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Browns Brasserie & Bar

) #192 of 1,282 Restaurants in Bristol ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European, British
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
+44 117 930 4777
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (13 reviews)
“pudding” (10 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
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Reviews (1,025)
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1 - 10 of 1,011 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A lovely early brunch for three of us including the 6yr old grand baby. He loved his pancake stack with yoghurt and fresh fruit. My GF smashed avocado on GF bread was great and my husband's scrambled egg with smoke salmon was a triumph. Lovely...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

After all email confirmation - the party of 16 arrives there to find there is no table. After half an hour table is arranged , they realise they do not a copy of prebooked menu. Thus nothing was ready so we are asked to order...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose a very busy evening to visit , as this particular week appeared to be the time for graduation celebrations . There was an extensive varied menu to choose from , we decided on the Graduation three course , which included a glass of...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lousy service, unfriendly and very poor food. Not a nice way to celebrate a daughter's graduation today. Food is bland. My prawn and crab linguine containing lots of pesto had five dodgy looking prawns and I found only one tiny piece of crab. My wife...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great meal. The menu is full of good choices of meals. The staff also is very good. Arriving there, ask to be served by Yee-Lin, she is very helpful and nice.

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Vinicius, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us this feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your time at Browns Bristol. Thank you for the kind words and we hope to see you again in the future! Regards, Browns Bristol

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went as a family to dinner and then breakfast the following morning. on both visits the food was excellent and the staff more than helpful. The overall experience was slightly tainted by a number of issues with the bill (all sorted out well) and...More

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Neil, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visits to Browns Bristol! So much so that you returned the following morning. Thank you for being understanding and not letting the bill issue overshadow your visit. We are pleased that this was rectified well. Regards, Browns...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Hard to know where to start. I worked in the trade 30 years ago, and was embarrassed by this type of thing even then. In 2017 it's insane. Booked for 10, arrived 10.02, they had to check kitchen ok to serve us. Restaurant music way...More

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We truly appreciate your honest feedback. I am sorry to hear your experience was not a positive one. Unfortunately our kitchen does close at 10pm and we generally don't take bookings after 9:00pm - 9:30pm to avoid this. However if customers are dining with us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of nine of us ate lunch at Browns on a day when they were busy dealing with university graduation meals. We enjoyed excellent service throughout - thank you Ben. Although the restaurant was full, our waiter was only too pleased to do all...More

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We're glad you had such a wonderful experience with us! Ben has seen this review and it very pleased his service was well received. We hope to see you in the near future! Regards, Browns Bristol

Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked the restaurant for 4, two couples celebrating our special birthday & anniversary (also had noted on booking the table online). Presented with menu we disappointed that there was early evening menu which we asked about to our waitress. She confirmed that yes...More

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mum, We appreciate your honest review. We set a high standard for ourselves, so we are disappointed to hear that your experience with us was not a positive one. Unfortunately during the 2 weeks of Graduation, from Monday 10th July until Friday 21st July,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Browns many times before and usually very happy with the food and service. Unfortunately, this time I was left with a sour taste in my mouth. I ordered the Steak and Guinness pie, which wasn't a pie, it was more of...More

General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Jonnylindos, it is disappointing for us to hear that your experience was anything less than great. I have passed these comments on to the kitchen who will look into these dishes. Unfortunately as we are a managed house our menus are decided at a head...More

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Questions & Answers
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
14 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.

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 32
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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