The Brown Cow is a gastro pub in the fashionable part of Parsons Green, offering upscale fare and a wine list to match.


Four of us went for a Saturday lunch, which consisted of 2 courses each and a bottle of Rioja.

We opted for the daily choice on the board.

Starters included a healthy salad, a variation of the Levantine tabbouleh, but using quinoa instead and prawns with a home-made mayo dip.

Mains were:

Seafood risotto

Grilled Seabass

And two Rump steaks

Sides: French fries and oven-baked broccoli and cheese.

The risotto was creamy and generously flavoured and sized.

The fish was “catch of the day” fresh, grilled to perfection with a crust on the top and melting on the inside, presented on a wooden board. It required no adornment or side dishes.


The two steaks were cooked to exact specification: medium rare and blue.  The quality of the beef at The Brown Cow is superb. The pub clearly takes pride in offering organic beef in different cuts and sizes, up to 500 gms per portion for big appetites.

With a coffee martini included, the bill for 4 was £350 which is on the steep side for a Saturday lunch, but one does pay for quality in Central London.

The Brown Cow is a participant in the Epicurean Club, a collection of high end restaurants, pubs and boutique hotels across the UK.


It serves food all day and the menu has some interesting options, from classics to the more esoteric; from bar snacks to full-blown meals such as the one we had.

The presentation is faultless and you know what you are getting on your plate: well-prepared, quality food, responsibly sourced and cooked to your taste.

The Brown Cow
676 Fulham Road
+44 (0)207 384 9559

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