Brawn is located on Columbia Road in Bethnal Green. A busy, local neighborhood restaurant and bar serving food that is honest and simple, within the season, and sourced through as many local suppliers and producers within our community. On Sundays when the flower market is in full swing, we cook Sunday Lunch for £25 per head. The table is filled with a selection of starters, then a roast followed by pudding. A perfect way to spend Sunday’s! 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.
£25 and under
Fantastic lunch at Brawn! It was a beautiful day and the big windows let all that wonderful sunshine into the dining room. Minimalist yet rustic feel, which is basically my favorite.
Now let's talk about the food. It was all spot on. We ordered a couple small plates to share and two entrees, plus my friend knew the chef so we had some extra treats thrown our way...
Pork Rillettes -...more
This spot is a favorite of the friends with whom I was staying a few weeks ago, and became a favorite of mine. We went in for Sunday lunch and had a splendid meal. The courses were ample, with a delicious first course of whole roasted fishes, charcuterie, a wonderful mozzarella and ratatouille dish, yummy scotch eggs, and some of the finest, heartiest bread I may have ever had. For mains, our...more
You know how it's really cringey when you watch the Family Stone and the guy that was dating SJP ends up with Clare Danes? Why is it that if you like one person and they have a sibling, your sexual attraction seems to carry over?
Well, despite my best efforts to never have this happen to me in real life, Brawn, I've also been in love with your sister, though I'll let you decide who is the...more
The only thing I don't like about Brawn is not always being able to get a table....but even that is ok, since it has allowed me to dine at the bar many times. And here you get to really experience how attentive, knowledgeable, and friendly the staff is.
I just love this place, and if I lived in the neighborhood, I'd be there many nights a week for a glass or two of wine.
The food: as many...more
Dinner at Brawn + post-dinner wine at Sagers & Wild = perfect date. There you have it -- in case you don't read any further, I've progressed your romantic life just a bit.
Brawn has quickly perched itself atop my "low key, but excellent dining spots in London" list. Based on two visits, I must finally divulge my thoughts on this Columbia Road pearl.
First, make a reservation or take your...more