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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AP
London
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was quite simply an amazing lunch to celebrate my wifes' 40th Birthday. Her parents have said that it is right up there with the places they have ever dined. Staff were wonderful and the food superb. We certainly didn't need to eat again in the evening...... Oh and the cheese trolley is a must!

RS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at a local restaurant. The reception at front door was excellent, which always means that we were going to have a good experience.

L
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely lunch but with a bumpy start! The Maitre D tried to seat us at the worst table which we declined. In a dead space far corner of the room which they should replace with a lamp or plant. Being 2 women maybe he thought he could get away with trying to fill it? Funnily it was the last table to be filled & by 2 women!!

P
Kent
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Chez Bruce is a fabulous restaurant and the food is exquisite. We have been to lunch a few times and it never disappoints. The staff are superb and very attentive. We could not fault this restaurant, they definitely have got in right in every way. Food, staff, ambience and extremely good value for money.

K
London
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally made it to this esteemed restaurant and had a very enjoyable evening.
The seating for couples was refreshingly at right angels by default, rather than opposite each other which my wife and I prefer.

h
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the moment you arrive at Chez Bruce you know you are in a "proper" restaurant. Staff are warm friendly and knowledgeable. They clearly know that they are working in a great place. Food is exceptional, highlight for me was the baked apple dish which was definately the best of it's kind I have tasted (and I normally am more of a savoury person). Bruce appeared at the end to say Happy Birthday to my Mother and said "don't wait for a special occasion next time, just come hungrey." We will.

RG
London
41 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants (if not the best) in London. Amazing food and great service in a lovely atmosphere.

F
London
17 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, fantastic flavours and really great service.

PM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Chez Bruce and this visit didn't disappoint. Such lovely staff who are passionate about their offering. I love all the extra touches too including an extra brownie for my wife's birthday.

TU
London
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

AS USUAL THE MEAL WAS MEMORABLE AN THE STAFF DELIGHTFUL

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience

JS
London
16 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff, excellent service and very knowledgeable sommelier- loved it, will definitely be back

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and great value.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, year after year we had the most perfect evening at Chez Bruce -thank you!

F
London
21 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch as always.

n
London
103 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favourite for lunch. Inventive seasonal food which looks too good to eat. Wonderful service.

F
London
17 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it. Every dish we ordered was close to sublime. What a treat.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, again! Mark Hampson

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and everything was great

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service, and lovely special touches for my wife’s birthday.

S
London
22 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place, fantastic and creative food. For the quality of the food, the set menu is great value too.

MB
London
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime as always. This is my favourite London restaurant- always an absolute treat!

B
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Staff always remember us. Remember about my nut allergy.

CC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Bruce is always great. We had great suggestions from the sommelier, really good half bottle range

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect restaurant. Utterly charming and very special. The food is outstanding. Wine list is expensive but thoughtfully chosen. We return for years to come!

AC
London
57 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding as always. Hard to think of a better London restaurant on quality of meal vs cost

F
London
66 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time at Chez Bruce and as ever it didn't disappoint. We had a wonderful three course meal, the service was impeccable, the food not too fussy, but beautiful and delicious. It's always quiet enough to have a decent conversation but has plenty of atmosphere. Cannot fault it.

r
Hampshire
56 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Chez Bruce, all the choices were very good as was the service. It did get a bit noisy when the restaurant filled up.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every department.....as always!

DH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a few life events to celebrate and Chez Bruce never fails to deliver. We all enjoyed amazing food and finished with the infamous cheese board. Lots of surprise treats along the way; including non stop fresh bread, exquisite Parmesan crisps and melt in the mouth truffles. My only negative is that there could be more vegetarian choices. I'm a pescatarian so can also eat fish, but for a true veggie there is only ever one main course which is a shame.

b
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delcious, very rich, and lovely wine recommendation, thoroughly enjoyable evening. Thank you!

n
London
103 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We keep going back as it's so good. Wonderful food and impeccable service. The lunch menu is particularly good value.

KJ
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been looking forward to going to chez Bruce for a long time and I wasn't disappointed. I went for lunch with a friend and asked the waiter to advise on the food and the sommelier on the wine. We had a small carafe of white and red which was just the right amount at lunchtime and it was perfectly matched with the food. All in all a great experience and I will be back for more.

F
London
11 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

As ever, Chez Bruce didn't disappoint! A lovely meal - took a foodie friend who also enjoyed it immensely. High quality food, thoughtfully prepared with a good choice. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Came in at around £100 per head with a cocktail each, mid-range bottle of wine and 3 courses. I do like the way Chez Bruce put new ideas around classical French food - innovative rather than experimental, which is very appealing. Havent had anything other than good experiences at this restaurant after around 5 visits in 3 years. They achieve a commendable standard consistently.

TO
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Chez Bruce with wonderful food, staff and ambience. Thank you!

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would be lying if i said this was my first, second or third time for Lunch at Chez Bruce. Its a regular event for my board of directors board meeting and wedding anniversary.

I cannot speak highly enough of the food, staff and overall feel.

AF
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We love Chez Bruce and have been many times. The food is always excellent, and the service very attentive. Unfortunately the table we were given felt like a corridor and was extremely noisy next to a rowdy table. Also disappointed the Creme Brûlée had been taken off the menu.

DP
London
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 5th anniversary lunch and just what we wanted. You're very well looked after with very attentive staff but it is not stuffy. The staff gave us good recommendations and a really nice suprise was a free dessert with the plate saying happy anniversary.

S
London
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We've been meaning to dine at Chez Bruce for ages... and in the main it didn't disappoint. Stunning food, Lobster Raviolo was incredible! The only thing was that we felt the service was a little distant and impersonal, other than the lovely lady that welcomed us and served us cheese, incredibly knowledgeably, the rest of the staff seemed far from delighted to be there to be honest!

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food.