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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

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (210)
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Notable Wine List (167)
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Good for Anniversaries (163)
Good for a Date (147)
Good for Birthdays (139)
Romance (132)
Neighbourhood Gem (128)
Lunch (123)
Creative Cuisine (98)
Quiet Conversation (86)
Worth the Drive (81)
Sunday Lunch (64)
Seasonal (55)
Business Meals (54)
Cosy (45)
Authentic (44)
Casual (30)
Tasting Menu (22)
Local Ingredients (18)
Good Vegetarian Options (17)
Group Bookings (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Brunch (12)
Fun (10)
Outstanding Value (10)
People Watching (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Disabled Access (8)
Healthy (8)
Child Friendly (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Great Beer (3)
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 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

This place is consistently fantastic. The menu is very good value (although it's clearly possible to spend a fortune on wine, if you choose).
The cheeseboard is superb....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Wow what a great lunch , I had the Tongue as a starter and it was amazing . The service was superb , the food exceptional , the wine brilliant . Cheese board fabulous and not to mention the truffle chocolates would be a mistake. Thank you Chez Bruce , I will be back soon. Stuart

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 4 December 2017

Enjoyed a delightful birthday meal. We asked for the sommelier to match wines to our food choices, which she did marvellously. The fishcakes with mussels and poached egg was the winning first course, accompanied by an Aussie semillon. Our most favoured main course duck breast with sour cherry puree served with kimchi and a lamb samosa. That was given a glass of Amoncaya. The winning pud, a chocolate nougat with salted caramel and a glass of PX. Typically relaxed, attentive service made for a great evening.

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 (London)·Dined on 26 November 2017

Food was good and portions were massive. Extensive menu to suit different tastebuds. My starter was a little too salty though. Service was very good in general. The only issue we have is that no one came round to take our orders. We had to call the waitress to get our orders in both times. The two tables who came in quite a while after us finished their meal at the same time or before us.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 25 November 2017

Another fantastic meal at Chez Bruce. A local gem worth travelling for if you don’t live in the area, the best restaurant in London and great value for the quality of food and service

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Chez Bruce never disappoints. The service was courteous and the ambiance energetic. And of course the food delicious as usual.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 November 2017

Fresh, seasonal and inventive dishes yet again. Wonderful food and service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 23 November 2017

Chez Bruce is outstanding, and incredibly good value. The service, food and ambiance are exactly what you’d expect from one of London’s top restaurants.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Calgary)·Dined on 18 November 2017

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 on 17 November 2017

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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vip
 (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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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on 6 October 2017

The food was delicious. It is a bit price but the portions are of a good size (no the miniature novelle cuisine portions). The wine list is impressive

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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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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