Browns Bar & Brasserie



Leicester Square

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Venue details

  • Address:

    Browns Bar & Brasserie 82-84 St Martin's Lane
    WC2N 4AA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7497 5050

  • Opening hours:

    Food served 8am-10.30pm Mon-Fri; 10am-11pm Sat, Sun. Bar open 8am-11pm Mon-Wed; 8am-midnight Thur, Fri; 10am-midnight Sat; 10am-10.30pm Sun

  • Transport:

    Tube: Charing Cross tube/rail

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    1. Browns Bar & Brasserie
      • 82-84 St Martin's Lane
        WC2N 4AA
      • 020 7497 5050
      • 51.511442,-0.127569

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this place we came across in our search for good stylish and superb value food made our wishes come true. great food served with a smile . we could not have asked for more. we will return whenever we vist london central for sure...


. My partner and I came to Browns as we had both heard of it before and thought it looked quite smart from the outside, and came in for a drink. We had to be asked to be served as the waitress was just standing around polishing various things behind the bar area. We waited about ten minutes before asking her to serve us, she then replied this isnt the bar this is restaurant bar, or something to that effect, so we then moved up the bar which had no staff and waited a few more minutes while this waitress just blankly looked at us, and then a male bar member served us our drinks which was fine. We then took our drinks towards the back of the bar which had no signs and went and sat at a small table and started to relax and enjoy a drink. About five minutes after sitting down, a lady who worked at the bar or restaurant came over (she was not in a white uniform she was just wearing a black dress, so we assumed she was some sort of manager) and were told we could not have our drinks there!!!! We could not BELIEVE we were told to leave, as this was apparently the restaurant section of the hotel, it was not signposted, had no barriers, and we were not welcomed or told where to sit! We had also walked straight past another waitress in that area before we sat down, with our drinks in our hands I will add, and didn't inform us we were not allowed to drink there, she just smiled at us and let us walk on by no problem!!! We would never EVER have bothered coming into your bar if we would have known we would be made so unwelcome!!! The other point we would like to make is we cannot believe how rude the member of staff was, telling us we could not drink there, how was she supposed to know we werent going to order food? We were going to until she told us to leave! We were causing no disruption, we were smartly dressed and it was my 23rd birthday. I am in my twenties an my boyfriend is in his thirties and we feel like you were so rude just because we were young, if this was our parents dining or drinking here, you would never dream of speaking to anyone like that!! I am also writing to your head office explaining what happened, and the lack of communication and poor management and rude staff. I have previously worked as a mystery shopper and only wish that your establishment was a venue I had to assess as I have received better customer services from mcdonalds. We were looking in London for a wedding venue and I shall be sure to write up a review on your establishment.


Being one of those West End Show people.. I can safely say that I have never had a bad experience at Browns, the service has always been friendly, inviting and the food has been lovely every time, the staff have always gone out their way to accomodate my dietary needs, and they have a brilliant wines/beer/cider/champagne/drinks list suitable for almost everyones tastes.. I may have just been lucky on the occasions that I have been to Browns, but I certainly recommend to all those I know going to a show to stop at Browns for dinner first.. Ps you normally always have to book as the place is packed!

catherine blackmore

With faux grand café/bistro style food that some school canteens would, and should be ashamed of; a staff whose supercilious manner suggests that they are more intent of proving themselves superior to their ‘guests/clients’ than providing an accommodating service, and, an atmosphere edgy as heightened hope and expectation collide head-on with imperial truths, even any so called “offers” at Browns make for exceedingly poor value. The worst aspect of this place is, as it is often thronged with those up for a West End show, what an awful impression tourists must leave London with. Such a pity as there is so much in our culinary capital to dine on deliciously and cheaper less than a stone through away!