The Brown Dog

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Gastro Pub
An independently owned pub and dining room tucked away in the back streets of Barnes in South West London.

Our menu changes with the seasons and evolves daily ensuring the ingredients are of the freshest quality and at the weekends you can also come and enjoy one of our famous Sunday lunches. We source our cask ales from local brewers and design our wine list to compliment our food.

We are a dog and child friendly pub situated near the River Thames and a short distance from Richmond Park. Lunch and dinner bookings are strongly advised.

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Celebrate New Year's Eve with a fantastic meal!

4 Course New Years Eve Menu £60 to include a glass of Champagne upon arrival

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 86 People Are Saying
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LP
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, friendly staff, really interesting seasonal menu.

TO
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, really friendly staff, dogs welcome so it feels homely, yet the food is outstanding, the best "pub" dinner I have ever had and one of the best dinners (overall) I ever had in London. The best oysters ever in the UK.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Lovely 'country' pub - great looking menu with a good choice of dishes to suit all tastes. The starters were delicious, but three of us had the partridge as a main course and were disappointed. The lentil accompaniment was delicious, but the partridge itself had no flavour and was possibly undercooked as it was very difficult to strip the meat from the bones.
We then had to wait for ages for our puddings to be served - very tasty when they eventually came, but we were on the verge of telling them not to bother bringing them.
To give The Brown Dog their due, they knocked the price of the puddings off the bill - as they recognised that the wait was too long.
We know a lot of people who eat at The Brown Dog very regularly, and love it, so we will give them another try at some point.

D
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great lunch. I'll definitely go back regularly. Not cheap, but worth it.

OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Met up with an ex-colleague and his partner, meeting for first time, so important we had a place where we could relax and talk, with no problems with food or the order. The Brown Dog was perfect in this respect. The waiter was a delight, just the right level of attention. Food very good indeed. Have had a Sunday lunch here too, about 6 weeks ago, and that was also fantastic.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local gastropub which never let’s us down. Fabulous food, lovely ambiance and service. Couldn’t be more happy to have it so close to my house.

DJ
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

My main concern is that the menu is very overpriced. I paid £19 for what was essentially a salad with grilled chicken. Otherwise the service was slow and combined with all of the barking dogs I really couldn't wait to leave unfortunately.

DT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

always love the Brown Dog, friendly, great food and lovely ambience

CB
London
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm atmosphere, excellent staff and good food at lunch and dinner.

SM
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Monday night special - steak n’ chips. Beautiful steak, well worth every penny of the £16,50 deal

RM
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little pub in the backstreets of Barnes. Friendly staff and yummy food.....and ORGANIC house white! Yum!

MW
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This is quite a find - tucked away in the back streets of Barnes- good food at reasonable prices. It is a great little place.

RD
Oxford
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, great staff, delicious food. I Highly recommend it.

f
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to The Brown Dog quite regularly and always have a great experience. The team their are lovely if at times a little overwhelmed, however on this visit that was not the case. It was a lovely relaxing vibe. The food at Brown Dog is always impeccable. The starters are wonderful and hearty, along with the mains again it's rather hearty food but I always find the Steak is cooked to perfection and their chicken dishes are just sublime. There is no restaurant in Barnes that does Chicken better. The Sticky Toffee Pudding is a classic British dish that is done to perfection here. Even when stuffed, I can't not order it. The drink selection could be improved, as a big fan of craft beer the best options are one rotating tap of craft beer as well as the pubs own Brown Dog Ale which is great. I'd love to see some more IPA's, DIPA's, Lagers and Sours available. The garden is well kept and comfortable whilst the inside has a homely feel to it. The staff are helpful and have a lot of character. The great thing is that the menu is ever rotating. It seems that every month or so the menu changes, keeping things fresh and interesting on every visit. Also, in my opinion this is the best place to bring your dog. Our little Pomeranian boy adores it here and is able to sit comfortably with us whilst we eat.

A
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Maybe i would.
I did have a hair in my main course (entwined in the spinach) Hake dish. I didn't make a fuss as it was my birthday celebration. To be honest I would have liked to have been offered the dish complimentary as a goodwill gesture. My dish was replaced and that was it. I was still charged (£19)
I would also like to stress that I was very sick during the night. I have no proof that this was what I ate at your pub and I am not making a big deal now. I am only telling you as I have received an email asking for my opinion on the brown dog.

But I would like to say this is my 2nd visit and i had a lovely meal first time around..and it is dog friendly, which is a bonus.

OT
London
16 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pub with great staff and delicious food. Nice garden out the back as well.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

The food is great but the Sunday roasts are rather pricey.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very nice gastropub. Great chips. Yummy sticky toffee pudding.

LR
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lovely cosy pub, visited previously and chosen for a reunion of friends. Table booked for 8pm and one friend was delayed so we didn't order until 8.30pm. The food then took over 45 minutes to arrive. Three of us ordered bavette steak, mine was cold and the chips were soggy from red wine jus overload. Big cold mushroom very unappetising and only a few strands of watercress, chips didn't look 'hand cut'. The medium and medium rare orders were also mixed up.
My friend also had a problem with the only vegan choice, which was basically a selection of root vegetables. The waitress was very friendly and apologetic, brought my friend extra potatoes(!) after speaking to the chef, and offered us tea/coffee or dessert in recompense. Unfortunately we had to get back for babysitters so didn't have much time to enjoy this offer, and just shared a sorbet, peppermint tea and a glass of wine. Other people seemed to be enjoying their meals and we were the last to have food delivered, so it was just a lapse in focus and delivery.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food quality has unfortunately decreased steadily over time.

CS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, nice food, catered for kids well! Will visit again.

TS
London
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friendly and inviting village style pub with a great selection of beers and wine and an excellent menu

MS
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my daughter and husband for their 3rd wedding anniversary meal to The Brown Dog and we were all delighted by the service, food and the kind manager. A bonus was I could take my chocolate lab!

Thank you very much.


Mike and Homer from Swansea

RM
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Brown Dog. Service is great and the food never lets you down. Top spot.

L
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We really love the Brown Dog - always a warm welcome and a relaxing and cool vibe. Sadly the food quality seems to be on the wane and that will stop us craving a visit there if not addressed. The night we were there two very large parties were getting quite aggressively drunk and extremely noisy. Still worth going there for the home from home luxury.

VS
London
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food, it was amazing!!!
We definitely will be back soon.

E
London
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic, we will definitely be back, so nice to go for dinner with our dog and to get such good food. Can't wait for next time.

k
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Exceptionally friendly staff, a lovely pub and wonderful food. A true 5 star experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!

p
London
13 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a treat at the BD!! Great food, great sunny garden, great staff.

p
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, good drinks and friendly place
would recommend the brown dog to friends and famiiy and will certainly go again

KT
London
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly service especially very child friendly. The food was of good quality too.

P
London
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food with friendly service and good atmosphere. Vegetarian option very tasty but there was only one choice.

C
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We used to go to the Brown Dog when we lived in Putney, so as we were down for the Boat Race we decided to come back for dinner and wasn't disappointed. Lovely pub, great food and atmosphere.

E
London
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to the Brown Dog several times over the last few years. The food, drink and service has always been brilliant, and this time was no exception. Everything here is delicious, with friendly, informal service...and they’re great with dietary requirements too. My favourite place for a special meal out in the Putney/Barnes/Fulham area.

AA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Competent cooking, good ingredients. Good fish.

AT
London
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - magnificent Sunday roast with other tasty options on the menu too. Lovely service and great place with a real family feel - very child and dog friendly

d
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous food dog friendly and brilliant service. will definitely go back.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and lovely atmosphere, includes a great terrace for when it’s sunny too.

JL
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food fabulous, service exceptional. Staff very friendly, welcoming and on a busy rugby day all done with a smile. A fabulous venue that you should all visit regularly.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and great atmosphere! We'll definitely be back.