Chez Bruce

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Modern European
Top tags:
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Fit for Foodies
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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London
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend for a special occasion

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent through and through. Service in particular stood out.

TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. The best dinner I’ve had in a long time.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Had a great time. Staff were very friendly and attentive

m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Fantastic food as usual, I don’t really want to be negative however the service wasn’t up to standards and the gap between a few weeks before at Trompette and this visit was huge. We waited 45 minutes for the first course to arrive and considering there seemed to be perhaps 10 covers that seemed strange in itself. And please serve butter at room temperature! Or provide a blow torch.

All joking aside would obviously come again and this isn’t a common occurrence, in my 5 or 6 visits over the years it hasn’t happened before.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the place I will always recommend to go to when I leave the UK! I really am so happy about everything and they truly deserve more than my 5/5. Thank you so much for a amazing heart full service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous evening as hoped and expected. I had been wanting to try this restaurant for years as had heard so much about it. I wasn’t disappointed. The food was great and the service likewise, overall an evening to remember.

N
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, excellent food and attentive service from the table waiter. Slow wine service and with attitude. Seemed a shame. Could have spoiled an excellent lunch - but it was rescued by attentive management! It won’t stop us going back.

JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable lunch at Chez Bruce, as always. Menu was excellent and we chose perfectly. And the children were made to feel right at home and very special - my 4 year old thought the broccoli was the best part of her dish! Sorry chef!
Fast becoming our go-to weekend celebratory lunch spot and already looking forward to coming back.

VL
London
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic meal, every course was amazing! Best meal of the year... 2019

RR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Innovative, fresh and envronventally concious menu that excited the taste buds and delivered on all counts. Fantastic cheese board too. Our 4th visit, with them meeting our high expectations. Thanks everyone!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From reception to departure the experience was nothing less than first class. The serving staff were welcoming, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the food, what an absolute treat.

RG
London
22 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at Chez Bruce. You really can not beat the quality of food and service combined. It’s definitely worth the short journey from Central London and is now one of my firm favourites. The little touches make a real difference - the little bags of shortbread and truffles for one. The standout for me is the cheese selection which is amazing and always changing!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Trying to assess what was the outstanding dish or element from dining at Chez Bruce is impossible for me. Everything stands out as perfection, food, wine, the attentive staff that are never overbearing, the space itself. It all ups to a beautiful sensual dining experience.

JC
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb
Great service
Food reliably excellent

S
London
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration and we were made to feel special from start to finish. Food and service were excellent throughout and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal and our experience there. It will be a family favourite from now on.

MB
London
5 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AmaZing meal and service. It was my partners birthday and he has wanted to come back for a while. He was over the moon.

BT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good all round - food and service - and cant be faulted but at a price, which is a bit on the high side.

CD
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic experience for our anniversary - made us feel very special and had a lovely brownie on the house! Free corkage on Sunday also a great touch for those who want to maximise spending on all the delicious food!

LD
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5th time visiting Chez Bruce and it keeps getting better! Service is incredible, food even better, can’t wait to go back already.

P
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic food, across a great menu. Slightly more wholesome portions than some other michelin stars! Worth a trip for sure.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come back to Chez Bruce time and again for special occasions. The food is always magnificent. The staff attentive. The atmosphere lovely. Never fails !

t
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

This was a special occasion so I thought we would try this famous restaurant but I wish we hadn’t bothered.
We were located upstairs away from the main restaurant in a small but impersonal room, fair enough, when they called to confirm my booking they said we would be upstairs but it was too late to rebook somewhere else. I did say that I had booked two months ahead of time to get a good seat and was told it was because I had booked on the internet!

Starters were good, main course (Côte de boeuf) was a little overdone, desserts were mixed (Bakewell tart - good, Chocolate pudding was too glutinous to enjoy.

Top tip, book direct over the phone and you may get a prized seat downstairs...

AD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chez Bruce manages to maintain its standards over so many years, with interesting updates to the menu.
They make lovely food with the minimum of fuss.

a
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A little disappointed overall. Food was good, very good, but not excellent. Ambiance was OK and noise levels very high. Good value for London. Excellent bread! Good service and nice wine list with markups of 3x. Was expecting more.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, lovely food. Superb advice from sommelier. Cannot fault this place - never fails to deliver.

e
London
19 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meal Chez Bruce! All dishes from starter to dessert were fantastic, in particular the gazpacho and strawberry trifle. Staff were lovely and attentive. Will definitely come again, probably very soon!

JF
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak we’ve ever had. In the smaller dining room upstairs- intimate, quiet, wonderful.

s
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Chez Bruce is among our favourite restaurants. The food is always excellent and the service 'just right'. We love it and will go back again and again.

D
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As amazing as ever. Faultless service, the most fantastic food. What more can you say. Brilliant

SR
London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the staff were wonderful and served up the most fantastic food. It was a nice summer evening and it’s location us easy to get to with views over Wandsworth Common. It is one of our favourite restaurants and we will return there when we’re next in London

IN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food, good wine selection, fantastic cheese board - will return

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We were surprised how bad the service was? Waiters arguing amongst themselves....delivery of food to a table of just 3 persons was made each course in 2 journeys plates and we were served by a large number of largely disinterested staff. Poor and surprising for this class of restaurant Chez Bruce purports to be!

n
London
98 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Inventive seasonal fare expertly prepared by the team as usual.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The food was too salty

S
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Fri night as a party of six. Sat at a lovely round table, always a favourite with a group, and received exceptional food, wine and service. Was the first visit for four of the group, all of which thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and would definitely return again.

All food was great, from the Parmesan biscuits, lobster ravioli, skate wing and lamb rump through to the bakewell tart, black currant ice cream and the always amazing cheese board. We all enjoyed an amazing bottle of Austrian Pinot Noir set at a really reasonable price.

Service was impeccable, attentive but not overbearing, no more could be done to help us enjoy our evening.

Thank you, will be back soon.

SJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very delicious food and excellent service. Sitting next to the window was a little drafty. There was a delay between first and main course but the breads more than compensated. Overall the food was great quality and well-cooked, although it felt pricey.

FH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food. I’ve been to Chez Bruce a number of times over the years and the food is consistently good and the restaurant setting doesn’t change. A good reliable neighbourhood favourite.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely flawless, and exceptional value.

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