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Browns Brasserie and Bar

) #48 of 489 Restaurants in Reading $$ - $$$ , European, British
Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 950 3137
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
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1 - 10 of 564 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had an enjoyable evening at Brown's. Booked in advance, though we probably didn't need to. Service was good and friendly throughout the evening. I had the sea bass for mains which proved a good choice. Others had the burger which was also good.

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A meal to celebrate my retirement from full time work. We had 3 courses each and the food we cannot complain about especially the Ribeye which we all had was perfect soft and succulent. It was the small things like forgetting the lime in the...More

Thank 61popcorn2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hi, today I take my friends to browns , wee got lovely roast's and good service from our waitress(Oana) wee enjoy the piano music and everything else was terrific ,definitely wee gonna go back

1  Thank Agniezka B
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Agniezka, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. I shall pass your comments on to Oana. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest Regards, Lauren Ampleford General Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Browns for Sunday dinner. It was a lovely warm evening so we were seated on the ground floor overlooking the river. The tall glass cascading doors to the front of the restaurant were fully opened so that diners could sit back and enjoy...More

1  Thank Sharon P
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Sharon, thankyou very much for taking the time out to give us your feedback, it's always great to hear. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch with friends at Browns last Tuesday. Food was excellent and good value. Service by William was friendly and welcoming. Would really recommend this restaurant.

Thank ANNE H
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Anne, I have passed your comments on to Will and is always pleasing to hear a member of staff has made such an impression on you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We mainly come here for drinks as there is a great wine and cocktail list . The barman is a credit to the restaurant. My only criticism is the fact that there are at least 20 good quality wines by the glass (which makes it...More

Thank KimberleyBimson
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kimberley, so pleased to hear that you enjoy the wine selection we have, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind Regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my visit to Browns I expected a simple, enjoyable evening of drinks, what I was gifted was more in line with a tailored cocktail experience, complete with tasteful decor and lovely staff. Mark in particular was a pleasure to be served by with an...More

1  Thank JWJohnstone
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi JWJohnstone, I have passed your comments on to Mark and is always great to hear that the staff have created a great experience for you. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards Joe Assistant Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is amazing if you're 2 young females however not great if you're not! Our waiter spent every available moment with the two girls behind her and struggled to even take our order let alone clear our dirty plates. We wanted to discuss the...More

2  Thank rosiegt
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Rosiegt, I am very disappointed to hear about your experience and i would very much like the opportunity to investigate this matter further. I would be hugely grateful if you would be able to get in touch on 0118 950 3137 to discuss this...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and food ....lovely friendly staff Many thanks Lauren Claudio and Danilo....Everything was so nice....

Thank andresjuve
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi andresjuve, thanks very much for your comments and hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Joe Assistant manager

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't complain because nothing to complain about really but it was just ordinary....Starter (brisket) was ok, main (pork belly) ok but a bit dry, and sweet quite good. Had wine. £45ph. For what we got I'm kind of thinking you could probably do better for...More

Thank Laurie S
BrownsReading, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Laurie S, disappointed to hear that you didn't have the best of experiences. The checkback as you mentioned is company policy however it is there to enable our guests who are not satisfied with their meals to say so and can be swapped/corrected there...More

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Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 950 3137
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Description
Welcome to Browns ReadingRubbing shoulders with chic boutiques and vibrant galleries, Browns Reading is the perfect place to soak up the cultural buzz of Berkshire’s well-connected hub.Whether at work or play, Browns offers a uniquely relaxing atmosphere. Unwind over a plate of freshly cooked, modern food. Start your weekend in style with one of our expertly mixed cocktails. Or reward the day’s efforts with a glass of what you fancy from our well-chosen wine and beer rangeLook at the map and our contact details to see how to find us.
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