Oxford, England

Browns Brasserie and Bar, Oxford

Opened decades ago, and immediately popular, Browns, a one-time Morris car garage converted into an ‘English Brasserie’, remains very much part of the Oxford scene.

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Noted for its style, atmosphere and décor, its superbly attired staff, and the tinkling of a baby grand piano, Browns offers breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, plus afternoon tea and bar (with excellent cocktails). In our experience, the food is good, and above standard. The menu and wine list is comprehensive. Service is first-rate, welcoming, efficient and attentive.

It can get very busy though, especially in the evenings and weekends, so booking in advance, especially for lunch and dinner, is advised.

Try for a table by one of the picture windows, with views across to the Medieval Church of St. Giles.