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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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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (220)
Fit for Foodies (202)
Notable Wine List (173)
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Good for Anniversaries (167)
Good for a Date (157)
Good for Birthdays (147)
Romance (136)
Neighbourhood Gem (135)
Lunch (128)
Creative Cuisine (104)
Quiet Conversation (91)
Worth the Drive (87)
Sunday Lunch (70)
Business Meals (64)
Seasonal (56)
Authentic (46)
Cosy (45)
Casual (30)
Tasting Menu (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (19)
Local Ingredients (18)
Group Bookings (16)
Comfort Food (13)
Brunch (12)
Disabled Access (11)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Outstanding Value (11)
Fun (10)
Healthy (10)
People Watching (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Child Friendly (6)
Late-night Find (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great Beer (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Organic (2)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (London)·Dined on 22 October 2017

Fabulous food - beautiful ingredients carefully cooked. Smart but unpretentious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Another extraordinary meal. Chez Bruce never disappoints. My favourite restaurant in London

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 13 October 2017

Our first visit to Chez Bruce and we will definitely be back. The food was wonderful particularly my steak tartare and husband’s lobster ravioli. Service was faultless. But the ambience was great, busy but not too noisy and it was light and clean decor that helped it feel less busy. What a great place, already looking forward to our next visit.

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·Dined on 12 October 2017

As before, excellent food and very friendly, attentive service. Some very good wine options at reasonable prices

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on 2 October 2017

I went with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. We really enjoy the experience. Amazing food and great service.
The surprise us with a final unexpected anniversary cake, very kind for them.
Congratulation for the whole team, you do a great job.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 2 October 2017

Another delicious lunch. Chez Bruce doesn’t put a foot wrong. The best modern British food beautifully served with no fuss or pretention.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on 30 September 2017

Went on sat for a friends birthday lunch. Food was amazing as was the wine. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. Definitely will go again and recommend highly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 30 September 2017

Lovely lunch. The food and sservice was excellent and the place has great ambience.

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 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Always a treat to go to Chez Bruce. Delicious food, great wine and lovely staff. Thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 28 September 2017

Great meal out - lovely venue, excellent food and good service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Excellent dining experience, very attentive staff and wonderful wine selection.

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 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Chez Bruce pulled out all the stops (including Bruce!) to make my mother's birthday a special one. The service was fantastic. What a lovely lunch for the two of us.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 21 September 2017

Delightful meal at Chez Bruce again. A fabulous restaurant with great food, great wine and an excellent cheese board!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Seasonal
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

Absolutely flawless in every way. The food, from the first piece of bread through to the shortbread with the coffee was all exceptional and service is attentive without being obtrusive. The lunch has to be one of the best value fine dining experiences in London.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 19 September 2017

It has to be one of our favourites couldn't fault lunch the other day

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on 18 September 2017

Food and service was amazing! Keep up the excellent work

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 17 September 2017

Great food, great service, very enjoyable overall. Will return

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

The standards at Chez Bruce are as high as any restaurant I have ever been to, but, delightfully, nowhere near flash or ostentatious. It's unpretentious, but the food is as good as I've ever had, fantastically tasty but the portions are good too. Staff are superb, being welcoming & friendly, yet professional & exceeding attentive, charming & courteous.
The atmosphere is good, but not too noisy.
The wine list extensive & sommelier knowledgeable & helpful.
Truly excellent & I honestly cannot find any fault with my recent experience.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Some background music would be nice.
Otherwise it was a fantastic experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on 13 September 2017

Great 1 star outside of central London

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·Dined on 8 September 2017

Wonderful food, sparkling service. A real attention to detail here. It's not cheap, but you get what you pay for. Perfect place for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (London)·Dined on 5 September 2017

Wonderful meal as usual. Lovely touch of a small birthday cake with candle and truffles and palmiers to take home with a Happy Brithday message.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on 3 September 2017

Excellent food and service!! Full restaurant and good, buzzy atmosphere at Sunday lunchtime.

Sadly, both the starter and main course that I chose were sold out (it was 2pm), but great alternatives were available . We both loved the food.

Excellent service from the wine waiter who chose a lovely and very reasonably priced wine for me. Staff couldn't have been nicer!

Very enjoyable experience- expensive but worth it. Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on 1 September 2017

We were extremely well looked after for our 10th wedding anniversary meal. The service was faultless couldn't recommend this restaurant more highly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

My husband's birthday! This is our favourite restaurant and our choice for special occasions. We were not disappointed. The service is attentive, friendly. The sommelier gave good advice and is happy to look at lower price wines. We liked the choice on the menu - suits meat and fish eaters as well as vegetarians. I choose the vegetarian main course which was different and delicious. There is no better cheeseboard in London (we think!) A lovely little happy birthday dessert made it special for us. Good coffee, lovely truffles. Overall a very good experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Berkshire)·Dined on 28 August 2017

One of the best lunches one can have for not over the top prices, although the fantastic wine list can push it that way of course! Feel special always at CB as with the other establishments in the group, will be back for sure!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on 23 August 2017

Chez Bruce is a wonderful restaurant; near to the centre of London, but with a more relaxed feel than most fine dining restaurants and a lovely setting overlooking Wandsworth Common.

Lunch was excellent with great starters, good wine and the usual attentive service. One main course suffered a small hiccup (unusual for Chez Bruce) with my wife's lamb proving rather tough ("but the sauce most excellent"). The waiter quickly responded and the Maitre D' was soon at our table to apologise and explain the chef would be talking to their butchers, my wife was offered an alternative and no charge was made on the bill. This was the perfect response and left us happy that the whole team front of house and in the kitchen had reacted quickly and appropriately. After all any kitchen can have the occasional hiccup. We were then treated to extra deserts as an apology too. I hasten to add this did not impact our enjoyment of a very good lunch because the staff were so good. The cheese-board is worth a special mention which I had in place of desert, it is really excellent with a wide range of cheeses from the UK and France, all in first class condition.

We will be returning to Chez Bruce again shortly! Strongly recommend a visit.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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