In London, there’s a Browns for fashion, and a Brown’s Hotel, but Browns the spacious brasserie is the Browns you can afford. Installed in the former Westminster County Courts, this high-quality, Brighton-based English chain serves updated English food and imported beer. The globe lanterns, enormous mirrors, and staff buttoned into crisp white oxford shirts impart the sense of a Gilded Age chophouse. Expect lots of indulgently hearty dishes such as fish pie in cream and white wine sauce; steak, mushroom and Guinness pie; a house salad with beets, quinoa, pumpkin seeds, artichoke hearts and more; or a nice fat wild boar and chorizo burger. British tradition—starchy but welcoming to casual tourists—is the main product here.
82-84 St Martins Lane, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden & the Strand Hours Mon–Thurs 8am–10:30pm, Fri 8am–11pm, Sat 10am–11pm, Sun 10am–10:30pm Transportation Tube: Leicester Square Phone 020/7497-5050 Prices Mains £9–£15, Sunday roast £11–£15 Cuisine Type Traditional British Web site Browns