Brawn  

 
 
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49 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 7RG
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
12pm-3pm & 6pm-11pm
 
PRICES
£25-£35 (three course meal)
 

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BrawnAfter the success of Terroirs Wine Bar in Covent Garden, the owners behind it have tried their luck with a second venture, this time in the heart of the East End. Brawn, a unique restaurant named after a peasant dish of potted pig's head or 'fromage de tete', as it's known in France, is a bistro and wine bar serving full-blooded dishes alongside a formidable wine list.  The British, French and Mediterranean influences are clear to see in the menu - think artisan cheeses, plates of meat, salads, terrines and classic European desserts. Located on the legendary Columbia Road, famous for its flower market, this promises to be a great addition to the fashionable location, adding both brains and, er, brawn.

 

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Whitechapel Station
 
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Hoxton Overground Station
 
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Ace Hotel London Shoreditch
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  26% off
100 Shoreditch High Street, E1 | 8 minutes from Brawn
Hip US hotel group Ace hotels arrived in Shoreditch in September 2013, expanding from their US sites to add a London outpost. The property has transformed ... More
 
 
 
Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch
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Holiday Inn Express London-City
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275 Old Street, EC1V | 12 minutes from Brawn
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204 Brick Lane, E1 | 7 minutes from Brawn
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107b Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 | 14 minutes from Brawn
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The Royal Oak
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Jones Dairy Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
23 Ezra Street, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | 1 minute from Brawn
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35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 | 8 minutes from Brawn
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Rich Mix Centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E16LA | 8 minutes from Brawn
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
150 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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1 Goldsmiths Row, Hackney, London E2 | 4 minutes from Brawn
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Treacle
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
110-112 Columbia Road, Tower Hamlets, London E2 | Same location as Brawn
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Supernice
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Ryantown
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TT Liquor
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