RestaurantsLondonShoreditchE2

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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”.

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”.

Summary

£63
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Put on yer skinnies and wax that beard for this cool-crowd place in hipster central.” Ed Wilson’s enduring foodie mecca in Bethnal Green is part of the original Terroirs stable that brought natural and biodynamic wines into vogue, and continues to win praise for its “always interesting and well-prepared” dishes and “a great wine list that alone makes it worth a visit”. One or two refuseniks feel it falls short, however: “I was expecting / hoping for more”.

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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.
Lloyd S
Today we payed our first visit to Brawn and...
Reviewed 23 days ago

"Today we payed our first visit to Brawn and what a fabulous lunch we enjoyed to. Set in the heart of Columbia Road , East London is where you’ll find this trendy casual dining restaurant. The menu has a mediterranean theme that is designed for sharing although the sizes of the mains gives you the opportunity to have a starter , main and dessert if you so desire. We entered to receive a nice friendly welcome and as we looked around the restaurant was full with a good buzzy atmosphere. We were then escorted to our table which was in fact through the other side where you would also find the open kitchen. Once seated we were greeted by Victoria our waitress for the afternoon and who did a fabulous job in looking after us. We started with a cocktail while taking a look at the menu. After chatting to Victoria about the menu and her recommendations we placed our order. We started with a selection of snacks including Bread & Butter , Salame Campagnolo , Parmesan Fritters and Rabbit Rillete Toast. They were absolutely delicious and we couldn’t wait to see what would be coming next. It was now onto our starters where we would share an amazing Cuttlefish , nduja , chickpea , aioli along with a Cornish Crab , violet artichoke , celery , red chilli before finishing with Grilled Lamb Heart , friggitelli pepper , yoghurt , pistachio , mint. The flavours in each dish were perfectly balanced and a delight to eat. We then moved on to the main course where we were in for a real treat with two stunning dishes. My wife chose the Duck Leg with sprout tops , celeriac and pear. For myself I chose the Pork Loin with hispi cabbage , agen prune and mustard that was simply divine. We really were enjoying some amazing food all washed down with a fabulous Momento Mori 2020 Fistful of Flowers natural wine with flavours of pink grapefruit , peach and apricot. It was now time for a little break before moving on to Cheese and Dessert. This started with a selection of two cheeses with jelly and crackers. We followed this with the Quince Posset , biscotti and grappa as well as the heavenly Chocolate Tart with creme fraiche. We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a fantastic first visit to Brawn and one that I would love to repeat soon. The food and wine was amazing and our waitress Victoria was excellent so yes I would highly recommend a visit. "

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Nigel H
Food with a twist. Lively place. Young crow...
Reviewed 8 months, 3 days ago

"Food with a twist. Lively place. Young crowd"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£13.00 £19.00 £8.00 £9.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £24.00
Filter Coffee £4.50
Extras  
Bread £3.50
Service 10.00%
49 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RG
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Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10:30 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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