Browns - Sheffield

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£26 to £40
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Contemporary British

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ENJOY THE BUZZ OF BROWNS ANY TIME OF DAY The Browns building in Sheffield used to be the city’s Army & General Stores. Although we’re right in the city centre, it’s a beautifully tranquil spot that overlooks the Peace Gardens, an award winning public space with amazing water features and memorials.
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4.1based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.0
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4.1
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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We walked in without a reservation and they did not want to sit us for dinner. I came to open table and made a reservation for the next available time and they made us wait 15 minutes after the time I reserved a table for. The food took at least 45 minutes to come out. One person in our group was not happy about the way his steak was cooked. Not a good experience at this restaurant.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We came for a meal after an afternoon visit to the theatre, on a Sunday in the run up to Christmas. There were several groups of diners so it was quite noisy.
I had the Sunday roast, which in hindsight was probably a mistake - whilst the beef was delicious the vegetables tasted old, as if they’d been sitting around for hours so very disappointing.
My friend chose the salmon which, to be fair, she enjoyed and both our desserts were fine.
No complaints about the staff, they were all very helpful and friendly although the service was very slow.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - busy but brilliant friendly staff. Food was good too.

CG
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable visit to Browns with friends
Staff were friendly and attentive
The place is classy serving great food and drinks
My only complaint would be that there were quite a few things sold out on the menu. It was a Monday evening when we visited for a pre theatre meal.
There were plenty of other things to choose but it does dull the experience. Overall a lovely time had by all

P
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Was booked for a birthday meal so was hoping for something a bit special, but was very disappointed. The main course took over an hour and a half to come out with no explanation. People were walking out around us! Food was nothing special and overpriced.

PW
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service.
Great location and a good night out.

KK
London
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We usually have a very good experience here but today not so. The food was not very hot but as we were all on a tight schedule, and hungry we ate it. It was tasty but cold. I also thought rather expensive for what it was

LW
Yorkshire
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally good meals and service
Not happy that 10% service is already on bill (says its optional in small print) it would be better leaving off and therefore up to individuals if a tip is left

CB
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of the best Browns we've been to

BO
London
117 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

As usual Browns was efficient, welcoming and comfortable. Layout is a bit 'old-fashioned' and not flashy or modern but that suits me. The menu and wine list are short but have well-chosen items. Food arrives promptly, hot and well served. We discovered that the more expensive wines (£50 upward) may not be in stock but we were given a good alternative. Reliable choice in central Sheffield

j
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had an enjoyable meal with a group of 6 celebrating our sons graduation. Good service and food.

HP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely pre theatre meal with festive view over the Christmas lights outside. Very Christmassy inside with pretty decorations. Pleasant attentive service.

AC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It us always a pleasure to dine at this establishment.
We are always served very professionally and the staff are knowledgeable about the menu and cater for our needs.
We were served by Adam who was very polite and helpful during our visit.
Well done to him and all of the staff.

BH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff excellent food and a lovely location. We all enjoyed it.

MH
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good dining experience. A shame all the food on the menu wasn’t available, but what they did have was delicious! Would recommend and would return!

LW
Yorkshire
9 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food with a nice table and very good service.
Prefer an optional tip rather urban 10% added to bill.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good overall but the restaurant was cold.

M
London
101 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Browns restaurant in Sheffield has a nice view over Peace Gardens from the upstairs section. Layout quite cosy for couples and flexible enough for larger groups, with a nice bar area downstairs. The pre-theatre meal was very good value - we had 3 courses, all decent portions, nicely presented and flavoursome, with a reasonably priced bottle of wine. The loos could do with more careful cleaning but the serving staff were friendly and prompt.

BO
London
117 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pleasant bar with varied menu and wine list. Better than most in central Sheffield but not great. Steak pie had little meat and the bubble-and-squeak was boiled and dull, but scallops were ok and fruit-crumble was tasty. My colleague’s steak was small but good.

LI
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked Browns in Sheffield for a group of five female friends meeting for a catch-up. We sat downstairs and I was surprised how cosy and friendly the restaurant area is. The staff were all really positive and helpful, the food was fresh and tasty and the whole meal was great value. When i went to pay i was giving the waitress a cash tip. She kindly pointed out that there was no need as service was included on the bill, which we hadn't noticed. We were so impressed with this we insisted she had the tip anyway! We will definitely be eating at Browns again.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Over all a great experience.
Good food & attentive service.

BO
London
117 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Pleasant, reliable restaurant in the city centre with a clean, quiet atmosphere and sound British dishes. Service can be a bit patchy but is well intentioned and fairly efficient. Our shared starter never appeared but the main dishes and deserts were excellent and the wine was very good

s
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Not a bad place, service was first class. Just a shame the food was distinctly average.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening for my sons 21st with family. A few bits of menu were missing but a solution was found. Just the right atmosphere for a nice meal with my wife and two lads.
Thanks

GF
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Although they were unaware of our booking they gave us a table. the waiter was attentive and always available when needed without being pushy. The food was excellent and the venue had a good New Years Eve atmosphere. Overall excellent value for money and I would recommend Browns in Sheffield. We will definitely visit again soon.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Got to the restaurant to say they didn't have a table. Showed them my confirmation email and they said oh we've had problems with that app. I asked if they had plans to come off the group and they said no. Very disappointing but they did manage to find a table.
The cocktails were amazing. We tried four different ones.
The food was ok. When we complained about our starter the maitre de tried to argue that we were wrong. So much for the customer is always right. Eventually the food was taken away and replaced. The waiter was apologetic and we didn't have to pay for these.
I won't be recommending or rushing back to Browns. I think I could've got nicer food and better service elsewhere.
I chose this place for a treat for my birthday and it didn't feel like a treat, I felt ripped off.

L
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was a little dry but atmosphere and service from Ed was great.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal pre concert. Good service and food served in good time. Well placed for Sheffield city centre entertainment.