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Summary

“You can see why people rave!”; Bruce Poole’s “casual yet elegant” neighbourhood classic by Wandsworth Common is – for the umpteenth year – the survey’s No. 1 favourite by dint of doing “everything effortlessly… and just right”, all at a price that makes it “6/5 for value”. The modern British cuisine is “unfailingly outstanding, but never over-elaborate: it just tastes intensely of what it is”. Service is “first class, helpful and welcoming”, the interior is “stylish, but not over-styled”, and there’s an “enormous, eclectic and excellent wine list”.

£74
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“Still at the top of its game after all these years” – Bruce Poole’s “unpretentious” yet “consistently excellent” neighbourhood restaurant is yet again the survey No. 1 favourite, and “well worth the schlep to Wandsworth Common”. “There are no fads – just classic, interesting, perfectly executed cooking”, matched with service that “while impeccable, is completely devoid of airs and graces”. All this plus “stellar” wine and a “cheeseboard probably visible from space”. And price-wise, it’s “so reasonable for something so good!”

£66
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Bruce Poole’s “quintessential neighbourhood restaurant”, by Wandsworth Common, celebrates 10 years as the survey’s No. 1 favourite; the secret? – “sublime” and “inspired” cuisine, “brilliant” wine, “welcoming but unobtrusive” staff… and a cheeseboard “to die for”.

£68
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

For the 9th year, Bruce Poole’s formidably consistent neighbourhood legend, by Wandsworth Common, is the survey’s No 1. favourite – its straightforward but unbeatable formula combines “incredible-value” cooking, “amazing” wine and “helpful and welcoming” service.

£68
Exceptional
Exceptional
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Owner's description

The restaurant

“My business partner Nigel Platts-Martin and I opened Chez Bruce in 1995.

From the outset, it was our intention to serve the very best food and drink but within a relaxed, informal yet thoroughly professionally orchestrated environment. Over the years we have been lucky enough to collect many prestigious awards and industry gongs, but it has never been our inclination to rest on our laurels.

Restaurants are not about celebrity chefs, managers, owners or design; they are about customers. In kitchen, wine and dining room departments, we therefore only strive to improve. If one’s passion is truly rooted in the business, there is no other option.”

Bruce Poole

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions,
No
Yes
10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm

Chez Bruce Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Chez Bruce Restaurant in SW17, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Chez Bruce restaurant.
Craig H
Always good, but needs to refresh its spark...
Reviewed 7 days ago

"Always good, but needs to refresh its spark"

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Minhee P
Still one of the best restaurants in London...
Reviewed 2 months, 9 days ago

"Still one of the best restaurants in London. Great food in a comfy yet stylish environment without being stuck up. Lunches are great value for money."

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Allan F
Third visit and, as always, Chez Bruce is a...
Reviewed 3 months, 18 days ago

"Third visit and, as always, Chez Bruce is a good place to lunch - I've never been there for dinner so I can't comment on that. Good food good service and some nice touches such as the home-made shortbread to go with coffee. My only comment is that it lacks a bit of atmosphere, but maybe that's more to do with the location and clientele rather than the restaurant itself. I'll be going back, probably many times."

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S F
Was this trainee night? The service was cha...
Reviewed 6 months, 19 days ago

"Was this trainee night? The service was chaotic! A herd of youngsters who seemed completely lost. The food was a disappointment too. For a £50 3 course dinner I expect more than a couple of weedy, dry pieces of San Daniele in my starter and tasteless lamb for my main course. We brought our own wine so that was OK. I will be saying farewell to an old favourite after this experience."

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Nigel S
Excellent meal and service at Chez Bruce - ...
Reviewed 8 months, 10 days ago

"Excellent meal and service at Chez Bruce - as noted by other reviewers, the cheese board is fabulous and a great follow up to the main dishes which were very well put together with fantastic ingredients which complimented each other so well."

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Gavin W
We will keep going back, even though we hav...
Reviewed 10 months, 15 days ago

"We will keep going back, even though we have moved away form the area. Excellent menu, tempting, delicious and well presented. First class, helpful and welcoming service in a stylish but not over styled modern environment. Busy but with plenty of elbow room. Great, balanced wine list"

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2 Bellevue Rd, London, SW17 7EG
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lunch noon - 2 pm, dinner 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm
Last orders: 10 pm, Fri & Sat 10.30 pm, Sun 9 pm

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