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Browns

British and Bistro Restaurant

3.5 out of 5 3.5/5 from 10 reviews (add your opinion)

131-133 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 4JS

Phone: 0131 225 4442
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Fax: 0131 220 5693

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Price: £££
Licensed: Yes
BYOB: No
Pre-Theatre: No

Takeaway: No

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3 from mdavidson (96%) on August 20th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

Not a bad place to eat out in the centre of town - the food is good quality though with the huge scale of the dining area it is never going to be spectacular. The staff are friendly and more competent than you might encounter elsewhere on George Street.

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4 from rachybaby (68%) on April 30th, 2008 (10 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

Browns is reliable, well located and always provides great service!

I have been to Browns on a few occasions and I recommend the Sunday roast for £10 - it is huge and very tasty.

Most recently, I had the steak which was £14 - no complaints. My dining partner had the steak pie which was very nice also. The service was great - the waitress was friendly and knew the menu well. Prices for mains vary from £8 - £20.

My only complaint is that it seems to be attracting more hen/stag parties.

Overall, if you are looking for guaranteed yummy food and somewhere in the middle of town I would definitely recommend Browns.

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3.5 from clarindavine (44%) on August 28th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

DEPENDABLE: THE VOLVO OF EDINBURGH RESTAURANTS

Browns like the reviewer above highlights offers a good standard of food at reasonable prices. I have eaten at this Browns several times in both small and large groups and both the food and service has been of a consistently high standard.

Browns being a chain is never going to be at the cutting edge of cuisine, but what you are guaranteed is that your food will be tasty and that there will be something on the menu to please everyone in your group. It is a fail safe option for entertaining picky relatives and friends alike.

The large dining area and mass of hard surfaces does tend to make it noisy, so it is perhaps not the most conducive location for an intimate date. Although, the one definite plus it has over many other restaurants is that there is a no reservation system, which is blessing if you have left it too late to get in elsewhere!

The bar is reasonably priced and the bathroom facilities are clean and large.

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4 from SB22 (34%) on January 24th, 2010 (8 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

We went to BrownÂ’s on a Saturday at 1.30pm. The restaurant was busy but we were seated fairly promptly by the window. Wanting something light for lunch I chose the flat baked mushrooms with chilli, garlic and mozzarella pearls and had some chips on the side. The dish was delicious, served on a bed of rocket, with just the right amount of chilli. If I had one criticism it was that it was a bit too oily, perhaps the mushrooms were baked with chilli oil. My boyfriend had the chicken sandwich with smoked streaky bacon, baby spinach, tomato and mayo. It came on a large ciabatta with an impressively sized grilled piece of chicken, again served with salad, and chips on the plate in a separate bowl. With soft drinks the bill came to exactly £20, which was very reasonable for a delicious lunch. I would certainly visit again for dinner or to try their afternoon tea.

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3.5 from pafc (32%) on August 28th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

I like Browns and have enjoyed all the meals and drinks that I have had there. I have been three times so I guess I like it! You don't have to book which is a bonus, they serve crisp Italian beer and the staff and food are both wholesome and filling. Good robust meat dishes such as Venison with rich sauce dominate a menu that may appeal to carnivores more than those of the vegetarian persuasion. I feel that the menu leans towards warming wintery dishes with desserts such as sticky toffee pudding rather than lite bites for the summer.

Reasonably priced and thanks to it's no booking policy generally alive with a dull roar of conversation.

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4 from paddyhr (31%) on September 22nd, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

This is my default location for lunch in town with mum and dad, easy to direct the old dears to, top notch service, excellent food and a comfortable atmosphere. Ye cannae go wrong.

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4 from vegasmonkey (28%) on September 10th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

Browns is great. Nothing fancy with the food but it is good quality and really well priced. I have always left the place feeling happy and fulfilled. I like the outfits that the staff wear, it reminds me of being in Paris in the 50s, not that I was around back then, but I can imagine...

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3.5 from heavyweightgeek (13%) on October 30th, 2007 (11 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

Can accomodate a work night out. Resonably priced and very able staff. They do that thing though, trying to posh something up by putting "Brown's" in the name. eg Brown's cheeseburger.

You ain't fooling me! It's just a nice cheesburger.

Still v good and will be visiting again.

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4 from jimi (12%) on May 18th, 2008 (10 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

A nice relaxed atmosphere with great staff.

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1.5 from Keith Craig (12%) on November 16th, 2010 (8 years ago)

Browns, 131-133 George Street, EH2 4JS, Edinburgh

My wife and I had dinner there on 14th Nov 2010 and we found it very poor. We both had sirloin steak medium rare. It was cold and raw inside, and not even warm enough on the outside to melt the accompanying butter on top. A small saving grace was the Spanish waiter who must have been used to customers sending back their food. I say this because she obviously realised that there was a problem. This is not a 'one off' since we eat out a lot and on every other occasion we have decided to try Browns again (after an interval of many months) it's always the same.

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