We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Browns Brasserie & Bar

38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
+44 117 930 4777
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average20%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (13 reviews)
“lamb” (20 reviews)
“burgers” (13 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (1,047)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 1,033 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited one sunday evening with friends/work colleagues. Ordered the fish cakes for £12. 2 shrivelled tiny fish cakes and a soggy over salted salad arrived delivered by grumpy waitress. Oh joy..... Nice place, nice music, food is really really disappointing. Won't be returning, hope Brown's...More

Thank Beth2jones
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for a celebration lunch with my son who was moving into halls of residence at Bristol University. The food was truly dreadful . I could not even eat my meal - 'seared tuna niscoise' the tuna was like a piece of rubber...More

1  Thank Karen P
General Manager A, General Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Karen, We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. We always strive to deliver the best quality dishes and so I am saddened to hear that on this occasion, this was not delivered. We appreciate all feedback we receive from guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in here on visit to Open Day at Bristol Uni so it was very busy with some waiting time. However, manager found us a table within 5 minutes - albeit by the toilets......good atmosphere in there and really lovely old building. Service was adequate...More

1  Thank LollyDPS
General Manager A, General Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear LollyDPS, Thank you for your feedback, and I am so glad to hear than you particularly enjoyed the atmosphere in this beautiful building. We regret to hear that you felt your food on that occasion was below standard. We always strive to deliver the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service, 45 minutes for our food to arrive and when it arrived my order wasn't what I had ordered! Instead of half a roast chicken, I got a chicken breast covered with melted cheese and a bowl of some sort of grain I couldn't...More

1  Thank PeregrinaSantaFe
General Manager A, General Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear PeregrinaSantaFe, We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. We always strive to deliver the best quality dishes and so I am saddened to hear that on this occasion, this was not delivered. We appreciate all feedback we receive from guests...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Midday Sunday, bar was empty, staff ignored us until we actually has to call out - two of them were chatting just 4 feet away. Sulky bloke took our order and said he would bring it over to us (why !). After another 10 mins...More

2  Thank someoldgit
General Manager A, General Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Sir, Thank you for finding the time to review us. We appreciate all feedback, both good and bad, as it helps us to challenge and improve any weaknesses. We regret to hear that you had this experience with us. We always strive to deliver...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I siting Bristol museum and caught lunch, quite busy for a Thursday, although part of a chain the food was good, although menu is not wha you ŵould expect from a chain food was very well cooked and tasty, reasonàbly pricedMore

Thank alanholt59
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Alan Holt, Thank you so much for your kind review, and for taking the time to give us this feedback. We love to hear our customers thoughts and suggestions, both those positive and negative, as we are always striving to better ourselves to ensure...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi We ha lunch today,,,The lovely Lottie served us. We used a £25 gift voucher towards our lunch bill. The £25 gift voucher was donated by someone at Brown's Clifton last Christmas in aid of The Bristol Zoo Black Tie fund raising dinner,,,we won the...More

Thank lin_ashcroft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Haven't been to Browns for well over a year, having habitually visited for years with visiting parents and young children and it had grown a little tired. My daughter wanted a re-visit for a birthday treat and we found that Browns has had a glorious...More

Thank julie-liv-ed
General Manager A, Manager at Browns Brasserie & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Julie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this review - we love to hear feedback as we're always striving to better ourselves and learn from any mistakes, or in this case, make sure we congratulate our team for their excellent...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with friends for a lunch one week ago. I was amazed about the atmosphere, so elegant bistrot. Really kind and gentle staff ready to help you in decisions. I ate really good and healty greek salad, my friends ate something tasty with...More

Thank SofiaArianna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went there wit 2 friends for afternoon tea. It was very nice, I'm not a fish eater so there wasn't many sandwiches for me but the rest of it made up for it. Very nice but pricey! £90 for 3 afternoon teas and 3...More

Thank Kathy F
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Koh Thai Tapas Bristol
363 reviews
.10 km away
Pinkmans
195 reviews
.15 km away
The Botanist Bristol
412 reviews
.05 km away
Byron The Triangle
175 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Wills Memorial Building
323 reviews
.11 km away
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
869 reviews
.06 km away
The Georgian House Museum
186 reviews
.33 km away
University of Bristol
68 reviews
.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Tfrear
19 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Natalie B | Property representative |
There's a drinks menu on the website, and you can put money onto a gift card for the drinks (can be done on the website too), or you can arrange to pay a certain amount for a deposit which can be taken off your bill on the... More
0
Votes
Elaine S
14 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from madcatwoman88 | Reviewed this property |
Doesn't appear to be. It was a mix bag when I went :)
0
Votes
Cheryl S
20 February 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Padrehuw | Reviewed this property |
There is on street parking around the area, but you will be lucky not to have to walk a few minutes.
0
Votes
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Queens Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 930 4777
  • E-mail
Description
The Browns building in Bristol is modelled on the Doge's Palace in Venice and was once part of the outstanding Bristol Museum and Art Gallery. It was restored to its former glory in 1992 and is now very much part of the landscape. Bristol is a city of bridges, boats and beautiful churches with the stunning Georgian Queen Square at the centre and the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge on the cliffs of the Avon Gorge. So come and join us at Browns for a great atmosphere, delicious food, sparkling fizz and cool cocktails!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing