Old Police Station, Orange Grove, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1LP

Phone: 01225 461199


Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-11pm

Friday-Saturday 9am-12am

Sunday 9am-10.30pm

Parking: No

Disabled access: Yes

Gazette ratings:

Food: 9/10

Choice: 8/10

Décor: 7/10

Customer service: 9/10

Main course prices: £4.95-£23.95

Trip Advisor rating: 3.5/5

HAVING taken the risk of not booking a table on a busy Friday night in Bath my visit to Browns was something of a last minute, last resort chance at eating out.

Having managed to find a seat in the outside area at the front of the restaurant my girlfriend and I were quickly brought our menus and we ordered drinks, an Adnams Southwold Bitter (£4.55) and a cocktail (£7.50).

By chance we had decided to go for the meal on a bank holiday weekend and so there was a special menu offering two courses for £19.95 or three courses for £23.95 with a good selection of dishes to pick from.

I decided to go for the asparagus and prosciutto ham with poached egg and hollandaise and she went for prawn cocktail with Marie Rose sauce, brioche croutons, semi-dried cherry tomatoes with multi-seed toast for starters.

I found my egg to be tasty and the asparagus not to be overcooked although there could perhaps have been more than one slice of ham, despite it being very nice.

For my main I decided to go for what I felt was a risky choice and picked the ribs, which in my limited culinary experience have never been what I would call good, often having to prize specks of meat from a bone about the size of a toothpick.

But that was about to change as I can safely say that the ribs supplied at Browns was one of the nicest and tasty dishes I have ever enjoyed.

There was plenty of meat on the bone, which were much larger than I was expecting, the BBQ sauce was superb and the meat effortless peeled off as devoured the meal alongside some seasoned fries and coleslaw, which was the only disappointing thing about the meal as it was very creamy.

Becky decided to go for pan fried seabass fillets with risotto and mushrooms which she found tasty and filling, although I suspect not as nice as I found the ribs.

With room to spare we decided to go for desserts, myself salted caramel profiteroles and her a cherry, apple and almond pie.

The desserts were great, not too sweet and just the right amount to round-off a great evening of eating.

The food at Browns had been fantastic, the service was great, the setting brilliant and without doubt another visit won’t be far off.

The total bill came to £59.95.