On the corner of York Street and Spring Gardens, Browns Bar and Brasserie restaurant is just right for just about any occasion. Whether youre seeking a night of cocktails, an afternoon tea or a quick pre-theatre dinner Browns provides just the right balance of up-market style and laid back affordability. Converted from what was once The Athenaeum, one of the citys most famous pubs, and before that Parrs Bank, an opulent banking hall, Browns Bar and Brasserie is a superb example of Edwardian baroque architecture, with some art nouveau detailing thrown in for good measure. The Browns team have made the most of the history and charm of the building, turning it in to a bustling, attractive and comfortable venue. Here, youll enjoy a classic blend of old and new cookery, a la carte dishes, sharing platters and bar snacks plus drinks ranging from fine wines to fabulous cocktails.