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Browns Brasserie & Bar

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New Town
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131-133 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4442
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 23:00
Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Glasgow, Scotland
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really like Browns in Glasgow; however this was the first visit to the Edinburgh branch..... nice looking restaurant with plenty of space. Spoiled by a cold chicken club sandwich and even colder chips... which were returned; replacements not much better.... manager did come over to see us and we got a free desert and not charged for our drinks,... More 

Thank AlanC1974
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location on George Street. Food okay but nothing special. Service good though even though busy. Wouldn't return as much better restaurants around for similar prices.

Thank Gail D
Cusco, Peru
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service is lacklustre (prepare to be ignored), afternoon tea is disappointing. Two very tiny sandwiches each, too many sweet things, none of which notable or all that appealing- we left almost the entire middle layer, having sampled one or two and decided against finishing. Not one to generally write negative reviews but the few times I've been here I've had... More 

Thank lc23_13
Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Only popped in for a drink at 5.30 on a weeknight - disinterested bar staff made for a not very enjoyable visit. Took ages to get served, ignored by one barman.

Thank Debbie M
Frome, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a bit of a mouth and trousers establishment, heavy on its opinion of itself but light on its basic delivery. Certainly it had attracted a lot of customers when we were there, which was early on a Friday evening, the start of any restaurant's busy period. One of us ordered mussels, a traditional choice in Edinburgh. Sorry, got no... More 

Thank John H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was very disappointing. Having been here on numerous occasions I expected much better. Ordered the Devon crab on toast and was disappointed with what I received; a slice of bread barely toasted with a thin layer of crab and a wedge of lemon which cost £8.50 and was very disappointed at what I received for the price of... More 

Thank 581ian
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was very accommodating and fitted us in despite a mix up ( our fault)Not like the restaurant next door. !! The menu had a varied choice and was value for money. The service was good and the restaurant had a good atmosphere. We had another excellent night in a great city

Thank Paula B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Group of seven for breakfast. No acknowledgement by staff on arrival; 25 minutes before a waiter took only our drinks order - despite asking for our food order it was a further 20 minute wait before anyone came. Hot drinks, when they eventually arrived, were lukewarm and tea stewed. Food eventually arrived almost an hour after our arrival! No option... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my boyfriend had booked a table here for valentines day. Although seats had been allocated for us, they happily agreed to let us sit further back near the bar which was nice as I would guess it would be a busy day for bookings. Considering the specialised valentines menu was quite expensive, the options on it were uninspiring.... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for supper and brunch, lovely menu and superbly attentive and friendly staff. Very competively priced and a lovely atmosphere not too loud

Thank Dawn H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$62
Bar, European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:30
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131-133 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 225 4442
Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Edinburgh 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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Staying in New Town

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New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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