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Browns Brasserie & Bar

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131-133 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, Scotland
+44 131 225 4442
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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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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Bread at the beginning of the meal was cold and indistinguished. Fish cakes were dreadful. Sorbet dessert and stout ale were great. People told me the beef was great. Risotto was good but Gordon Ramsay would be shocked at the presentation. Nice interior. Nice staff, but not enough for a tour group of 48.

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Thank BGivner
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was very good, though I thought the a la carte menu was a little overpriced. Wait staff were friendly and pleasant though obviously overworked as we had difficulty attracting attention to refresh our drinks and to obtain the check. Lunch menu is reasonably priced.

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Thank Xamen-Ha
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited Browns in Edinburgh for the second time. The food was great, I had Devon Brown Crab and it was beautiful followed by a Brown's Burger, which was freshly made with ground beef and very tasty. The service was good and the staff friendly. It was a Monday and the restaurant was reasonably busy but the service good and fast.

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Thank Gill S
Cairo, Egypt
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The atmosphere in this restaurant is second to none. Busy and Bustling with a sense of excitement about the place matched only by Edinburgh itself. The service and the food is fabulous Brasserie style but large portions served with love and flair. My Favorite place in this fabulous city

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Thank Dee S
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very attentive staff, we even got travel tips for the city which were really useful. Excellent brunch, fresh, hot, well cooked - just fantastic - and it was in the last 10 mins of breakfast service time. Nothing too much trouble. Hollandaise sauce to die for!!

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Thank karenlatebooker
Lenham UK
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were a small group of family and friends. It was ideal, good range of food and drinks and relatively quick and friendly service. Reasonable cost for the centre of Edinburgh and everybody left feeling satisfied.

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Thank Grey_hairLenhamUK
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a foodie I love fine dining. But what happens when you fancy a great burger and beer? Come here and enjoy a delicious burger and a spanish beer.

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Thank Laura M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a 2 hour wait between trains so decided to head to Browns. I had been there before, but that was a while ago, so thought it was time to go back. I met up with a friend, sat at a quiet table and had a great chat. He had the beef roast, which looked really good ( he... More 

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Thank papafred67
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here and loved the place! The food was delicious and not too expensive from the lunch time menu. Service was very good, however not keen on the compulsory 10% service charge!

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Thank scott1421
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Congenial surroundings, good food nicely presented. Think I disappointed the friendly and efficient Lukas because I couldn't finish my chips.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 65
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Scottish, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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