Chez Bruce

4.7
3289 reviews
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£41 and over
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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.
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.
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Special Events & Promotions
We have staged many highly successful parties and events where guests hire the entire restaurant for very special occasions; anything from a birthday, wedding or anniversary celebration to a Burgundy Wine Grower’s dinner.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
3,289 reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
80%
Very Good
17%
Good
2%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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London
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic place that never disappoints. Great value for money and a menu that never lets you down. The staff are incredible and the service is spot on. If you want a meal for any occasion this is the place. See you again soon

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TL
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic like always!

Can not get better food for the money in London.

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H
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

My 4th visits to the restaurant. The dishes are unique, seasonal and tasteful. I have swapped to a Vegan diet since the beginning of the year. The staffs are very attentive and able to inform the Chef immediately and adjust the specific dietary accordingly. Highly recommended!

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J
London
4.0
Dined on 9 July 2018

Very good food but expensive. Better value for lunch.

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OT
4.0
Dined on 8 July 2018

Enjoyable evening staff very attentive

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J
London
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Just exceptional - my favourite restaurant. A bit further to travel these days but worth it.

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IT
London
5.0
Dined on 2 July 2018

Over the years, Chez Bruce has been our go-to restaurant of choice for special occasions. It's close to Wandsworth Common station, which means we can get to it from South London easily, but most importantly, the food is good.

Over the past few years, we got a little bored with CB, so we've tended to go to elsewhere for wedding anniversaries, but for our 30th anniversary on a Monday night, you want an easy journey, so Chez Bruce it was. I'm very glad we did - the food was wonderful. Every course they cooked was perfect.

As always, the parmesan biscuits they bring in place of an amuse bouche were really tasty and the bread was good, and I did appreciate the way that the waiter encouraged us to take as many biscuits & pieces of bread as we wanted!

The Crisp Pig's Head starter I had was melt in the mouth and tasted divine (you couldn't tell it was anything to do with the head, so don't be put off) & my wife enjoyed her lobster, although she did comment that the lobster raviolo and the sauce, while both great, didn't really go that well together.

We both had the Barbary duck for mains and both really enjoyed it - I thought the duck was cooked to perfection, nicely pink, but not bloody. The bottle of Brunello we'd ordered was easily the most expensive wine we've ever ordered at £95 (less than a sixth of the expensive wines on the list!), but matched to the duck perfectly and was worth every penny.

For dessert, my wife had the cheese. This is one thing that has deteriorated over the years in Chez Bruce. It's still better than many restaurants, but in years gone past, my wife would have gone to CB just for the cheese - 3 shelves of wonderful cheese. This was one shelf of good cheese. I had the Orange and Banana cake and that was perfect.

So, if you're in South London, go! If you're not in South London, seriously think about going anyway. It's most definitely still worth that Michelin star.

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M
London
5.0
Dined on 24 June 2018

Anniversary

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B
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Came to Chez Bruce for my 50th. From start to finish, all the staff showed care and attention to detail. Felt very looked after. The food, wine and the whole ambience was excellent. Although busy, I and my guests felt the service was faultless. I will definitely be back!!

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S
London
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

SUCH a lovely evening. I took my husband for his birthday. Despite being local to Chez Bruce and having heard so much positive things about it from many people, somehow we hadn't got round to visiting until now. So glad we did, it lived up to expectations and more and we will definately be returning. Service and food top notch and great ambiance in the restaurant. Extensive wine list and very knowledgeable and helpful sommelier. Seating layout excellent too spacious yet intimate with tables for two facing the restaurant side by side in most cases rather than facing which all adds to the overall feeling of the place. Delicious and wonderful evening, thank you!

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KT
5.0
Dined on 17 June 2018

Stunning food and impeccable service. Would recommend highly.

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OT
Surrey
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

As always Chez Bruce doesn’t disappoint. We went as a family for my dad’s birthday and were well looked after. I would thoroughly recommend going there. Helen

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OT
New York Area
2.0
Dined on 14 June 2018

Great service. Good wine list and some excellent suggestions.
Sadly the food was the letdown. It was very pedestrian. Nothing special. It tasted dull like they were just going through the motions. My wife’s turbot did not taste fresh.
This was my first and last visit. For the price it doesn’t get a second chance.

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L
New York Area
5.0
Dined on 14 June 2018

Fantastic as always, great knowledgeable staff and a stunning menu

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b
London
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2018

Outstanding as usual , if I could live here .... I would

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Y
London
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2018

Brilliant as always! The food is exceptional and the service is very special. I would dine there every day if only I could!

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DS
5.0
Dined on 7 June 2018

Great restaurant, we return every couple of years and have been going since about 2002. The fact we’re still going back and will continue to go back says it all.

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s
London
5.0
Dined on 7 June 2018

Had a fabulous lunch, service, food I couldn’t fault.If you haven’t been yet please go as you won’t be disappointed.
Also I would like to thank the manager, Liam , his attention to detail as with all the staff , perfect.
Thank you we will return .

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 3 June 2018

Super Sunday

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W
London
4.0
Dined on 1 June 2018

As usual wonderful food excellent service WAY TOO HOT. need to get their air conditioning sorted out. Always been this. Have said it before to them.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

Lovely meal with my family to celebrate my sons 14th birthday.
They were really accommodating with my vegan husband!
The service was excellent!

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FF
London
4.0
Dined on 28 May 2018

Probably our 20th visit to Chez Bruce and it still remains our favourite restaurant in London.
Quality and variety of food is just incredible. A taste sensation every time!

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I
London
4.0
Dined on 28 May 2018

Food and wine pretty faultless and joyful. Service not as good as food.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 27 May 2018

Anniversary

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AC
London
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Outstanding food and service as always. Has to be one of the most consistent and best restaurants in London and for the quality of food, one of the most reasonably priced. We were there for an 88th birthday and every member of staff made the birthday lady feel so special. Thanks to all at Chez Bruce

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A
London
5.0
Dined on 24 May 2018

We had a wonderful time and the food was good. This was not our first visit and this second visit just did not feel as good. Table location was poor, we opt for the tasting menu which felt very rushed and the wines did not wow. Stick to a la carte and choose your own wines. Much better food and more interesting, or maybe only go once.

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B
London
5.0
Dined on 23 May 2018

As ever Chez Bruce never disappoints. We had lunch mid week and the menu was full of great seasonal choices, the right balance for a lunch. I had the lobster and crab ravioli to start which was really fresh and simply delicious. Followed by veal which was melt in your mouth. The service was attentive, discreet and charming as ever. And lunch is always such great value - we are so lucky to have a local restaurant with such outstanding quality and consistency. It was a belated birthday treat to go - last year my husband took me to a 3* place in the west end - the biggest disappointment ever - never again - it probably cost us 3 times as much as Chez Bruce and the food was awful.

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OT
London
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

A wonderful lunch for a friends 50th birthday celebration. We started with a delicious Gin Fizz. The lunchtime menu was delicious from start to finish. Bruce made an appearance to wish my friend happy birthday which was a very nice touch.
All the extra touches including a birthday pudding, chocolate truffles, shortbread made it a very occasion.
Excellent friendly staff.
Thank you

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RW
3.0
Dined on 17 May 2018

A little overrated for the food. Tiny portions. A little salty starter and the main was not great. Just didn't hit the mark for us.

Service excellent and the birthday dessert was a lovely treat. Thanks.

Can get much better standard of food at Trinity and Dairy.

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Y
London
1.0
Dined on 13 May 2018

Very disappointing meal . Not in same league as other similar restaurants. Seemed like an average family restaurant that would cost half the price.

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PC
London
5.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

Chez Bruce never disappoints for food and wine. Consistently very good.

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m
5.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

Thank you Chez Bruce for accommodating my family for lunch. As always the food and service was exceptional. I have to also give special thanks you accommodating my 3 year old child and disabled mother. You made it all very accessible and staff were very gracious in meeting our needs.

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n
London
4.0
Dined on 10 May 2018

Wonderful lunch with friends. Fresh seasonal fare which always looks fantastic and too good to eat. Great service.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 6 May 2018

As always Chez Bruce doesn’t disappoint - excellent seasonal food and impeccable service .

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MO
5.0
Dined on 5 May 2018

We had a simply wonderful evening- great food, service and lovely, friendly atmosphere. One of our favourite places to eat in London.

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y
London
4.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

Fabulous lunch at Chez Bruce as usual. Wide choices for all courses and the delicious extras like the cheese crisps and the shortbread add to the pleasure. Given the accolades rightly poured on this restaurant they are able to cater from business meals to girlie lunches with aplomb. Always a treat to be invited

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A
London
5.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

Wonderful restaurant. The food and service are honestly out of this world.

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PH
London
5.0
Dined on 3 May 2018

It is a few years since we have been to Chez Bruce but the food and service is as good as ever. A great lunch for our anniversary.

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N
London
5.0
Dined on 30 April 2018

Delicious food, exquisite service.

Opentable wants me to submit 50 characters but there's really nothing more to say!

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KJ
5.0
Dined on 29 April 2018

One of my top dining experiences. The food was amazing and the extra touches and fantastic service all added up to a very special experience.

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