Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezbruce.co.uk/
  • Phone: 02086720114
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm

    Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Dinner:

    Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm

    Friday - Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:30pm

    Sunday: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern European, French
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Poole, Matt Christmas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a lovely first floor dining room overlooking Wandsworth Common which can be booked for parties of up to 16 guests for exclusive private use. Please note, this dining room is not ordinarily available for private use on Friday and Saturday nights or at Sunday lunch.
    In addition, we have staged many highly successful parties and events where guests hire the entire restaurant for very special occasions; anything from a birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration to a Burgundy Wine Grower's dinner.
  • Private Party Contact: Elmarie Clusker 02086720114

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    We are 200 yards from Wandsworth Common British Rail station, not to be confused with Wandsworth Town station. By train, Clapham Junction is 3 minutes away and Victoria station 12 minutes. The nearest tube stations are Clapham South and Balham, both about 15 minutes walk.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Limited paid parking is available at Wandsworth Common station as well as on Bellevue Road and St James's Drive.
A word from Chez Bruce
Bruce Poole and Nigel Platts-Martin opened Chez Bruce in 1995. From the outset, it was their intention to serve the very best food and drink but within a relaxed, informal yet thoroughly professionally orchestrated environment.
At Chez Bruce we are not particularly into gadgets and tricks in the kitchen. Home-made charcuterie, slow cooked braises, offal, warm and cold salads, classical desserts and bread-making could be listed as specialities. We also take the cheese board very seriously indeed and it forms an integral part of the restaurant's day-to-day life.
The Directors of the restaurant are fanatical wine-lovers and are very proud of the restaurant's wine list which truly is one of the very best in the UK.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerModern European
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasions
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Chez Bruce reviews from OpenTable diners
609 reviews since 5 May 2014
Average Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambience4.1
    Value4
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (463)fit for foodies (371)romance (293)business meals (162)sunday lunch (132)outstanding value (81)good vegetarian options (57)group bookings (45)brunch (25)disabled access (14)child friendly (8)afternoon tea (7)pre/post theatre (6)outdoor eating (1)Show More
  • Delicious food
    greeneyes2787
    Dined on 30/8/2014
    I love Chez Bruce, this was our third time and we haven't ever been disappointed. This time the waitress was a little less attentive than before and we had to call her over a few times, but overall the service was very good. And of course - the food was delicious, the menu has a lot of choice, always something a bit different with unusual flavours combined with traditional. Highly recommended.
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Delicious as usual
    Tekatiga
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    I had a great evening at Chez Bruce. The service is very slick and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it!
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    romance, special occasions
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  • Peter
    Dined on 29/8/2014
    service was still good but we felt it may have slipped a bit as a couple of longstanding people were not working that night
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    outstanding value, special occasions
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  • One of the UK's best restaurants
    GPPX
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Foodies know this is one of the UK's best restaurants, yet it does not seem to be on the global tourist radar, so it has a wonderful unspoiled ambience. The interior is quite discreet and unshowy, the service is the very best, and there is a wonderful relaxed feel to the place. The food is absolutely top notch - genuine world class fine dining. No hype, just the very best. One of the UK's top restaurant destinations for those in the know.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nogoodgirloVIP
    Dined on 28/8/2014
    Exemplary food as usual, service a little slower as v busy, and we did not have as much time as usual to linger. I mentioned it was a friend's birthday and she had a completely unexpected extra chocolate pudding with a candle on. V discreet and much appreciated. The staff are so wonderful, it's why we keep coming back.
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    brunch, fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Great service, and tasty food!
    Rebecca
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Fantastic service from a lovely Sardinian lady (didn't catch her name, sorry), fab food, exactly what we wanted for this special occasion.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    NellyB
    Dined on 24/8/2014
    Tried Chez Bruce for Sunday lunch. Food was disappointing - more good home cooking than fine dining. Best thing was the blackberry fizz cocktail and the free shortbread. Service was good from our main waitress but others were surly. Won't be going back.
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  • A perfect evening
    Buttons
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Exquisite food and outstanding service. The wine recommendation from the sommelier complimented our courses perfectly.
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    romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as always
    occasionaldiners
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    Out for dinner for our wedding anniversary. We ordered fish to start and main courses. The dishes were beautifully presented and tasted superb. The service was friendly as always.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Highly recommended
    straighttalker
    Dined on 21/8/2014
    An evening this week at Chez Bruce surpassed expectation. It was really great - the atmosphere in the restaurant was very special. The food was, as you'd expect, out of this world but the service made a huge difference to the success of the evening. It was appropriately formal, as you would want and expect from such an excellent restaurant, but they were all very personable and caring too. We were attended to but not rushed or bothered - a fine line they got just right. The set menu offered excellent value and the courses were of perfect proportions. Great selection on the wine list too.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Stuwethers
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Food was fantastic, service was OK but a little slow.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    Excellent meal; excellently priced; excellent service; wine very good but very overpriced.
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    business meals, romance, special occasions
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  • Chez Bruce, Wandsworth Common
    Rose
    Dined on 20/8/2014
    The starters and mains were beautifully cooked and presented and the duck with cherries was very tender, but to my taste overly salted. The crème brulee was creamy and delicious. The service was efficient. I would recommend Chez Bruce for special occasions.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Mayzie
    Dined on 19/8/2014
    Our experience was exceptional in every way. The food was inventive and beautifully presented. The service was very good. We will return!
    Special Features:
    business meals, disabled access, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch
    ThethinGregWallace
    Dined on 18/8/2014
    Took the opportunity of a rare Monday off work to visit an old favourite venue of ours. After 1 or 2 recent experiences at Chez Bruce where the food had been very good but not outstanding, this was a welcome return to top form. Particular favourite dishes were the duck magret and the apple and blackberry dessert with cinnamon beignets. Waiter was excellent, and the sommelier recommended an very nice wine from Lazio which paired nicely and was reasonably priced. All in all a very nice way to start the week
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful cooking......
    Ruminant
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Great food, cooked with great skill. Plenty of choice on the menu on Aug 16 evening. Some skilfull use of flavours to make for a new eating experience. Nice! For this quality the three courses for £47 is competeitive, but wine to add if you want it. Relaxed atmosphere and service friendly and helpful. My only slight minus was a little too much haste in pouring wine and trying to get the next bottle sold.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Fantastic
    OMXD29
    Dined on 16/8/2014
    Fantastic food, service and great value. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super food
    Lbmksurrey
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Great evening with friends - good food, good service, good ambience - however a distinct lack of vegetables - 10 chips between two is not good - also two carrots with the grouse - not so good. Still a great restaurant to visit.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb as ever!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    This time we took friends to show them in person how great Chez Bruce is. The welcome at the door is a little frosty and austere, but once in side the other staff were attentive, the wine list as amazing as ever, and the food superb!
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  • Great food, not perfect experience
    socrates
    Dined on 15/8/2014
    Food was excellent, interesting flavours, good portions. Slightly disappointed with service, ambience, etc. Had a late lunch sitting and as the restaurant quietened down service slipped. Our waiter disappeared with the replacement(s) not on the ball - part of the experience of a restaurant like this is to not have to worry about chasing waiters for dessert order, water, teas not brought out at requested time, card machine, etc. Also could hear a very rowdy kitchen, while toilets were scruffy. So overall, excellent food (and wine) which is the main thing, but not the best Michelin-starred dining experience that I've had.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Chez Bruce for Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We went to celebrate my partners 50th birthday with a lunch just for us before the big party. The food and service were superb, but when seated at the tables for two on the left hand side, you must be prepared to be banged continuously be the diners at the next table. While overall an excellent experience, the restaurant should consider removing one of the table for two on the left hand wall to allow ample room between the tables so that customers are not constantly being knocked into by the diners at the adjacent tables.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good wine list
    Electricboogaloo
    Dined on 13/8/2014
    Lovely food, great service, and a rather impressive wine list.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Bruce
    jwchef
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    A wonderful restaurant. Varied menu allowing plenty to choose from to suit all tastes, yet not too big a menu that you feel like you are reading a book! Each time I've been the food has been superb and the service excellent despite the fact that the restaurant has been packed full of customers. The food is first class, presented simply yet beautifully and not too cheffy! Brilliant from starter to pudding with lovely little extras in between like a taster biscuit, homemade breads and a palmier to finish off with - that's if you can manage it after a filling three course meal.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and service
    Lisa
    Dined on 12/8/2014
    Large choice of courses on the set menu, which was very good value. Definitely will be going back!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Superd
    Nursey
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My 3rd visit and every time exceptional. Mother-in-law was very impressed how well they cater for her various dietary needs.
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    special occasions
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  • HowardSydney
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I will praise this restaurant, but with the caveat that, at its prices, it SHOULD be excellent! It is expensive. Given that, the accessibility, service, décor, and above all, the food was excellent, and my party of four all agreed it was one of the dining experiences of the year. If there was a minor criticism, is was that the desserts did not quite match perfection of the starters and main courses. In my case, the ice cream was positively gluggy and Ben and Jerry's would have been better. Small criticism, but at the price, it has to be made.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    DGT1532
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    A truly outstanding dining experience, which lived up to my expectations and hopes. Every booking instruction was met and 4 hours went by in an flash of smiles, laughter, fine wine, fork swaps and incredible tastes.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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  • Didn't live up to expectations
    jdc42334
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Overly fussy food that did not necessary work together and expensive given the dishes on offer.
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  • Amazing as ever!
    Robyn
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We always head to Chez Bruce for our special milestone celebrations - and this trip didn't disappoint!
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every penny
    Terryw560
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Totally lovely restaurant. Menu was lovely, food was amazing and not overly complex. Cheese board is a highlight.
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    group bookings, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Bruce
    ju12
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We had a lovely Saturday lunch to celebrate my Mum's birthday - wonderful food, lovely dining room, and the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, special occasions
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  • Jojo
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful evening at Chez Bruce. The food was spectacular and the service was flawless.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great flavours as always
    svvv
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Always a great menu - classics done well with lots of nice touches. Good service as always too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tremendous, as always
    Andy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is my fourth visit to Chez Bruce and it consistently lives up to its great reputation. The menu is interesting and varied enough to keep coming back. the portions are well sized, the wine list compelling, AND.... the cheese board is sensational. All of this for a set price of £47.50 for three course at one of London's finest restaurant is amazing. The service was a little shaky this time.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Chez Bruce
    AhTow
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went with my wife & food,wine & service was flawless.Can recommend to anyone if they have a special celebration.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chez Bruce - FAB!!
    FoodandWinelovers
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    My husband and I recently booked a table at Chez Bruce (following a friends recommendation) to have a celeratory big birthday lunch. We found the staff welcoming, friendly & courteous and attentive. The menu choice and food were excellent, the wine list outstanding. I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant as real treat..
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    brunch, romance, special occasions
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  • Special Occasion
    Semiretired
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Super meal as you would expect from Chez Bruce. Excellent and varied menu choice and lots of help from the waitress when asked for recommendations. Extensive wine list and again very god recommendations It was a very special family celebration and we all thorough enjoyed the excellent food, wine and ambience
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  • Good Food, Good Service
    WendyB
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Spent a Saturday evening here with friends, sat in the upstairs dining room so lovely ambience and not too noisy. Service was great, our waitress was attentive but not overly so. We had the Sommelier recommend some wines for our dishes, these were well matched and very reasonably priced. Food was very good quality, classic but perhaps lacked a little innovation.... for me the stand out touches were the Iced Tea Broth (with the Passionfruit Marshmellow) and the Basil Sorbet which had a definite wow factor and made the classic theme a little more interesting. Would recommend for good classic meal on a special occasion.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance, special occasions
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  • Chez Bruce
    ikbr
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Two of us had lunch here last weekend and it was utterly delicious - from the amuse bouche, the liver parfait, skate with delicious prawn toast and a cholcolate pudding. Would thoroughly recommend. We did not drink too much wine so was not too too expensive.
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    fit for foodies, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Very good food and service
    Abcde
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Staff were good fun and attentive with a good knowledge of menu
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    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions
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