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About 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.
London, SW17 7EG
Modern European, French
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: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
£41 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
020 8672 0114
Limited paid parking is available at Wandsworth Common station as well as on Bellevue Road and St James's Drive.
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.
Bruce Poole, Matt Christmas
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Chez Bruce Ratings and Reviews
Service was fantastic. Very attentive staff keen to please and ensure you have a good experience. Nothing was too difficult for them. Went wit my son on his Birthday and the owner Bruce, actually came out to wish him happy birthday and make sure everything was ok. They even cooked my meat further when I reluctantly had to send it back as it was underdone (as I like my venison well done - just a personal preference). Every course was tasty and well presented and the chocolate pudding is to die for!!! Thanks to all the staff!!!! Xxx
Had not been to Chez Bruce for some time but the whole experience was just as remembered - great friendly service, amazing food and well priced and delicious House wines. We even had a visit to our table from Bruce himself, which was a first. The only negative, if you can call it that, is that we were so full we could hardly move at the end of the meal and couldn’t eat another thing all day! Personally I would prefer the option of just having two courses as I rarely ever have three and only did so out of greed and because we had paid for it! However it won’t put me off going back for more....
We went for our anniversary - and we got a "happy anniversary" dessert too!
The restaurant was v busy for a lunchtime at the tail end of December. All the same, we waited almost 40 minutes to order, which seemed a longish time. We did get offered a drink at about 15-20 mins in, though, and were offered a couple of very delicious parmesan biscuits - and, frankly, the food and wine experience was more than worth the wait so am totally NOT complaining about the slow start! This is cooking in a different league to most other restaurants at a similar price point in London - serious and masterful regard for ingredients and flavour combinations. It has been many years since my first visit and i hope not to wait so many until my next.
Stunning meal at this unpretentious neighborhood restaurant last night. Having eaten here before quite recently, you are always a little concerned it will not live up to your expectations but this time was even better. Marinated salmon with pomegranate and orange, succulent beef and a warm chocolate pudding with praline parfait - all excellent. A lovely touch to the end of this Christmas meal - madeleines and little satsumas as well as their indulgent chocolate truffles. Dishes are complete as they are, no sides needed and for £55 for 3 courses, this is amazing value.
Chez Bruce is probably my favourite restaurant! Have been eating at the restaurant for at least 10 years or more and love the food. My birthday meal at the restaurant is now a tradition and also for my friend whose birthday it was on this occasion! We were not disappointed.
Wow what a great lunch , I had the Tongue as a starter and it was amazing . The service was superb , the food exceptional , the wine brilliant . Cheese board fabulous and not to mention the truffle chocolates would be a mistake. Thank you Chez Bruce , I will be back soon. Stuart
Enjoyed a delightful birthday meal. We asked for the sommelier to match wines to our food choices, which she did marvellously. The fishcakes with mussels and poached egg was the winning first course, accompanied by an Aussie semillon. Our most favoured main course duck breast with sour cherry puree served with kimchi and a lamb samosa. That was given a glass of Amoncaya. The winning pud, a chocolate nougat with salted caramel and a glass of PX. Typically relaxed, attentive service made for a great evening.
Food was good and portions were massive. Extensive menu to suit different tastebuds. My starter was a little too salty though. Service was very good in general. The only issue we have is that no one came round to take our orders. We had to call the waitress to get our orders in both times. The two tables who came in quite a while after us finished their meal at the same time or before us.
We took our Canadian friend to Chez Bruce as we always had fantastic meals and wher never disappointed. Actually going on a Sunday evening was rather nice the restaurant was quiet and we had all the attention of the superb staff. We have been going to Chez Bruce for over 20 years and it’s still as it was in the beginning!
We've enjoyed Chez Bruce on Wandsworth Common since it first opened some years ago. The menu, the service, and the decor put it high on our list whenever we travel to London. This time the cheese biscuits to start, the remarkable foie gras, the grilled sea bream, and the creme brûlée were all memorable. We shall look forward to our next visit.
A wonderful birthday lunch at Chez Bruce with my family. Excellent service throughout, but Mum was particularly impressed that Bruce came to say hello! Tasty food with interesting flavour combinations. The suggested wines fitted the brief provided and accentuated the food. We'll be visiting again I'm sure.
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