Claude Bosi at Bibendum

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As the newly installed resident of South Kensington’s iconic Michelin building, celebrated French chef Claude Bosi launches Claude Bosi at Bibendum with a ground-floor seafood and oyster bar and first-floor restaurant which is ‘unashamedly fine dining’, with the chef's signature contemporary and light-hearted flair. The a la carte features brand new dishes alongside classics from the original Bibendum and the chef’s Michelin-starred alma matter, with ingredients sourced predominantly from the British Isles and France. The striking upstairs dining room with its dramatic and iconic floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows has been redesigned to house a larger central open kitchen. The light and airy dining room will feature the original Conran chairs with a soft colour palate of muted blues.
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WV
London
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Heel verzorgde verrassingsmenu !

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R
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Prefer lunch as you get the light to appreciate the amazing windows in the dining room. Order the soufflé if you have room for it.

P
London
13 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and great friendly service. We were really impressed by the experience!

DM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, along with the entertaining association with the historical Bibendum!

E
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special occasion or celebration, it is unsurpassable.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous in every way.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

food is good,service is good too,love it

AG
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a very special evening with innovative and delicious food, attentive but not intrusive service and a superb ambiance, Bibendum is the place to go. Greeted warmly by Enrico, the Restaurant Manger, and with a chance to thank Claude Bosi for a stunning meal, it was outstanding in every respect. Recommended unreservedly.
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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and hospitality in a beautiful dining room

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing dining experience.

LG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine, really good dish, amazing service and customer care

JO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service - always an outstanding experience!

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sensational service and delicious food!

Are the best meals we’ve had in years!!

GD
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely fantastic dining experience thank you.

AW
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely stunning! A truly exceptional meal in a beautiful location, delightful staff and a visit to the table by the Chef himself - I genuinely could not have asked for more.

g
Washington DC
125 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the restaurant was fantastic. The service was excellent and the food was superb. There were excellent choices for every course and the amouse bouche were all delicious and the most ingenious serving we have ever had.

While expensive, the meal was worth every penny.

F
London
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful tasting menu but wines a tad expensive

PF
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievably delicious and creative food with more than excellent service. A truly exceptional and unique experience

MA
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Wanted to show my boyfriend a Michelin star restaurant experience (he's never been) - this place was not a good representation of that.
Food and servers were great for the most part. Greeters & hosts were not. We were 15 minutes late to our reservation, and they almost refused to sit us. They also charged my credit card almost $300 for "no show" immediately, didn't let me know, and didn't process a refund until I called the week after (I also had to pay the charge fee out of pocket, which they claimed was not going to happen).
After dinner I asked the greeter to split our bill between 2 cards. He tried to do the math in his head, almost charged me the wrong amount, and then proceeded to wait until I pulled out a calculator on my phone and showed him the right amount. He didn't smile or apologize once, just stood there...super uncomfortable.
Anyway...basically paid a lot of money for decent food and a lot of prejudice. Embarrassing and disappointing. I want to call again and retract the tip that was mandatory, but tired of wasting my skype credits on these guys.

c
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definitely return next visit to London. What a great dining experience. The staff, especially our waiter was exceptionally likeable and made for a great evening. AND the food was amazing as were the cocktails and the wine.

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well looked after by the bar staff and the restaurant head waiter, sommelier and waitress who looked after us on our anniversary were wonderful loved all of it👍

PG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Service could have been slicker (for example we waiting for 10 mins before we got the menus). However we had a great time and would highly recommend it for special occasions.

U
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A verk nice evening for our familj. Excellent good, good service and the staff was paying attention. We will be back again.

WS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

really great, unstuffy service! A new prize winner in London for us!

H
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good, service started out fantastic, then dropped off dramatically as the night came to an end, we had to ask for our bill before desert was even offered. We sat there for 20-30 minutes, drinking water, I finished my wine, while my wife’s glass was empty the last 15 minutes. They didn’t ask us if we wanted coffee or tea, or an after dinner drink. It was our 30 anniversary celebration, which they knew, they brought out our special desert, chocolate truffles, for us as we were paying for our bill. Had the audacity to add 20% tip to the bill.

Again. Very disappointing for a two Michelin star restaurant. Expected the same level of service throughout. Would have ended great, unfortunately that’s last 20-30 minutes ruined an entirely lovely experience.

g
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great birthday treat

Went here for lunch for partner's birthday.
The room is stunning, especially when the sun shone through the stained glass windows.

Each course was delicious and beautifully presented.

Staff attentive without being intrusive.

Lovely surprise at the end with the special birthday cake.

Q
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening at Bibendum. Excellent service and great wine recommendations. The food was outstanding. A memorable meal.

PD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent all round, especially the amuse gueule, and in particular the black olive look alike under the olive tree, a great surprise.

LG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything goes really well, I tell to my waiter that the butter was amazing and I've received extra butter, appreciated

B
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's relaxed and friendly, not overly formal which we enjoyed immensely. The food was divine and served on stunning dishes etc. Some of the best and most appropriate without being gimmicky. A great afternoon.

NL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service, my husband and I typically do fine dining for both of our birthdays and this did not disappoint. The sommelier recommended some good French wines (we wanted to go French and are not knowledgeable in French wines) and the food really was first class.
We had the tasting menu of which every course was amazing!
It certainly is one of the more pricey tasting menus so be prepared to splurge.

IB
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A phenomenal eating experience. Service and food were equally superb. An all round, stunningly good night out.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

笑顔、サービス、設備は大関。
料理は小結。

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MT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely worth 2 stars in Michelin with the right level of attention without being pompous. The big plus is the amazing setting in the old Michelin offices, great reminiscence of the past!

TF
London
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall an underwhelming experience for a Michelin star chef. Cold and unpersonal service. Almost no introduction to the dishes. Very conservative approach to cooking and presentation. Its very much suited to people who are more interested in signaling wealth than actual foodies.

N
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my best culinary experience in months in london

P
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty food and wine was good value

RP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, food was exceptional and excellent service. This is our third visit within twelve months so it speaks for itself! An exceptional experience every time!

f
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic dinner in a great setting cooked and served by a team.
The signature tasting menu is exceptional highlight are the duck/caviar and the rabbit/langoustine dishes
I cannot recommend the food here enough

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

You very kindly bought in grouse for our guest which was nicely roasted and much appreciated. The portions were rather small of the other plates but the tastes were excellent

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