Last weekend I was invited to try out the new summer menu at Browns Brasserie & Bar
in Milton Keynes, and I took both of my parents along with me (they deserve a treat once in a while!). We went on a Saturday afternoon, and when we arrived we were shown to our table at the back of the restaurant. I’d never been to Browns before, so I wasn’t sure what kind of place it was, but I was pleasantly surprised. It’s definitely more of a restaurant than a bar, and they even serve afternoon tea!
Their summer menu is filled with tasty options and there’s something to suit everyone. For a starter my Dad and myself shared the boxed baked Camembert, which came topped with a rhubarb and tomato chutney and a side of sourdough soldiers. I absolutely love Camembert, and the chutney went with it beautifully! My Mum enjoyed her prawn cocktail salad, which same with a lobster infused sauce and more sourdough bread. She also had a glass of white wine with her lunch, whereas I had a lovely cold glass of Coca-Cola, which was very welcome as it was such a warm afternoon.
For my main course I was set on having a delicious juicy steak, and I chose to have the 8oz sirloin with a mushroom sauce. It was served with chunky chips, onion rings, mushrooms and a tomato. It was honestly the best steak ever and I could eat it everyday! The sauce I picked to go with it was delicious and creamy and the whole meal was perfect. My Mum had the same as me, whereas my Dad opted for the Browns Burger; a beef burger served in a sweet brioche bun with onion rings, cheddar, smoked bacon, mustard mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, pickle and fries. His skinny fries was delicious, although I think he wished he picked the steak too!
And finally, we all decided to be piggies and have a dessert each, and we all picked something different. I had the bitter chocolate brownie, which came with a lovely malt ice cream which was rolled in honeycomb bits. It was probably a bit rich for me and not very gooey, but I loved the ice cream!
My Mum had the caramelised lemon tart with rhubarb syrup and clotted cream, and my Dad enjoyed the Great British mess, which was a plate of clotted cream custard, meringue, strawberry compote and scone pieces.. it was yummy! Overall we had a lovely afternoon at Browns, and the food was brilliant. I definitely want to try the afternoon tea next time!
Thanks for having us Browns.. we’ll be back!