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 lobster risotto, steak and Guinness pie, fish and chips, or a nice fat burger with Irish cheddar. A sense of tradition—starchy, but the kind that’s welcoming to tourists—is the main product here.
82–84 St. Martins Lane, WC2
Our Rating Neighborhood Covent Garden Hours Mon–Sat 4–7pm. Mon–Thurs 8am–10:30pm; Fri 8am–11pm); Sat 10am–11pm; Sun 10am–10:30pm Transportation Tube: Leicester Square Phone 020/7497-5050 Prices Main courses £11–£19; Sunday roast £13–£17; 2-course pre-theatre meal £15 Cuisine Type Traditional British Web site Browns
Map82–84 St. Martins Lane, WC2 London
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