Claude Bosi at Bibendum

4.7
862 reviews
£41 and over
French
Celebrated French chef Claude Bosi launched Claude Bosi at Bibendum back in 2017, 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 menu features some of his signature classics 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 862 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndyR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lived up to their two Michelin stars. The food and setting were sublime. The whole event was enhanced by the excellent service. Our highly knowledgable waiter struck the perfect balance of providing information about each dish without intruding on our experience in any way.

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Rhasloev
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner at bibendum . Food was outstanding and service friendly and helpful.

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vipJackieO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bibendum is an exceptional experience - never fails to please and surprise!

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Vince
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience! Maybe need some thoughts about noise, but really really good!

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SarahA
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best michelin dinners me and my partner have had. The restaurant is lovely, the food was fantastic and the service was great. We met Claude briefly at the end as he said goodbye to everyone which was a nice touch! Recommend the wine pairing as the selections were fantastic. Will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great experience!

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SelvaR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb classic French cuisine. The chicken for two was glorious. Quite a challenge finishing by ten pm.....

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JohnnyB
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine and exceptional service. A fantastic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very unique experience in an historical venue. Exceptional quality for entrees and main course.

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tamerg
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my finest dining experience ever! Chef Claude and his exceptional team demonstrated how to take the great ingredients and superb wine and elevate them to a new dimension. The presentation, taste, service were extraordinary and sublime. My lunch will be unforgettable and a marker how my future fine dining experiences will be. I can only express my admiration and recommend this fine restaurant.

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warney
London
14 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing staff and delicious food.

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BrianD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great dining experience; excellent service, lovely ambience, creative presentation, and extremely delicious food. Highly recommended.

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FilipL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pure perfection. Credit to all those who put hours and hours to create this wonderful food and service. Mr. Bosi himself standing in the kitchen making sure everything met his standard. Can’t ask for a better experience.

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JoanneK
London
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We held our wedding reception here 25 years ago and celebrated our anniversary there on Friday. Still magical with a wonderful ambience.

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vipWild44
London
85 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Really interesting and well executed food.
We had the lunch menu which includes wine and water but not coffee/tea. The service was excellent, staff really friendly and the room in the Michelin building is beautiful.
Will definitely go back. Also Claude Bosi himself was in the kitchen and spoke to all the guests after service ended.

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champion
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Huge trouble is taken to treat all to sensational extras. Highly recommend for a special evening

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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NoNickname
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I don't usually leave reviews but this one I feel I have to, as it's surprisingly mixed.
I just can't believe I would have all below experience at the same time at a 2 star place.

- Didn't confirm dietary requirements - I don't eat strong cheese and got served amuse bouche with blue cheese. I didn't flag on the scene as this was only the beginning, I didn't want to ruin the whole dinning experience.
- One of the staff tried to take away my dish without asking first - I didn't finish eating it, was simply talking to my husband so put down the cutlery. The staff did apologies however it feels like we've been rushed.
- No petite four which was a surprise given the calibre of the restaurant.
- I chose the occasion to be Birthday (for my husband), literally nothing happened, not even a staff saying happy birthday. What's the point of asking me to choose the occasion when I made the booking?
- Food - all the seafood were really fresh and the way they were cooked was brilliant - tender, juicy and brought out the natural taste of the ingredients. However I wish there could be some holdback on the use of sauces, it covers the quality of the ingredients unfortunately. Though this probably is the chef's signature as it's the same back at the Hibiscus time.
- Desert - the chocolate souffle is a gem.

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CarolM
London
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent experience with little surprises. All the staff were attentive and helpful and in the present COVID climate we felt safe to enjoy the excellent cuisine.

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vipMichaelH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The meal was very good, the art deco setting is lovely and the service was friendly and attentive. The surprises dishes were great fun and the desserts were especially good. A very enjoyable evening.

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vipFoodista
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience!
Everything was perfect.

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Stefigutentag
London
7 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the set lunch menu and it was fabulous. The staff were amazing, very friendly, attentive. The food was delicious, everything was perfect.

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Fable11
London
25 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favourite place for lunch. This is French cooking at its best. A beautiful, light filled room perfect for lunchtime dining. The staff are lovely.......service is polished but not reverential, unlike some Michelin starred restaurants - you are there to relax and enjoy yourself. It’s not cheap but the food and atmosphere are worth every penny.

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vipIrish
London
21 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The room is bright, spacious and interesting. The service was excellent and the food superb. Best meal I have had in a long time.

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alanl
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! My favorite restaurant in London. Claude Bosi is the best chef I know.

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vipmaa299
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Still one of the best. Was last here about two years ago. Service charge raised to 15%, but that's understandable given the situation. Claude went round and walked with us when leaving...all the nice touches. Food remains superlative and kitchen is spotless and a pleasure to watch. Only thing is that some waiters evidently had to be made redundant...new crew not quite up to scratch. But again...one understands at times like these!

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DDC1
London
16 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic once again. Beautiful, bright room with friendly, professional service from all staff (comprehensive CV19 measures). Food was truly exceptional - we enjoyed the set lunch which included some very creatively prepared dishes. Great place for a special occasion - it was my wife's birthday celebration. This great restaurant is very much thriving despite the difficult period.

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peterv
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food presentation, quality and taste - superb.
Service: not quite as precise as competitor like Ramsey.

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OpenTable Diner
Shropshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in we knew the evening was going to be so special.
The staff where top draw and well drilled and knew we had sneaked down from Sunny Ludlow in Shropshire, the staff gave us superb attention and detail on the food served and great recommendations of wine from start to finish .
Claude Bosis presentation of the food left no stone unturned and the quality of the six course menu we followed was nothing short of exquisite and absolutely stunning , my wife and I enjoyed all the 6 courses.
Claude’s special personnel extras just capped what was a great evening.
Thank you to Claude and all your staff you deserve all the success that will be bestowed upon you .
Thank you for making the celebration of our 21st wedding anniversary so special .

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PhilT
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wow excellent and very inventive food. Had the tasting menu and tried things we would have never picked from the menu. The beetroot dish was out of this world.
Can be expensive when you add drinks,wine and service charge.

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AKABE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

quite a nice experience. social distancing highly respected by all. nice welcoming at the door and the service was quite satisfying. i wish there should be a way to hear waitresses thru their face masks but these are unprecedented days and I totally understand this. the reservation team was very good and changed my booking time due to 10pm restriction.

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vipTomM
London
22 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One attends restaurants like this to experience things one couldn't or wouldn't attempt at home. CB doesn't disappoint in this respect, delicious food beautifully presented. If I have a slight critical observation its the limited choice for the fixed price menu which is not bad value at 75 pounds for cuisine of this standard, with wine and water. A mixture of goat with razor clams doesn't spring to mind as a marriage made in heaven but this was a work of art and very, very tasty. My son and I had the pine nut nosotto (made like risotto without rice) for a starter which was exceptional. My wife had the other options (crab and brill - it was brill!! sorry). Service excellent as might be expected, and it is a beautiful space, however my wife and I do miss the intimacy of the Hibiscus which was CBs previous place. And good of the man himself to come and say hello to customers.

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vipJohnLegend
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

slightly less perfect than a common 2-star restaurant, e.g. Ledbury

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WilliamM
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Imaginative food combinations, beautifully executed, full of flavours.
Good sommelier advice. Excellent, attentive, engaging service. Great meal, from start to finish.

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shonaL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an experience. A stunning room and wonderful table. The food was exceptional as was the service and ambience. An incredible memory created. Thank you

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SteveJ
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just fantastic !!!
Restaurant was well spaced out and safe
Staff were highly attentive and helpful
Food was amazing with some wonderful with palate clearers between courses outstanding
I could not recommend Bibendum enough - Amazing and Fantastic !!!

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Jenna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is not a restaurant, in London like Bibendum. It is the best in which I've dined.
The staff, choice of dishes, wine and the ambience are, without doubt, exceptional.

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TrishG
Hampshire
16 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff & service given current restrictions... go @6 if you want the full monty! ❤️👍 will definitely return.

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vipmartinidoc
London
82 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just about as perfect a lunch as it’s possible to imagine. Innovative twists on the classics, light but fulfilling, impeccable service in the beautiful iconic dining room. When you consider the care and effort that goes into this elegant lunch £75 including wine and water is great value. A really lovely experience all round.

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vipDaleLFM
Essex
5 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The people and the experience were lovely , slightly under what we would expect from a two starred restaurant. The meal started wonderfully, the welcome ‘olives’ and the amuse bouches were full of flavour and nice exciting bits and pieces! Caramelised onion tart, artichoke custard with mushroom sauce, and a chicken crackle with chicken Mayo, then another custard, corn we think with celeriac mousse. After that it was all a little under whelming. There was no more excitement in the savoury food. Although tasty it was all a bit under seasoned and we left two of our dishes in the tasting menu, one completely which they replaced. I saw another couple leave the same dish... the goat. The cep, banana and peanut pudding was delicious and we ordered the soufflé which was also delicious. The petit fours were sweet and we were offered handmade chocolates to take home. A real stand out was the vanilla ice cream, truly amazing.

We wouldn’t tell you to avoid it but we wouldn’t go out of our way to recommend it unfortunately.

We would have given it even more leeway but Claude Bosi was in the kitchen!

Again we really enjoyed ourselves just a little underwhelmed with the food.

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Claude Bosi at Bibendum is rated 4.7 stars by 862 OpenTable diners.

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