131-133 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4JS, UK


A decent all-round package should be an upmarket chain’s stock in trade, and Browns Bar and Brasserie in George Street has a slick take on most eating and drinking options. The chandelier wouldn’t disgrace Phantom of the Opera, while smart white-aproned waiting staff continue the belle époque brasserie theme. It’s a capacious, high-ceilinged space, but broken up by changes of level so that whether you want a comfy sofa for some elevated people watching, a perch at the bar, or a rendez-vous to dine à deux, in a group or even solo, there’s a nook to suit. Brunches, afternoon tea and family-friendly Sunday roasts figure alongside the lengthy à la carte menu. A meaty wild boar and chorizo burger is spicily juicy, while plum sauce spiked with star anise brings dash to succulent twice-roast leg of duck. Peppered parsnip mash and kale are nice side additions to the more routine chips and green beans, while salads are fresh, if a bit blandly dressed. For afters, the sticky toffee, chocolate and pastry scenario may not surprise but neither will it disappoint.

About this place


George Street

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Hours of Operation

monday 09:00-22:30

tuesday 09:00-22:30

wednesday 09:00-22:30

thursday 09:00-22:30

friday 09:00-22:30

saturday 09:00-22:30

sunday 09:00-22:30


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