Chez Bruce

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Modern European
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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SW
London
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent restaurant.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good. Wine selection excellent. Service efficient. Table for 2 disappointing. Stuck in the corner with one chair facing into the corner. Think squeezing in extra tables.

JC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never order roast potatoes because they are never as good as my own but I risked it on Sunday and I’m glad that I did... these were sublime! Everything else was also absolutely delicious with terrific service.

R
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A gem of a restaurant. Chic, cool and understated!

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Wonderful as last weeks visit

CT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable evening in a lovely atmosphere - excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went for my birthday lunch and had a lovely time. We all loved our starters and puddings but where all disappointed with our main course. That said we ordered the same dish so did not try others. The pork looked anaemic and undercooked and the roast potatoes were soggy. Ewverything else we ate was outstanding and the staff truly charming.

We also went with our children aged 13 & 11 yrs who are very adventurous eaters and they were blown away.

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and location
Knowledgeable sommelier nice wine list
Recommended

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful classic food. Exceptional, understated service.

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining Chez Bruce is as always a lovely experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thank you for making our 1st wedding anniversary so special! ❤️

HM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were bought a voucher as a wedding gift which was a perfect idea. Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and Parmesan crisps which were incredible!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Service and Excellent Food

IB
London
191 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dinner shared by four great friends!
We are all regular diners at Chez Bruce, but seldom as a single group. This evening was as spectacular as i recollect from a food perspective. Great presentation; wonderful wines and timely service.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic , food exceptional, service excellent not fussy , very relaxed. Food very good value , alcohol a little pricy but perhaps not by London standards , definitely go there

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my son’s 21st and the staff all made sure it was a truly memorable and special evening. Great table, service and food. The staff knowledge of the food and wine and how to make an occasion special all contributed to an amazing experience that will live long in the Venters family memory. Thanks to all of you and the unseen kitchen heroes.

PJ
London
16 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fab food - a diverse menu, lovely wines. Knowledgeable waiting team - would highly recommend.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing and we shall return

LS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

One minor problem with one dish .
Main course taken off bill !
Impressive!! Otherwise it was it usual very high standard

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were put on a very cramped table near the draughty main door. Tables for two are too small. Everything else perfect.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always, best restaurant in SW London. Would highly recommend for any special occasion.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, attentive service

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to celebrate a birthday, excellent wine list and great food quality and presentation.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service and food were not as good on previous visits

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Slow to take our wine order (the starters arrived and we had no wine...).
Gave us complimentary glasses of port to compensate, which was a nice touch.

RG
London
35 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service. What more could you want?!? This is now one of my most favourite restaurants in London.

a
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We all love Chez Bruce and the food was as good as ever. However, we found our waiter a little curt and not up to the usual CB light but polite approach.

DT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Partner and I went here for our anniversary dinner. The food was fantastic from start to finish. The lobster ravioli was out of this world. The way the cheese board is presented is a highlight. The only slight blemish on the food was the epoisse was slightly over ripe.
Service and staff were delightful, this place really is a great choice if you want to spoil someone.

JN
London
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. One of my favourite restaurants

P
London
9 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food, as always - nice atmosphere, not too noisy despite being pretty busy on a Friday lunchtime.

RG
London
35 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing experience at Chez Bruce - on every level.

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service! Would highly recommend for a special occasion

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent through and through. Service in particular stood out.

TT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and service. The best dinner I’ve had in a long time.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday lunch. Had a great time. Staff were very friendly and attentive

m
London
11 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Fantastic food as usual, I don’t really want to be negative however the service wasn’t up to standards and the gap between a few weeks before at Trompette and this visit was huge. We waited 45 minutes for the first course to arrive and considering there seemed to be perhaps 10 covers that seemed strange in itself. And please serve butter at room temperature! Or provide a blow torch.

All joking aside would obviously come again and this isn’t a common occurrence, in my 5 or 6 visits over the years it hasn’t happened before.

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

This is the place I will always recommend to go to when I leave the UK! I really am so happy about everything and they truly deserve more than my 5/5. Thank you so much for a amazing heart full service.

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

Fabulous evening as hoped and expected. I had been wanting to try this restaurant for years as had heard so much about it. I wasn’t disappointed. The food was great and the service likewise, overall an evening to remember.

N
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

As always, excellent food and attentive service from the table waiter. Slow wine service and with attitude. Seemed a shame. Could have spoiled an excellent lunch - but it was rescued by attentive management! It won’t stop us going back.

JT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable lunch at Chez Bruce, as always. Menu was excellent and we chose perfectly. And the children were made to feel right at home and very special - my 4 year old thought the broccoli was the best part of her dish! Sorry chef!
Fast becoming our go-to weekend celebratory lunch spot and already looking forward to coming back.