Brawn

4.8
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
767 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
£25 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
European
Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A neighborhood restaurant and bar cooking food that is within the season and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community. As of January 2019 in the interest of work life balance for our dedicated team, we will be closing Sundays. Brawn opened in late 2010 to great critical acclaim receiving 5 stars from Fay Maschler in the Evening Standard, and a Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2011.
What 767 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Literally my favorite restaurant in London. I bring all visitors there and everyone has been impressed. They change the menu almost every day and the dishes are always amazing and creative. Also have a very extensive and unique wine list with a very knowledgable staff. They never let me down!

HO
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Unimaginative food, too noisy, cramped expensive in comparison to restaurants of a similar standard.

P
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great starters and desserts, somewhat flat mains. A not especially hot red mullet dish had zero interest in terms of texture - not even crisp skin. A bit disappointing.

VB
London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Obsessed with this place! Treated like a queen and fabulous food!

LH
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We arrived and were greeted well.
Gradually the noise levelled went up and up.
Service was very slow.
Minestrone soup watery
Lamb chops cooked well, tender and tasty but £23 for 2 tiny chops is steep.
Very expensive wine list
Others in my party had pasta which was good but not generous portions.
We didn't have dessert

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect service and excellent ambience with lovely street views and decor. The food is well cooked, often well presented and delicious. I may be the only one who thinks this but my second time in 2 months, i feel the food is overpriced. 25 pounds.

P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food. Simple ingredients speaking for themselves. Confident cooking. Try the pumpkin ravioli. Should be on a bucket list!
Lovely staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Had a lovely night with friends. Terrific food and good atmosphere. A gem.

T
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Superb as always

BA
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I’d recommend BUT say it’s overpriced. I’ve been here several times and I’m a fan of the tone of the place and it’s food. I just thought 400 for five people with wine and we were still hungry was too much. The dishes are getting a touch frugal and the mains circle around 20-25.

JC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious, fancy and vibey. Perfect place to treat someone special

FP
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

The food was excellent, particularly the squid. Service was quite slow and our waitress wasn’t very friendly. Everything seemed like it was too much effort for her and we ended up sharing a pudding as she’d only written down one of the orders. She seemed more interested in talking with the other staff at the bar than being attentive to her customers.
A real shame as I was hoping to come back for my birthday with a large group of friends. For the prices charged the service really has to match the quality of the food.

C
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service - would definitely go again

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I may have written this before, who knows? But we adore this place. Casually brilliant, never ever had a bad meal. Three cheers. People so nice, too.

m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

2nd time at brawn and always excellent. Is such a special spot

J
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delightful atmosphere and excellent wine menu with a knowledgeable staff. Great place for a date or dinner with friends.

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Phenomenal food, the starters were amazing and quirky. Impressive wine list, lovely decor.
The waitress was helpful but slightly grumpy. A wonderful experience still, highly recommended.

D
14 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

everything is fabulous at Brawn's.....Food, Wine, Music, Atmosphere, People

LC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So so wonderful as per guys, thanks a million and I'll see you all out and about soon.

Best wishes,
L.

NS
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food. One of the best lunches I’ve had in London. Really enjoyed the ambience and the interesting wines. Courteous and friendly servers and staff were helpful as well.

E
London
22 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Great little find! Perfect local vibe, great staff, simple interiors & simple but very well done small plates! Loved it

PP
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a really lovely evening here. Despite the fact we’d made a mistake with the time and were 30 minutes late they managed to fit us in, even though it was packed ..food was great, very interesting wine list, and friendly enthusiastic staff. Great restaurant !

LF
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always a fantastic meal at Brawn. The dishes are inventive and perfectly balanced, my onglet steak main one of the best dishes I've eaten in a while. Coupled with a great, extensive wine list, it makes for a top dining experience.
The service is attentive and friendly, my only quibble would be the noise level in the room, but it doesn't detract much from the great atmosphere.

MF
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent, relaxed but knowledgeable service, the menu is full of things you want to eat, so you end up eating it all and it's worth every bit. Excellent wine at a wide range of price points, a beautiful dining room that i always leave full and happy.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place has everything - beautiful food, ambience and impeccable service. It rivals, if not beats, some of the Michelin starred places that are nearby. The wine list is impressive as well. We sat near the kitchen and marveled at how effortless the whole operation seems. I will definitely return here.

WL
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wonderful meal for my husband's birthday with friends. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgable. We went for the amazing natural/biodynamic wine list which did not disappoint - and the food was outstanding - especially the squid tagliolini: oh my! My only issue was the usual regarding room noise - it go VERY loud in there and I don't like shouting over my dinner :-( Please install some baffle and/or soft furnishings - it doesn't have to be expensive and it makes ALL the difference!! Regardless, we WILL be back.

AR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is amazing, we're always surprised by how good it tastes. Seasonal flavours, interesting combinations within the dishes, and beautiful but unfussy presentation. The waiting staff are lovely, with good knowledge of the dishes, and spot-on wine recommendations. Our favourite place to eat!

CG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant! The kind of place you’d like to meet up with friends every week. A proper neighbourhood restaurant with excellent, fresh food, an interesting food menu and wine list and friendly service. We can’t wait to go back.

IW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love Brawn .
Really good neighborhood restaurant with great service and food .
The bread is amazing. Even if you don’t eat carbs , try it ;-)

JT
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, cosy, and delicious food. The service was great, constant refills of water without asking. Would go back again and again

S
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, staff and overall vibe. Highly recommended

D
14 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food wine service and ambience. One of my favourites

OT
London
148 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Restaurants are hard to find that are consistently good but Brawn is one. Seasonal ingredients treated well, good wines, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing evening at Brawn for my anniversary. One of the best meals we’ve ever eaten. The menu is simple and You can tell the quality of the ingredients is extremely fresh and high. Can’t wait to go again. All staff there were super friendly too.

w
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent spot - delighted we had a chance to dine with you

D
14 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My favorite resto in East London, delicious food, great service, incredible wine list, inspiring atmosphere. Love

RP
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Excellent service which managed to be both efficient but also not formal. Delicious and original dishes.

FS
London
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brawn is an amazing place to eat and drink some good natural wines. Such a lovely restaurant, with its colourful chairs and flowers. In the plates, crispy artichokes and raw beef with parmesan : an original recipe which wakes up a traditional meal. A touch of British Pop, a piece of french mind, somewhere between Chassignolles and the Fooding land. A hot spot in Shoreditch, sincerely and warmly.

M
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

I think Brawn is quickly becoming one of my favourite restaurants in London. The food is outstanding, the wine is relish and very fairly priced. This was the second time we've been and it did not disappoint!

RW
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect! Nice tempo. Everyone really on their toes!

1
2
3
20