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Situated in the heart of the city, Browns in Town is an award winning Michelin recommended restaurant, renowned for providing a casual dining experience in modern and comfortable surroundings. This trendy venue is a hit with foodies who enjoy Browns great quality food combined with excellent service and exceptional value. As well as superb speciality cocktails, Browns in Town offers a wide ranging gin and local craft beer menu, the perfect accompaniment to any delicious dish.
PRICE RANGE
€12 - €41
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
European, British, Contemporary
FEATURES
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a very pleasant lunch. We both had the same meal, the seafood chowder ( which we have had before) was extremely tasty, the smoked fish imparting a lot of flavour. The roast beef, which was more of a steak, also was very flavoursome...and exceedingly tender. The vegetables and potatoes completed a very enjoyable lunch. So much that we did not feel it necessary to avail of the offered side order. We will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great friendly service and very good food. Also central location. Spacious but the clear dividers between some tables were unusual.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was OK maybe a little overpriced bar the fish which I couldn't taste it tasted like old fry oil very disappointing will not be back again

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful food really well cooked, waitress was attentive despite being very busy. We had seafood chowder and scallops to start, both were delicious 🤤 Chocolate fondant done to perfection 🤌🏼Would definitely recommend!

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I go to Browns at least once a month and always recommend it to others as being the best in Derry but have been disappointed on the past couple of visits,especially this one. We went on Easter Sunday evening and had the sirloin of beef...which was so dried and tough and must have been sitting cooked since lunchtime. I ordered a side of veg but was told it came with potatoes and veg so additional sides would be extra and not needed so I didn't bother. It came with 2 carrots and 1 piece of swede which was disappointing. On our previous couple of visits it just wasn't up to the usual standard and definitely no longer worth the higher price which I used to be able to justify paying but I wanted to give it another go hoping they were just off days. I hope it picks again but I will maybe try other places for a while until it does.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Made to feel very welcome from the very start. Drinks were delivered quickly. We had two courses and the food was excellent. The staff were extremely friendly and I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointed with Browns in Town.. website is very misleading this is definitely not fine dining! The decor is 90s cafe with painted tables, glassware and cutlery needed updated asap, no atmosphere at all. Food was ok but not Michelin recommended as stated on website....Staff where friendly couldn’t fault them, though restaurant in need of revamp or change your website.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Soup was cold when brought out & I don’t think replacement soup was dairy free as requested. Veg was requested without butter so dairy free but arrived with butter.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of our favourite places to eat. It’s always a lovely experience. Food was fantastic as always & staff are always lovely. We’ll definitely be back…hopefully soon.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

The food in general was of excellent quality. My husband had Seafood Chowder which he said was delicious as a starter and I had Mussels in a chilli rag which was equally tasty. I had Fillet Steak for my main and my husband had Duck...Breast. Both meals were cooked and seasoned beautifully and were simply delicious to eat. The staff were very friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024 via mobile

Very good quality food and accommodating staff, good choice on the menu and reasonable offers on (2 courses £31.50) some items heavily supplemented on the menu (steaks 7-9£ more and scallops for started was maybe 6£ more. Restaurant is nicely spaced out between tables and...has a lovely chilled out vibe. Anyway food was delicious, service was good, I had mussels for started which were genuinely 10/10 very very good! Steak was cooked to rare as requested and was really good , I had a lovely crust and really well seasoned, I found it strange for the steak to be presented on the plate alone with a trickle of puree and pepper sauce (no veg or garnish)? That’s just a personal opinion. Sides were delicious Panna cotta for desert again beautiful! All in all great dining experienceMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Having had an excellent lunch here about 5 years ago, we booked here for a family of 5 people up from Dublin to watch the Gaelic Football match in Celtic Park (Dublin won!). We had a table in the front with a comfortable ambiance. The...menu was varied and suited everyone. Some interesting choices. One of our party has a peanut allergy. In addition to the menu listing allergens, when she was informed of the peanut allergy, our waiter responded very professionally. She went to the kitchen to double check. Our food and service was excellent, particularly given it was a busy Saturday night. All round very enjoyable meal.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Early Bird Menu on a Friday evening . Well looked after by staff. We had a starter/main excellent. Guinness bread a treat with the delicious soup.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 March 2024

Was looking forward to dining here after being recommended to us as we were visiting the city for the first time. First impressions, the restaurant looked nice, didn’t look overly busy although we waiting for 5/10 mins before we were acknowledged and shown to our...seat. The young waitress then said she would b back in 5 minutes with the menu. This took about 10 minutes and it was a lad who realised we hadn’t been served and addressed it with the waitress. Again after we ordered the food too about 40 mins so in total we were in there an hour before we got any food. When the food eventually came it was well presented and tasted good. Desert was also good and service for this was much faster. There wasn’t much of an atmosphere in the restaurant. We were going to stay for a few cocktails but decided to leave. Not sure I would return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024

We came up from Belfast to Derry for a few days for my sister’s birthday and took her to Browns in Town for her birthday dinner. It was so good. We’ve been here before a few years ago so we knew it was a good...place to dine. And we weren’t disappointed. Good menu choices. Food was really well prepared and tasted amazing. Staff were very friendly and attentive. My 3 favourite desserts were all on the menu too (Creme brûlée, lemon tart and pannacotta) - I didn’t know which one to go for but the glazed lemon tart won out. It was one of the best tarts ever. Excellent overall. Will definitely be back agin.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Browns in Town is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5