Chucs Westbourne Grove

4.3
95 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
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.

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

What 95 People Are Saying
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OT
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

went on a monday evening to try out Chucs - when we arrived at 7.30 there was no one else there - we were shown downstairs & took our seats - nice cosy atmosphere -- despite being the only people there we had to chase a waitress to order drinks - they were clearly gearing up for a large table of about 12 - which arrived 8ish - staff seemed only able to cope with this one table - we perpetually kept having to ask for service and we gave up on dessert and coffee having sat for another 20 mins with menus and a myriad of staff who seemed to be very good at doing very little except chatting to each other -

The food itself was disappointing for the price -- the bread basket was stale with the bread already beginning to dry out on one side - it had clearly been sitting out all day -- I ordered scampi risotto - which whilst tasty was on a such a shallow dish it was literally about 2 grains of rice thick -- seriously stingy for the hefty price tag poor poor and poor --- whilst they may think they have a captive audience with the local residents - I for sure will not return - the quality of so many places nearby leave Chucs looking like a has been --- perhaps thats why there were so few people in there !!!

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JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 5

Absolutely insane pricing for a casual Italian. Three people shared had three glasses of whispering angel. Then one starter. Three dishes of pasta bolognese. One bottle of chianti (£55, 2nd cheapest bottle on the menu) One drink each. No dessert. £80 a head. At a very basic restaurant. The food was cold. And I saw a mouse running across the floor. Will not go back.

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m
London
17 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Booked a Birthday Lunch with friends at Chucs for Bank Holiday Monday- May 6th.
I have to say that paying on average £70 per head is on the expensive side.
Drinks here are very expensive and not helped by a wine list where the starting price is £40.
This is Westvbourne Grove and not a michelin restaurant & hence not recommended to have a bottle of wine. Prosecco at £45 per bottle is the most expensive Prosecco I have ever encountered at a restaurant.
Food is good but not exceptional and service - start off with was average and descended into very slow and unresponsive. One thing to note is to charge a cover charge of £2 per person for 3 slices of bread between 5 people is a joke. Only when we all asked about the justification of this charge, did management remove this from the bill. Why introduce this in the 1st place.
I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT FOR SERVICE OR VALUE FOR MONEY.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was good, not amazing! The one thing they really need to work on is customer service!!!!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The food was not good. We are used to a much higher standard at chucs.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

extremely expensive for a very simple lunch of basically a soup and salad .... not impressed .

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here for Easter brunch with my three teenage children. The food was amazing. There were so many delicious choices. They were able to accommodate my son’s nut allergy with no problems. The service was excellent; beginning with the host as soon as we walked in.

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b
London
124 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Just a great warm authentic neighbourhood Italian. All staff were Italian and the food was just great from start to finish

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A
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding overall. The octopus carpaccio, beef carpaccio and tuna tartare were particularly incredible, they are must-haves if you ever go. However the calamari and courgette fritti was oily and quite disappointing. And the amount of calamari was very little comparing to the courgette.
The atmosphere was very good, nice and cozy, we were seated at the garden on the lower ground, it had great daylight and a lovely setting that was nicely decorated. Despite being quite close to the tables around us, we still feel very private and spacious, and the garden area is calm and quiet. The service was very good as well, waitresses and waiters were polite, warm and attentive. One of the waiter was also very helpful when I mentioned my allergy concerns. Overall, we will very much recommend this restaurant.
One minor thing that annoyed us was they sent us an email through OpenTable saying we missed the reservation, when in fact we made the reservation and they even acknowledged and confirmed our OpenTable booking when we arrive at the restaurant. A minor issue, but annoyed us a little.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were really impressed with the freshness and taste of the good. We particularly liked the Octopus salad.
Margherita, our waitress was exceptionally attentive and remembered all our various changes of choice in the menu!!
Big thank you to the restaurant for a particularly fun filled evening.

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food and service. The place takes both table cover charge and service charge, which results in 20% in the bill. We have received a wrong bill with our food + some other dishes from the menu. Waiter said "Yes, it is not your bill" and did not even say sorry. Then we were suggested coats that were not ours twice.

Overall average food at a quite high price. Service needs improvement.

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SS
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good service and super food

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O
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

They don't do requests for choosing seats or tables

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L
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

refreshing ambiance and service. less boujis and more relaxed than the other spots on westbourne grove

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RM
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service and ambience. Great cocktails. Food is pretty good (not incredible like you'd hope for the money) and it is way overpriced.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Good service, truffle spaghetti tasted of dishwater, didn’t complain at the time unfortunately. Kept leaving back door open so quite cold and didn’t pick up on this!

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R
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious spot with a great vibe, esp weekend brunch / lunch

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NK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

The service is great but the food was very bland

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Ridiculously overpriced mediocre food

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D
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! The staff were all very friendly and nice, the food from the brunch menu and coffee were great. And they have a very nice garden too!

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z
London
24 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very posh, beautiful ambiance, great for wealthy Ladies who lunch!! A full plate of pasta (that was excellent by the way) for 18 quid is a tad excessive in my view particularly given the quantities served. Service was very good and friendly.

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s
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited more that an hour for your food because the boiler was broken . We didn’t get any compensation for the disagreement. They didn’t even offer any food while we were waiting. We overpaid for very poor quality food and the restaurant was extremely noisy.
Extremely disappointed.

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o
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the most amazing time at chucs!!! I wine and dined her! We are going out again! Round 2 thanks to chucs! Love it!

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PR
London
15 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very very good food and impeccable service

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SC
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined here several times and it never disappoints. I'm in love with this restaurant. Bigoli pasta is my favourite. The service is spot on.

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AJ
New England
16 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Pasta was cold when arrived to the table and was a very small portion after being claimed to be the large size. Charged us the service fees when nothing was eaten from what was provided, and wasn’t asked if we wanted anything.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland under seasoned and overpriced . Sea bass over cooked .Caponata tasteless , not agrodulce River cafe prices for average high street trattoria cooking.
Ice cream had ice crystals , inedible ( Taken off our bill )
Waitresses friendly but inefficient, Did not appear to work in sections , so asked three different waitresses for water before any appeared .
Cover charge added to bill , really ? when it is £20 for a bowl of pasta .
Wine list very overpriced , no medium priced wine.
Bench seat broke at the end of the meal.

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S
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely space, nice staff and fashionable clientele. The food is forgettable so you are even better off going to Carluccios!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable food and atmosphere

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with friendly staff. The food is really good: very simple receipes (cacio e pepe / bolognese / burrata etc) but very tasty! Perhaps a bit pricy for Italian food though. All together a great evening, we will defitively go back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The wait staff was the most inattentive I’ve ever experienced. No one specific was assigned to our table. We had to flag down anyone willing to help us anytime we needed anything. My pasta arrived cold. We asked for the dessert menu and it was never brought to us. We finally just gave up and asked for the bill. Very disappointed with my experience.

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OT
16 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was friendly but v sloppy. Felt entirely ignored! Sad because Chucs had been a fav

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PR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff. Extremely good food in a relaxing atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Fantastic service, knowledgeable staff with a friendly approach. Overall we enjoyed the evening although we wanted to share that the dinner plates where cold which meant the pasta dish was Al dente when served which is never good when you pay £31.50 for a dish. The restaurant also has a good selection of wines but we discussed that it would be good to have a few more options around £35-£45.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Scrumptious Italian food alongside great people watching. Go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

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M
London
21 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great local place in Notting Hill - cannot fault attention to detail here

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was lovely. The food was great. My only complaint was how noisy it was upstairs. And unfortunately we were sitting with people who were clueless about inside voices. Will probably try downstairs next time.

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New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lively restaurant with good Italian food and very friendly and good service. The tables are a little bit close so conversations are easily overheard but it’s well worth going.

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