Bristol restaurant Browns Brasserie reopens with new look after extensive refurbishment

The iconic venue has been closed for several weeks
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Bristol restaurant Browns Brasserie & Bar will open with a new look this week after a major refurbishment.

The restaurant on Queens Road has been closed for several weeks for the extensive work inside the building.

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Reopening on March 28, the restaurant’s new look pays homage to the building's illustrious history as a library, museum and university refectory.

Drawing inspiration from luxe art deco aesthetics, the interior design features a blend of opulent textures, inviting hues, and sophisticated finishes. 

From intimate, cosy corners to expansive, light-filled spaces via the large open windows, the new look marries contemporary style with nods to its rich heritage.

Originally designed by Foster and Ponton in 1867-71 in a Venetian Gothic style, the building boasts a varied past. Despite enduring damage during World War II bombings, losing significant original decorative elements such as pinnacles and parapet, the structure was reconstructed in 1950. 

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Open all day from breakfast through to dinner, Browns serves classic British comfort dishes and fresh seasonal creations, with traditional afternoon teas, fresh lobster on Fridays and Saturdays, decadent weekend Champagne Bottomless Brunches, and traditional roasts on Sundays. 

The restaurant’s lunch set menu during the week is priced at £17.95 for two courses and £21.95 for three. Dishes include chicken and leek pie; smoked haddock fishcake with lemon hollandaise and risotto verde. 

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