Brawn

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£25 and under
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European
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighborhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community. As of January 2019 in the interest of work life balance for our dedicated team, we will be closing Sundays. Brawn opened in late 2010 to great critical acclaim receiving 5 stars from Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, and a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AR
London
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is outstanding here, seasonal and fresh with creative flavour combinations. Friendly, welcoming staff who understand the menu and wine list! Busy, happy atmosphere in the place - altogether a lovely evening out with friends.

D
London
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything is aways so delicious! Service also outstanding. I totally recommend this place

AA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

There are two rooms and the one immediately by the entry door is quite cold. The food was good but did not blow me away. We did not try any of the pork dishes which brawn is known for.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food was a bit disappointing. Too salty or too bland. Not great.

F
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Fine service.

GJ
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience , well informed polite attentive staff , delicious food of the highest quality , from the Olives and radishes to the potatoes pappardelle , cosy environment, very relaxed atmosphere . Will definitely go again and will tell all my friends .
Very good value

Geraldine james

S
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Amazing food and ambience, environment was really spot on and staff were cool too. Burrata and broccoli was brilliant!

F
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very friendly service and amazing food. I’ll be back for sure

OT
London
22 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always excellent.

NA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

all through the years remains my favorite in London.

A
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The table we were seated at was in the middle of the dining room slightly in the way of the of the lovely staff however the food and service was amazing.

EM
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was my girlfriends birthday. Our server made our evening. He was very attentive but also fun. Top quality service. We will be back.

RH
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been going here now since it opened. And it still nails it every single time. Terrific menu, the good things just done really well. Buzzy atmosphere, great staff.

PH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very, very good experience at this place. Well done!

GC
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful food and the service was excellent - will definitely visit again!

HD
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brawn was recommended to me by several people, food ambience and service was fantastic , really enjoyed it thanks a lot

HE
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brawn is one of our favourite restaurants - a gem of a place to have locally. The food is always great, but this visit everything really shone. Every plate could have been the star plate of any other supper. We chose well with the help of our extremely knowledgeable and engaged waitress. Splashed out on the wine - it was worth it. The menu changes based on what's in season (always a good sign) -- we had the parmesan puffs, crab/apple/kohlrabi, the chargrilled leeks, the duck, pink fir ravioli and the chocolate tart. Always a pleasure to return - and good energy vs noise level for a Saturday night.

OA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall a great experience. Food, wine list, service and design all very good! Definitely go for one of their pasta’s!

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Literally my favorite restaurant in London. I bring all visitors there and everyone has been impressed. They change the menu almost every day and the dishes are always amazing and creative. Also have a very extensive and unique wine list with a very knowledgable staff. They never let me down!

HO
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

Unimaginative food, too noisy, cramped expensive in comparison to restaurants of a similar standard.

P
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great starters and desserts, somewhat flat mains. A not especially hot red mullet dish had zero interest in terms of texture - not even crisp skin. A bit disappointing.

VB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Obsessed with this place! Treated like a queen and fabulous food!

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

We arrived and were greeted well.
Gradually the noise levelled went up and up.
Service was very slow.
Minestrone soup watery
Lamb chops cooked well, tender and tasty but £23 for 2 tiny chops is steep.
Very expensive wine list
Others in my party had pasta which was good but not generous portions.
We didn't have dessert

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect service and excellent ambience with lovely street views and decor. The food is well cooked, often well presented and delicious. I may be the only one who thinks this but my second time in 2 months, i feel the food is overpriced. 25 pounds.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food. Simple ingredients speaking for themselves. Confident cooking. Try the pumpkin ravioli. Should be on a bucket list!
Lovely staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Had a lovely night with friends. Terrific food and good atmosphere. A gem.

T
London
8 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Superb as always

BA
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

I’d recommend BUT say it’s overpriced. I’ve been here several times and I’m a fan of the tone of the place and it’s food. I just thought 400 for five people with wine and we were still hungry was too much. The dishes are getting a touch frugal and the mains circle around 20-25.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, fancy and vibey. Perfect place to treat someone special

FP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

The food was excellent, particularly the squid. Service was quite slow and our waitress wasn’t very friendly. Everything seemed like it was too much effort for her and we ended up sharing a pudding as she’d only written down one of the orders. She seemed more interested in talking with the other staff at the bar than being attentive to her customers.
A real shame as I was hoping to come back for my birthday with a large group of friends. For the prices charged the service really has to match the quality of the food.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service - would definitely go again

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I may have written this before, who knows? But we adore this place. Casually brilliant, never ever had a bad meal. Three cheers. People so nice, too.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time at brawn and always excellent. Is such a special spot

J
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful atmosphere and excellent wine menu with a knowledgeable staff. Great place for a date or dinner with friends.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Phenomenal food, the starters were amazing and quirky. Impressive wine list, lovely decor.
The waitress was helpful but slightly grumpy. A wonderful experience still, highly recommended.

D
13 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

everything is fabulous at Brawn's.....Food, Wine, Music, Atmosphere, People

LC
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So so wonderful as per guys, thanks a million and I'll see you all out and about soon.

Best wishes,
L.

NS
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. One of the best lunches I’ve had in London. Really enjoyed the ambience and the interesting wines. Courteous and friendly servers and staff were helpful as well.

E
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great little find! Perfect local vibe, great staff, simple interiors & simple but very well done small plates! Loved it

PP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really lovely evening here. Despite the fact we’d made a mistake with the time and were 30 minutes late they managed to fit us in, even though it was packed ..food was great, very interesting wine list, and friendly enthusiastic staff. Great restaurant !