Browns Lane Bistro & Bar

2A BROWNS LANE, LOUGHBOROUGH, United Kingdom, LE11 3HE
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Opening Information

Restaurant:
Monday to Saturday:
Food served 12:00 - 14:30 / 17:30 - 22:00
Bar open all day from 11am




Sunday:
Sunday all day menu 12pm – 4pm

Bar:
Monday to Thursday 12 noon – 12 midnight
Friday to Saturday 12 noon – 1am
Sunday 12 noon – 4pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Bar
  • Business Lunch
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
  • Children's Menu available
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Full Bar
  • Free WiFi
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About Browns Lane Bistro & Bar

Loughborough's finest casual dining destination.
Cocktail bar / Gin Bar / Live music
Enjoy our bistro style menu or tapas, all freshly prepared daily.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

The choice of main dishes is not wide. The tapas are average in taste. Maybe that is why the restaurant was empty at dinner time. The restaurant is beautiful inside especially at Christmas time with all lighting. The service was good.

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Visited On Thursday, 19 December 2019

Lovely atmosphere, food delicious and service excellent. Will definitely be visiting again soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Everything was great, service etc., and most of the food was good. I chose the stuffed cabbage leaves and sadly I felt they were tasteless and just stuffed with rice so a bit disappointing I am sorry to say, the other meals all got good reviews.

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Visited On Monday, 16 December 2019

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

We had a fantastic works meal, all 13 meals were perfect, food hot, quality was amazing and fantastic price. Staff couldn’t do enough to help, highly recommend browns

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

The food was good. The service was ok, they got a few drinks orders wrong BUT they were friendly. My only real complaint was the table we all sat at, a round table and square table pushed together for ten people was not suitable we were all squashed together .

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Visited On Monday, 09 December 2019

We celebrated our Works Christmas Evening Meal at Browns and they were very accommodating. Excellent, relaxed evening.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

I organised for a party of 23 to have Christmas Lunch early December 2019. Bar and restaurant staff were welcoming, attentive, and polite. Food was well prepared and presented. Everything I needed for our group was provided for, thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

Wanted to share a massive thank you to Emma and her team on Friday 6th Dec, where my colleagues and myself had a wonderful meal, couldn't fault the service and friendliness of the team at Browns Lane. We will be back. Linda

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Visited On Saturday, 07 December 2019

Bar area and the service downstairs was very good and aligns with previous experience before ownership changed. Upstairs was a different matter. Despite prebooking our table was laid for 5 people and we were a party of six. My wife's starter was undercooked and being prawns would have left her feeling rather dodgy had she eaten it. Plates were delivered extremely hot with one waitress needing to use her sleeves to hold the plates. Changing waitresses during a service is never my preference although towards the latter part of the meal a supervisor took over and service greatly improved. All in all I was disappointed by the experience. It might be timing with it being a festive menu so will perhaps give it one more try in the spring.

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Visited On Friday, 06 December 2019

My first time visiting Browns. Enjoyed it

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Visited On Friday, 29 November 2019

Lovely evening, good atmosphere and delicious food. Very good value for money

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

I went here with friends for my birthday lunch and the restaurant was small, but lovely decor and atmosphere, as felt cosy and classy. There were 2 types of menus (Tapas & Normal), so plenty to choose from, also accommodate to any dietary requirements as a member of our party has a peanut allergy. However most of us went for the veg lasagna which was nice but we felt was missing something and maybe missing some spice. Other than that the that we all had a lovely time, just the food for what we chose was a bit of a let down for a veg option.

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

Absolutely amazing, great food, staff very friendly, nice atmosphere and very good prices. Will definitely visit again.

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Visited On Friday, 01 November 2019

Quality of food was poor compared with previous visits.

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

We were very disappointed with the service. The waiter didn't seem to have been trained, removing plates before other diners had finished and just plonked glasses and wine on the table.

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Hello Annette, We are sorry you feel the service you received was not up to standard, we would not want any of our guests to leave feeling they were not looked after properly. We take all feedback and use it to improve where we may have fell short. We apologise for the confusion with the wine. We are at present changing our range so we have alternatives to any on the list that are not available but this change over will be complete by Tuesday so it will not be an issue for you should you choose to return in the future. Kind regards The team at Browns Lane

Responded On Saturday, 02 November 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

Friendly staff. One young lady needs to learn how to stack dishes as she dropped several things whilst we ate although this was not on anybody.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 October 2019

I was very disappointed with my meal that I had with my boyfriend at your restaurant on 9th October. We ordered an array of tapas dishes and they came out cold, so we had to send them back. When we got the new servings, some dishes still weren’t hot and all the dishes were extremely bland with zero flavour. We were both extremely gutted. Additionally, on your website you have the option of adding in a special request when you book online, I asked if it would be possible to add something a little special to one of our dishes as it was my boyfriends birthday and this was not acknowledged, nothing was done about it. Why have the option if you don’t follow through with it? I shall not be returning and not recommending it to any of my friends. Disappointed that we didn’t get an offer for any money off our bill or a free drink.

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Hello, I am sorry to hear you were so disappointed with your visit to us. If an issue arises we aim to correct it on the night as they did by cooking everything fresh again for you. We were aware of your request and had prepared a birthday plate for your boyfriend but we did not mention it at the table as it would have been a surprise but unfortunately we didn't get to bring it out as you did not stay for desserts, had we have known this we could have arranged for something at the start of the meal. We do hope you reconsider and come back to us in the future. Kindest regards The team at Browns Lane

Responded On Friday, 11 October 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Visited in Oct for Sat lunch as it is under new owners. Had a super tapas lunch with wine. Lovely service.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Staff were excellent, food quality ranged from good to excellent but how can a restaurant run out of white wine except for the most expensive bottle or the house white!! Wine list was extensive but very little choice available. Having said that, would not stop me returning

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Very poor experience. Went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. They had NO champagne, but had 6 on the wine list. No specials on offer, steak was fatty and over cooked. The menu was a piece of scruffy A4 paper. Both my wife and myself felt poorly next day. Have been a regular customer at this place for many years. It’s really gone down hill. Don’t think we will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Restaurant far too hot air conditioning went off

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Visited On Friday, 02 August 2019

Where do I start ? I had such high hopes after a recommendation and it was I big disappointment whatever I asked for on the drink menu they never had and then they never had something that should have came with my dinner staff smiley but not that sure they really knew what they doing so no cant say be going back

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Visited On Monday, 29 July 2019

Hard burger bun and raw cold steak but all other aspects of meal were lovely. Particularly the steak sauces!

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Another good evening for 4 people, friendly staff all very helpful and most importantly smiling and chatty. Well done team

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