Perfect For: Casual Weeknight Dinner Catching Up With Mates Day Drinking Literally Everyone Lunch Sunday Roast
PHOTOS: David Paw

Brawn is a neighbourhood restaurant on Columbia Road in the East End that punches well above its weight. The Mediterranean food is polished without being precious, and all of it tastes absolutely fantastic, from a simple plate of bread and butter, to a properly made panna cotta for dessert. As the name suggests, meat is a strong suit, and anything involving pork and fish is usually excellent and there’s a sound but fairly-priced list of wines by the glass that you should definitely get to accompany your meal. Lunch is particularly good, and you’ll feel like you could kick back in the dining room and drink and eat for hours. Which sounds like an amazing idea to us.

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