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Browns Bar & Brasserie Old Jewry

8 Old Jewry, The City, London, London, EC2R 8DN
Although part of a chain (Mitchells & Butlers), Browns was started in Brighton during 1973 - on a theme based on Parson's in London's Fulham Road. Now, having spread across much of the country, each branch is run in a such a professional manner, that each branch still feels like a stand-alone business - and the customer is made to feel special. This particular branch is very popular at Breakfast time, and its owning hours are designed for the City - whilst a live pianist entertains here each Tuesday between 12.00-15.00.

If you just want to take the weight off your feet, you can just have a cup of coffee, hot chocolate or glass of wine - or perhaps Afternoon Tea, which includes a Champagne version.

The day starts with Breakfast, when dishes range from pastries and Granola, through Scrambled Eggs on Toasted Sourdough to Full English.

Their full à la carte menu comes into operation at noon, and then runs all day - and there should be something for everyone from 'Plates to Share' and graze from - to starters such as 'Prawn Cocktail with Brown Bread & Butter'; 'Half a Dozen Rock Oysters with Shallot Vinegar, Lemon & Tabasco'; 'Chicken & Duck Liver Parfait with Apple, Pear & Onion Chutney & Toasted Rye Bread' and 'Goats' Cheese & Red Onion Tart with Roast Red Pepper & Rocket'.

Mains will include the likes of their own popular Burgers plus maybe 'Calves Liver & Bacon with Mashed Potato & Green Peppercorn Sauce'; 'Grilled Breast of Guinea Fowl, with its Braised Leg & a Coq au Vin-style Sauce'; 'Whole Baked Sea Bream with Lemon & Ginger with Wilted Spinach & New Potatoes' and Steaks done various ways. Vegetarians have plenty of options.

If you just fancy a Pud with your cup of coffee, or to round off your meal, you might be tempted by 'Profiteroles with Warm Chocolate Sauce'; 'Brioche Bread & Butter Pudding' and 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' there to tempt you.

If we have one complaint, it's that their chocolate sauce, lacks chocolate umph!

Other Details

  • Food Style: Brasserie
  • Lunch: Mon-Fri 7.00-23.00; mains about £11 to £24; set meals Mon-Fri 12.00-19.00 from £12.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses)
  • Dinner: Mon-Fri 7.00-23.00; mains about £11 to £24; set meals Mon-Fri 12.00-19.00 £12.95 (2 courses), £19.95 (3 courses)
  • Wine: a well chosen list has modest mark-ups, especially considering the area
  • Children's portions: Children's Menu
  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Nearest station: Bank Underground
  • Directions: See the map on this page
  • Air conditioned

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Contact Details

Tel: 020-7606 6677
Address: 8 Old Jewry, The City, London, London, EC2R 8DN