As with many of Browns restaurants, this brasserie, located in West India Quay, is housed in a building known for its grand and beautiful 19th century architecture. Once an old sugar warehouse, it is now a stylish, cosy and comfortable restaurant overlooking London’s Docklands. With its outdoor seating it is also a great spot to enjoy summer in the city.
Serving a traditional menu full of British classics mixed with both European and Asian influences, Browns have something to fit everyone’s taste. For a relaxed lunch, go for one of the selections of soups, such as tomato, potato and leek or spiced cauliflower to start. For mains, get steak frites or opt for the lighter option of a pea, broad bean and lemon risotto. Desserts include a Belgian torte with hazelnut praline, a red berry Eton Mess and a St Clement’s posset.
When supper-time arrives, there’s the traditional burrata or pea and mint soup to start. Then, as you’re by the river, it makes sense to go for the smoked haddock fish cakes with an heirloom tomato salad, caper berries, lemon and fresh herb and crème fraiche mayo. To finish, enjoy a selection of sweet treats including salted caramel profiteroles, shortbread biscuits and a home-baked chocolate brownie with honeycomb ice cream.
If you are looking to enjoy a Sunday lunch, Browns offers a selection of roast dinners including beef with Yorkshire puddings, pork belly, chicken and nut roast. Each is served with seasonal vegetables and gravy.
There is also an extensive drinks menu with wines, champagne and a selection of classic, signature and seasonal cocktails to accompany your meal.
Whether you sit outside and enjoy the sun in the outdoor seating area or have your meal in the classic but stylish restaurant, it is bound to impress no matter what time of year you decide to visit.