What Insiders Are Saying
Brawn in Shoreditch might be one of the city’s best neighbourhood restaurants. One that might even make you want to change neighbourhoods.
Great interesting wine. Okay service. This is the sort of place where you need food to go with your wine
This is our second time at Brawn. We LOVE the food. Both time we’ve had an amazing culinary experience. However the service on our last visit was quite disappointing. We understand that you are busy and there is going to be a waiting time, but we chose your restaurant to celebrate our graduation and it seemed that the waitress was having a hard time dealing with her tables or maybe she wasn’t in a good mood, but it’s not fair on us, specially bc we are paying and wanting to have a good time - We were told that we had to order fast because there’s a lot of people in the restaurant. We could tell she was stressed and made us feel stressed... putting pressure on us and serving us with actitud.
But other than that, the food was heaven!
This is the third time I have eaten in Brawn and each time it has been a delight! The space is light and airy, the food is delicious and the staff go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. There was a bit of a delay between our starters and main courses, but as we were sitting, drinking wine and chatting away it wasn't a problem. Perfect spot for a relaxed evening with family and friends. I will be back!
My favourite restaurant <3
Been here a couple of times and loved it every time.
Loved it. Such a great vibe. Food was fantastic. They even remixed my Negroni for me when I said it was too heavy on the Campari.
The squid, cod and anchovies were delicious - the rest was ok. They ran out of half of the main menu but we kind of forgave as we were a late table (8:45pm).....although they continued to sit several tables after us? I could see it was super busy and there was a drive to turn tables over quickly but what Brawn may have gained on sales they lost on impression. I've left thinking lovely anchovies but not the best customer experience (except the guy who greeted us was very friendly).
p.s. Nice loos.
The best in East London.
About as good as it gets. Never had a bite of food at Brawn that wasn't delicious, a glass of wine that wasn't excellent or service that wasn't charming and friendly. I work as a restaurant manager and go here when I need to remind myself why I do what I do.
Very good! The food is amazing! And we enjoy the cozy environment as well
Was our last meal in London and my best meal of my vacation. Incredible.
Our favourite restaurant, which is saying something with the choice available in Hackney & Shoreditch. Always come on our anniversary. Amazing again thank you!
My only comment would be that it was my third time having the burrata and I have much preferred the combinations on the previous two occasions - but - always a pleasure in this restaurant!
Excellent ambiance and food, with a great team!
Highly recommend for a great time out
My partner and I went for lunch and it was delicious as always! The food was amazing and the wine fantastic! The staff is always very friendly and helpful with the food and wine selection! It is definitely our favourite restaurant for a special occasion!
This is one of the best neighbourhood restaurants in London. Don’t miss it.
Fun restaurant good food on a frequently changing menu.
Staff attentive open kitchen so nowhere to hide
Particularly good fish but disappointing cheese plate not worthy of the price
Brawn is a lovely space, and we dined on a nice sunny day which was perfect, as the restaurant is nice and airy. I found some of the dishes nice and others underwhelming, and all quite expensive for what they were. Service attentive but lacking some warmth, I just seemed to get the sense we were a real bother the whole time, for some reason I’m not clear on.
Always fantastic. Wine list epic but pricey. Food quality is close to perfect.
Amazing food, wines and atmosphere as always! One of my favorite restaurants in London!
My lamb entree was great, my dining partner’s pork was tough. It was a good experience and overall I liked it very much.
I was very sceptical booking this restaurant. The reviews were generally good but also some were bad, particularly about service. For me, they couldn't be more wrong. The service was excellent from start to finish. We were at the table for over three hours and were never rushed. Always people available to help and our main server was friendly, knowledgeable and made us feel special. The food options are all excellent and it was a case of choosing what not to have. Sharing small plates to start is definitely good advice. Wine list is long but there are plenty of options under £40 which is great. The dining room is loud an buzzing. we were in the area overlooking the kitchen which for me is the best part to be in. Can't recommend this restaurant enough and to top it off, the prices are entirely reasonable.
We love Brawn. Great food, great service, unpretentious, always a treat.
You see that all the crew is committed to give you a great experience!
Friendly, helpful staff. Yummy food (my only suggestion is that the cod dish needed a bit more flavour), great service, lovely ambience, buzzy vibe. Would definitely go again!
A fav in the neighbourhood. Love the food, service and ambience. We try to avoid dinners (cause very noisy) but launches are great!
Hits all the high notes. Great location, lovely staff, and fantastic food. What more could you want.
A very nice restaurant with a lot of different dishes. Mostly very locally produced. Good pricing.
Wonderful food, wine and service. It was perfectly paced and we'll definitely be back!
The food on offer was thoughtful, nicely presented and great tasting. Watching the team work in the kitchen as we ate was a treat too.
Loved everything about Brawn. Ultimate favourite.
Almost everythinv was super good, especially the Cod. Only dishes that were so-so were the deserts. And their wines are a bit particular, but that’s of course really dependant on your taste. Overall great place with nice decor, friendly service and delicious food
I love this restaurant, it never disappoints food wise and the staff are brilliant. The wine list is extensive but the staff are happy to help with great recommendations. I've only ever eaten in the back room but the atmosphere throughout the entire restaurant is spot on, buzzy without being too loud.
Food, Wine, lighting, music
Allllways an amazing time
Food a pleasure. Our waiter was a wonderful woman from Canada. Good vibes all around. Thank you
A lovely restaurant interior. Food is priced appropriately given how high quality it was - really good Italian leaning menu. The service we received was great. Would recommend and certainly return.
Always great food and excellent wine. The menu rotates but not overly so, which is important because we have many favorite dishes. The staff, whom we've gotten to recognize and know, are consistently wonderful. They can inform equally well on the plethora of lovely wines as on the menu. It's one of our absolute favorite local spots.
Traveling from the states, I felt well taken care of. The staff are amazing and made me feel at home after coming off a ten hour flight. Killer vinyl collection and great natural wine list. Food was fantastic as well.
Really great overall experience. We chose 7 dishes to share and they were all super tasty, beautifully plated, fresh and fun. Service was also spot on. Any questions were answered confidently and with charm. I’ll be back soon.
Absolutely couldn’t fault the experience. Perfect food, service and pace. First time here and can’t wait to come back.