We headed out to Browns Brasserie Nottingham for a weekend celebration for my birthday and went out for it and tried their limited edition Tender Beef menu which our awesome waiter, Raj, was telling us was only available for a few months until they change it to lamb (which we’ll definitely be going back to try FYI).
We tried the Côte de bœuf which is a dish for two people; “classic steak sharing dish with confit tomato, asparagus, grilled mushrooms, thick cut chips & béarnaise sauce”. I’ve never had béarnaise sauce before and it was so delicious. I actually had eaten some steak, mushroom, onion rings and my asparagus before I’d even started on my chips which says something about how delicious the main course was as I’m usually munching my way through my chips for most of my meal and then everything else is an afterthought. I love chips that much! The steak on this dish was unbelievable, it was full of flavour and I’d definitely have it again.
We stuck with the main ‘core’ menu for our starters as we didn’t fancy double-beefing! I had an amazing prawn cocktail which I thought I’d try because I’ve not had one before either and I really enjoyed it. It was “classic cocktail sauce, Brioche croutons, buttered sourdough”, so essentially it’s a deconstructed prawn mayo sandwich but I’m the world’s biggest prawn sarnie fan so I’m totally OK with that.
Luke went for the British mussels in white wine sauce, garlic, parsley and served with warm toasted bread. It smelled incredible and he said it was awesome. The portions were massive for both the starters and desserts so the value for money was actually really good. Speaking of desserts, I had an apple and cherry crumble with vanilla ice cream and it was amazing. Luke had a trio of chocolate desserts and they both topped us off, we were so full but we couldn’t stop as the food was so great.
I wasn’t able to get many good photos because Browns is really dark in the evenings but I hope these do the food justice because it really was delicious. I’ve only been to Browns previously for afternoon teas and although they were OK I wouldn’t have returned for one but I’d definitely go back for a full meal such as this or a lunch. You can check out my Browns afternoon tea review as well if you fancy checking out what I thought of that experience more in depth.
All of the staff were lovely at Browns, especially our waiter, Raj. We’d massively recommend it as an evening destination, the atmosphere was lovely, the food was great and portions are really good value for money without being ridiculously over the top. Super impressed!