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Chez Bruce

4.7
3245 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, French
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Hours of Operation

Lunch:

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

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

Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm

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

Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
020 8672 0114
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Bruce Poole, Matt Christmas
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Parking Details

Limited paid parking is available at Wandsworth Common station as well as on Bellevue Road and St James's Drive.
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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.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3245 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Chez Bruce gets the balance of first rate food, brilliant service and relaxed dining spot on. Birthday night out so we went for tasting menu and tasting wines, plus cheese! Every dish and combination was bang-on. Cheap it isn’t, but you value it is!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food. Nice atmosphere. Everything was really well organised

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4.0Dined on 15 April 2018

A great Sunday lunch, most enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Great wedding anniversary dinner. Fantastic food and service.

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5.0Dined on 11 April 2018

Busy night at Chez Bruce, even on a Wednesday. Delicious food as usual. Not quite the exceptional service as per previous visits, but still better than most other places.
One starter didn’t come with GF bread as requested, so took a little while to toast some fresh bread. Then a drink ordered to go with the starter took a long time to arrive, almost as we finished them......some problem with the bottle apparently.

Three delicious courses as usual - impeccable food as always.

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5.0Dined on 6 April 2018

This is our favourite restaurant. Incredible food and perfect service, without being at all stuffy. Love it.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Delightful evening thanks to tempting menu, helpful and informed guidance on wine list, thoughtful service. We all relished our menu choices and both the blood orange and Aperol apperitifs and the wine were delicious.

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5.0Dined on 5 April 2018

Restaurant with a great reputation, more than lived up to this. Superb quality food, lovely ambiance great service. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

Awesome local place. Great service, delicious food!

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5.0Dined on 31 March 2018

Beautiful food and perfect service. We had a lunchtime meal and enjoyed fishcakes, kidneys, pork belly and more! We weren't rushed and had a comfortable and enjoyable lunch.

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

4 hours flew by, excellent and friendly service throughout, brilliant food. A great birthday evening.

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3.0Dined on 27 March 2018

Very professional and attentive service. The two people who looked after us were very good and attentive. Food was ok, nothing special. The vegetarian options were poor.

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4.0Dined on 27 March 2018

We went on a Tuesday evening and had a very decent meal, although it wasn't as good as I had expected based on the rave reviews this place always receives. The combinations were slightly too predictable (albeit it superbly executed) and the tasting menu could do with a bit of fresh inspiration.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Chez Bruce rarely disappoints and our most recent Saturday lunch there was absolutely amazing. It's certainly not a restaurant you would go to every week or even every month - but if you have something to celebrate or are looking to treat yourselves it is the perfect place. The food is on another level to anywhere else we've been - and believe me, we have been to many good restaurants in London and across Europe
Thoroughly recommended. Been going for ten years and will certainly continue to visit Chez Bruce.

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5.0Dined on 23 March 2018

This restaurant was on my go to one day list why did I wait so long.
Ticks all the boxes in every respect will be going back soon

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Where do I begin ?
Starting from the coat check, we were warmly welcomed and escorted to our lovely table. By careful consultation we were assisted by a lovely Polish sommelier, whom recommendations and knowledge helped a lot.
Food was outstanding. Foie grad and cote du boeuf is a must !

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4.0Dined on 18 March 2018

We love this restaurant, been many times, but this time the four of us had a table in the window. OK, but a bit squashed in and it meant all the service had to be reached across in front of me. Quite disturbing.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

Wonderful lunch. Haven’t been for years and had forgotten how lovely it is. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on 18 March 2018

From the moment we arrived we were treated in such a warm friendly and professional manner.
The food was excellent and Liam was particularly helpful and all in all a great Sunday lunch.

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

We went for lunch on Saturday. Nice number of people in the restaurant at the time. Great service, superb food. Can't wait till next time.

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Mother’s Day

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5.0Dined on 11 March 2018

Perfect Sunday lunch to celebrate my husband’s 50th birthday.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Perfect evening with great service and food. As always amazing cheese board.

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5.0Dined on 7 March 2018

Fantastic lunch for 4. Lovely welcoming and helpful staff, super food and an excellent wine list. Very easy to get to from Central London. We took the train to Wandsworth Common from Victoria (10 mins) and it is less than a 5 minute walk from there.

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5.0Dined on 6 March 2018

Absolutely first class in every respect.

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5.0Dined on 1 March 2018

First visited Chez Bruce in 1997 with colleagues shortly after leaving London for a job in Cornwall - always vowed to come back!
Dinner on Thursday with my wife and our daughter and her fiancé. What a great restaurant !
Everything about the evening was great from the moment I was allowed in with my Wellingtons that I had tramped around a frozen London all day - I subsequently noted I didn't spend a lot of time inspecting other diners footwear but thank you !
Good cocktails, really great food and great wine. Cheeseboard not visited but looked upon enviously. Service attentive but not obtrusive - a fine balance perfectly executed. All in our party want to return. Thank you and sorry its taken a while to get back.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Amazing experience from beginning to end. We come here every year for our anniversary dinner.

Set price for three courses, good wide choice, about 10 per course. All the dishes we had were of an exceptional standard, well presented and totally yummy.

Service was awesome, welcoming, attentive all night long, very cheerful and helpful with suggestions/recommendations, one suggestion being the tarte tatin for two which wasn't on the menu, which blew our taste buds away, wow!

An extensive wine list, so much choice, from very affordable to the bottles for special occasions. Lots available by the glass or half bottle, we sampled three types, all good.

I can't fault this place, we come every year because we love it, makes our anniversary very special.

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

We've been to Chez Bruce several times now, and it's always our go-to for special occasions. It's always such a wonderful experience. The food and service is fabulous, and even though it has a Michelan star, it still have a neighbourhood restaurant feel to it.

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4.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Solid cooking in an upmarket but not snobbish environment. Gin cured mackerel was a particular highlight, as was the skate with puy lentils. Wine was outstanding and looked to be generally good value. Service was attentive and friendly with the exception of the po faced maître d'.
I do wish they'd take heed of the majority of reviews that report annoyance with the incessant filling of wine glasses. Also tables so close that your chair may touch that of a neighboring table.

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5.0Dined on 16 February 2018

Chez Bruce has never failed to impress. Fantastic food and wine selection, excellent service, fine dining of modern elegance.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

amazing resturant. Lovely food and atmosphere and their staff go above and beyound xx

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

This was my second visit to the restaurant and absolutely lived up to expectations. The food was delicious and the service was superb and unobtrusive. The lunchtime menu offers an excellent choice and provides very good value. I shall certainly come again.

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5.0Dined on 11 February 2018

Chez Bruce ticks all boxes. From the attentive service to the delicious food, the experience is first class.

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5.0Dined on 10 February 2018

Outstanding!. The flavours in every dish we had were incredible as was the creativity of ingredients and presentation. Service could not have been better. Huge wine list to suit all tastes and budgets.

We eat out very regularly and we're struggling to remember a better dining experience.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Superbly tasty food and a relaxed stylish warm atmosphere

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

An amazing meal with fabulous service. Chez Bruce goes straight into the chart at number 1 for us on London Restaurants.

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5.0Dined on 7 February 2018

This is one of our favourite restaurants not just because of the high quality food but also the friendly staff who get everything just right.

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5.0Dined on 3 February 2018

Undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in London- thank you for a fine lunch and great service

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Nigh on perfect as ever

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3.0Dined on 1 February 2018

I have been a number of times before and I found this time the service to be surprisingly slow .The food was good but no real wow factor . What was particularly disappointing was the rhubarb trifle which was overly sweet and I have had better at kids birthday parties. One of our party complained of his over salted fish course. So only a 3 star review.

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