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Chez Bruce

2 Bellevue Rd. Send to Phone
Underground: Rail: Wandsworth Common
Still one of London’s best restaurants, found in leafy Wandsworth.
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Chez Bruce Restaurant Review

: This restaurant on the edge of Wandsworth Common changes little, but why should it when Chez Bruce enjoys such well deserved success? Closely packed tables sit under a vaulted ceiling; the fixed-price menu ensures a full house. Service is relaxed and efficient, a fine backdrop to serious, French-inspired cooking which is long on robust flavours, short on hype and delivers with a punch. The menu changes day by day, and the inspiration is a mix of multi-layered European influences, exemplified in the likes of fresh tagliatelle with braised oxtail, celery and herbs and grilled tuna with octopus, spiced couscous, lemon and aubergine, yoghurt and mint for starters. Mains might include a sauté of guinea fowl with ravioli, braised gem lettuce, creamed mushrooms and salsify or sea bream coming with mussels, Jerusalem artichoke purée, chanterelles, gnocchi and prosciutto. The cheese board is first-rate, justifying the extra £5 charged. The wine list is a model of restraint and excess, but whichever end of the scale you wish to play, there is a tightly focused something-for-everyone approach. Set 3-course lunch Mon.-Fri. £25.50, Sat.-Sun. £32.50; set 3-course dinner £42.50.

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