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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Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
5 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

KQ
New England
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

We ordered the surprise menu for the table of 6. The food was beneath the level. I was very disappointed. The service was fair but not as good as I expected.

F
Buckinghamshire
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canapes and amuse bouche were excellent. The turbot was amazing and loved the sauce with it. Chocolate souffle was worth waiting for.

JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, but not terribly imaginative.
An expert sommelier.
A sligthly stuffy atmosphere.
Beautiful surroundings ona sunny day.

F
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service in the restaurant was impeccable. Every dish was meticulously prepared. The sommelier was excellent the wine was paired perfectly. My only complaint is I would not show up early for a drink next time. The Bordeaux wine my girlfriend ordered while waiting was nearing it’s vinegar stage and when I told the waiter it has spoiled he simply smiled took it away and stilled charged us.

DK
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are frequent customers for ambitious restaurants and have an understanding based on eating out in many countries and levels including some of the restaurants in the top 100. This was a good experience with innovotive food and good combinations of flavours.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A modest setting with impeccably crafted meals. Everything from the canapés when we sat down to the massive cheese board at the end of the meal was designed with meticulous attention to please the senses. Our servers were excellent, with insightful recommendations and focus on every detail. It was a perfect evening in every regard

CS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A classy and beautiful place to eat. The only small criticism would be that the waitress who served us the champagne on arrival miss heard what I asked for and seemed a little put out when a different wine was requested. Everyone else was helpful and happy to explain the food and wine.

GL
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We tried the 'surprise 6 course' menu and wine flight for my partners birthday. The food and wine were lovely however nothing outstanding for the price - just French food done very well. There is none of the usual Michelin flair we have experienced from restaurants of this calibre before. The service was not great - we couldn't hear a word our sommelier said and the wine flight was served for the next course as soon as the previous course was cleared. We ended up with up to half an hour waits between some courses meaning the thimble of wine wasn't enough to last you the time between courses - we had to ask for a refill on one course due to the really long delay. I would not say it was an evening worthy of the £500+ it cost us for the two of us.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exceptional. Will definitely be back (especially for the chocolate soufflé).

k
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, the food was amazing with the most fantastic and welcoming staff :)

PR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Nothing spectacular or special about the food. No distinctive taste. Very bland, primarily creamy and sour flavours

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

Wine was ridiculously overpriced.

r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My first visit here. Should have discovered it earlier. While it certainly isnt cheap, go the full measure and try the tasting menu. We opted for the "Surprise" Menu with just a couple of dietary/religious restrictions. The staff could not have been nicer and more accommodating.
Some f the dishes are great- the "boiled egg" and the single olive. Obviously they were not as they appeared. The food was just perfect- in amount, time between courses and the content. Cod cut to look like a scallop, surf and turf (rabbit and langoustine) and the dessert was a white chocolate flower. Just great.
You must go!!

CL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Lovely room, attentive and knowledgeable staff, amazing food. A special place.

HB
London
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning service, the step up from 1 star to 2 was noticable. The team were seamless in their service and the food was perfect. Thank you

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a spectacular dinner from beginning to the very end. Also, very inventive & beautiful platings.

F
London
23 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant. Superb food and wine with charming staff. Expensive but worth it.

BT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for a special lunch. Several unexpected treats even with the set lunch - works of art visually and the flavours were amazing. There was no pressure to move through the courses so each could be relished and appreciated. Delightful.

PP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant and i really love all the starter menu and dessert (especially the souffe). A little bit disappointed on the main course.

E
London
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly wonderful experience. Quite the best restaurant we have been to. The ambiance is quality, unfussy and refined - the creativity in the menu and its delivery simply amazing. We were recommended some excellent wines that really complimented the dishes - and weren't stratospherically expensive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone - and we will most certainly be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great!

M
London
49 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely experience. We had one vegetarian course and the carnivores shared a chicken dish . The food was amazing . The wine waiter was ver helpful and suggested some great wine. They thoughtfully brought an extra small dessert for the person whose birthday we were celebrating and were very subtle in the way they did so. All the staff made a great effort so we really enjoyed the evening

SA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A truly memorable experience. Would not hesitate to return. The staff were so helpful and amusing too.
Lovely surprises with every course.

c
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Didnt like the veal sweetbread, tastes very weird.
But the starters and amuse broiche were relatively good.
Services were ok, but there was one waiter quite impolite and I didnt feel comfortable.

TG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef’s Surprise tasting menu......absolutely fantastic! The combination of flavors and textures went so well. We had our 10yr old daughter experiencing her first tasting menu, and she loved everything she ate as well!! So glad we made a reservation.

PA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding all-round dining experience from service to food, creativity to precision.

BO
Birmingham
14 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Service very nice and attentive. Food was too overly complicated and flavors disappeared.

OT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very especial place with wonderful food.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast at Claude Bosi is absolutely amazing. We took only the main roast & cheese+dessert for sharing amongst 5 persons and it was an absolutely satisfying meal. There was nothing I can possibly complain at Claude Bosi, service is impeccable. Will definitely return soon!

Cost was ~£50 excluding drinks (the main roast is £35)

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