Chez Bruce

4.8
3414 reviews
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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.
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service. Lamb Pot-au-feu was delicious!

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LS
London
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic meal with great service. Made to feel very welcome. The wine recommendation was superb too. A brilliant choice as a special occasion restaurant!

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JH
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fantastic! Food, wine and service! Would definitely recommend.

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AN
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent as always, service not as good as usual. But restaurant was very busy .

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a
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant as always.

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MT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Amazing food but I feel the service has slipped slightly from previous times we’ve been. Wasn’t as friendly and accommodating as previous visits. The food continues to be excellent.

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WL
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as ever - great food and fantastic attentive service!

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CR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening as always. Food is outstanding every time.

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RH
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Up to it’s usual excellent standards, food amazing and very helpful sommelier.

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FS
London
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and outstanding cocktails. The service is also fantastic. Such a treat. The best place to eat in London!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great place - one of my favourite restaurants in SW London. Don’t miss it!

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HB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food, lovely staff. Pricey but then all Michelin starred restaurants will be and the food is really superb. They made a special occasion (daughter's 21st), extra special.

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cooking was excellent, the staff were incredibly patient and respectful.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Upstairs seating was disappointing as ambience not the same but food was very good and a nice night overall

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We have eaten at Chez Bruce on several occasions and enjoyed the experience. On this occasion the menu was disappointing and the overall quality less than we have experienced previously. ChezBruce did not provide value for money and I doubt we shall be back.

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FM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality and elaboration. Outstanding service. The only con would be the price, which is very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion. Also, the menu offered some amazing courses but others that did not sounded that amazing, yet I understand this is a very personal view. I totally recommend the pigeon and the hake!

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DP
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, excellent food . We travelled from outside London to the restaurant on a recommendation and well worth it.

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KF
London
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The perfect local restaurant yet such a special treat. It’s my third visit and it always delivers. Amazingly wonderful food, wine, service and ambience. I will definitely be going back again!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening. Food is top quality & better value than any other equivalent restaurant. Superb, friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal to celebrate a special occasion, the service was impeccable and the food lovely... the cheese board was incredible!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly and cosy environment with excellent food

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M
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Appetisers were good, our Cote Du Boeuf for two was superb. Great cocktails and well built wine list. Very good experience overall although the place lacked a bit of ambiance due to no background music.
Staff was gracious and happy, very aware of what is going on at each table and perfectly timed in regards to the presence at ours whenever they sensed we needed advise on menu items or wine.

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and very warm atmosphere. Definitely will be back

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the dishes we had were really delicious, full of flavour and beautifully balanced. Fantastic wine list, very extensive and with some unusual choices. Service was attentive, warm and friendly. I also think £45 for 3 courses for lunch is very good value for cooking of this quantity. Will be back.

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C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Maitre D was fantastic!

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B
London
11 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding. Hands down my favourite restaurant.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent as ever and the ambience is bustling and not at all stuffy. On this occasion though, the service wasn’t up to scratch. We had 4 different people waiting our table and yet we needed to call for wine to be served (my glass was frequently empty - a first world problem but it is a Michelin started restaurant?!), it took a couple of attempts to order the food and the usual level of attention just wasn’t there. Let’s put it into contact though, we had a great meal and we will definitely come back (yet) again. It was just one of those slightly ‘off’ nights for the waiting staff.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service was not overbearing. £100/head for three courses, a bottle of wine and cocktails.

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k
London
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is sensational; beautiful environment; perfect service

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RW
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service as always, a delightful experience time and time again. Looking forward to going back already!

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E
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

You cannot fault Chez Bruce. Perfection at its very best. Thank you. Corfield Family 19/12/18

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c
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service wonderful. The desserts were amazing.

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EZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal for my husbands birthday- fab table and service was as always fantastic

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BG
London
249 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What's left to be said about my favourite restaurant, except that on this occasion they were even better!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great performance as always. Hare ragu with spezle was sensational.

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K
London
11 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From start to finish Chez Bruce offer a welcoming, comfortable yet high end dining experience.
Wonderful friendly and professional staff, superb food and excellent wine selection.
Cannot recommend highly enough.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our dining experience. Such a wonderful birthday treat.

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EA
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

I had dinner at Chez Bruz on Tuesday night with a friend of mine.
The atmosphere was cosy and the room had nice Christmas decorations.
The waiter brought some different types of bread and some butter.
I tried as slice of the sourdough option, and found it to be ok, but nothing amazing.
The butter was very cold and then hard to spread. The taste was similar to any industry standard butter.
We ordered a carafe of red wine, which was pretty good and worth the price.
We both had one starter and one main dish.
I found the food slightly “old fashioned”: too rich and buttery, and I was unable to distinguish between any of the ingredients.
Everything was disguised by a fatty and buttery taste.
The service was spotless and the waiters very nice and friendly.


I didn’t find the restaurant to meet my expectations !You can find much better in London at that price!

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AS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Very much enjoyed it. The only constructive observation was that initially the staff rushed us to order and get through the meal. Initially l thought they wanted the table for 9.15 (we booked and arrived on time for 7.15) but this was not the case. Once we asked them no to rush usit was much more pleasant. Also there we no 2nd sittings that night. Looking forward to an excuse to go again.

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