About the award
Each year the AA independently inspects hundreds of restaurants across the British Isles. Introduced in 2000, this award recognises restaurants that provide cuisine of a truly excellent standard, as well as demonstrating innovation and ambience and providing a high standard of hospitality.
Chez Bruce, London SW17
Chez Bruce opened in 1995 and has been a stalwart of the London dining scene ever since. It has a charming neighbourhood feel to it, set in a small row of shops, and the dining room is spacious, with plenty of natural daylight and colourful, vibrant artwork.
The restaurant does everything brilliantly and apparently effortlessly, producing top-notch modern food, based loosely on classical and regional French/ Mediterranean cuisine. Dishes are simple, unfussy and focus on great flavours, with home-made charcuterie and slow cooked braises.
Service is highly professional and there’s an excellent sommelier to match the impressive wine list.