Browns - Bath

3.6
21 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British
ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY Browns is right at the centre of the beautiful City of Bath, home to the stunning Guildhall and the magnificent Bath Abbey. Our building was formerly a magistrates’ court and a police station – its imposing entrance doors are large enough for a horse-drawn carriage - and the elegant mezzanine floor has superb views and can be used for private events for up to 100 people. As with every Browns restaurant, the atmosphere is lively, the food delicious and the cocktails are served with a flourish.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary British, British
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 22:00
Friday - Saturday: 09:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 09:00 - 21:30
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Phone number
01225 461199
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Our menu offers contemporary British brasserie dishes. We use only the best quality ingredients, and where possible, work with local suppliers.
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Neighborhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, High Tea, Weekend Brunch, Wi-Fi available, Wine
What 21 People Are Saying
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3.6
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3.4
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Utterly bizarre and unsettling waitress (East Asian lady), making inappropriate comments about her colleagues and other customers. Poor, tepid food.

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JC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good soup and veggie options. Great service, enjoyed our treat dinner out for four.

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AB
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice setting for a family birthday celebration. Sat upstairs which was a bit quieter than ground floor with atmosphere a little more muted but good for conversation. Starters took a while to arrive but main course delivered promptly. Waiter was polite and attentive. All food was tasty with good portion sizes.

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d
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We’ve been to a number of different Browns, this one in Bath is not their best. I had a starter of artichoke hommus, this was pretty good, but unfortunately I followed it with the chicken with bordelaise sauce and frites, a dish I’ve had many times in Browns, both the chicken and fries were over cooked and dry.

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c
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

A very disappointing experience after reading many positive comments. The food was passable but nothing memorable- extremely average especially for the price. We waited a bit of time for service and the server had to be reminded about a number of things.

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L
London
32 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Located on a quiet nook of beatiful bath, this restaurant is a peaceful find, and has nicely laid out seating outside. The food was OK. One dish in particular was poor, but we were delighted that the request to change was not challenged, and a replacement brought out urgently by the manager with sincere apologies and a token gesture. Big save and proof that great customer service is rewarded by loyalty and positive word of mouth. Thank you, Browns.

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F
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

3 a la carte courses were successively unavailable, including burger. Not the greatest experience.

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PN
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Taken to are table on time staff very friendly drinks arrived then we ordered are meals again arrived after a short time food good and well presented good value and good atmosphere

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely restaurant, great food and even better cocktails. unfortunately we were sat in the middle of two couples arguing which made our experience uncomfortable but that was no fault of the restaurant.

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j
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

SOME OF THE WORST SERVICE I HAVE EVER RECIEVED WITH VERY SUBSTANDARD FOOD. WE RECIEVED THE WRONG MEAL COMPLETELY FOR ONE MEMBER OF OUR PARTY. THE ROAST WAS OVER COOKED, THE SALAD WILTED , THE CHIPS COLD TO NAME BUT A FEW OF THE PROBLEMS AND WE ARE STIL WAITING FOR THE SAUCES THAT WE ASKED FOR 3 TIMES!
HAVING ASKED FOR REPLACEMENT FOOD THAT WAS COLD WE WAITED A FURTHER 10-15MINS WHEN I TALKED TO THE MANAGER ABOUT THE POOR SERVICE AND ASKED HIM TO RECTIFY IT HE DID SO BY SENDING A JUNIIOR WAITRESS WITH THE REPLACEMENT FOOD ABOUT ANOTHER 5 MINUTES LATER! HE MADE NO ATTEMPT TO CHECK ALL WAS WELL WITH US DESPITE COMING TO THE NEXT TABLE.
ALL IN ALL A VERY DISSAPOINTING EXPERIENCE FOR MY ELDERLY MOTHER ON MOTHERS DAY.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Just rubbish food, I had pasta which was pretty much pasta with mushroom juice!
I wouldn't order this ever again and I did mention it to the waiter at the time.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really friendly staff and our waitress was excellent. Food was amazing and we'll definitely be back for more.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We stayed in bath for our anniversary and had a meal here. Steak was amazing

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J
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Close to Roman baths. Servic was great. First of was very good. We we would stop in again.

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RC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have eaten in a number of Brown's restaurants before and have always enjoyed our meals. This occasion was no different and our waitress for the evening was really excellent, she helped the evening go really well and was helpful and pleasant throughout our stay.

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I
Northampton
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Never been disappointed with Browns, have eaten in a few of their restaurants in different locations, second time in this one. The food is good and the location excellent in the centre of bath near the abbey. The service was great, our waitress was so lovely and really friendly and welcoming.

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MW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Waiting staff and chef were wonderful, doing all they could to accommodate our timing and needs.

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SF
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Booked last minute for an early dinner with friends. Good wide selection on the menu - most of us went for the summer special - £19.95 for 2 courses plus a drink. Service attentive and friendly. Its been a few years since my last visit and the interior has been revamped to a high standard - however they must have run out of budget as the toilets are pretty awful!

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KB
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very warm welcome and friendly staff including the Chinese manager ( she will understand the reference) amazing inventive pork belly dish . We all had such a lovely time and there was no pressure to leave at all

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Standard Browns fare. We were eating early before the theatre and courses came a little too quickly after each other but this was fine. We then ordered dessert (ice cream) which we had to cancel because of the slow service. Go figure!!!

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b
London
21 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal here last weekend. Service was very attentive, and food was excellent - plenty of it also.

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