Square meal is excellent choice


JUST like the businessmen who gather there after a hard day of work, Browns is a slick professional.

Located on the corner of George Square, the popular brasserie has cornered the market in yuppies letting their hair down after a long shift in the office, but it’s more than that.

It looks the part, when you walk into Browns, it immediately strikes you as both expensive and classy.

The service is excellent, you get the sense the waiters are so by career, not to fund their Thursday night out while at university, and it shows.

While somewhere like Browns could quite easily rest on its laurels, it is creative enough in its menu to distance itself from other high-end restaurant chains.

To start, I opted for a crab and avocado stack with mustard crème fraîche and a mildly spiced coriander and chilli salsa with an avocado and potato salad which. It was a combination I hadn’t tried before and it was refreshing as a different option.

Each night, a special dish of the day is on offer. On a Wednesday, when I visited, the recommended option was duck confit with a classic pork and bean cassoulet.

At £16, you pay for what you get. It is by no means cheap but it is high quality. As good as it was I found myself wishing I had chosen Friday, which is surf and turf night.

Desert was tricky, the menu, just like the A la Carte menu, is absolutely filled with options.

I was definitely tempted by any one of the Browns Brownies but on the advice of my waiter, who insisted who could eat the salted caramel cheesecake for breakfast lunch and dinner, I followed his guidance.

He wasn’t wrong.

Browns is expensive, but you pay for what you get. While the menu isn’t particularly focussed, it definitely provides something for everybody and I highly doubt you could have a bad experience there.