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Brunswick House Cafe
Brunswick House Cafe

Brunswick House Cafe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brunswickhouse.co
  • Email: info@brunswickhouse.co
  • Phone: 0207 720 2926
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 9:30am - 11pm
    Saturday: 10am - 11pm
    Sunday: 10am - 5pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: British
  • Executive Chef: Gina Hopkins
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Brunswick House works in partnership with reclaim experts Lassco. There are several rooms within the main house which cater for parties of different sizes from an intimate private dinner to a full blown wedding reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Jo Auger 0207 394 2100

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Vauxhall tube and bus station.
  • Parking: Private Car Park
  • Parking Details: Private & free parking for Brunswick House patrons by day.
A word from Brunswick House Cafe
A restaurant, café & cocktail bar, set in the crumbling grandeur of a Georgian town house, built for the Duke of Brunswick in 1758.

By day we serve a simple breakfast menu of hot and cold plates from the kitchen, accompanied by our excellent blend of Coleman Coffee, Jing teas and fresh juices. A more formal lunch service commences from noon until 3pm, with snacks available from the bar throughout. In the evenings as the light dims and candles are lit, we serve a seasonal and inventive dinner menu of the finest British produce, to accompany expertly-crafted cocktails and carefully selected wines. Private rooms are also available on application.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great atmosphere with beautiful eclectic decor. Yummy cocktails in the bar before heading to the restaurant where the food is delicious. Very relaxed but attentive service made the evening hugely enjoyable. I would highly recommend Brunswick House Cafe"
    dined on 11/04/2014
  • "I'd visited years ago when it was still taking off, and loved the antique shop vibe. Rather like a jumble sale yard! On this visit, I found it much more polished and lacking in some of that original charm. I'd only been able to secure a 7:15 table, as it was the only one left, so on arrival was dismayed to find the restaurant empty. It was still not completely full on our departure more than an hour later. The food was very disappointing. I ate a tasteless pork pate' with the look and consistency of tuna, and the duck main. The latter was perfectly fine, but not the wonderful food the reviews and hype had led me to expect. To cap things off, the waiter put in an odd amount into the card machine, nearly over-charging me by £19!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "A very disappointing dinner. A wonderful space and friendly front of house but the poorly thought through (and economical with the truth) menu and cack-handed cooking did not live up to it. Hazelnut croquant turned up unannounced and unnecessary in an appetiser. Ditto capers. A starter of potato gratin was wrong on so many levels. Wrong potatoes, wrong portion, wrong place in menu. Potato gratin is a side to a main. Boar chop was over cooked and the rubbery rind of failed cracking was inedible. Brunswick House's wacky concept and location is an enterprising and charming USP but is ultimately pointless if the kitchen doesn't deliver. Somewhat ironic that the one thing that needs to be salvaged at LASSCO is the restaurant!"
    dined on 07/04/2014
  • "I have visited 3 times and on each occasion myself and my friends have been super impressed. The dishes are imaginative without trying too hard and the balance of flavours & textures is impressive. This combined with a unique atmosphere and friendly staff have made it my favourite restaurant. Thanks!"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Brunswick Cafe was great for lunch. I took my Mum out for a delayed Mother's Day lunch and she really liked the quirky setting. The food was great - very simple and flavoursome. The best part about the lunch was the relaxed environment - service was attentive but chilled so we ended up sitting there for 2.5 hours which was lovely. I would thoroughly recommend!"
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "The new design of this restaurant is excellent as I saw no bad tables. It is light and airy in summer. Drinks were outstanding - Maragarita Caliente truly lovely - with a big kick of chilli and booze! The food is a - cut above, somebody in the kitchen obviously cares and that is not the first time I've felt that way. The only let-down was service which was well meaning and friendly but very dis-jointed. A couple of items were forgotten or took too long to come. At one point staff were arguing on the floor about tables which seemed very unprofessional. However in the end we got everything we wanted and can't grumble too much. All in all it was a great lunch - with not one bad dish and some lovely wine. We left more than happy."
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "Friendly and efficient service, good food and nice cocktails."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Brunswick House has lost its Mojo slightly. It used to be a funky, odd (with the interesting architectural salvage decorations) good value eaterie with surprisingly good food. Unfortunately now it is noisy (opening up the bar area and pumping up the music makes conversation difficult), poor value (prices are up about 25%) and the food is a bit dull for the price. For £100 - including aperitifs and a bottle of wine, but a with a shared starter and a shared dessert, I wouldn't recommend it as I used to. Shame."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Brunswick house is a beautiful venue - we went as a group for lunch after a morning wandering around Tate Britain. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is lovely, and looking around Lasco after several Campari's and a fill of red wine is dangerous to the purse strings. Highly recommended for the experience and food."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Been here before. Not so good this time round. They don't serve 'diet tonics', they Don't serve 'Tia Maria'. My starter of mussels was cold/tepid and had to be Sent back. Main ok and pudding fine. Overall could put a bit more oomph into Customer service. Doubt will go back a third time."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "A fantastic little island of sanity in the madness that Vauxhall is becoming.lovely interior & great food. It was very quiet at lunchtime on a Tuesday but that was perfect as far as we were concerned. The food was really good & the 2 course set lunch was just right. Look forward to next time."
    dined on 18/03/2014
  • "For a second time, this proved to be a good venue to meet an old friend for leisurely dinner and conversation. Music is not obtrusive, no yelling required.The food and wine is reliably good, if on the pricey side. Service was serviceable, if a little brusque. The venue is what makes it, shabby chic provided by the salvo place that shares the building."
    dined on 17/03/2014
  • "Meals are pricey & the menu is boring Range of alcoholic drinks is pathetic Staff don't know what they are doing 1st & last time at this place."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Our table of seven had an enjoyable evening starting with cocktails and finishing with dessert and a wine to accompany. Food on the whole was good although we would have preferred both the lambs tongues and whitebait to have been served some other way than deep fried which rather detracted from the taste. Main courses were good and the bavette was something a bit different and very tasty. Pickled walnuts were amazing (more please!). The wine and cocktails were very nice and pretty good value for money too. We paid about £400 for seven people and left well fed and watered. Serving staff were very pleasant with the only small niggle being a longer than ideal wait for some of the cocktails as our guests began to arrive."
    dined on 13/03/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal at Brunswick House. The food was tasty, though presentation was basic. The service, if a little slow, was perfectly well-meaning. Of course the atmosphere of fellow diners and the decoration lends the place its unique charm. It's well worth having a look around the beautiful Georgian building too with all its interesting antiques and knick-knacks."
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Good food; lovely place; abysmal service. Aside from our waiter never being there when we wanted him and generally being unsmiling and charmless, we were told that we could not have an Americano because the machine couldn't make them: we were told that yes, they had hot water, but weren't capable of adding it to an espresso. We also asked for our coffee after our pudding, though weren't overly surprised when it came before. I assume this was because they wanted to clean the machine before closing, as the waiter then tapped me on the shoulder halfway through pudding to ask whether I was ready for my coffee yet. To top it off, when we paid less than the recommended service we were told that we couldn't leave until we spoke to the manager."
    dined on 09/03/2014
  • "Lazy afternoon drinks in the bar are definitely the way to go here, with a few bar snacks thrown in. Enjoy!"
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "We had the set menu which turned out to be heavily weighted in the onion category. The mussels with cream and thyme had a lovely amount of shallots floating around and was very nice. But the tart that followed was so stuffed with leathery shallots on a very soggy base that we just picked at it. The watercress salad was the best part, and necessary to cut the overpowering tastes. We followed with a gingergread pudding that was not on the set menu because the recommended pud wasn't at all interesting. I assume a set menu will be well balanced in flavours and not so one dimensional."
    dined on 06/03/2014
  • "A wonderful building sitting on its own amidst modern day bustle. We had a truly excellent Sunday lunch; the food was delicious and good sized portions (most of us had the belly pork) and our waiter was attentive and humorous without being familiar. The restaurant is beautifully decorated with items for sale - something slightly different in a very good way. Would highly recommend and we'll definitely be returning."
    dined on 02/03/2014
  • "I love this place as it's in my local neighbourhood. The ambience is very cool - it's quite a unique place. The food is fresh and tasty and the cocktails are killer."
    dined on 16/02/2014
  • "very good food indeed. they forgot to tell us about the specials but otherwise great service"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Having previously visited The Brunswick for coffee at lunch or before work I had always been longing for the opportunity to eat a full meal here. So there really was no other choice when it came to my leaving lunch. Quirky, eclectic without feeling too squashed in by all of the furniture the staff were attentive and the food sublime! Serving one of my favourite Riojas as well went down a treat!"
    dined on 25/02/2014
  • "Being local I booked a table on Saturday night - to "give it a shot". The experience was very good. I looked at the menu online after I had made the booking and was very dubious, almost to the point of the group making an alternative plan. The menu looked like it was being whacky for the sake of it. However, the food was excellent. The service was informal and friendly, and efficient, which helped everyone to feel welcomed. The wine menu is extensive and adventurous, but the house red by the carafe is great value. Full bodied and matched the food. One suggestion - the dim light is nice and cosy etc. However, more candles (tea-lights) on the tables would improve things. Also, make sure all the bulbs work in the chandeliers!"
    dined on 22/02/2014
  • "The waiter couldnt explain the menu,he told us the duck came with prawns,we looked confused so he came back to say plums.Menu is so limited, 3 of us decided to have duck, then told they had run out (how possible if we were the 1st dinner guests. At this stage we only had 1 choice that was even possibly palatable quail.To say that when this arrived it was disappointing would be a huge understatement. There was absolutely nothing but bones. When we let the manager know she didn't even bother to come back with a response. When we asked again 30 minutes later the response was that the chef thought it was fine so decided that she didnt actually need to let us know. We left hungry and will never be returning. Such a shame as it is lovely inside"
    dined on 18/02/2014
  • "This is the second time I have had drinks and eaten in this restaurant and I was not disappointed. It is a hidden surprise in its unusual position next to the main vauxhall roundabout - however inside is cosy and atmospheric with lighting and salvage items decorating the room from the yard next door. Good prompt service and excellent food - we hadn't realised it was a predominantly fish menu so it suited us but worth noting to vegetarians. We went as a group of friends but romantic and interesting enough for couples / first dates too. Would certainly recommend and will be going again"
    dined on 20/02/2014
  • "This place has a really cool vibe inside and friendly staff that belie its exterior and location. It is a real gem hidden in Vauxhall. Everything that decorates the building is for sale and it has got the shabby chic thing down to a pat. The food was quirky and tasty but managed to avoid being overly pretentious. The menu changes virtually daily so always seem to be something new to try. Servings were a good size. The wine list had a good choice."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Love the Brunswick House Cafe which is one of my locals. It's got a lovely ambience and great food and cocktails. Would recommend."
    dined on 21/10/2013
  • "A place Vauxhall needed and can be proud off! excellent food, casual but friendly service but most of all the venue is impressive and full of character. Also great for breakfast and brunch or just a coffee during the day."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Lovely place. Good music. Great food. My only quibble would be that our bread came with only one plate, which means bread crumbs ended up all over the table. Surely restaurants should give diners a plate each? Then they didn't take away the knives with the butter on but left them for us to eat our mains with. As I say, this is only a minor quibble. The rest of the experience was brilliant and I'd definitely go again. I recommend the pork belly with broccoli and anchovy sauce. Sounds odd but it worked really well."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Great service and the food was simply fantastic. Fresh, amazing flavours and a well balanced menu. Credit to the whole team, Bar, FOH and Kitchen. Will not disappoint!"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Atmosphere and interior extremely good, service not bad waiters seemed a bit young and inexperienced. Very creative menu and different, reasonably priced and unique setting. Worth a trip with your partner!"
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "They've got it pretty much spot on. A very inventive menu, with some wonderfully original ingredients and combinations. Generally good value too, except for the wine list. It's all very well having unusual wines, but if you want to have repeat customers, then a broader list with a few more recognisable stalwarts wouldn't go amiss. There is one excellent meursault and a pretty decent Margaux, but more variety would be great. Also, do order a bit more food. Several of the main dishes had run out and we only sat down at 830pm. Still, highly recommended and very good, friendly and fun service too. We'll be back for sure."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Great venue, part of Lasco's architectural salvage yard, in a marvelous old building on the Vauxhall roundabout surrounded by new build glass apartments. The Brunswick cafe is housed on the ground floor of the building in a very interesting space which looks like may have been a small theater at some point in its life. The restaurant and cafe space houses many of Lasco's salvage pieces including fireplaces, chandeliers, tables, chairs and other nic nacs that are all for sale. The food is extremely well thought out regards blending the ingredients and the tastes. The food selection for all the courses is good although there is a strong leaning towards fish. Services was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive."
    dined on 06/02/2014
  • "My friend and I went to this nice restaurant after I saw some reviews about it. The ambience was the first thing that attracted me. The place is really beautiful. Regarding the food, we received perfect advices from a Spanish man maybe the manager of the restaurant as we were really happy with our food and wine. I will definitely recommend this place to my friends and family!"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "There's a lot of show surrounding the food in this restaurant which serves dishes that are badly executed and definitely below average, and extremely overpriced. The chef seems to have no sense of direction whatsoever, and he messes up the dishes by mixing too many ingredients together, instead of respecting their true flavours- my main dish, pork belly with purple sprouting broccoli, tasted only of rosemary, so much that I almost gave it back. At £50 per person, and this with with one of the less expensive wines they offer, one can have a magnificent meal at top restaurants such as St. John. Don't waste your time here."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "I was really looking forward to lunch at Brunswick, however, whilst waiting at bar our table was not ready, we were not offered drinks, when we sat down pricing was incorrect on menu (3.50 but actually 6.50). Drinks took ages to come, then sold out of 3 options on the menu, one of our party's meals was forgotten. Then during coffees the waiter proclaimed to mumble to us that the bar were useless. We decided to underpay service and heard head waiter shout at staff demanding he make us pay. Overall it was a lovely venue, but the service appalling & I was very let down."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "The Vauxhall transport interchange is not the most obvious place to find a good restaurant, but if you can somehow navigate your way across the gyratory system, you'll find a bit of a haven with eclectic (and regularly changing) decor. The menu is a bit eclectic too - they clearly want to make and effort rather than just churning out standards. My starter included an unusual mix of raw and grilled cauliflower on a garlic yogurt. This all helps add to the feeling that i's a bit of special occasion."
    dined on 23/01/2014
  • "Food was amazing - loved it. Maitre d' seemed a bit out of his depth but the waitress was friendly and efficient. Would definitely go again."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Crummy location, but very good food. Excellent lamb breast with chilli and brocolli, delicious roast venison haunch. It says it's a seasonal changing menu, and we will be back"
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "Very interesting menu, interesting surroundings, Maitre D was well into the spirit of things other staff less relaxed/enthusiastic. Cocktail prices steep £10 for a medium Kir Royale in Vauxhall! Good wine list. Generally all on the pricey side but very good quality."
    dined on 12/01/2014