Recently my friend and I got together for a little catch up over some dinner, and Browns seemed like the perfect place to do it! I have visited Browns in both Glasgow and Edinburgh before, so I knew we’d find some tasty food to power us through an evening of chat!
Browns is located on George Square, so right in the heart of Glasgow. It can be really loud in the restaurant as it is always busy, but it’s a good kind of loud. The pianist on the grand piano plays as people flood in to the bar or sit at the tables and enjoy themselves.
Roasted Goats Cheese with Walnut Crust, served with pico de gallo salsa, golden beetroot & sweet pomegranate molasses vinaigrette
Hi, my name is Sharon and I’m a goats cheese-aholic. HI SHARON.
Seriously. These days I can’t eat enough goats cheese. I’m going to turn into goats cheese. And eat myself.
This goats cheese offering was absolutely beautiful – a right mixture of textures and flavours. I’m always so pleased when goats cheese is paired with something that accentuates the unique flavour of the cheese. I loved the creamy cheese with the sweet yet tart beetroot and pomegranate. It’s a sizeable chunk of cheese, but a respectable sized starter which was really fresh and light.
Crab & Avocado Stack with mustard crème fraîche, coriander & chilli salsa and avocado and potato salad
This is just the perfect summer dish, and our bottle of white wine washed it down perfectly. It’s visually exciting, but flavour-wise it is fairly plain. Very cool, muted flavours which are enjoyable, but for me it needs a but more of a punch with some coriander through the avocado. That’s not necessarily a criticism, I’d eat it again as it is because it really was beautiful.
Salmon & Smoked Haddock Fishcakes with spring onion, capers and lemon.
The fish cakes were absolutely jam packed with zesty flavours! My friend is fanatical about fish cakes and she absolutely loved them. They were served with a generous salad of rocket, edemame, cucumber, pomegranate, radish and semi dried tomato. The salad was drizzled with a cool dill crème fraîche. For my taste, the fish cakes were almost too citrusy, but they were still delicious and I enjoyed my taste!
I have found my new favourite item on Brown’s menu. This was absolutely heavenly. Delicious, meaty yet sweet chunks of flaked lobster in a really luxurious Parmesan cream and white wine sauce with a sensible portion of tagliatelle. The dish had amazing visual appeal as it is garnished with a grilled half lobster tail. I don’t even care about the calories. It was divine.
What it says on the tin! Beautiful…but not a patch on mine…
Crème Brûlée Trio
I’m a huge fan of crème brûlée so I couldn’t resist this trio with a couple of different flavours! I’m always extremely dubious about flavoured brûlées and I generally avoid them! I’m glad I tried these! I tried the peach and cherry one first because I was saving the plain one until last to ensure I wasn’t leaving on a sour note! There wasn’t a huge fruity flavour to it, and I think that’s why I really enjoyed it. It was very mild. The caramel brûlée tasted very similar to the vanilla one except (obviously) sweeter.
We left Browns filled with good food, nice wine and a burning desire to return for ‘Lobster Thursdays‘…
It is SO happening.
Browns Bar & Brasserie Glasgow
1 George Square
(0141) 221 7828