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Browns Bar & Cafe

$$ - $$$
Irish, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
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Brown Thomas Department Store | Grafton Street, Dublin Dublin 18, Ireland
+353 1 677 8262
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had to queue for a table, even though we could see lots of available tables. Service was slow to take our order. I had to ask three different staff to get glass of water. I had to call for staff to take our order and to pay our bill. The food was lovely, but the entire experience was frustrating,... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved my meal and the atmosphere was great. A perfect location right in the centre of town. Very festive too!

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Thank Ailbhe H
Dublin Ireland
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565 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit to Browns at Brown Thomas since the change the store layout. Must say I preferred the old Browns but things change and it's bigger and has a lot more seats. The coffee was great, the staff are fantastic and the menu has lots of options if you're hungry. Well worth a visit, you will enjoy.

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Thank motorcar1
Co Down
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276 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Frequently come in here for lunch. It is downstairs beside menswear. Very good fruit scones and Reubens sandwich is excellent... On morning I even heard the staff in the menswear department all discussing how good it was. Service is pleasant and speedy even when busy. Mostly frequented by women and one more than one occasion my wife has made the... More 

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Thank NorthernerCoDown
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had lunch here and it was delicious, the service was excellent and the environment was very pleasant. Would go again.

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Thank marie h
Dublin, Ireland
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Went here for tea one afternoon between us we got a lovely selection of cakes and teas . Nice speedy service . It's a little tight for space but I would allow for the fact it's in a department store.

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Thank Eileen H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Seriously need a change in the attitude of your staff. The girl took the order was so grumpy that I almost called the manager. I visit these places for the experience. Costa Coffee and pecan pie tastes far better and much cheaper. But came here for the experience and it was bad. Never again. Next time when I visit the... More 

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Thank Iqbal K
Dublin, Ireland
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107 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016

I regularly meet up for tea and a chat in Browns.Its in a nice quiet corner downstairs next to the men's department.The food is always freshly prepared and served by plesent staff.There is'nt an enormous menu ,it's basically snack type food,soup,sandwiches etc.but what they do they do well.They always do nice scones which are served heated with little dishes of... More 

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Berkshire
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

This is in the lower ground floor of the Grafton Street icon that is Brown Thomas (or BTs to some). It tries hard and up to a point succeeds but in the end it misses the point which is to provide a fresh and varied selection of tasty bites to the shoppers among us who, on the basis of the... More 

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newtownards,n.ireland
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

my wife and i had soup and sandwiches for a snack and the quality was good,service was a bit slow -they are not falling over themselves to help,prices are good if you have the specials otherwise a bit on the expensive side.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisine
Irish, Cafe, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brown Thomas Department Store | Grafton Street, Dublin Dublin 18, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 677 8262

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