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About Claude Bosi at Bibendum
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.
81 Fulham Road
London, SW3 6RD
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00pm – 2:15pm
Wednesday – Friday: 6:30pm – 9:45pm
Saturday: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday - Tuesday
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR
Closed: 24-27 December
01-09 January 2018
£41 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
020 7581 5817
Closest tube: South Kensington
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Claude Bosi at Bibendum Ratings and Reviews
First of all there is the room itself - spacious, airy and bright. A wonderful venue for lunch. Then there is the service, which is very attentive without being fussy. The sommelier was very helpful. Then, of course, the food itself, with each dish containing wonderful flavours. Truly memorable!
I like the plain simple decoration of the restaurant. Having a warm welcome from door to table service. I like the quality, value and presentation of the food. I would say the Chef made a bold move in creating a different twist and flavour for French Cuisine. Certainly it doesn't suit everyones taste but i shall say , " never try never know".
It’s the season for celebrations! Had a fantastic meal at Bibendum, housed in the former headquarters of Michelin. The building itself is worth visiting, with its Art Deco style and stained glass windows starring the Michelin man himself, named Bibendum..! The restaurant is located on the first floor, where you have to go through their unassuming oyster bar and a set of stairs. However, the dining room is a generous space with a tall ceiling, and a set of glass doors offering a glimpse into the kitchen.
The food was excellent, every course was well thought-out and delicious. (1) The first course here was Cornish crab with brown crab cream, topped with smoked herring jelly. (2) Sea urchin (3) Turbot a la Grenobloise (4) Veal sweetbreads with seaweed butter (not a fan of offal but this was so good!) (5) Braised loin of pork with langoustine and (6) Apple dessert.
The amusè bouche and plate cleansers were equally on point, including my favourite which was a tiny foie gras ice cream!
Absolutely exceptional from start to finish. This has got to be hands down the best dining experience I have had in London over the past year. The food was exquisite, the service outstanding and the decor is back to its best. If I could I would be here every night!
Claude Bosi having left Hibiscus has moved into iconic premises which could be said to be made for him. The food is superb, the service impeccable and the atmosphere sublime. The amuse-bouche were amazing and the three course lunch menu with wine was exceptional value. We both enjoyed every minute.
This was our first visit to Bibendum and we were really impressed. Having enjoyed Hibiscus a few times, we were keen to try Claude's new place, so we booked a table for lunch to kick off the New Year weekend. Can't fault it really - the welcome, the service, the food, the wine matching - all great and decent value for money. We opted for the crab (an old favourite from Hibiscus) and the duck jelly (stand out dish) starters. Our mains of rabbit (possibly the best main course I have EVER eaten) and lobster (delicious). I couldn't refuse the chocolate souffle (definitely worth the 25 minute wait) and the Cep vacherin (meringue filled with banana) were both delicious. Portion sizes are good and I wasn't able to squeeze in the petit fours at the end so took them home in a cute little box. Must remember to have those later......
This was the best meal we've eaten in the UK for several years. From start to finish service was exemplary. The sommelier's recommendations were all spot on. Above all the cooking was original, presentation immaculate and tastes sensational. Bibendum, particularly viewed from the outside at night, must be the most beautiful restaurant in London. The only downside is the cost - which of course we knew when we booked - although the 15% service charge is the highest we've encountered outside the USA.
Bibendum was never cheap, and that hasn't changed with Claude Bosi's arrival; that said, the set lunch menu on Saturday was very good value.
The dining room [which was always lovely] is now superbly comfortable, the décor is superb, the colours of furnishings harmonious. Lovely glassware.
The food was excellent. No side dishes were offered; the icing on the cake would have been to have the option of something green with our cod. That would have made the food perfect.
The wine list now has lots of interesting natural options. The mark-up is high.
I would say we enjoyed the best service we have ever experienced at a restaurant anywhere. Incredible. You wouldn't want it every day of the week, because it would no longer be special. But for a special occasion, the new Bibendum really is it.
Went for the business lunch menu - fantastic value. Food was exceptional, from the beautifully presented amuse bouche to the Venison from the broche. This place shows that high-end French cuisine can be fun and filling, completely changed my view after a number of bad experiences. A la carte is expensive but if the quality is anything like the lunch menu it will be a winner
The food was sublime. The amuse bouche were fun and really good. I will not tell what is was because that destroys the ”suprise”. Served in a correct tempo. Very good wine list. Really deserves two Michelin stars. Calm you could now hear the conversation at the table (a big improvment, the redecoration has been succesful.)
We come down to London roughly once a month and try to visit notable restaurants and have been wanting to visit Bibendum. Our visit was not a disappointment - from the moment you arrive this is a special place. Amuse bouche and pre starters were both a pleasure on the eye and the taste buds. I had the crab and my wife had the beetroot - both were simply stunning. Main course was the black leg chicken with a tarragon jus to share - and again just stunning. The cep vacheran was the best desert we’ve ever had ...downside being that we shared one between us ...which was a mistake.
Probably the best dining experience we’ve ever had - better than L’Enclume ...(different experience but you get the point) ...
Bit pricey...but overall worth every penny.
Outstanding. From all points of view. The room is gorgeous, with enough space between the tables so you don’t listen to other people’s conversation. The menu offers both unusual combinations (the crab starter! So beautiful to look at, and so delicious to eat!) and classic ones ( the poulet de Bresse or, my favourite, the tripes and pig’s ears stew).
The sommelier recommended a perfect match for our dinner, the cheese trolley was perfect, topping up an absolutely delightful dinner experience, complemented by a faultless service.
PS we were with children, who felt extremely welcome and absolutely loved the food.
Immensely special. I have been dining at bibendum on and off for almost 30 years and this was the most fabulous meal ever. Dramatic intense flavours, playfulness in the amuse bouche between courses, attentive but discreet service, modest but entirely sufficient portions and a fabulous historic venue. Pricey (£300 for 2) but a classic example of “you get what you pay for”.
Hadn't been since the old days (1980s) when Simon Hopkinson was in charge. It was wonderful then, and happily the new régime is every bit as fine. The food is a clever blend of classic and inventive, with some delightful fun touches here and there. The service is smooth and utterly charming. The bill is surprisingly modest at lunchtime, and very good value. We shall be back soon.
The setting for this restaurant is simply stunning. The stained glass windows and high ceilings really set it apart from any other dining experience. Then Claude serves up his 2 Michelin star rated food and you're in foodie heaven! This has to be one of the best dining experiences in London.
Yes it's expensive but when you see the quality and complexity of the food, the attention to detail and the accomplished service - you feel that it is absolutely worth it.
Having been a huge fan of Hibiscus I'm glad that Claude is back and I'd be here every week if I could.
We loved Claude Bosi restaurant in the iconic Michelin building. He has created a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere and the food is surprising and absolutely delicious. Lunchtime is such good value and eating here makes a grey day brighter. The service is pretty special too. You can’t go wrong booking here.
Loved it! I took my husband there for his birthday dinner. This is an experience and not just a dinner. I truly enjoyed being able to tell the kitchen what I like and what I don't like, and then be surprised with a (semi-)personalised tasting menu. Be ready for not knowing what you eat until the plate arrives to the table.
I would recommend bringing a pashmina or something else warm along as the seats near the windows are a bit draughty.
It won't be cheap but a visit to Bibendum should be looked at as an experience and not merely dinner.
Such a wonderful restaurant. Old world fine dining but with a contemporary twist, in a stunning room, with well spaced tables and exceptional service. Probably the best service I have ever had anywhere. We also think it is very good value. Claude Bosi is an absolute genius in the kitchen, this is our 4th or 5th time now and I am sure we will be back soon. The the foie gras is magnificent, as is the lobster and the chicken for 2. Love all the other delicious treats that come between each course. The tasting menu is also excellent. An elegant & eclectic mix of foodies seem to frequent this place, unlike their competitors, such as Five Fields & Gordon Ramsey Royal Hospital Road, who always have coach loads of tourists literally packed in. Good for business perhaps, but not for ambience.
Personable, welcoming and attentive service with friendly, informed and informative waiters and sommeliers = excellent service. The beautiful lunch/dining room retains its stained glass windows but the stunning central console has gone and the yellow and blue chairs have been replaced with grey ones - that are still comfortable but, what with the grey carpet and the now vacant space in the middle, the room appears drab (in comparison with how it used to look) and the new, modern art sits uncomfortably with the art nouveau and art deco of its surrounds. The food, though, is better than it has ever been.
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