Chez Bruce

Modern European·
Gold Award

SquareMeal Review of Chez Bruce

Gold Award

“An SW17 legend… sets the local standard… special every time”; local fans never tire of Chez Bruce’s sociable, neighbourly attributes, its high-achieving sense of style or its “consistently superb” Michelin-starred cooking. We also approve of Bruce Poole’s egalitarian approach and the fact that he can produce top-end cooking without eye-watering price tags, fawning service or reverential pomposity.

Eating here is all about having a good time and enjoying great food in surroundings that are underplayed but sophisticated (think neatly laid tables, polished wood floors and striking modern art on pastel walls).

The kitchen’s remit is gusty, generous and immensely flavoursome Euro-inspired cooking – the kind of food that pleases, excites and soothes in equal measure. It’s an ever-changing seasonal feast, but the menu might take you from starters of sautéed duck hearts with pearl barley, roast new season’s garlic, smoked sausage and parsley to desserts such as a seasonally tweaked Arctic roll with poached peach and blackcurrants or buttermilk pudding cheekily partnered by a slice of lemon drizzle cake, lemon curd and strawberries. 

In between, the big-hearted approach could yield prime cuts and earthy platefuls such as wild turbot accompanied by fresh coco beans, cucumber velouté, pickled apple and samphire or rump of veal with ragù-dressed hispi cabbage, crisp polenta, courgette purée and girolles – manna indeed for the well-fed burghers of Wandsworth. Chez Bruce is also famed for its prodigious cheeseboard, and we reckon its “fantastic” assortment deserves much more than a passing sniff.

Brilliant staff and knowledgeable, “old school” service add to the all-round feel-good factor here, while the monumental 600-bin wine list is a treasure trove of classy bottles offering tantalising diversity, style and quality at drinker-friendly prices. In short, Chez Bruce promises “a great night out!”

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Modern European
Glamorous, Lively
Other Awards
One Michelin star
Celeb-spotting, Dates, Romantic, Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Road, Wandsworth, London, SW17 7EG

020 8672 0114


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 12N - 2:30PM Sat - Sun 12N - 3PM Mon - Thu 6:30PM - 10PM Fri - Sat 6:30PM - 10:30PM Sun 6:30PM - 9PM

Reviews of Chez Bruce

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56 Reviews 

Matt B

26 July 2019  
Best place to eat in London consistently delivers.

Mami K

26 July 2019  
Exceptional, good food, good service & good wine list.


26 July 2019  
Cosy, exquisite cooking and lovely wine list. Quite pricey.

Michael S

08 July 2019  
Simply the best neighbourhood restaurant in London. Innovative cuisine, friendly professional service, excellent wine list.

John C

08 July 2019  
Consistently good food and good quality wine at reasonable prices.

Mary W

28 June 2019  
Our favourite, always excellent service, the attention to detail with the additional items is always interesting. Excellent value and always very enjoyable, easy relaxed atmosphere. Fabulous wine list and house wine good value.

Michele R

10 April 2019  
Wonderful service,exceptional and memorable food.,and unusual and innovative menu! All for very resonable price!


01 August 2018  
An SW11 legend, sets the local atandard. Special every time no matter how often you go.

Michael S

15 July 2018  
Outstanding cuisine, extensive and well priced wine list and knowledgeable, friendly service.

Aoife D

10 July 2018  
Fantastic old school service, wonderful food and wine in great neighbourhood surroundings. Brilliant staff and a great night out!
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