Brawn

4.9
944 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 944 people are saying
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabrielleB
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great wine.
Could be considered pricey, but that’s what you pay for quality ingredients.

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TialdaL
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Brawn, the staff are lovely and the wine and food great. I really felt for them on their last night before the lockdown. Hope they all make it through and get to re-open.

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Bella
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect from the food to the service. Would highly recommend.

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CamilleW
Oaxaca
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and brilliant stuff! my favourite restaurant ever

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vipreview123
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most special meals and environments. Could not have asked for a more wonderful evening

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vipFoodie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service matched by equally wonderful food and wine. Such a treat

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Fabhat
London
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and warm and courteous service. We were made extremely welcome and the different way of service was managed extremely well. We tried our recommended wine before buying it and all the food was cooked perfectly. It felt like a treat. Would definitely visit again!

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Lucy
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful neighbourhood restaurant! Everything we ate was amazing, particularly the ravioli. The staff are lovely and helpful, and the atmosphere is cosy even with social distancing measures in place. The only slight downside is that the wine is more on the expensive side, with no bottles under £40 when we visited. However, the wine that was recommended was delicious. A place to return to again and again after lockdown!

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KeirS
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be one of the best restaurants in London. Exceptional food. Fabulous relaxed service and incredible wines.

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andyg
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just Brilliant .
Delicious food and wonderful wine and food pairing recommendations from our knowledgable waiter .

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AleksandraB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brawn never disappoints. Impeccable service, fantastic food and cozy interiors. Ah, and the wine list! Can't even choose my favourite dish as each plate is special. I hope to be back as soon as possible :)

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vipRajM
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, just a fabulously enjoyable evening! Thank you!

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NatashaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in London, insane food, service and vibe. Can’t fault anything and can’t wait to go back.

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Sian
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great! Every dish was perfect and so was the service.

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NathanielC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of the best meals I've had in London to be honest. The staff were accommodating, kind and knowledgeable.

The food was incredible (we only had mains).

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James
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Superb food, drink and service.

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mariek
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal in this lovely neighbourhood restaurant. Each of the dishes was really well executed so that even dishes that did not sound particularly exciting ( for example pear pecorino and hazlenut salad) were in fact super tasty. The ravioli is an absolute must - the best pumpkin ravioli I have ever had. The house red was very reasonably priced and it was excellent. The staff were charming - the ambiance is good. They are very careful about social distancing and hygiene. We had a great evening and will definitely be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five star always

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Personwithashortname24
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious meal in a lovely setting. Highly recommend

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Nick
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Simple, delicious neighbourhood eating.
Always lovely.

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Cathy
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything a restaurant should be! Even though it’s quite expensive it seems good value because it’s so satisfying & delicious. Fantastic wine & food & ambience!

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FrancisR
London
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal from start to finish. Great to be back!

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BenjyHJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 start Fine dining in a village restaurant Atmosphere

Amazing food - Excellent, reasonably priced wine - very welcoming and cosy environment - really friendly and engaging staff

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service. Space could benefit from some acoustic treatment in ceiling for instance to make the event more pleasurable.

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MatthewC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

small menu of dishes I assume are all done well. The Onglet was superb, the waitress was knowledgeable and welcoming and the facilities were COVID safe.

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NickW
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just incredible food, transparent pricing by including service in the overall price and lovely staff. Not cheap but a wonderful option for a special meal.

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AdeS
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The ambience was great. The food was ok, nothing special in comparison to other restaurants that I have visited in a similar price bracket.

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Tron1
London
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening from start to finish. Food, vibe and service - perfection.

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Bryn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding meal! Lovely service, beautiful drinks, and every dish was incredible. Special mentions to the partridge dish and the fig leaf custard (best custard I've ever had), and the perfect slow lunch atmosphere!

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vipDamianT
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first time here, and the first of many. So great, on many levels. Even with the C-19 situation, they had it all moving in style.

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CharlotteR
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food as always! One of my favorite restaurants in London- an absolute must.

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Rosie
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service & extremely delicious food - have already recommended to a friend.

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ritak
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The food is perfect- fresh excellent ingredients and beautiful combinations. A truly lovely wine list. A lovely easy knowledgable approach from the staff. It feels unhurried, generous and very special.

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JonathonU
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always 💘💘 the Pommes Anna with the Onglet may be the best thing I’ve eaten all year.

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LaurenK
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server! We didn't catch her name, but she was so lovely with her recommendations and with showing us the tote bag.

Beautiful space and ambience for a cosy dinner in, on what was a very wet and gloomy day outside.

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JackR
London
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very skilful cooking of a clearly well thought out menu. The front of house team were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.

Couldn’t fault it!

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diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate setting with a great ambience and food options.

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JessicaL
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and wine, with a perfect location right on Colombia rd.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was absolutely on point, the lady with the red / blonde hair was attentive and delightful. The food was very well cooked and the attention to the look of the food good. I would say it was slightly overpriced and the wine list very over priced for the wines on. Overall a good experience , would think twice about coming back due to the over priced wine list. Again 5* for service and a solid 4* for good .

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RaissaM
Leicestershire
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisites food, lovely atmosphere. Absolutely fantastic restaurant! Highly recommend it! I will definitely come back!

FAQs

Brawn is rated 4.9 stars by 944 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.