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Blending European brasserie dishes and timelessly elegant surroundings, Browns Bar and Brasserie Manchester champions an informal yet refined concept. Renowned for indulgent twists on classic comfort food recipes, Browns has offered trademark favourites since 1973, as well as choices from the specials board or the market fresh fish of the day. Showcasing striking design features and historic or listed buildings, Browns restaurants are a refined yet relaxed dining spot, at any time of the day. Designed by Charles Heathcote in 1902, it's a lovely example of Edwardian baroque architecture with some beautiful art nouveau detailing, particularly in the wrought iron work. We're right at the heart
PRICE RANGE
US$14 - US$42
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British
FEATURES
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

We came here for our wedding anniversary and I couldn’t have been more pleased. The food was absolutely delicious and our waiter and all of the staff were really attentive. I am gluten free and they really looked after me. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: October 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2020

Hi. Really glad you had a great time, very much look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Browns. ps Happy Anniversary!

Reviewed 4 October 2020 via mobile

Had really great service when we visited thanks to Amy. Food was well presented and tasty, great location really enjoyed it

Date of visit: October 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2020

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

Reviewed 29 September 2020 via mobile

Lovely place to visit while in Manchester. Beautiful building, great atmosphere even in these uncertain times, cocktails recommended. I commend the staff on their handling of Covid restrictions, although at times they looked as though they were pushed to the limit, they kept smiling! Difficult...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2020

Hi Doncorn. Thank you for your kind words. we really really appreciate when people take time to let us know, and show empathy. Thanks again. Browns

Reviewed 20 September 2020

We booked afternoon tea for our mums birthday. We came a few years ago for Mother’s Day, the food and service was just perfect then so we rebooked. This visit was no different. Kim our waitress today was so lovely and polite. Checked on us...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

708hayleyd, your wonderful feedback and rating mean a lot to us.

Reviewed 20 September 2020

Just had Sunday lunch at Browns. We are a family of three. The Covid Restrictions were followed and the diners were all spaced appropriately without feeling forced. We all had roast beef as we had been advised that it was particularly good. I usually have...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Hi Moore814, thank you so much for your positive comments about Browns Manchester!

Reviewed 14 September 2020 via mobile

Always a big fan of Browns, we had to pop to the Manchester restaurant in on our visit to the city! We were not disappointed, it was great!! The staff were really on it in terms of COVID procedures, but it was done subtly. Highly...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2020

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

Reviewed 11 September 2020

We arrived tonight at 9.05 pm....checked in with our details and sat down...a waiter finally asked what we would like to drink at 9..15 pm....10 minutes in a nearly empty Barr?? Come on! We ordered a bottle of red wine for 4 peoples....bearing in mind...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Lesley B, we regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us.

Reviewed 11 September 2020 via mobile

Great early evening meal food was good and we love the history of this building It was our first eat in town since COVID every thing was in place to keep us safe A big thank you to the member of staff who looked after...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Owner at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Victoria G, thank you for your kind review; we are happy to pass along your comments to the team here at Browns Manchester! We look forward to your next visit! Take care!

Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

A wonderful building which is stunning. We had cocktails and then had dinner. Great food and great drinks.

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2020

Hi Helpful00000, thank you so much for your positive comments about Browns Manchester!

Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

Myself and two friends had booked for afternoon tea last Saturday, a well deserved treat after the children had gone back to school! Unfortunately the experience wasn’t what we expected. Our order was taken and mixed up in the kitchen with 3 vegetarian options coming...More

Date of visit: September 2020
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GeneralManagerAA, Manager at Browns, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2020

Rhotch, it's upsetting to hear that you did not receive the top-notch service and food we strive to provide.

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dottled
3 November 2018|
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Response from jonc588 | Reviewed this property |
In restaurant for sure (there is also a bar area that small children may not be allowed)
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4 November 2017|
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Response from 995andyl | Reviewed this property |
I would describe it as smart casual but dress up or down slightly to your own preference to got in with other things you are doing
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6 October 2017|
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Response from jullienw | Reviewed this property |
Reasonable selection of lagers no cask bitter
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  • Browns is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4