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survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Not missing a beat and at the very top of its game” – this culinarily renowned East End fixture, near Columbia Road flower market, scored highly all round in this year’s annual diners’ poll, putting any doubts about its staying power to one side. Its Med-influenced, superior bistro cuisine delivers “extraordinary flavours”, service is very “charming” and all in all, it’s “a delightful, unpretentious neighbourhood place”.

Summary

£76
 ££££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This former icon of East End gastronomy is starting to look like a handy stop-off point near Columbia Road flower market, but not much more. The odd fan still hails its Med-inspired food and funky wine list as “exceptional all-round”, but – as Ed Wilson and his team have diverted effort to Sargasso in Margate – interest seems to be on the wane here (and, given the surprising paucity of reports, we’ve left it un-rated this year).

Summary

£75
 ££££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Next to Columbia Road flower market, this East End outpost of the Caves du Pyrène group is “the perfect neighbourhood restaurant” – albeit one which attracts custom from far and wide for its “benchmark small plates” of Mediterranean food and “clever wine list with lots of natural/biodynamic options”. It remains “very hip” after a dozen years, “always buzzing” with “delicious dishes from Ed Wilson’s kitchen, served by knowledgeable and friendly staff” in a “lovely light-filled room”.

Summary

£61
  £££
5
Exceptional
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“By rights this place ought to have gone off by now, it’s been going too long still to be fashionable!”. But this East End sibling to the West End’s Terroirs – “a gorgeous modern space” on Columbia Road – shows no sign of going downhill like its stablemate. “Ed Wilson is back at the helm full time and the kitchen purrs like a Rolls”. “Every week brings different choices, but always with amazing products and a quality of small plates that’s without a doubt at the top level”. And there’s a “great selection of natural wines” from all over Europe. “Why doesn’t it have a Michelin star yet? They have delivered on an exceptional level of cooking for almost a decade now, and managed to remain creative, inventive and original in the meantime”.

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49 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG

Restaurant details

Highchair,Portions
No dress code
65

Brawn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Brawn Restaurant in E2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Brawn restaurant.
Matthew C
Simple, seasonal and superb!...
Reviewed 5 months, 16 days ago

"Simple, seasonal and superb!"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£15.00 £29.00 £10.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £30.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
49 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG
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Opening hours
Monday5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:15 pm, 5:30 pm‑10:15 pm
SundayCLOSED

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