brawn
Cuisine: French
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Verdict based on 9 critic, 5 blogger and 1 user reviews and awards
Restaurant Profile »

Address: 49 Columbia Road, London E2 7RG

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 7729 5692

Informal East End sibling of central London bistro Terroirs with the same focus on carefully sourced ingredients.

This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

Latest reviews of Brawn

The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

16 October 2015

Brawn has grown up to be a fully fledged restaurant: effortlessly cool and, yes, pretty much a classic…

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Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2012

The ‘Hot’ choice included excellent clams with lemon and garlic, and gone-in-a-flash cauliflower cheese. Unmissable crêpes with salted caramel butter are among the short list of puddings…

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Serena Mariani, Into The F World

27 August 2012

Really good pork belly, crisp and moist, with fresh peas, creamy mash and a the kind of gravy you don’t want to leave on the plate. In fact, it was more like juice, runny and intense (…) we had a magnificent Sunday lunch that could be even better value if you pass on the wine…

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Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

23 August 2011

You will be rewarded with the sort of meal which so many modern restaurants try to deliver but so few manage to get right: small plates, suited to sharing, of imaginative but unpretentious food using exceptional quality produce, simply but expertly prepared and sold at a fair price…

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What the Critics say

The_Guardian

Marina O'Loughlin, The Guardian

16 October 2015

Brawn has grown up to be a fully fledged restaurant: effortlessly cool and, yes, pretty much a classic…

Read full review »
Time_Out

Time Out Editors, Time Out

18 October 2012

The ‘Hot’ choice included excellent clams with lemon and garlic, and gone-in-a-flash cauliflower cheese. Unmissable crêpes with salted caramel butter are among the short list of puddings…

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Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

10 April 2011

It always strikes me, when I walk into a restaurant full of young, beautiful people, that I’ve come to the right place: they wouldn’t be in here unless it was good value, and they wouldn’t have stayed beautiful if they wasted calories on bad food…

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AA_Gill

AA Gill, The Sunday Times

27 March 2011

I’m missing some sense of occasion, some gastronomic obsession, an epicurean generosity. I want something rare and underage that died screaming on my plate…

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Zoe_Strimpel

Zoe Strimpel, City A.M.

1 February 2011

This was probably the best meal I’ve had in an establishment so hip – never has food exploded with so much expertly-wrung flavour on tables so bare and with a crowd so, well, East London…

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John Walsh, The Independent

22 January 2011

Tuscan-style beef in my experience means tagliata di manzo, or sliced rare steak. The Brawn version was red, about the size of a wallet and tasted very raw. It seemed untouched by anything you’d find on a steak tartare: egg, capers, onions…

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Richard & Peter, Harden's

7 January 2011

We’re with Metro on this one: (…) Brawn is just as good [as Terroirs]. If anything, we prefer its laid-back vibe (…). But this is not a style of cuisine that’s ever going to be worth crossing town for, and we don’t think it does the place any favours to suggest that it is…

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LisaMarkwell

Lisa Markwell, The Independent

19 December 2010

If this sounds gushing, it’s meant to. Food of this quality at this price is rare indeed. I hope there’s enough buzz to draw diners all through the week…

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Fay Maschler, Evening Standard

16 December 2010

You may have noticed that I have awarded Brawn five stars. This is because the above meal was thoughtfully sourced and in parts bewitching (from a menu that changes daily), was perfectly executed and served by un jeune homme sérieux at exactly the right pace…

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What the Bloggers say

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Serena Mariani, Into The F World

27 August 2012

Really good pork belly, crisp and moist, with fresh peas, creamy mash and a the kind of gravy you don’t want to leave on the plate. In fact, it was more like juice, runny and intense (…) we had a magnificent Sunday lunch that could be even better value if you pass on the wine…

Read full review »
Hugh Wright

Hugh Wright, TwelvePointFivePercent

23 August 2011

You will be rewarded with the sort of meal which so many modern restaurants try to deliver but so few manage to get right: small plates, suited to sharing, of imaginative but unpretentious food using exceptional quality produce, simply but expertly prepared and sold at a fair price…

Read full review »
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Edward Smith, Rocket and Squash

11 January 2011

This isn’t fine dining blow your mind stuff, but it is a great place worth making a trip to – be it for wine and nibbles, a relatively frugal light lunch or dinner, or a massive pig-out…

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Chris Pople, Cheese and Biscuits

15 December 2010

Then the real fireworks began. This is something called Mongetes, apparently a kind of Catalan cassoulet containing white beans and sausage. It was absolutely brilliant – the sausage was top quality, loosely textured and meaty…

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Gourmet Chick

Cara Waters, Gourmet Chick

13 December 2010

The zander boudin came as our waiters recommendation. The huge, incredibly rich boudin sausage was served in a large bowl filled with a zesty red shellfish sauce. It was an unusual pairing but worked well as a dish to share…

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