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Review Summary

8.7 based on 44 reviews
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    Great service, great food and a lovely restaurant with a cosy and warm atmosphere.

    One of our favorite restaurants & as usual it didn't disappoint!

    Great food excellent service.

    The first course was excellent, the main course disappointing but the service with a smile was lovely.

    Excellent meal, service was very good, we will go back, really enjoyable meal.

    Excellent meal with pleasant staff, thoroughly recommend it.

    Food is excellent and nicely presented although a little expensive. Service was a little slow but to be fair it was getting busy by 7.15 on a Friday evening.

    Great food and attentive service.

    As always our experience was outstanding. Probably the best restaurant in Nottinghamshire. The service is second to none.

    Family (quiet) birthday meal. Food and service was excellent. Grandma thoroughly enjoyed her evening, so win win!! Booked for group birthday meal in March - can't wait! :-)

    Everything cooked to perfection, the service was exceptional and the Staff went out off their was to make it a very enjoyable night

    Really enjoyed the meal at Tom Browns! The food was really great and it was really tough to pick from a varied and tasty sounding menu!

    The venue is stunning and the staff were friendly and helpful.

    We used the early bird menu (which was available 6-9:30pm) which meant we had 3 courses for £22.50, amazing value for great food!

    The service and food was quite good considering we chose from the "Early Bird Menu" and not the A la carte menu.
    However halfway through our meal the air conditioning was switched on and the direction of the cold air was directly on our table which made the food go cold. I would go again but ask for another table.

    Excellent meal and personalised service at Tom Brown's.

    Re-visited Tom Browns after the last visit was so good, but was it this time? It certainly was! We dined early and we were first to arrive but by the time we left, there was only one empty table. The food was excellent, I could have had the Ham Hock as a main course, it was delicious. Hope that never leaves the menu!

    The meal, venue and service were as good as they usually are at Tom Brown's. I can particularly recommend the ham hock terrine starter, Petit Fours dessert and the duck main course. They were all really tasty! All in all it was an excellent evening and a good way to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

    Great place with a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. Very sophisticated restaurant with beautiful flamed wall fire, excellent food, wine and service. We stayed overnight so we could dine with you. See you soon. David and sylvia brook

    Great tasting food, lovely surroundings and friendly staff!

    Excellent food at Tom Browns - can recommend the chicken terrine as a starter and rhubarb soufflé was to die for!
    Shame the offer said 50% off food in January and we only found this offer applied to starters and one main meal. However the meal itself was wonderful and when we told them it was my husbands birthday they bought out 4 homemade sweets on a plate saying happy birthday in chocolate - very thoughtful.

    Excellent food and service

    The meal and the place were Very Good, we will definitely go back again.

    A beautiful sunny day, perfect for a Sunday lunch at Tom Browns. Eaten before here but not on a Sunday. The food was very good again and they provided a junior version for our son as there was no way he could eat a full one. Only let down today, was the wait between starter and main course which was 30+ mins. Also, paying for the bill took an age as arranging clean cutlery was apparently more important.

    Had a fantastic meal, great service and good choice of food. We could only get a table at 6.00 pm but that was great as we then got the early bird deal - brilliant. Fine dining

    Yet again Excellent food. Our only let down on this trip, for Mother's Day, was that we weren't offered a Children's menu for our son. There is no way he could eat the full 3 courses and at £28.50 makes it expensive. As we left, another table was offered a children's menu! :-(

    Good food, good value.

    Good food, good value, service left a lot to be desired, have 3 course early bird on xmas eve - restaurant was quite when we arrived, however we never had the same waitress twice for each of the courses, had to ask for bill as we were forgotten in the corner then no one came to take payment so had to go to the restaurant manager to pay the bill - felt like we were not important as we were on the early bird menu.

    Had an enjoyable mid-week meal. Starters and mains were both delicious. Service was a little hap-hazard. Would recommend though.

    Very tasty food, but the service was very rushed (we had booked a relatively late table at 9pm), and as the restaurant cleared it felt like we were being cleaned around. Good wine list.

    I went here for Sunday lunch, and really enjoyed a 3 course meal. In particular, the hake main course was absolutely delicious, using very seasonal ingredients. A lovely setting for a very tasty meal.

    Not been here before, my only reasons being it's quite a drive. Worth the drive though! Three course set menu: Each course was well thought out and tasty, the breads and butter and brown sauce (all made by them) were amazing! Service was great and attentive but not overbearing. Would definitely recommend. Right by the river too!

    Excellent restaurant with good food and great atmosphere

    Beautiful meal. Well looked after. Great wine list. Will be making a regular visit I think.

    We hadn't been to Tom Browns for quite a few years, and will be going back! An excellent meal, well presented and attentive staff.

    This was our first visit to Tom Browns and we will definitely be visiting again. The Early Bird menu was generally good value, though I paid a supplement for the monkfish which was overpriced for a very small serving and a bit ruinous to breadcrumb monkfish. Still everything was lovely and the place was packed which is a great sign for a Monday night!

    Excellent setting and food.

    Brilliant restaurant. Really nice cocktails too (French Chambord Martini mmm). Food was excellent - I had the stilton souflle for starter and it was fantastic. Will definitely be going there again.

    Service was not as good as normal, not a major criticism food was unto the mark as always.

    Restaurant was good value for money, food was very nice. Ambience and service first class. Will definitely use the restaurant again.

    Food very good, will go again when they have themed nights on.

12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 2:30pm and 6pm - 9:30pm
12pm - 5:45pm and 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Ranked #15 of 505
  • Avg. main course: £15
  • 0.23 miles from Gunthorpe
  • British

We say…

Located on the banks of the River Trent in the idyllic settings of Gunthorpe, Tom Browns has been wowing guests since it first opened. A twenty-five minute drive East of Nottingham on the A52 and through East Bridgford, the restaurant is well worth the travelling time.

Tom Browns is renowned as one of Nottingham’s finest restaurants, picking up double AA Rosettes for the second year running and gaining entry in to the Good Food Guide. The building that houses the restaurant is impressive and dates back to the 19th century, with the name of the venue being derived from a novel written by Thomas Hughes that depicted a boy called Tom Brown in the 19th century public school days. This establishment is vast and boasts a number of dining rooms; the rear of which is ideal for private functions of up to 40 guests, the main room is perfect for intimate meals for up to 20 guests with its feature exposed brickwork, and the mezzanine floor overlooking the river on one side the main room on the other will make any meal special. In the summer months, guests are welcome to use the decked area to the front of the building to catch some rays and enjoy a cold drink.

Guests have been returning to this venue time after time not just for the stunning views, but also for the food, which is prepared using the very best of seasonal, local produce and prepared in a modern way. The menu is updated seasonally and at this moment in time you can enjoy dishes such as pork belly with sticky rice, mangetout, pak choi, radish salad with soy and ginger sauce, plus a delicious salmon fillet served with beetroot, sautéed new potatoes, watercress and garlic salad cream. As well as this, there's a great range of steaks from the grill which the chefs will happily cook to your liking. Save room for dessert too: the lemon and vanilla tartlet with Pimms fruit, brandy snap and soft Italian meringue is a real treat. 

Tom Brown’s is a restaurant well worth venturing outside of the city for. The delicious food, stunning views and welcoming staff make this a restaurant that you will definitely want to return to. 

last updated: 18 Mar 2020

last updated: 18 Mar 2020

last updated: 18 Mar 2020

last updated: 18 Mar 2020
Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham, NG14 7FB
0115 966 3642