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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DH
London
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KJ
1 review
Dined on November 12, 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.

TO
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DJ
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 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
1 review
Dined on November 2, 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
1 review
Dined on November 2, 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 November 1, 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 November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic food.

AF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Fabulous service and an honour to meet Bruce.

p
London
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always!

JP
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - that sums it all up !! Three of us dined at the restaurant & all throughly enjoyed. No complaints - and even better - empty plates 😜

GM
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time, we are not local but it is our choice for special occasions and worth travelling to.
Always enjoy it.

G
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We try and come every year to celebrate a joint birthday and always have a fantastic evening. Service is exceptional, the food sensational with a wide choice, and the ambience is perfect. A particular highlight is always the cheese board!

SW
London
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent restaurant.

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CK
London
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good. Wine selection excellent. Service efficient. Table for 2 disappointing. Stuck in the corner with one chair facing into the corner. Think squeezing in extra tables.

JC
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never order roast potatoes because they are never as good as my own but I risked it on Sunday and I’m glad that I did... these were sublime! Everything else was also absolutely delicious with terrific service.

R
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem of a restaurant. Chic, cool and understated!

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As Wonderful as last weeks visit

CT
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable evening in a lovely atmosphere - excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend.

l
London
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for my birthday lunch and had a lovely time. We all loved our starters and puddings but where all disappointed with our main course. That said we ordered the same dish so did not try others. The pork looked anaemic and undercooked and the roast potatoes were soggy. Ewverything else we ate was outstanding and the staff truly charming.

We also went with our children aged 13 & 11 yrs who are very adventurous eaters and they were blown away.

OT
Sydney / NSW
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location
Knowledgeable sommelier nice wine list
Recommended

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful classic food. Exceptional, understated service.

JB
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining Chez Bruce is as always a lovely experience

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thank you for making our 1st wedding anniversary so special! ❤️

HM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were bought a voucher as a wedding gift which was a perfect idea. Beautiful restaurant, amazing food and Parmesan crisps which were incredible!

J
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service and Excellent Food

IB
London
194 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dinner shared by four great friends!
We are all regular diners at Chez Bruce, but seldom as a single group. This evening was as spectacular as i recollect from a food perspective. Great presentation; wonderful wines and timely service.

CH
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic , food exceptional, service excellent not fussy , very relaxed. Food very good value , alcohol a little pricy but perhaps not by London standards , definitely go there

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s 21st and the staff all made sure it was a truly memorable and special evening. Great table, service and food. The staff knowledge of the food and wine and how to make an occasion special all contributed to an amazing experience that will live long in the Venters family memory. Thanks to all of you and the unseen kitchen heroes.

PJ
London
17 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab food - a diverse menu, lovely wines. Knowledgeable waiting team - would highly recommend.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing and we shall return

LS
London
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

One minor problem with one dish .
Main course taken off bill !
Impressive!! Otherwise it was it usual very high standard

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We were put on a very cramped table near the draughty main door. Tables for two are too small. Everything else perfect.

J
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always, best restaurant in SW London. Would highly recommend for any special occasion.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, attentive service

M
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to celebrate a birthday, excellent wine list and great food quality and presentation.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service and food were not as good on previous visits

JW
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Slow to take our wine order (the starters arrived and we had no wine...).
Gave us complimentary glasses of port to compensate, which was a nice touch.

RG
London
35 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fantastic service. What more could you want?!? This is now one of my most favourite restaurants in London.