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Brawn, London,

Brawn

4.8
4.8
1311 Reviews
£26 to £40
European
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighbourhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community.

Brawn opened in late 2010 and has held a Michelin Bib Gourmand since then. In 2020, we also opened Brawn Store, which sells a wide selection of our food, wine list and other select items.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:15 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Phone number

    020 7729 5692

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ed Wilson

  • Neighborhood

    Bethnal Green

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • BRAWNSWOOD: We Out Here 2022

    £65.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Aug 26 - Aug 28, 2022
    We Out Here, 25-28 August 2022 Brawnswood is Back! We cannot wait for you to join us in the sun once more. In addition to our usual Brawnswood favourites you have come to love; we will now be offering pre-booked restaurant lunches! Friday to Sunday this year we are serving long table lunches to soak up the night before and set you right for the night ahead. Daily-changing menus will be served banquet-style with sharing dishes taking inspiration from our favourite seasonal Brawn classics. £65 per person includes a 4-course menu with aperitif on arrival. Vegan alternative menus will be available. Please let us know at time of booking. Bookings can be made for groups of 2-8 guests. For larger requests, just email us at enquiries@brawn.co

What 1,311 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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    European

  • East London

    Best Overall

  • East London

    Best Food

  • East London

    Best Service

  • East London

    Best Ambiance

  • East London

    Best Value

  • East London

    Neighborhood Gem

  • East London

    Notable Wine List

  • East London

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was very good. Nice wine list. The place was busy but service was pretty slow. Was quite a while after we were seated that we got given any water / asked if we'd like a drink. Also the table next to us that arrived around 10 minutes after us got drinks before us as well as food before us. Value is mostly good. £13 for anchovies and rosemary oil is a bit rich though. Overall a nice experience.
  2. TT

    TheT

    London

    86 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    86 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    First time to Brawn. Starters and snacks were excellent. Tasty, well portioned and great selection. The main courses were hit and miss - the pork was excellent and the beef was far too chewy which was disappointing. The desserts were par for the course and overall the ambience and service were generally excellent. Decent wine list but very old world focused which was a shame. Overall, enjoyable evening but did not "knock the lights out".
  3. S

    Staila79

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food and fantastic service. Would recommend to friends.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly and knowledgeable service. Interesting, delicious menu and lovely drinks!
  5. CW

    ClaireW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brawn was excellent as always and our server was so lovely, she really made the evening for us.
  6. P

    Pyrmonteer

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The portions were small - fine for me: I like small portions - but a little over-priced. But the killer, which I was ready for, was the price of the wines: We had 2 bottles which were £56 and £66. I used to go to Terroirs often, and I sometimes order from Les Caves de Pyrene, so I am not frightened by high prices. But this was more then twice the cost of the meal. And I used to like the ad hoc slightly mismatched tables and chairs at Brawn. Now it is looking a little bit too smart.
  7. L

    Londoner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sensational place, informal feel with incred food - gets better each time!
  8. o

    orsola

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    The location and ambience is relaxed and curated. Food well balances classics recipes and creative flavour pairings without trying too hard, which is refreshing to find. The menu changes frequently as it's seasonal so you can go back often and still be surprised. Wine list is notable. Service is attentive and very friendly. We had an intimate lunch on our wedding day and the staff was very accommodating in arranging personalised details and rescheduling when our plans unfortunately changed. I recommend a visit both for a date night or a group celebration.
  9. S

    Simon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way.
  10. CD

    CarolineD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening, amazing food great service and atmosphere.
  11. a

    alicjak

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food amazing wines great atmosphere Looking forward for next visit at Brawn
  12. EK

    EmrahK

    Mexico City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely lunch. Great summer menu. Enjoyed every dish. Always a pleasure to visit Brawn
  13. B

    Blaise

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, wine and service sitting at the bar. Looking forward to returning.
  14. EB

    EmmaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant. Delicious food and drink! Definitely will be back.
  15. AM

    AlexM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible menu, very informed and helpful service staff. Would recommend 100%
  16. N

    Noonoo

    London

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about dinner on Friday night. Light and bright space, top notch food and service, and reasonably priced. £52.50 pp for snack, starter, 2x mains, 2x pud, and drinks. Fantastic parmesan fritters, burrata, and chocolate with olive oil and salt.
  17. ET

    ErikT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was really nice! Nice staff, good food and great atmosphere.
  18. RO

    RonanO

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, friendly and efficient service, and a great atmosphere. Highly recommended
  19. L

    Lilz

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great little restaurant serving amazing food and wine. Perfect place for a chat up with friends or celebration.
  20. NS

    NeilS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The focus on quality ingredients and simple cooking is what makes Brawn so good. My only suggestion would be for more vegan options.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was excellent!! Highly recommend it!
  22. SH

    SonyaH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fantastic meal with well priced wine and great service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Berlin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would always come back! Great food, great staff, great atmosphere!
  24. LR

    LachlanR

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and drinks, nice dining experience.
  25. AC

    AntonyC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service. Will come back to order the other half of the menu we didn’t get to enjoy!
  26. J

    Jackal

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, great atmosphere, well plated, well designed
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fab.
  28. C

    Chucho

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such an unassuming restaurant in terms of the locale and decor, that it is easy to overlook it. However, inside you will find one of the most sophisticated and high quality cuisines in East London, or London for that matter.
  29. N

    Nico

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about our lunch - the cute cafe atmosphere, the excellent service, super friendly staff and most of all the delicious food! So fresh, seasonal, creative & beautifully presented. Fave place in London! Will be back!
  30. d

    ddssss

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Portions seem to have become quite noticeably smaller. Whilst the prices have gone up. Whilst the price increase is understandable, i would like to be fed more generously for the money.
  31. LN

    LisanneN

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food here is sublime!!! Very well executed. Total understanding and respect for the fresh ingredients and how to cook them optimally. The problem was that I felt rushed through my dinner. I ordered two appetizers and before I finished my opening glass of champagne and my appetizers, my main course appeared. I was dining alone and wanted a leisurely experience. Someone should have timed that better. I was taking my time and was approached to ask if I was finished. I was the only person at the bar so it's not like they needed the seat. I put a pause between dinner and dessert but again waitstaff didn't wait for me to request dessert, they approached me again about it. This is what stopped it from being a five-star experience. Hope they get this together for the future because the food and wine are amazing!
  32. HS

    HarrietS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful meal with my girlfriends at Brawn. Let me tell you that ricotta angaloti is what dreams are made of. Brilliant all round
  33. MS

    MartinS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting menu, delicate summer flavours, beautiful fresh ingredients. Calm and knowledgeable service.
  34. GD

    GiuliaD

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All very good. And as an italian I would say “highly recommended”!
  35. s

    shumakov

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Nice atmosphere. Friendly and lovely staff. Good food and cocktails
  36. P

    Pbaptiste

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Brawns to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend. It was our first time eating there as we had heard a lot of very positive feedback about it. It didn't disappoint, both food and service were excellent, highly recommend.
  37. CN

    ChristinaN

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place on broadway market. Hadn’t been before so didn’t know what to expect. The dishes were all packed with flavour. Really lovely.
  38. KE

    KatherineE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and unpretentious atmosphere, with the most beautiful food, professional and friendly service. My fav restaurant in East London.
  39. JB

    JohnnyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wine chat, good seasonality on menu and consistently fantastic!
  40. J

    Janmh

    London

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch as usual at this lovely restaurant

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Brawn is rated 4.8 stars by 1311 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Brawn

49 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bethnal Green

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–10:15 pm Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    European, Bistro, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Hoxton - OvergroundBethnal Green - Central Line (15 mins walk)Bus Routes 55, 48

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ed Wilson

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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