helpful when you are wheat free. Apparently common mistake, I suggest change the menus or better staff training on the menu to advise correctly.... More 

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1 Thank Nikepaz
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Nikepaz. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Browns Bath - I am very sorry that this is not what you experienced. Our team know that we have a separate Gluten Free menu with a gluten free pasta, and an in-depth allergen guide that they can give to guests, so I'm sorry that... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I called at Browns for dinner on a Thursday evening at about 7.30 pm.Ordered some olives and mussels for starters and was told they were both off. Tried ordering some soup----also off! { who on earth runs out of soup ? ] As there were no other starters on the menu and we had already started our... More 

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2 Thank David M
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Hi David, thank you for taking the time to leave us this feedback. I am very sorry to hear that we let you down so thoroughly on this day. I'm unsure as to why you weren't offered an alternative starter from another menu in place of the unavailable items; I can assure you this is not the standard of service... More 

Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After visiting the Thermae Spa in Bath the Hens and Bride to Be visited Browns Bar for our afternoon traditional tea. The waitress serving us upstairs was very good and attended to our needs. The food brought out was enjoyable and plentiful, a couple of the drinks took a little longer to arrive but most enjoyable experience thank you.

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Thank Coops3376
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Coops3376, thanks for leaving us this feedback! We are glad to hear that you received such attentive service and that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea with us! You really made our day today. More 

england
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Omg ! How awful this was, they should not offer this on the menu soooo overpriced for what you get the scones are tiny and microwaved up, the service was shocking !!!! So slow if I wasn't so hungry I would happy walk away and tell them to stuff it !! The waitress smashed down 2 glasses of water which... More 

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1 Thank EnglandLolly123
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Englandlolly123, we regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. An optional service charge is added to every bill in all Browns establishments, as stated on the bill. I am very sorry that this seemed inappropriate on this day considering how long you waited. If you would like, feel free... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered a round of drinks outside and told the waitress that we'd move inside to eat after the drinks. After 15 minutes the drinks hadn't arrived so we wen't inside to be told by the waitress that she was still checking out the drinks. We sat down and continued to wait for 5 mins. When they arrived the waitress... More 

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2 Thank Stephen_Varcoe
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Stephen_Varcoe, we appreciate you taking the time to respond. The staff at Browns Bath take our reviews very seriously. I'm very sorry that we fell so far below your expectations on this day with both food and service. We'd like the opportunity to make this up to you, so if you're willing, please contact our manager at 01225461199. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:30
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Orange Grove, Bath BA1 1LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 461199
Description
Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Bath champions an informal yet refined concept. Renowned for indulgent twists on classic comfort food recipes, Browns has offered trademark favourites since 1973, as well as choices from the specials board or the market fresh fish of the day. Showcasing striking design features and historic or listed buildings, Browns restaurants are a refined yet relaxed dining spot, at any time of the day.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?