When friends invited us to join them for dinner at one of the best loved restaurants in London we couldn't say no - we had been wanting to try Chez Bruce for a long time. Chez Bruce is an award winning restaurant located opposite Wandsworth Common, in southwest London. Although not in the most convenient location, it is well worth the trip.
Not only known for its excellent food, the restaurant somehow manages to maintain a very relaxed, though stylish atmosphere, whilst still having very professional service. Staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly the Aussie sommelier who recommended some excellent wines to accompany our meals.
Favorite Dish: Dining at Chez Bruce consists of a 3 course meal, which was a set price of £37 per head (Aug 2006). We all started with a refreshing Gin & Tonic and perused the menu.
There was 6 of us at dinner, and our starters were:
- Ceviche of tuna with king prawn tempura, pine nuts, lime and coriander
- Fillet of red mullet with baby squid, black olives, fennel purée and basil
- Mackerel rillettes with chilled cucumber velouté, beetroot and horseradish x 2
- Gazpacho with buffalo mozzarella, frozen basil oil and salted almonds x 2
The stand out one was the Ceviche of Tuna, which was happily my choice. It just melted in your mouth!
Main courses included:
- Breast of Guinea Fowl with braised bacon, salsify, celeriac puree and tarragon x 2
- Shetland salmon with scallop and crab boudin, mussels, beurre blanc and samphire x 2
- Fillet of sea bream with mushroom duxelle, potato pancakes, oyster beignet and dill
- Roast cod with olive oil mash, provençâle tomato and gremolata
I had the Guinea Fowl, which was so moist and tasty.
Desserts were great too, with most of having the creamy Crème brûlée.
It was such a great restaurant, I would highly recommend it for that special occasion, or a decadent dinner with friends.
I love this buzzing little place on a Sunday afternoon.
(although I hear it is very romantic at night)
Modern British with a French twist?
at any rate...
The food and service is always amazing and
you can stroll around Wandsworth Common to digest your lunch afterwards.
Ask for a table downstairs,preferrably up front where it's nice and bright.
Favorite Dish: They have a choice of various set menus and I am a big fan of their lovely , thoughful combinations.
Definitly value for money at lunchtime.
I had a delicious dessert of prailene ice cream and a chocolate on chocolate ontop of chocolate cake...ohmygod!