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We have been serving simple, classic and freshly prepared dishes in elegant surroundings since the first Browns opened in 1973.
PRICE RANGE
£11 - £50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Bar, British, Contemporary
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely lunch with a friend. With a comfortable atmosphere and attentive waiters I had the prawn and crab pasta - it was great to be offered a gluten free menu. The portions are generous and the food is cooked and presented beautifully. I...will definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Spent the evening at browns this evening and was very disappointed with our steaks. my husband ordered his steak medium and it came out burnt on the outside and rare in the middle. I ordered medium to well and it was charcoaled basically burnt again...on the outside, when the waiter asked if our meal was ok, I initially said yes but when I tucked into my meal it became apparent that it wasn’t cooked as ordered, when we explained we wasn’t happy they said, well when we asked at the beginning of your meal, you said everything was ok, so we can’t do anything about it now, such a shame, they didn’t even offer us a free drink or anything, so we won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Exceptional food, impeccable service. Related was really attentive, very knowledgeable about the dishes and drinks. She provided really good recommendations based on our tastes and was thorough in checking the menu against my mother’s allergies along with the Maitre’d. My elderly mother had a great...time and this is a reliably great evening every time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Michaels10082, thank you for your kind words and this wonderful review!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I will start by saying that in the past we have been to this restaurant a few times,but not recently. We thought we had booked Bottomless Brunch. I also had an email for a free glass of Moët. I arrived and was told to wait...for my friend in the bar. I then asked about the email. The Barman said that I couldn’t use it because it is only on A La Carte meals in the restaurant,and they don’t do Bottomless Brunch on a Monday! I was upset at his manner and the fact that they didn’t offer anything to compensate or an alternative. I moved from the bar to meet my friend and we went to the restaurant again to ask about the Brunch! I had written a note in the booking denoting we were booking for brunch,and it was my Birthday. She said: we don’t read the notes! They weren’t busy and could easily have sorted out an alternative for us. Their attitude and lack of helpfulness made me very upset. We went to another restaurant and explained the situation and they gave us a good alternative. I should have taken closer attention to the booking and email. If it had just been a normal day I wouldn’t be concerned but this ruined my Birthday.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was amazing. The service was even better!!, Ernestas was really lovely, made sure we were looked after and provided us excellent recommendations.

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Chloie, thank you for your kind review. We are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Browns Nottingham!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service from Jack, can’t fault him. Food was also great, atmosphere also lovely as busy and the restaurant is classy yet bussling. 10/10, will be returning.

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Max, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Browns Nottingham!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had pre booked but need not have bothered as only 3 tables were in use and the restaurant is quite large. We were seated promptly and took in the elegant interior. Orders for food and drinks were taken and the latter arrived quickly and...hot. Lobster thermidor eggs benedict is a new one on me but my wife assured me is was fabulous. My steak and eggs was also very good. This is not a cheap venue but the service and quality make it great value for money. We will deffinately make this our preferred stop when in Nottingham.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Barandbee, we strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Browns Nottingham. We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch out with delicious food and good service. Nice atmosphere, definitely worth a return visit.

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came on December 15th for the Christmas menu The food was absolutely fantastic. A different story tonight. Firstly our server Cristina was lovely and absolutely fantastic. My scallops and pancetta were nice. Then I ordered the lemon sole which was very expensive at £26. It...was small and not filleted. The accompanying samphire which I usually love was so salty I couldn’t eat it. What a disappointment when I came to pay the bill I had an offer on my app for a free cocktail which was £11. I also had £25 on my card far all the meals I had had there. I was told I couldn’t use both at the same time so basically I ended up paying £11 for a drink which I wouldn’t have bought if I hadn’t thought it was free. So disappointing. I won’t be going back.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!

Reviewed 15 January 2024 via mobile

We had great time here on Saturday. Couldn't believe how busy it was for January. Bar was full and lively. There was a real buzz in the restaurant. We had the Chateaubriand and it was out of this world. Amazing service from Harrison too.

Date of visit: January 2024
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hudsondoodle, thank you for your kind review; I will happily pass along your comments onto Harrison. We hope to be of service to you again in the future. Best wishes, Browns Nottingham

Reviewed 29 December 2023

Booked a table at 19:15 and arrived on time but after 30mins of waiting still no table provided and no-one asked if we wanted a drink whilst we waited.

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Jake K, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service we strive to provide. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will use your comments to refine our efforts to ensure this issue does not happen again.

Reviewed 29 December 2023

Had a super lunch with friends. Service was excellent from the friendly and smiley staff. Food presentation was top notch and was delicious. All in all it was a delightful experience and will definitely go back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Sarahannnew, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Browns Nottingham! We're looking forward to your next visit with us!

Reviewed 28 December 2023

Layla managed to get us a spot here on Christmas Eve for a meal despite us not booking which we were very grateful for as the place was very busy. The Service was fantastic and unbelievably quick despite the number of diners and the food...was great. Would definitely visit again if in Nottingham.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Andrew A, we are so happy to read such a great review about Browns Nottingham and Layla. I will be sure to pass on your kind words! Thank you.

Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

Bit of a disaster. Arrived a bit early for our booking so had a drink in the bar waiting for the table. Ordered my daughter a virgin cocktail. Barman made 4. Spent ages making them resulting in a big queue so didn’t have the heart...to tell him I only wanted 1. Couldn’t/wouldn’t add it to the table bill so paid for all 4. Table still not ready at time of reservation. Waiter thought I’d like to know he’d had a ‘nightmare breakfast’ by way of explanation. Shortly after sitting down same rude waiter asked incredulously what our drinks were. Then went on to explain that ‘due to licensing’ daughter wasn’t allowed to drink virgin cocktail barman had sold me 400% of what I’d ordered. Nothing on menu indicating this. My fault for ordering. No offer to replace or refund - ‘you’ve drunk some of it now.’ Pleasant Manager came over and agreed to refund drinks against food bill. Think this may have antagonised waiter as after taking rest of table’s food order I had to ask him if it was ok for me to order as well as he was hot-footing it off to kitchen. My fault again because I’d confused him by ordering for some of the party. Plenty of choice via 3 menus (main, festive, kids) with number of things tempting. Starters arrived promptly and enjoyed by all. Waited ages for the main courses. Disappointing as had explained we were visiting pre-theatre. My burger was dry/heavily overcooked. Other main courses ok - nice light batter on fish and chips. Glad I didn’t risk £40 on fillet steak. Ran out of time for pudding. They remembered to credit back the drinks.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Hi Wander55421123389, we appreciate your honest feedback, as we are always looking for ways to improve. Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we can improve. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Take care.

Reviewed 21 December 2023 via mobile

Food v nice and atmosphere festive . Service not good - slow . Staff nice enough but not enough of them . The decor is very nice . This place could be premium but needs to improve on cutomer service . We had 3-4 different...waiters and I had to track down somebody - which wasnt easy - in order to pay. Browns had then added 10% service charge on a standard which we removed !More

Date of visit: December 2023
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General Manager A, General Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2023

We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback.

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