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November 4, 2022

A local institution since it opened in the 1970s, Browns in Woodstock Road occupies a prime location near the city’s major attractions and university buildings, and offers a relaxed and sophisticated atmosphere for dining and drinking.

Taking inspiration from the 1920s, the new interior features art deco styling, luxurious furnishings and opulent finishes, providing a stunning backdrop to enjoy the seasonal British menu, extensive cocktail list, and fine selection of wine and Champagne.

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Open all day from breakfast through to dinner, visitors can enjoy classic British comforts and fresh seasonal creations, traditional afternoon teas, and decadent Champagne Bottomless Brunches.

Oxford Mail:

Paul Betts, general manager at Browns Oxford, said: “The level of transformation we’ve had is amazing and both myself and the whole team are incredibly proud of our new brasserie.

“We can’t wait to open the doors and welcome guests, both old and new, to experience the new Browns for themselves, we hope they love the new look.”

Guests can choose from fresh market fish delivered daily, fresh lobster, sharing Chateaubriand and fillet steak surf and turf from Thursday to Saturday, and traditional roasts on Sundays. There is also plenty for vegetarians and vegans to enjoy, and a standalone Gluten Free menu accredited by Coeliac UK.

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With cosy corners and bright airy spaces Browns is perfect for all occasions, from intimate dinners to family gatherings and celebrations, offering relaxed yet sophisticated dining and drinking.

Whether they are dining or not, guests can take advantage of the new bar, where staff serve expertly hand-crafted cocktails and comprehensive range of wine, Champagne and artisan spirits.

To top it all off, Browns Oxford will also be hosting weekly live piano performances every Thursday evening from 6pm-9:30pm and Sunday afternoon between 3pm-6:30pm.

Oxford Mail:

Browns are now taking bookings for Christmas, with deliciously festive menus and irresistible limited-edition cocktails available throughout December. They are open on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve, with a fantastic Champagne Bottomless Brunch on New Year’s Day. The friendly team are experts in celebrations, just give them a call or pop in to find out more.

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For more information, or to make a booking at the refurbished Browns Oxford, please call on 01865 511995 or visit

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This story was written by Andy Ffrench, he joined the team more than 20 years ago and now covers community news across Oxfordshire.

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