Browns Bar & Brasserie - Brighton

Browns Bar & Brasserie - Brighton


0.5 miles
3-4 Duke Street, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1AH
My companion and I started the evening with a couple of strawberry Daiquiris at Browns Bar in Brighton's famous South Lanes. The atmosphere was vibrant and bustling; the bar serves drinks to a sophisticated mix of locals and young professionals and is a world away from Brighton's student scene. The perfectly lit, decadent interior is reminiscent of a bygone era - Rick's Cafe in 1940s Casablanca perhaps.

Two doors down, Browns Restaurant reflects the timeless milk, dark and white chocolate decor of Browns Bar. Here we were greeted by staff who possess the refreshing trait of genuinely caring about their restaurant and its customers. We took seats by the glass frontage which, on summer's days, is opened onto popular Duke Street, with its smattering of designer and independent shops. Ailsa (our hostess for the evening) arrived to take our drinks order and my companion was thrilled to find her favourite rose-petal-and-cucumber-infused Hendrick's Gin on the cocktail menu, while I opted for a Bellini to accompany a starter of asparagus, orange and chicory salad, which came with a refreshing citrusy Japanese sauce. My companion sampled some gorgeous goat'scheese- baked mushrooms, which were rich and flavoursome.

My vegetarian friend felt well catered for and was advised by Ailsa to try the roasted beef tomatoes, stuffed with feta, cous cous, tofu and red onion, served with a strongly flavoured olive paté on French bread. I decided on one of Browns' signature dishes: shoulder of lamb in garlic and rosemary jus, rarebit Dauphinois, spinach and glazed Chantenay carrots. The lamb, quite literally, fell from the bone and the sauce complemented the meat perfectly. We finished our evening with a vanilla cheesecake with cherry compote and a hot chocolate brownie, finally topping the best brownie I'd ever eaten (way back in 2006).

Browns' belief is that 'classic food, well delivered in a stylish environment is a recipe for success' and our experience confirmed this belief is being put into practice - quality, well-presented food, flawless service and relaxed surroundingsmade the evening a truly wonderful and memorable experience.
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