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7:00 PM

Chez Bruce

4.7
3217 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 - 10:00pm

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 3217 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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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Brett (London)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 15 February 2018

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

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Bubsy (London)
5.0  Dined 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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vipFraser121 (London)
5.0  Dined 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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GreigM (London)
5.0  Dined 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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Richardw (London)
5.0  Dined on 9 February 2018

Superbly tasty food and a relaxed stylish warm atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Surrey)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined 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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madeleine (London)
5.0  Dined 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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Nikd (London)
5.0  Dined on 2 February 2018

Nigh on perfect as ever

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OpenTable Diner (London)
3.0  Dined 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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JenL (London)
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

Food was delicious and looked gorgeous on the plates when they came out. Staff were more than happy to accommodate and help out with gluten free options as well. Took us a while to get a reservation but definitely worth the wait. Highly recommend Chez Bruce

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

One of my personal favourites. Having not been for a number of years it was lovely to revisit and find the food was a good as it was 7 yrs ago.
I shall be visiting sooner than my previous wait.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 25 January 2018

Chez Bruce is all our family's favourite restaurant. We celebrated my husbands birthday there this week and the staff very kindly welcomed my daughter and her 5 week old baby. It makes such a difference when fine dining restaurants are child friendly. My granddaughter slept throughout our lunch which was a great relief. The food was exquisite and the staff couldn't have been more charming.

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vipLexatron (London)
5.0  Dined on 24 January 2018

Outstanding as ever. Chez Bruce treated us to a very special night to celebrate a birthday. The staff went beyond and were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Food was without fault and the paired wines were both interesting (cider with the starter salad!) and well thought out.

Would recommend for a special occasion, especially if someone else is paying!

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vipbffoodie (London)
5.0  Dined on 22 January 2018

My all time favourite restaurant. Love everything about chez Bruce! Timeless classic

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 20 January 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

Unfortunately you sent the booking and this review request to the wrong person at the wrong email address.

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vipKPDP (London)
5.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

Brilliant as always! Lovely long girly lunch. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

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

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vipnogoodgirlo (London)
5.0  Dined on 18 January 2018

Always a pleasure to have lunch here. Wonderful food and service with fresh seasonal produce. Consistently high standards.

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foodie (London)
5.0  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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vipHello (London)
5.0  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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Jades (London)
5.0  Dined on 12 January 2018

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

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ColinRW (London)
5.0  Dined on 11 January 2018

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

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JBotella (London)
4.0  Dined on 9 January 2018

All was perfect, the only complaint was the way the manager in shift treat us at arrival and during the dinner. He was more interested on his computer than in what was going on in the restaurant. I booked a table for 4 and one friend cancelled me at last minute. At arrival when I informed the manager he got upset and told me I should had call to inform them in a very bad mood. He also changes us to a smaller table, in the middle of the restaurant where all the waiters walk through in 3 directions as kind of punishment. Note that half of the restaurant was empty all night. There was at least 3 big table of four empty all night. I will have understood the issue if the restaurant was going to be completely full. At the end of the dinner when we leave the place and we told him good bye by the door, he didn't look back or reply he was just focusing on the computer, as he did all night in a half empty restaurant.
note: that the service we got from the waiter was OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!! he erased all the bad sense. He was impressive and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

This place was out of this world from the moment we walked in , until we left with treats to take away! I will be back asap

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 5 January 2018

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

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