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Browns Brasserie and Bar

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Unit 7 Riverside Level The Oracle Centre | Unit 5A, Oracle Centre, Reading RG1 2AG, England
+44 118 950 3137
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Cheshire
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food ok, far from impressive. Certainly would be in no rush to return. Very efficient but let down by totally average food.

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Thank fatherted21
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely lunch, good service. Excellent value for money, food hot and very well presented. We had shepherds pie and hot chicken sandwich

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Thank lynnhill342
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Lynnhill342, thank you for leaving this detailed feedback about your experience with Browns Reading. Thank you, Lynnhill342, for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just dropped in no reason apart front being hungry. Food was tip top service very good staff friendly and helpful

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Derrick C. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place to go for a drink before a night out as they have nice cocktails. But also for an afternoon tea, a brunch or a dinner. A couple years ago we had a baby shower upstairs and the staff made us feel very comfy and welcomed and the food was delicious. A "can't go wrong" place. Can be a... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments, Laura B. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Reading, England.
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am never disappointed when visiting this restaurant. The service and greeting by the staff are always second to none and the presentation of the food and the quality is top rate.

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to us. Your opinion plays an integral part in our customer service. We always love to receive great feedback. More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect restaurant to write my first review! My son and his family decided to treat me to a early mother's day lunch. As they had heard very nice things about Browns on the riverside we decided to go there. Absolutely spot on. The food was to die for.. Everything perfectly cooked and beautifully presented.. Our waiter was fantastic... Gave us... More 

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing these comments. You really made our day today. More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Welcomer Claudio & Server Aneline were awesome, made us feel very welcome. Food & drink was good too.

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Roy, for leaving us this response. Wishing you a great day until the next time we meet. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Service was a real let down, on a less than busy evening. Average food (pork belly & scallops) which was overpriced.

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Thank hunterd84
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

We regret that you had a negative experience with us, but are glad you brought this to our attention. We strive to maintain excellent business relations at Browns Reading. Please call our manager directly at 441189503137 to discuss ways we can work towards resolving this issue to your satisfaction. We look forward to hearing from you soon. More 

Masaka, Uganda
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Six of us eat at Browns on March 1 st for a family celebration. Service was over the top helpful, far too many comments and jokes for comfort. Food was very underwhelming and uninspiring. I had the Browns fish pie, which had a large amount of processed peas. The menu was rather unimbitious and sadly would not eat here again.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We once again visited Brown's on riverside the Oracle Reading, and once again it was very good food with service to match. We will be visiting again sometime soon for sure.

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General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Dingle0072016. We strive to provide excellent service to our customers at Browns Reading. You really made our day today. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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