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Chez Bruce
Chez Bruce

Chez Bruce Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.chezbruce.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 672 0114
  • Hours of Operation:

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

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


    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 0208 672 0114

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
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    dined on 30/08/2014
  • "I had a great evening at Chez Bruce. The service is very slick and the food was absolutely delicious. I highly recommend it!"
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "service was still good but we felt it may have slipped a bit as a couple of longstanding people were not working that night"
    dined on 29/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 28/08/2014
  • "Fantastic service from a lovely Sardinian lady (didn't catch her name, sorry), fab food, exactly what we wanted for this special occasion."
    dined on 24/08/2014
  • "Exquisite food and outstanding service. The wine recommendation from the sommelier complimented our courses perfectly."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 22/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 21/08/2014
  • "Food was fantastic, service was OK but a little slow."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Excellent meal; excellently priced; excellent service; wine very good but very overpriced."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 20/08/2014
  • "Our experience was exceptional in every way. The food was inventive and beautifully presented. The service was very good. We will return!"
    dined on 19/08/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 18/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "Fantastic food, service and great value. Highly recommend."
    dined on 16/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "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!"
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 14/08/2014
  • "Lovely food, great service, and a rather impressive wine list."
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "Large choice of courses on the set menu, which was very good value. Definitely will be going back!"
    dined on 12/08/2014
  • "My 3rd visit and every time exceptional. Mother-in-law was very impressed how well they cater for her various dietary needs."
    dined on 11/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Overly fussy food that did not necessary work together and expensive given the dishes on offer."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "We always head to Chez Bruce for our special milestone celebrations - and this trip didn't disappoint!"
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Totally lovely restaurant. Menu was lovely, food was amazing and not overly complex. Cheese board is a highlight."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "Wonderful evening at Chez Bruce. The food was spectacular and the service was flawless."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Always a great menu - classics done well with lots of nice touches. Good service as always too."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "Went with my wife & food,wine & service was flawless.Can recommend to anyone if they have a special celebration."
    dined on 08/08/2014
  • "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.."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "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"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "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."
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Staff were good fun and attentive with a good knowledge of menu"
    dined on 01/08/2014
  • "We had lunch at Chez Bruce overlooking Wandsworth Common. The food was (as usual) excellent with a number of seasonal options. I had salmon tartare followed by the beef salad - both were excellent and light for a summer lunch - the beef was warm and full of flavour and the accompanying rosemary chips were outstanding. Very good value wine list and service is exemplary. The fixed price lunch offer, with the whole menu to choose from, is outstanding value."
    dined on 01/08/2014