Browns Restaurant & Bar - Poplar
Often housed in beautiful and grand listed buildings, with design enhanced by sumptuous leather banquettes, huge hanging baskets and French-style brass-railed bars, Browns restaurants are the picture of classic chic. The bustling, laid-back and unpretentious atmosphere means that Browns attracts a wide range of diners. From professionals enjoying after work drinks, to friends catching up, the appeal of Browns is universal.
Starters, sharing plates, side orders and lighter dishes are value for money and assuringly robust, for example the salmon and spring onion fishcakes with a mango salsa and mixed leaves are flavoursome, the fishcakes having a good proportion of salmon flakes and the salsa adding a piquant kick. You might also find dishes like baked tiger prawns served with creamed leeks and crusty bread, or main course crowd-pleasers like Leffe battered fish and chips with mushy peas, and specialities like whole lemon sole with burnt butter and new potatoes.
Mid-afternoons offer the chance to revive with traditional afternoon tea, but there's the lure of delectable puddings - panna cotta with caramelised oranges is both moist and rich, with hints of brandy. The drinks list is comprehensive and reasonably priced, from lively Australian wine to luscious smoothies and cocktails.
Browns has an understandably loyal nationwide following. I suggest you give it a try; you'll soon be calling yourself a regular.