Claude Bosi at Bibendum

4.8
1028 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
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
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vippaulD
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thank you for your amazing hospitality

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vipLarsS
London
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, a true 2 star - and when in the amazing art deco Michelin building, it really doesn't get much better - best turbot, ever and the turbut cheek terrine, sublime! Caviar dish and choc soufflee very, very good and superbly presented!

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vipSimonK
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

- Expensive
- Weird background music i.e Guns & Roses
- Toilets of very poor standard
- maybe a better venue for lunch (nice bright room)

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SPag
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pitch perfect food and excellent service. The duck jelly is perhaps the most beautiful dish you’ll see on a plate. We were recommended a Canadian Chardonnay and it proved to be sneaky-good. The rabbit and langoustine combines the intensely savoury and sweet salinity in a novel way. If chocolate is your vice then don’t hesitate to plump for the soufflé: it shouldn’t be possible for anything to be simultaneously so intensely Chocolate-y and so ethereally textured; yet it is.

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MatthewL
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food, beautiful presented. Stunning environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience in every way, faultless, memorable

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vipFlorenceL
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parfait du début à la fin!!!! Restaurant raffiné, service exceptionnel, décor chaleureux, vaisselle originale mais élégante….et cuisine savoureuse, légère, inventive….
Bravo à toute l’équipe!
Anniversaire de 18 ans marqué par ce passage chez vous !!!

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KathS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow,what a treat, what an experience! A fantastic night out for my boyfriends birthday, definitely a night not to be forgotten. The ambience was wonderful, the food sublime. Yes, it's expensive but this is a 2 Michelin starred restaurant! The staff were relaxed,efficient and really made the whole evening superb - thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hochzeitstag

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vipSimonP
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five stars on every aspect of this dining experience . The building is of course infamous and has so much history but the service , food and ambience were incredible . One of my all time favourite places to dine in London.

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JamieS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Incredible food and warm atmosphere. Team were very attentive, led by host Diego, who is a welcomed addition.

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NigelB
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous…been before…will go again…suits us perfectly…

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AdamW
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal of my life (having eaten in Chicago, NYC, Sidney, Seoul, Hong Kong, etc.).

The service, the food, everything was amazing about this meal. I would not have changed a thing.

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vipBibiR
London
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have nothing but positive words for Claude, Francesco and the whole team here. If I could eat here everyday I would! Outstanding.

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Dush
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good indeed - the classics were delicious, rich and impeccable. The service was warm and relaxed, whilst being as precise as the food. Wonderful range of wine by the glass. And the room is great of course. Yes most of us need to save up to foot the bill for all of that quality, but for a special occasion it’s hard to top.

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LondonScot
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food both imaginative and comforting. Relaxed, confident service with a nice bit of fun, chat and choice even with fixed lunch menu. Choosing your own honey for the dessert is a charming idea!

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ShanghaiSi
London
10 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful building. Food was good, especially the quantity of the cooking of our fish course

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ZoltanK
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent. Overall great experience. We will be back.

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AntonZ
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good amazing food and service
Fantastic stuff
2 stars michelin at least

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother’s birthday was great with and their pastry chef added a nice touch

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RobertL
London
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning food and impressive wine list. One of London’s finest.

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DavidM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've recently been to many michelin starred restaurants, most of them were massive let downs. Claude Bosi was an exception with incredible yet innovative dishes.

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HelenE
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a creative yet classic french meal, then go straight here!

We went for the first time on Saturday and the whole experience went above and beyond what we ever expected.

The food was out of this world! We had the seasonal taster menu and enjoyed every bite, even aspects I would never think to order. The staff couldn’t do enough for you. They were welcoming, fun, informative and happy to answer any question. The atmosphere in the invite is luxurious with a relaxed feel. You are surrounded by classic Michelin man posters and magnificent shined glass that changes the rooms atmosphere as you enjoy course after course.

I would recommend this place in a heart beat.

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GrandyL
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table for Saturday lunch. However, I felt I had some flu symptoms when I woke up in the morning. I did not want to go out on today because I wanted to get confirmed that I was negative for COVID Test. Then, I called to the restaurant and explained my situation, but the lady who took my call said NO, and I will be charged £250(£125 each) because of the no-show. Okay, then I said, please transfer me to the manager. I told my situation to the manager again, and I insisted claiming that I did not feel well but the manager attitude was so bad and kept saying ‘no and we will charge you £250 even you postpone the reservation we will charge you £250 right now

Ok, I felt I was threatened and I couldn’t control myself to not cry. I already felt physically so unwell because of the symptoms but I still had to argue with them about those stupid policies.

And thanks for educating me ‘everywhere has rules, hotels have rules, restaurants have rules..’ I also had a reservation with The Ritz in the evening but they accepted my cancellation when I explained my situation.

Eventually, my boyfriend went to the restaurant instead of me - I didn’t want to put other guests at risk just because of this stupid policy.

Thank you very much for letting me cry again. This is such a wonderful experience ever in my life. I will never forget this great moment with Claude Bosi at Bibendum, which considers their profit and Michelin pride are much more important than customers’ welfare. I will definitely ‘recommend’ this restaurant to all my friends and GOV.UK for behaving unfairly during the COVID-19.

Plus, today(12/09/2021) I got several PCR Test for myself, and it shows positive on one of them, which means guests who had lunch with my boyfriend have risk of getting affected. I hope anyone who had lunch on 11/09/2021 please do a PCR Test if you see this review.

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vipSuggul
London
28 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding from start to finish. Friendly staff in a lovely bright dining room with clear double doors onto the kitchen. Food was sensational - not a single bad dish. Highlights were the pre-starter with cauliflower ice-cream and the turbot a la Grenobloise. At the end we were shown into the kitchen and got to meet Claude Bosi, who was extremely pleasant

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HadarS
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and the experience were amazing. Very good service and a reasonable price.
The only thing I would have changed is the overall time the dinner took. We sat for about 3 and a half hours, which is too much for my taste. No one should be expected to eat at midnight....

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surreydiner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, the flavours were so well executed. We had the tasting menu and the bibendium egg did not disappoint. The whole experience was very good. The service was relaxed and friendly and the staff were lovely. The cocktails were great. We liked being able to see the theatre of the working chefs in the kitchen. The building and all its beautiful glass was so entertaining. Overall we had a great evening. I would definitely recommend it for a special evening/event.Thank you we had a lovely time.

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JLCW
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

The food is very disappointing, salty, fish overcooked, beef chewy, the sauces and appetisers are very heavy, worst experience in London

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Ianld
Cambridge
34 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great day out after a visit to the V&A. Excellent service and great flavors. So intrigued by one taste that we needed to ask what it was, kaffir leaves, better named lime leaves.

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CharlotteE
Devon
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always! Service impeccable - friendly and efficient. One of our favourite places to eat. Yes, it’s pricy, but worth every penny!! Looking forward already to our next visit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An incredible experience. The food and service are above excellent and they catered to all my allergies without any issues. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a memorable meal.

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SusanS
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely building and great food! Worth a treat! Went for celebratory dinner!

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RobD
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Really nice staff and ambiance but some of the food was slightly disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply incredible. Should be 3 Michelin star…Stunning food. Impeccable service. Beautiful surroundings!!

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AlistairS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lunchtime menu.

The food was exceptionally good, the wine was well chosen, and the service was attentive and friendly, not fussy or stiff.

The combination makes this one of the best value deals in London.

KK
vipKevinK
London
11 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great wine pairing, very cool ambience with music in background and outstanding and friendly service. It was our fourth visit and it never disappoints.

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MB3524
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb experience, could not fault food or service, and the setting remains one the most beautiful restaurants in town. Hadn’t been for over twenty years and will certainly return ASAP.

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virginialouise
London
7 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot think of anywhere better to have a celebration luncheon than Claude Bosi.
The staff were all particularly engaging without being obtrusive and my wife is becoming somewhat of a bore about how much she enjoyed the occasion.
First class in all respects.

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Familyof4DinesTogether
London
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the BEST meal our family of four has had together in many years! Honestly, outstanding.
There is nothing at all to fault.
It was my husband's birthday, and he loved it...he loves Bibendum anyway, but I was worried they might make a fuss, which he hates...they were (as always) just polite and discreet and gave us the best food ever.
My husband and son shared the roast chicken, which they both say is better than the Waterside Inn's chicken (gasp!) And that Chef Claude Bosi came to the table to carve it was just wonderful, he was delightful.
I woke up this morning STILL thinking about last night's meal.
Really and truly incredible....they have a great team, and clearly great leadership, skills and quality - from the top down. Everything there is perfection.

FAQs

Claude Bosi at Bibendum does offer delivery in partnership with Supper London.

Claude Bosi at Bibendum is rated 4.8 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.