Chez Bruce

4.7
3377 reviews
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£41 and over
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Modern European
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
What 3377 People Are Saying
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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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K
London
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
5 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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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food amazing as always but service v poor

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I
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chez Bruce never ceases to delight you. The food was of impeccable quality, the portions were generous for a Michelin star and the waiters made everything possible to make it easy for my 6 year old. We look forward to visiting soon again

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LL
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really lovely lunch / afternoon here - the cheese board is amazing as was all the food and the staff paired the wine perfectly - Thankyou so much

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J
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall excellent. I enjoyed my first course very much. I was slightly disappointed by the cote de boeuf as it was overdone though we asked for medium and the wait between first and second course was too long in my opinion. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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CC
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our whole evening was outstanding

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PJ
London
11 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are locals though even if we weren't, we'd travel to be here. This is our favourite place to dine - reasonably priced for the high quality and variety of both classic and inventive dishes on offer, charming and knowledgeable team and great wine list. What's not to love?!

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j
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was faultless, food perfectly cooked and seasoned, one very small point is would of liked more truffle flavour on starter, but still worthy of 5 stars, brilliant wine list, the cheese board is best I've seen.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Comfortable ambience though perhaps tables a little close (we had a noisy party beside us which made this particularly obvious), delicious food, attentive & helpful staff. Will definitely be returning.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Second time visiting Chez Bruce - wasnt disappointed. Great food - lovely warm atmosphere - fantastic service.

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OT
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb. Cheese board to die for and superb relaxed service. Excellent

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner - fabulous, as ever!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Birthday
Very good food at a very reasonable price

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RA
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely for a special occasion. Delicious food and was very impressed with the service- attentive without hovering and v friendly to 2 tired and slightly scruffy new parents!

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c
London
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite restaurant in London. Always outstanding

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is still amazing. Service is great and very knowledgeable staff. No loud music so you can actually talk to each other. Yes it's expensive if you have cocktails, wine and coffees etc but it's worth it for a special occasion.

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TR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service, Bruce himself came to say hello as it was my daughter’s birthday. Great place for celebrating.

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KF
London
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were absolutely outstanding, could not fault a single thing

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RG
London
15 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant serving some of the best food I have tasted. We went for the the tasting menu and were not disappointed! Highly recommended.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great lunch with friends. Every course was classic and wonderful

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F
London
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Fabulous food.

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful experience every time. Friendly welcome. Delicious, well presented food. Immaculate service. Lovely atmosphere. Great wine list. Recently visited and would recommend crispy fish cakes, belly pork and hot chocolate pudding.
Not pretentious in any way and they don’t mind taking photos for you.

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a lovely dinner here with family. Notified the restaurant it was a special occasion and they gave us a great table by the window. The food was excellent and a reasonable price for Michelin star. Would definitely recommend for a special meal!

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GF
London
159 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I have been her many times but not sure it is quite as good any more. The main courses were superb - shared the beef which was beautifully cooked and presented. Fishcake starter very good but lobster ravioli while very tasty was poorly presented as one big ravioli with little grace. Desserts were ok but not amazing.

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CR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Food and Service top notch. A local gem in Wandsworth.

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CS
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday’s dinner was just perfect, as always. Great service, delicious food and very nice ambiance

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SH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my wife's 40th birthday. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Menu had something for everyone. We all enjoyed our meals, I had the Venison and it was cooked to perfection. The sommelier provided us with an excellent bottle of red. For dessert, the cheese board is to die for. Un-requested, the staff came to our table with a Birthday dessert for my wife - which was a lovely touch.

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ST
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Simply delicious - hadn’t been for years - will be back again very soon

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MJ
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just fantastic service from start to finish. Food wasn’t too bad either!

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NT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch menu !!
Birthday treat and looked after like royalty... Even Bruce popped over to give birthday wishes !! Nice man !! The wine list is amazing too !!
Definitely worth a visit !!

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MP
London
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Super - really good I loved it. It’s situated about 200 metres from Wandsworth Common Southern Region station which is in turn one stop from Clapham Junction.

On a Tuesday lunchtime it was about three quarters full which for out of central London is pretty good.

The decor is plain, with plenty of room between tables and NO BLOODY MUSIC THANK GOD! They coped well with my changing the booking from six to five and then a no show so four of us.

They offer a three course meal with about five choices per course but a bit light on veggie options not that I care. The set meal is about £38 a head and with two bottles of wine plus aperitifs and digestives plus coffee ended up at about £80 a head. An absolute steal at the price.

I’m not going to tell you what we ate, the menu is on the web site. They did though offer as an amuse bouche Parmesan biscuits. Absolutely marvellous. “Can I have the recipe, I asked?” And a little card with details promptly arrived. So if you will excuse me I will finish here, I have the ingredients and am going to make a batch now.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Chez Bruce for a celebratory lunch with friends having wanted to go for a while. Was not disappointed- everything was great, in particular the service and the extra dessert we received as the waiter had somehow worked out we were celebrating! Excellent value Sunday lunch too!

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KM
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Booked for a birthday lunch celebration and it didn’t disappoint. Food was outstanding and service was excellent. With the added touch of a slice of birthday cake brought over with desert was a lovely surprise.

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DH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

fantastic food and atmosphere . Always a special treat

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m
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s Chez Bruce ! What more can I say? If u haven’t been yet why not ? Especially if you’re a south Londoner

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KP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A delicious meal with helpful and discreet service. A very special occasional night out.

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