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Ma Brown's

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Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, 2011 TT Haarlem, The Netherlands
+31 23 531 5829
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Thu - Fri 17:30 - 22:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

When finally finding this place, we entered a nice traditional English tavern like tea room. We were welcomed and took a seat next to the window. We'd reserved a high tea. A large etagere came with scones, sandwiches, cheese cake, sausage roll, quiche, chocolate cake, and some kind of sweet pastry... And... Tea! It was too much for us, but... More 

Thank BobbieNL
Lisse, The Netherlands
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352 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Just walking through Haarlem on a Sunny Saturday we bumped into this nice little gem of tea houses. Why? because the outside with the chair, table and sign was just attractive and irrisistable. Best is to make a reservation, we had none as we didn't plan it. Luckely we got a table :-) Servcie is just good, polite, explain the... More 

Thank Harry C
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2015 via mobile

The freshly baked scones and cakes are delicious. Also the sandwiches and pies. I realy loved the onion pie. The tea is nice but they also have nice wine. Service is wonderfull. And if you can't finish everything they will give you a box with the cakes you haven't eaten.

Thank RoseHolland
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

We enjoyed the scones which were still warm from the oven. The clotted cream is fresh and delicious. We polished it off with a big pot of Earl Grey. The owner and staff are welcoming and friendly. Pleasant atmosphere in the historic heart of Haarlem, a couple blocks from the main square.

Thank poethammer
Staines, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

The owner has retired and the restaurant for evening meals has now closed, but the tea rooms are open check website for details

Thank Ian B
Madurai, India
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My mother and I were traveling together, and we have different tastes. We went to Ma Brown's because my mom requested we eat "something normal." As a culinary genre, I've always found British food to be edible, but rather dull fare, uninspiring and nothing I'd go out of my way at all to find. Ma Brown's changed my attitude in... More 

Thank flintrommel
Batavia, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Just had dinner at Ma Brown's this evening. It was the first day they were open after being on holiday. The service was outstanding and the food was great. I enjoyed a delicious trout wrapped in bacon (English). The sides included with my main course were very fresh and tasty and more than enough, but that didn't stop me from... More 

1 Thank JuliTomse50
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2012

My wife and I love a good English breakfast, do enjoy pub lunches, fish and chips... and so much more English food. We're now living in Haarlem for 7 years and it was only last Friday that we went to Ma Brown's... and what a wonderful surprise, not in the last place since the owner Michael is an amazing man... More 

3 Thank Cees77
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2012

If you are ever in Holland & vaguely in the direction of Haarlem, don't waste any time wondering where to have dinner, head straight here.In fact it's worth the trip from the UK just to for this.......but book first. Owner & chef, Michael, seeks out traditional & unusual recipes to create a British menu, imaginative & using the finest ingredients.Always... More 

3 Thank pearlthehorse
Sutton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012

One of the highlights every time I visit Haarlem, I can honestly say I have been going there since 1990. It is a small restaurant of about only 8 tables, so my advice is to book early to avoid disappointment. Cozy, friendly atmosphere and Michael (owner & chef) always has time to come and have a chat with you. The... More 

3 Thank Paul S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
British, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwe Groenmarkt 31, 2011 TT Haarlem, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Haarlem
  • Phone Number: +31 23 531 5829

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?