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Browns Brasserie & Bar

) #203 of 1,286 Restaurants in Bristol €€ - €€€ , European, British
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
+44 117 930 4777
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Huge restaurant in the main student area. This long established Browns, was a good choice for an unhurried lunch with attentive service, and offering good value. We had their summer table d'hote menu. The starter of ham terrine was not great,- rather crumbly served with...More

Thank TillerSlave
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service from Cat. Food was amazing. Every single steak was cooked to perfection and everyone else's meals were brilliant. Our waitress kept on top of everything and made us feel so comfortable and enjoyed my birthday very much. Didn't expect the surprise at...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely afternoon tea, all tasted really nice. Enough to get rid of your hunger but not loads. Very happy with price of food but when bill arrived had to take away points as we couldn't understand why the bill was so high for two...More

1  Thank Emmaschool
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alice was very attentive, friendly and provided quick service. Good food-lunch menu 2 for £11.95 (Mon-Fri till 7pm) is good value for money.

Thank Simon V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After missing lunch on Saturday 5th August, and in need of sustenance, four of us popped to Browns for an early dinner. Having been here many times before it is always a lovely experience. The staff are very attentive from meeting us at the door...More

Thank susanharewood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is hands down the worst breakfast I have ever had and the first full refund I have ever asked for. The eggs were cold, the sausages were dry, there was the equivalent of one teaspoon full of baked beans covered in a layer of...More

Thank Muzjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by at Brown's for some High Tea. The Tea was lovely, the eats were well presented, but lacked any love and finishing touches and in some cases even flavour. Perhaps a refresh of this serving needs to be considered. We got what we...More

Thank June v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here for a light lunch. Their two course lunch menu is pretty reasonably priced but provides a limited number of options. We had the pick of tables and waiter was friendly. We ordered our food and drinks which all came in a reasonable...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love Browns and visit Bristol quite a bit to see friends and its one of my favourite places. The drinks are always lush - even mocktails ! Afternoon tea here was lovely ! For my sisters graduation we had the set menu and it was...More

Thank sophiethompson94
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Sophiethompson94, Thank you so much for your wonderful review; reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we always provide high-quality care! I have passed your fantastic comments on to our team, who are delighted that you always enjoy yourselves here at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just ticks all the boxes. Splendid ambiance, very relaxing, first class meals and very important excellent service. Thanks.

Thank Knut F
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Knut F, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Browns Bristol

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18 September 2016|
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Response from Natalie B | Property representative |
There's a drinks menu on the website, and you can put money onto a gift card for the drinks (can be done on the website too), or you can arrange to pay a certain amount for a deposit which can be taken off your bill on the... More
Elaine S
13 May 2016|
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Response from madcatwoman88 | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be. It was a mix bag when I went :)
Cheryl S
20 February 2015|
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Response from Padrehuw | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking around the area, but you will be lucky not to have to walk a few minutes.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 930 4777
  • E-mail
The Browns building in Bristol is modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice and was once part of the outstanding Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. It was restored to its former glory in 1992 and is now very much part of the landscape. Bristol is a city of bridges, boats and beautiful churches with the stunning Georgian Queen Square at the centre and the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge. So come and join us at Browns for a great atmosphere, delicious food, sparkling fizz and cool cocktails!
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