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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.

2 Bellevue Road
London, SW17 7EG
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, French

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: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£41 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 8672 0114

Website:
http://www.chezbruce.co.uk/

Parking Details:

Limited paid parking is available at Wandsworth Common station as well as on Bellevue Road and St James's Drive.

Public Transport:

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.

Executive Chef:
Bruce Poole, Matt Christmas

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Chez Bruce Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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4.8

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4.6

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4.5

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4.4

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (194)
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Good for Birthdays (132)
Good for a Date (128)
Romance (120)
Neighbourhood Gem (117)
Lunch (111)
Creative Cuisine (91)
Quiet Conversation (83)
Worth the Drive (78)
Sunday Lunch (58)
Business Meals (47)
Seasonal (47)
Authentic (44)
Cosy (41)
Casual (29)
Tasting Menu (24)
Local Ingredients (19)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Group Bookings (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fun (11)
People Watching (11)
Brunch (11)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Healthy (8)
Outstanding Value (6)
Child Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (2)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent. Haven't been for quite a few years and was not disppointed. Food, wine and service were all superb. Hope it's not as long before our next visit.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined 4 days ago

Brilliant as always! Lovely long girly lunch. Thank you

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·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 16 January 2018

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....

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 (London)·Dined on 13 January 2018

Always excellent, easy to book despite high ranking and Michelin star, probably due to off centre location, but great for anyone living in Wandsworth!

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 (London)·Dined on 12 January 2018

Great food and service. Relaxed atmosphere,but it still felt special.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 11 January 2018

Amazing food as always. Best restaurant in South West London.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 5 January 2018

Didn’t want the meal to end - delicious
This place is a firm favourite lunch date

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 28 December 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 28 December 2017

Never disappoints. Took the kids with this time for lunch and they thoroughly enjoyed.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 27 December 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 22 December 2017

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 21 December 2017

Excellent as always, can’t fault this place. Not cheap but much better value than other places of this standard!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 19 December 2017

Always a treat to come here - stellar cooking, impeccable service, cheese board of legend

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 December 2017

Amazing food, great service, the best restaurant in London! Chez Bruce never disappoints!

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 (London)·Dined on 11 December 2017

Every time we come here we wonder why we don't come more often. Cooking is consistently superb. Excellent service and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 11 December 2017

Superb food and wine - a wonderful lunch out for a special occasion. Been here before and it never ever disappoints. Always feel truly spoiled after dining here.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

This place is consistently fantastic. The menu is very good value (although it's clearly possible to spend a fortune on wine, if you choose).
The cheeseboard is superb....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 8 December 2017

Excellent in every sense! Highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 5 December 2017

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

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.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Another fantastic meal at Chez Bruce. A local gem worth travelling for if you don’t live in the area, the best restaurant in London and great value for the quality of food and service

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Chez Bruce never disappoints. The service was courteous and the ambiance energetic. And of course the food delicious as usual.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Wonderful food, service and restaurant. We had a great experience and will definitely be returning!

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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Fresh, seasonal and inventive dishes yet again. Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Chez Bruce is outstanding, and incredibly good value. The service, food and ambiance are exactly what you’d expect from one of London’s top restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on 18 November 2017

Awesome! Great evening.. fabulous food and service!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 17 November 2017

Delicious food. Amazing wine list. Excellent service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 14 November 2017

As always, fantastic food at great value for money with a wine list that offers genuine flexibility. A tried and tested favourite for the last 10 years that we return to time after time.

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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 12 November 2017

My 2nd time there, but thia time with m girlfriend and it was perfection as ever!

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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Excellent food and wonderful service! Have been here a few times before and never disappoints. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys quality food served in a comfortable environment with relaxed atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on 5 November 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 4 November 2017

Everything about this restaurant lived up to expectations,cannot name a low point. Looking forwards to our next visit already

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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Went there for my birthday with a small group of us. We all had the best time. Lovely food, very delicious and great service. All the extra little bits between and after meals were amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Lovely evening
Gorgeous food
Superb waiter
Really enjoyed the evening

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (London)·Dined on 24 October 2017

Chez Bruce remains one of London's most consistent and outstanding restaurants. The food is classic but constantly changing, the wine list is exceptional - and excellent value - and the service is effortlessly brilliant.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

You cannot fault anything about Chez Bruce. The food and service is consistently excellent. Literally my favourite restaurant in London.

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