“Stylish and reassuringly good food at this London stalwart” - AA Inspector
LONDON SW17, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Our Inspector's view
A fixture on the London dining scene since the mid-nineties, Chez Bruce is set in small row of shops and has the airy charm of a neighbourhood restaurant. The dining area spans two rooms with plenty of natural daylight, and the mood is elegant and subtly refined, much like the food. Seasonally changing menus provide the very best modern dishes, based loosely on classical and regional French/Mediterranean cuisine. Begin with a delicate, fresh starter of salmon and leek with smoked eel, horseradish, pickled rhubarb and dill, before moving on to a beautifully executed dish of Barbary duck breast with cabbage, celeriac purée, sarladaise potato and sauce poivrade.
Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 75
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 24–26 December, 1 January
- Wines under £30: 9
- Wines over £30: 630
- Wines by the glass: 21
- Cuisine style: French, Mediterranean
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About the area
The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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