Review: Browns, George Square
My friends, I have discovered heaven, and you might be surprised to read that it can be found in a glass served by a good looking lad or lass in Browns, George Square.
Heaven is a Browns’ After Seven Mojito (£7) served on a Saturday evening as you shake off the working week and put your dancing shoes on.
I’ll be honest, I would visit Browns any day of the week. I am particularly tempted to do so on a Thursday, their famous Lobster Night, when you can sample some tantalisingly luxurious dishes including Lobster Thermidor (£17) or perhaps Lobster Frites (£20). If, however, you fall on the ‘lobsters-feel-pain-as-they-are-boiled-alive’ side of the debate then let us move on to some of the other food served up here.
Last Sunday, I started with Roasted Goats Cheese with a walnut crust, mango, chilli and spring onion salsa, raspberry vinaigrette and rosemary focaccia (£7). The cheese was rich and creamy, while the salsa and vinaigrette added a citrus tang which was delightful. Oh, and the focaccia – superb! I cannot recommend this cheeky wee starter enough, just the right portion size to get you ready for your main.
Speaking of which, I then devoured the Crab & King Prawn Linguine with lime, chilli & coriander pesto (£7/£12). This was served in a deep bowl in a lovely, comforting heap with the king prawns juicy and the crab meat plentiful. The flavours worked beautifully together and I noticed how generous the restaurant was with the amount of seafood in the dish.
Alas, I had no room for pudding, but I want to mention how good the Sticky Toffee Pudding looked as it winked at me from neighbours’ tables. Next time.
So, get your cocktail dress on, straighten your tie and polish your shoes – get to Browns for class in a glass, delicious food and if you’re lucky, some piano music too!