Food and drink
Enjoy classic dishes such as pastas, salads, burgers, steaks and Sunday roasts done well. The food may not be quite as impressive as the surroundings but it is reliably good and complemented by an extensive wine and cocktail menu.
Smartly dressed staff, a live pianist and the elegant decor make Browns feel like a classy place to eat. Diners and drinkers include businesspeople from local offices, Mancunians eager to see the grand building’s recent makeover, ladies who lunch and families.
Staff are friendly and helpful.
Browns’ central location makes it a great place for a mid-shopping trip lunch break. York Street runs parallel to the city centre’s busy Market Street (two streets back down High Street).
Mains cost, on average, £12 and wine starts at £13.45 a bottle. If you become a friend of Browns on their website, you will receive a welcome offer (such as two courses for two people and a bottle of wine for £29) and be emailed special offers throughout the year.
Tables to book
For a more intimate meal, request a seat at one of the tables in the smaller rooms off the central area.
- Business travellers
- Culture vultures
- Live entertainment
- People watching
- Design and architecture