Mr Gnome is a firm believer in the anti-depressant properties of a square meal in pleasant surroundings.
Hence his enthusiastic endorsement of this splendid independent bar-cafe-restaurant in the centre of Coventry.
Browns is in the way of being a bit of an architectural gem as well, with an intriguing mixture of wood, stone, glass and copper - not too mention the bold, curvacious shaping of the interior.
There's a big menu and helpings are on the hurrah! side of big. Loads of fresh vegetables.
Tonight the HB relished his chicken and ham pie with carrots, cabbage and garliccy roast potatoes. All for £5.50.
Atmosphere is a wee bit bo-ho, but the place is clean and staff, including the wardrobe-wide doorman, are cheerful and efficient.