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Bibendum Oyster Bar, London,

Bibendum Oyster Bar

4.4
4.4
699 Reviews
£26 to £40
Seafood

The Bibendum Oyster Bar - a local stalwart - is steered masterfully under the direction of Lyon born 2 Michelin-starred chef Claude Bosi. The large tiled foyer of the great Michelin building remains, and it’s great for a glass of fizz and a few oysters (there are always many varieties to choose from), and also perfect to stay a bit longer for a more leisurely lunch or dinner.
Expect plenty of fresh seafood; oysters, langoustine and the signature seafood platters - alongside a comprehensive yet affordable wine list.

As well as dining inside the main "house", there are seats outside in the semi-open courtyard, and also in the prime spot of streetside on Fulham Road. If it does turn a little chilly, there are also some luxury blankets…

Enjoy lunch, dinner and drinks at Bibendum.

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Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00–15:00 Tue–Sat 17:30–21:45 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:45 Sun 17:30–20:00

  • Phone number

    020 7590 1199

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Claude Bosi

  • Private party contact

    enquiries@bibendum.co.uk: 020 7581 5817 x1

  • Area

    South Kensington

  • Cross Street

    Fulham Road

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Closest tube: South Kensington

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 699 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. m

    michaelb

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good food. Fresh oysters. Slightly expensive but if you want somewhere for a special occasion would recommend.

  2. AB

    AlisonB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    A very enjoyable location, and delicious food. My second visit to this restaurant and I will be back. When I was a ceramics student at RCA in the 1970s I wrote an essay about the tiling and tiled racing car pictures, which I still love.

  3. a

    alexb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Bibendum Oyster Bar is a fantastic and beautiful setting. Possibly one of the most beautiful dining rooms in London. I cant think a lovelier one. The food and service were very good. If I was going to be picky, I had crab linguine which was delicious. But the linguine was not quite al dente enough for my taste -but then Bibendum isn't an Italian restaurant, so perhaps I shouldn't complain. It is quite expensive but its a real treat.

  4. LE

    LeighE

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Hadn’t been here for lunch for a while but we were not disappointed. Went at Sunday lunch on Father’s Day, lovely table, great food/wine and excellent service. We are definitely going back again!

  5. Y

    800Years

    London

    102 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    102 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Wonderful ambiance - shellfish platter is excellent Service was very friendly and efficient It is expensive but worth it for a treat Only grip - we were given something to put our empty shellfish in

  6. B

    Billyd

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Erratic service. We had several staff serving us. We were asked three times what kind of water we wanted. One server didn’t know where to put my oysters. My martini was not correctly made. All in all a disaster.

  7. L

    Lou75

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an early dinner before a concert. The told the lovely waitress and she made sure we were out in good time. Food as always was delicious and the restaurant itself is such a lovely venue.

  8. MM

    MMlon

    London

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was amazing I think the wine was overpriced. What a wonderful place though.

  9. SH

    SarahH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful surprise to be seated next to a full flower stand bursting with peonies, hydrangea, roses, orchids! In such a specific setting- the Michelin tire building from maybe early 1900’s (?)

  10. m

    mand

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    the wait staff was confused from the start. We were a group of 6 and some ordered starters and some not. We had main's come before the starter. The most expensive cut of meat dish - came out cold and alone; the accompanying veggies (rocket salad) didn't show up. We had to remind the team for it. Disappointing experience and I was embarrassed that we brought our friends here.

  11. F

    Fussydiner

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 14 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    Bibendum Oyster bar is the perfect place for lunch on a summer day. Great food in a wonderful setting.

  12. LC

    LordC

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience4

    I was a frequent diner here before the pandemic. Sadly, because this was a favourite of mine, the standard of the food especially has suffered considerably. I have also noticed the service is patchy and some staff are rather disinterested. The food here used to be very good but it is now not so. A great pity because a great location with considerable ambiance.

  13. TH

    TaisaH

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    the cooking of 2 dishes ordered for the table did not come as we requested.

  14. EB

    ElizabethB

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience2

    Two of are the crab linguine which was totally over salted. Disappointing

  15. BV

    BelindaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience and food! Loved the seafood platter and staffs were very attentive.

  16. AS

    AvrahamS

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really good,enjoyable champagne & wine very good food fulfilled our expectations overall that was good

  17. s

    simonh

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, the building is unique and stunning. Service was quick nut not rushed. Well cooked food, delicious skate in mustard sauce for main with a side of samfire and green beans was outstanding.

  18. IA

    IanA

    London

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great food in lovely atmosphere. One of our regular haunts. Always enjoyable.

  19. I

    Immy

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience2

    We were a little disappointed with the Scottish mussels which tasted over cooked and the sauce lacked flavour. We also had 4 different staff waiting our table which was confusing. In addition the denial waitress was unable to specify which cheeses they had available.

  20. C

    C1914

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic evening and food! Fruit de mer was well worth it!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    I dont know where to start right from the beginning i was made to feel uncomfortable told i was early.i had just arrived from Birmingham This was to be a special day for me as its my 60th year my job thirty years ago ..well the icing on the cake was my almost weekly lunch at Bibendum with my boss it made up for everything Well thank you for shattering my memories what do they say “never go back “ they also say how bad can it be i choose the bar …well all im going to say is they now serve butter in the ashtray ! I felt cold and rejected on probably the hottest day so far in our capital…food ….i bearly got through the posh pork pie ..i paid and left …. I literally left for home Warwickshire

  22. JR

    JaneR

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very enjoyable evening. Good food and very nice waiters.

  23. h

    hearty

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent in every way. The best tastiest oysters in my memory. Fish soup. The real thing! Crisp viognier. A perfect lunch or dinner. Wish it were pen tonight!!

  24. G

    Goldy

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely staff as always and the atmosphere was buzzing.!

  25. j

    johnc

    Surrey

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the plateau and the tables are too small to eat comfortably

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    I’m local and I know the place well. I have to give it the credit - it is a chic place with great classy crowd but this is where we stop with the compliments. Service is below the average expected in a take away restaurant let alone high end one! You feel as if they are paying you to be there not the other way around, the waiter is talking to us as if I’m his best friend ! Super inattentive!! In terms of food - God it could not be more basic than that seriously like 3 boiled asparagus from the very thin one - M&S has a better quality one! Smocked salmon was inedible as if bought 10 days ago on sale the cheapest on the shelf…I wish I took a picture of the presentation it was incredibly bad… One thing about me - to write a review is very unusual, I just don’t bother but last night at the Oyster Bar was an absolute disgrace!!!!

  27. j

    janyt

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    OUR EXPERIENCE AT THE RESTAURANT WAS BETTER DURING THE WEEK THAN ON SUNDAY. WE WERE WELCOMED BY A YAWNING WAITRESS, FULL OPEN MOUTH, WHO KEPT ON YAWNING ALL THE TIME WE WERE THERE. THE WAITER WAS NICE. THE FOOD WAS OK BUT THE DOVER SOLES DISAPPOINTING FOR THE PRICE. WE FELT THAT FOR THE £210 WE SPENT THERE FOR 2, IT WAS NOT WORTH THE MONEY.

  28. KB

    KemB

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Been coming here for 30 years and never disappoints. Such a lovely, stunning atmosphere, excellent food, attentive service. Lots of great memories.

  29. Y

    Yummy

    London

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always friendly, efficient staff and amazingly delicious food!

  30. DM

    DominikaM

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with delicious food, nice service, unusual location. I totally recommends!

  31. LC

    LauraC

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic, great food and atmosphere. Excellent value for money

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    The foos was good but not a good service. We were forgotten on few occasions and to ask for the bill we had to waive several times just to be noticed. I used to go there often but I am not sure I will go back.

  33. EG

    EmmanuelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3

    The seafood is great and the decor (original tiled walls) is iconic. That in itself makes for a good evening. Not sure the table arrangements creates the best atmosphere though and service is a bit chaotic. Wines are very good but pricey. But a good experience overall.

  34. KF

    KevinF

    Bristol

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Birthday celebration

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Non existent service. Waited 40 minutes for oysters. 25 minutes for wine and had to track them down. Too expensive for such poor service. No idea who was even meant to look after us.

  36. A

    Aboli

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    I had linguini with crab which I don’t think is a good combination for this pasta dish and it wasn’t as tasty as I thought and in My opinion the 2 ingredient the way it was made don’t go together.maybe try Vongole instead as you are specialised in sea food. Also the tomato salad could do with some other ingredients and herbs to make it tastier rather than just choosing tomatoes with some dressing , I would add a bit of onion or small amount of garlic as well. The Halibut was very good, as well as the selection of oysters. it would better to lower the oyster prices a bit as they seem too expensive in comparison. Hope you would receive my comment in a positive way.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Meeting with Friends. Food very nice everyone had fish and chips

  38. C

    Chris

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience1

    Disappointing menu choices, pretty average food, poor ambience and overpriced for what it was. Had been before and had a completely different, much better experience. Took my husband as a treat and left completely disappointed.

  39. CA

    CelineA

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Good food (notably the deserts, a bit less so the seafood platter), very cold in the big hall of the Oyster bar which looks a bit empty with tables only on one side. Very good service

  40. GM

    GillianM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Went for lunch, gorgeous building, amazing food can't wait to return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Bibendum Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7590 1199.

Bibendum Oyster Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 699 OpenTable diners.

Bibendum Oyster Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Bibendum Oyster Bar

Michelin House 81 Fulham Road London, SW3 6RD

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Fulham Road

  • Area

    South Kensington

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Fri 12:00–15:00 Tue–Sat 17:30–21:45 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:45 Sun 17:30–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, British, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Closest tube: South Kensington

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Claude Bosi

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7590 1199

  • Private party contact

    enquiries@bibendum.co.uk: 020 7581 5817 x1

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