The Ivy has been supplanted as London’s favourite restaurant by Chez Bruce, according to the latest edition of influential eating guide, Harden’s London Restaurants. The publication cited Chez Bruce’s "terrific cuisine, exceptional service and staggering wine list" as the reason for its resounding thumbs up for the Wandsworth eatery. Popular celebrity hang out The Ivy could only muster second place. In addition, it was voted second most disappointing and the fifth most overpriced of the capital’s eateries. The results were compiled from a survey of 8,000 diners who ate at any of London’s 92,000 restaurants over the course of the year. Following The Ivy was The Wolseley at third, J. Sheekey at fourth and Le Caprice at fifth. Sixth placer Gordon Ramsay was also voted best Gastronomic Experience, closely followed at two by Gordon Ramsay at Claridges. Chez Bruce took third place in the category. Meanwhile, Bleeding Heart was chosen Best for Business, with The Don in second place. Bruce Poole, chef-proprietor of Chez Bruce, told a Bloomberg interview: "We’re pleased to do well in Harden’s but we are keeping our feet on the ground. It’s just one publication. We’re relatively low-profile restaurant that looks after local guests. I like the Ivy a lot."

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