Chucs Restaurant & Cafe - Westbourne Grove

4.4
69 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Italian
Under the direction of Alessandro Verdenelli, Executive Chef, the restaurant serves classic Italian dishes, light salads and freshly made juices, all to be enjoyed within the quiet elegance of the dining room designed by the ever-popular Peter Mikic, or outside on the luscious garden terrace.

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Sun 11:00AM - 9:30PM
Mon - Fri 8:00AM - 10:30PM
Sat 10:00AM - 10:30PM

What 69 People Are Saying
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AJ
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Pasta was cold when arrived to the table and was a very small portion after being claimed to be the large size. Charged us the service fees when nothing was eaten from what was provided, and wasn’t asked if we wanted anything.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food was bland under seasoned and overpriced . Sea bass over cooked .Caponata tasteless , not agrodulce River cafe prices for average high street trattoria cooking.
Ice cream had ice crystals , inedible ( Taken off our bill )
Waitresses friendly but inefficient, Did not appear to work in sections , so asked three different waitresses for water before any appeared .
Cover charge added to bill , really ? when it is £20 for a bowl of pasta .
Wine list very overpriced , no medium priced wine.
Bench seat broke at the end of the meal.

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S
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lovely space, nice staff and fashionable clientele. The food is forgettable so you are even better off going to Carluccios!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable food and atmosphere

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London
11 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant with friendly staff. The food is really good: very simple receipes (cacio e pepe / bolognese / burrata etc) but very tasty! Perhaps a bit pricy for Italian food though. All together a great evening, we will defitively go back!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The wait staff was the most inattentive I’ve ever experienced. No one specific was assigned to our table. We had to flag down anyone willing to help us anytime we needed anything. My pasta arrived cold. We asked for the dessert menu and it was never brought to us. We finally just gave up and asked for the bill. Very disappointed with my experience.

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OT
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Service was friendly but v sloppy. Felt entirely ignored! Sad because Chucs had been a fav

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PR
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff. Extremely good food in a relaxing atmosphere.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Fantastic service, knowledgeable staff with a friendly approach. Overall we enjoyed the evening although we wanted to share that the dinner plates where cold which meant the pasta dish was Al dente when served which is never good when you pay £31.50 for a dish. The restaurant also has a good selection of wines but we discussed that it would be good to have a few more options around £35-£45.

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S
London
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Scrumptious Italian food alongside great people watching. Go!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and excellent service

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M
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great local place in Notting Hill - cannot fault attention to detail here

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MA
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was lovely. The food was great. My only complaint was how noisy it was upstairs. And unfortunately we were sitting with people who were clueless about inside voices. Will probably try downstairs next time.

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lively restaurant with good Italian food and very friendly and good service. The tables are a little bit close so conversations are easily overheard but it’s well worth going.

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JT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Asked 3 times for a wine menu. Cheapest wine £36 a bottle. OK. So we're in a 'foodie' joint. So great food then? Well, yes, when it arrived. The waiter took down my order wrong. So my two colleagues were served and I waited...and waited...it was only sea bass - takes five minutes. The aubergine accompaniment wold have been pre-made. And I waited. My colleagues were nearly finished by the time my food arrived. We also ordered a side of chips for the table. These didn't materialise - we let them know that we din't want them anymore - they decided to serve them then. The waiter did not/could not 'listen' to his customers. It wasn't a noisy place. There was only one other table being served. I can see why now. Steer clear. An absolute rip-off. No style. No class. Just a rip off.

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Questionable italian food, great service but would not return.

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M
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were there today, Sunday 17 November, for brunch and it was auwful. The eggs benedict has little flavour and the avocado was inedible. And the maitre‘ d was very impertinent (I think he might have been unaware of how inappropriate he was) told me there was nothing wrong with it and we would have to agree to disagree!
Alas, I will never recommend this restaurant

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N
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service and lovely food, we'll definitely be back.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Service appalling, food very average
One can only conclude very bad management

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a
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food, service and overall experience. Very disappointing.

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CV
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely waiter , delicious food and peaceful , my girlfriend is a regular there , she took me for the first time.

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NS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A shame both fish dishes were not available otherwise great

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AS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

A lovely restaurant with a good menu. Unfortunately the service was really poor - the waitresses couldn't take a single order without making a mistake. Our cocktails and nibbles came after the starters were brought and the affogato came without the espresso. I will give it another try - meanwhile they might have decided to change their waitresses.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Es una muy buena opción para ir a cenar , lindo ambiente y muy buena atencion y comida. Altamente recomedable.

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AJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Our dinner came out at a snails pace. Things that we asked for never arrived and it was an utter disappointment. And because our dinner took so long, there was nothing left for dessert other than ice cream. An utter disappointment.

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Z
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very disappointed! Food wasn’t good, steak was chewy poor quality, bass flavorless... not again!

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M
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had brunch which was a nice choice of eggs, avocado, green juices and delicious cappuccino.
Very nice service and nice ambience.

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OT
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We have enjoyed going to Chucs on previous occasions and the pasta and pizza was always good. Unfortunately this time we were seated next to the serving station (something I have noticed happen more often when using open table), so it was a little noisy. We arrived early but we're told the ravioli was not available. My pasta was a shade too al dente for my liking and the payard was charred a bit too much for my liking. Service was friendly and forthcoming but food left a lot to be desired.

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PR
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is such a good restaurant. I love the food and cannot fault the charming service. It has become my favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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C
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Chefs let down by front of house!

I chose Chucs because of the great reviews. 'A Nottinghill food institution!' they said. And it didn't disappoint on that front. The spaghetti with lobster hit all the right spots. However, the lacklustre, inattentive service coupled with the passable wine choice that came with a sneaky/surprise £70 price tag meant we had no option but to skip out of the venue uttering 'fc-uk you very much'. Such a shame as the nosh and the intimate, Amalfi Coast-esque decor promised so much.

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QP
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

I like Chucs very much but the downstairs seating is best avoided in my opinion.

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R
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding pasta, good size portions. Staff were so helpful and friendly

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the food always delicious. We come often and they are also fantastic with accommodating children.

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PR
London
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and charming service. Can’t wait to go back.

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r
London
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had a good time as you can have a chat and it’s very quiet but, the no air conditioning was aweful it was so hot, which ruined the night

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My pasta dish was served cold and tasted awful. I was definitely served something that was lying around for a while. Pasta should always be cooked fresh. Having complained about it nothing was done and then staff were even rude.

Worst restaurant I have been too in a long time. The other dishes were average and that's me being generous. They allow dogs in there too.

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J
London
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Monday evening... so not full with customers. Very good service with friendly staff. It is a bit pricey but the food is of a high standard and the portions are adequate. Would have liked to have seen more choice in the dessert menu, but obviously that is not there thing or perhaps it is unnecessary in this weather. The ambience was good - you could hear yourself speak without having to raise your voice - which was a refreshing change. Adequate room between tables - which allows you to feel more comfortable.
All in all a really nice dining experience for a special occasion.
Would I go back -- YES .

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CR
Mexico City
26 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was ok Ingredients really good
Hostess very attentive
Pizza Bianca with black truffle was the best

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious Italian food and great wine. Lovely decor. Friendly staff.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Good service and nice relaxed atmosphere but food was average and not good value for money

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