Chucs Restaurant & Cafe - Westbourne Grove

4.4
42 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
Under the direction of Alessandro Verdenelli, Executive Chef, the restaurant serves classic Italian dishes, light salads and freshly made juices, all to be enjoyed within the quiet elegance of the dining room designed by the ever-popular Peter Mikic, or outside on the luscious garden terrace.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30 - 15:00/ 19:00 - 22:30
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 - 22:30
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Phone number
020 7243 9136
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Alessandro Verdenelli
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Private Party Contact
events@chucsrestaurants.com: 020 7766 2814
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Additional
Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun 11:00AM - 9:30PM
Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 10:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:30PM

What 42 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.2
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4.2
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3.7
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch which was a nice choice of eggs, avocado, green juices and delicious cappuccino.
Very nice service and nice ambience.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We have enjoyed going to Chucs on previous occasions and the pasta and pizza was always good. Unfortunately this time we were seated next to the serving station (something I have noticed happen more often when using open table), so it was a little noisy. We arrived early but we're told the ravioli was not available. My pasta was a shade too al dente for my liking and the payard was charred a bit too much for my liking. Service was friendly and forthcoming but food left a lot to be desired.

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PR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a good restaurant. I love the food and cannot fault the charming service. It has become my favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Chefs let down by front of house!

I chose Chucs because of the great reviews. 'A Nottinghill food institution!' they said. And it didn't disappoint on that front. The spaghetti with lobster hit all the right spots. However, the lacklustre, inattentive service coupled with the passable wine choice that came with a sneaky/surprise £70 price tag meant we had no option but to skip out of the venue uttering 'fc-uk you very much'. Such a shame as the nosh and the intimate, Amalfi Coast-esque decor promised so much.

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R
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding pasta, good size portions. Staff were so helpful and friendly

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the food always delicious. We come often and they are also fantastic with accommodating children.

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PR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and charming service. Can’t wait to go back.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a good time as you can have a chat and it’s very quiet but, the no air conditioning was aweful it was so hot, which ruined the night

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JH
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My pasta dish was served cold and tasted awful. I was definitely served something that was lying around for a while. Pasta should always be cooked fresh. Having complained about it nothing was done and then staff were even rude.

Worst restaurant I have been too in a long time. The other dishes were average and that's me being generous. They allow dogs in there too.

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J
London
17 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Monday evening... so not full with customers. Very good service with friendly staff. It is a bit pricey but the food is of a high standard and the portions are adequate. Would have liked to have seen more choice in the dessert menu, but obviously that is not there thing or perhaps it is unnecessary in this weather. The ambience was good - you could hear yourself speak without having to raise your voice - which was a refreshing change. Adequate room between tables - which allows you to feel more comfortable.
All in all a really nice dining experience for a special occasion.
Would I go back -- YES .

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CR
Mexico City
25 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok Ingredients really good
Hostess very attentive
Pizza Bianca with black truffle was the best

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious Italian food and great wine. Lovely decor. Friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good service and nice relaxed atmosphere but food was average and not good value for money

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful garden setting, smiley and friendly service. Fabulous food and nice little extras thrown in before the meal and after such as radishes on ice, bite sized ice cream, nice touch!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Very poor pasta- stringy. Bolognese tasted like it was from a can. Place has no real Italian ambience. The pre-starter of olives, nuts and cheese was the best part of the dinner. I’ve never been so disappointed.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had to wait a long time before receiving the food. A shame because everything else was perfect.

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L
London
27 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience. Very chic in a relaxed way. Delicious food and incredibly attentive staff. Little extras like parmesan and walnuts and olives to start as well as mini ice cream bars for petit fours were beer welcome. Definitely will go back

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Place where we go and come back . Outstanding service , great food .

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EP
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food quality, good value for money, very nice decoration.

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P
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice spot in a quiet a pleasant area. Good food at an affordable price

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely setting and great for brunch or casual dinner. A bit tough with a pram as multi level with steps making it hard to exit if the kids are not quiet, but the staff was super helpful. I would go again, but without children.

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n
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice - although we rushed a little as the manageress told us we’d have to vacate our garden table by 2.30. At 2.30 the restaurant and garden were not busy and we could have relaxed a little more.

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C
London
70 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Obscenely expensive for mediocre food in a dark basement with scatterbrained service

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really good!

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K
London
4 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Beautiful terrace

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

The staff were simply terrific as was the food & service. Perfect :)

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K
London
13 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food good. Nice waiters but SLOW. Very NOISY and expensive

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CB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great evening, Chucs has such a wonderful atmosphere. We had a table of four, and could hear ourselves speak at normal conversation level which is so rare in London restaurants! Italian run and Italian food. All the classics, well executed. We also really appreciated the Italian design and wanted to buy everything from the red lacquered table top to the blue rimmed glasses and portable table light! A bottle of prosecco is £40 which is a bit steep, but during the week they do special offers / happy hour. We will be going back.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

I have been to Chucs many times for lunch and dinner in their NH and Mayfair branches and it has always been a great experience. However this occasion was for breakfast which was very under whelming. The very small portion of smoked salmon and eggs came on one slice of regular white sliced loaf bread and I was still hungry after. Would recommend for lunch and dinner but their breakfast leaves a lot to be desired.

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p
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely place to socialise with a friend as it’s not too noisy and the menu offers various healthy options. A great lunch place for sure!

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l
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was painfully slow on a Sunday night. It took us more than 2 hours to have 2 courses. In between we were desperately trying to flag down different waiters for water and wine refills - and to ask if our food might be coming soon. We won’t be going back there.

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KB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great cosy Italian, the service was very slow the starters were superb but mains were average

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J
London
146 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Writing this some time after dinner at Chucs, I can see the comedic value of the experience. It could have been a sketch from Fawlty Towers or La Cage au Folles. We went for the Sunday Roast and freebie bottle of Prosecco as advertised on Opentable only to be told that it had finished at 4pm (no time limit had been stipulated on the website) and that they'd 'run out' of Prosecco. We thought that perhaps we'd be offered at least a glass of house wine as a goodwill gesture - nope. We were then involuntarily moved to another table as a group of diners had arrived and one of them would 'feel sick' if they'd couldn't be seated where we were. We ordered a sirloin steak which took an hour to arrive. Requests for water took forever until being finally ignored. The steak was good, but the rest was a grisly pantomime.

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FC
London
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

one of my favorite restaurants in London.
Good Italian food

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j
London
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice venue. Excellent food

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N
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, good food and delicious wine. Will happily return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Hostess and staff.
Excellent food.

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MM
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Food normally is amazing here! Tonight I ordered the zucchini fritto as one of my items to eat and it came in a pool of grease... which i did not realize until i was half way through and saw all the oil, on the bottom of the paper. So the zucchini went from grease fryer to plate flipped the basket onto the serving paper basket they were served in, without draining ~ at all!!!
I told my server, she told the kitchen. And they did nothing said nothing. Until i paid and I asked my server so did kitchen say anything about the oil pool of grease on my zucchini? She said oh, they said they are sorry. Should of immediately been taken off my bill, and without me asking the server was anything done? She should of come and told me issue was taken care of. I paid for my greasy dinner and left!! Sadly

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AP
London
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The space is beautiful and cozy. We ordered a tagliatelle with prawns and it was without salt. The quality of the pasta was excellent, made at home.

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AL
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and a vibrant atmosphere - definitely a new favourite. I will be back soon.

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